Gateway to Hope is not just about breast cancer. WE’RE ABOUT PEOPLE.

About those affected–the patients and their caregivers, children, loved ones, and communities.

We’re about early prevention and free education, about healing families and communities, about equitable, life-saving treatments, and about compassionate breast health care.

We provide critical support to reduce financial and emotional burdens, empowering individuals to focus on their health; to inspire, survive and thrive.

Gateway to Hope is about helping create better lives throughout Missouri and Illinois

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of Gateway to Hope recipients maintain health coverage
of Gateway to Hope recipients were able to focus more on their treatment
of Gateway to Hope recipients are less likely to skip treatments

80% of patients felt more confident navigating their care due to Gateway to Hope.

Source: Gateway to Hope Annual Survey

Meet Our Team

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Katie Manga, MS

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Ashley C. Holmes, MSW
Chief Strategy Officer

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Heather Hinnah, MSW, LCSW, CCTP
Senior Director of Programs & Clinical Engagement

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Ania L. Colvin, MBA
Director of Annual Fund & Donor Experiences

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Jason Seward, MA
Director of Grants & Contracts

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Tess Chlibec
Operations Manager

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Megan Schraier
Data Impact Manager

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Joann Lee, MPH
Research & Learning Manager

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Kristie Williams
Northwest Regional Screening Manager

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Sarah Gaston
Patient Navigator 

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Faith Ferrell, MA
Patient Navigator

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Samanda Rossi, LMSW
Metastatic Patient Navigator

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Cait Schlagle
Advanced Stages Patient Navigator

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Bianca Egbosimba, MPH, M.Sc
Southwest Regional Screening Navigator

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Kacey Kuda
Central & Northeast Regional Screening Navigator

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They asked “Why Not”

The birth of a support network

Gateway to Hope began as a small team of volunteers working to provide donated healthcare and services to women in need. Those volunteer nurses became staff, and our model has evolved to meet the needs of women today.



We exceed industry standard for financial responsibility.

See our Guidestar Rating