Qualified Caring Staff

Staff Information

Staff Information

Dianne – Executive Director – dcherry@thevictorycenter.org

I have been the Executive Director since 2010 and am continuously awed and inspired by the cancer patients and survivors we serve every day. I am so grateful to be a part of The Victory Center and everything we do. Prior to coming to TVC, I spent nearly 18 years in the fundraising/development field. In my spare time, I enjoy reading, watching my son play sports, doing most anything with my three daughters, hanging out with my hubby, and dreaming of the beach!

Itzel – Operations Manager – ikrauss@thevictorycenter.org

My journey with TVC started in 2011 when I received services after being diagnosed. I later joined the Board and served for 7 years as the Treasurer, Vice President, and President. I spent 20 years in public accounting, 15 of those as the operations manager and I am thrilled to be part of TVC’s staff and put my knowledge and skills to work. My husband Josh and I live in Monclova with our two daughters. In my free time, I enjoy crafting and gardening. I love the Metroparks and all the art that Toledo has to offer.

Kimberly – Special Events Manager –knewman@thevictorycenter.org

For several years, I dedicated my life to NW Ohio/SE Michigan as a meteorologist at both WTOL and NBC24. After a brief stint in South Bend, Indiana, I’m proud to be back in Toledo… but it wasn’t the weather that brought me home! I’ve found my forever-family in Toledo with my fiancé, Josh, and the team at The Victory Center. In 2021, I took over planning Over The Edge for Victory, our colorful Luncheon Fashion Show, and the Celebrity Wait Night events. Toledo’s premier cancer wellness center heals hearts, minds, and souls and I’m thrilled to be part of that journey for so many people in my community. When I’m not working, I’m watching true crime documentaries with my rescue dog, Ginger.

Lisa – Program Director –lmarquette@thevictorycenter.org

In the Summer of 2020, I was drawn to the positive and inspirational work that TVC does! I knew I had to be a part of it. As with many of us, cancer touched our family. Helping others who are experiencing challenges and barriers in their lives is my passion. I am here to be involved in the difference a supportive environment can make in peoples’ lives! I have a Master’s degree in Social Work and come with a variety of experience, both clinical and community. I also enjoy teaching the next generation of social workers. My life is blessed with 5 amazing children, two grandchildren (hoping for more) and the best group of family and friends. When I can, I love to travel and take all the trainings I can.

Jason – Development Officer – jgriffin@thevictorycenter.org

I am thrilled to be part of The Victory Center and do such rewarding work with an impressive group of people. Having lost both parents to cancer, this cause is very near and dear to me. The services that TVC provides truly make a difference in so many lives and it is an honor to be a part of the organization. Prior to TVC, I spent 8 years in higher education (Marketing) and 14 years as a Broadcaster/PR Director with the Toledo Storm, Mud Hens, and Walleye. In my free time, I enjoy broadcasting high school sports (BCSN), traveling, finding a good beach to read a book and spending time on the golf course with my wife, Jennifer and our two sons (Hank and Eddie).

Sandy – Office & Volunteer Coordinator –switt@thevictorycenter.org

My journey at The Victory Center began in 2016 when I came on board as a volunteer. Within a few months, I started facilitating the Healthy Steps classes and continue to do so. I am now so happy to be a part of this incredible organization, especially being a 3 time cancer survivor myself. I work at the front desk in the Perrysburg office coordinating the volunteers and managing the wig bank. I strive to make each person who walks through our doors feel welcome and supported. Just prior to my start at TVC, I retired from a 25 year podiatry practice. I love sports, adventure, the beach and spending time with my husband and kids.

Lori – Volunteer Administrative Assistant –lknouss@thevictorycenter.org

I came to The Victory Center for a support group in 2007 after my own cancer diagnosis.
I enjoy being a voice for living and letting folks know there is a light at the end of the tunnel. A few years ago, I started helping at the front desk at TVC. Little did I know I would feel right at home when the opportunity to be there full time came to me. Sometimes life takes you not where you planned, but where you should be–and I feel like I’m there! I have four children, and one awesome granddaughter (so far)!

