- Amy Williams
- Dorothy Erlanger
- Susan Ann Glass
- Amanda King
- Alba Hurtado
- Rob Larsen
- Meghan Murphy
- Barry Plott
- Les M. Carter
- Paul Fecht
- Marianne Cowan
- Heather Fairbanks
Board Member, Our Founder
BOARD MEMBER, TREASURER, ORGANIZER, VOLUNTEER
Meet Dorothy Erlanger: goal-getter, thought leader, obstacle-slayer. Having a birth defect proved to be a catalyst to success for Dorothy. Figuring out things on her own became her only normal. After a triumphant battle with ovarian cancer at 50, Erlanger set out to be a world-class triathlete. With perseverance, Dorothy achieved that goal and took it to the extreme, competing in World Championship Triathlons four times – so far. Dorothy is a master at getting through, around and beyond challenges – taking it on a hundred yards at a time.
Susan Ann Glass
Board Member, Co-Founder, Organizer, Volunteer
Susan Ann is a founding member of Amy’s Army of Cancer Warriors and helped develop the concept of “Pedal through Petals” as an annual fundraiser for Massey Cancer Center where she continues to be a key driver in the development, planning and execution of each year’s event. For nearly 20 years, she has volunteered her time, talent and treasury to numerous charities, primarily raising many thousands of dollars for cancer research by serving on national and local boards, chairing fundraising galas, directing races and has received several awards from the Governor for excellence for her efforts.
Board Member, Operations Director & Volunteer
Amanda is an avid sports enthusiast; she runs, snowboards, hikes, and practices yoga to balance it all. She has become enthralled with the RVA Cyclist Culture for two years and has orchestrated two diverse events for the betterment of cancer research. As Operations Director, Amanda will continue to rally the troops in fulfilling gratifying volunteer opportunities and coordinating Pedal through Petals and Climb to Conquer Cancer onsite logistics for all involved, including, vendors and sponsors. These events have had significant response and only promise increased successes. The chance to daydream, illustrate and solidify each experience is ultimately rewarding for Amanda. She is a stout believer in the quote, “The Best is Yet to Come!”
Board Member, Social Media Specialist, Volunteer
My name is Alba and I am a board member and the social media director for petals. I learned about this great event through the members of the team. I joined the committee because I want to help spread awareness about cancer prevention.
Graphic Designer, Organizer, Volunteer
Rob is a freelance graphic designer. He was treated for testicular cancer, acute myloid leukemia and hepatitis C at VCU Medical Center and Massey Cancer Institute and cured of all three diseases. He has been in remission from the cancers since 1989. He is a lifelong cyclist and has completed 18 century rides and hundreds of shorter ones. He is currently training for a 100 mile ride around Lake Tahoe to raise money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Rob is married and the proud father of three adult children.
Meghan moved to Richmond after graduating from JMU. She eventually landed at Hunton & Williams, where she works with Amy, and has been involved with planning and organizing Pedal through Petals since 2015- its first year. She is proud to help organize fundraising for such a worthy organization.
Digital Manager, Web Designer, Photographer, Volunteer
Barry is a web designer, developer, and photographer currently living in the RVA. His interests are web design, photography, all things techie, art design, architecture, all things beautiful, kayaking, running, camping and cycling. Barry joined Amy’s Army of Cancer warriors in honor of his Aunt Jody Harlow. Jody was diagnosed with stomach cancer in October of 2014 and was taken from this earthly existence on December 1st 2014.
Les M. Carter
Les is a dreamer, a thinker, a cyclist. In 2015 Amy and Les first imagined capturing the energy and challenge of Libby Hill, made famous during the World’s event, and channeling it towards cancer research. In 2017 that dream became a reality; Climb to Conquer Cancer was born. In his other lives, Les is a father of two, a PhD student at VCU, a middle school mentor and works at Dominion Energy. He has ridden more centuries than he can recall, and a double century that he would rather forget.
Life in Fitness-LIFT Coordinator