Dianne – Executive Director – dcherry@thevictorycenter.org

I have been the Executive Director since 2010 and am continuously awed and inspired by the cancer patients and survivors we serve every day. I am so grateful to be a part of The Victory Center and everything we do. Prior to coming to TVC, I spent nearly 18 years in the fundraising/development field. In my spare time, I enjoy reading, watching my son play sports, doing most anything with my three daughters, hanging out with my hubby, and dreaming of the beach!

Itzel – Operations Manager – ikrauss@thevictorycenter.org

My journey with TVC started in 2011 when I received services after being diagnosed. I later joined the Board and served for 7 years as the Treasurer, Vice President, and President. I spent 20 years in public accounting, 15 of those as the operations manager and I am thrilled to be part of TVC’s staff and put my knowledge and skills to work. My husband Josh and I live in Monclova with our two daughters. In my free time, I enjoy crafting and gardening. I love the Metroparks and all the art that Toledo has to offer.

Kimberly – Special Events Manager –knewman@thevictorycenter.org

For several years, I dedicated my life to NW Ohio/SE Michigan as a meteorologist at both WTOL and NBC24. After a brief stint in South Bend, Indiana, I’m proud to be back in Toledo… but it wasn’t the weather that brought me home! I’ve found my forever-family in Toledo with my fiancé, Josh, and the team at The Victory Center. In 2021, I took over planning Over The Edge for Victory, our colorful Luncheon Fashion Show, and the Celebrity Wait Night events. Toledo’s premier cancer wellness center heals hearts, minds, and souls and I’m thrilled to be part of that journey for so many people in my community. When I’m not working, I’m watching true crime documentaries with my rescue dog, Ginger.

Lisa – Program Director –lmarquette@thevictorycenter.org

In the Summer of 2020, I was drawn to the positive and inspirational work that TVC does! I knew I had to be a part of it. As with many of us, cancer touched our family. Helping others who are experiencing challenges and barriers in their lives is my passion. I am here to be involved in the difference a supportive environment can make in peoples’ lives! I have a Master’s degree in Social Work and come with a variety of experience, both clinical and community. I also enjoy teaching the next generation of social workers. My life is blessed with 5 amazing children, two grandchildren (hoping for more) and the best group of family and friends. When I can, I love to travel and take all the trainings I can.

Jason – Development Officer –jgriffin@thevictorycenter.org

I am thrilled to be part of The Victory Center and do such rewarding work with an impressive group of people. Having lost both parents to cancer, this cause is very near and dear to me. The services that TVC provides truly make a difference in so many lives and it is an honor to be a part of the organization. Prior to TVC, I spent 8 years in higher education (Marketing) and 14 years as a Broadcaster/PR Director with the Toledo Storm, Mud Hens, and Walleye. In my free time, I enjoy broadcasting high school sports (BCSN), traveling, finding a good beach to read a book and spending time on the golf course with my wife, Jennifer and our two sons (Hank and Eddie).

Sandy – Office & Volunteer Coordinator –switt@thevictorycenter.org

My journey at The Victory Center began in 2016 when I came on board as a volunteer. Within a few months, I started facilitating the Healthy Steps classes and continue to do so. I am now so happy to be a part of this incredible organization, especially being a 3 time cancer survivor myself. I work at the front desk in the Perrysburg office coordinating the volunteers and managing the wig bank. I strive to make each person who walks through our doors feel welcome and supported. Just prior to my start at TVC, I retired from a 25 year podiatry practice. I love sports, adventure, the beach and spending time with my husband and kids.

Lori – Volunteer Administrative Assistant –lknouss@thevictorycenter.org

I came to The Victory Center for a support group in 2007 after my own cancer diagnosis.
I enjoy being a voice for living and letting folks know there is a light at the end of the tunnel. A few years ago, I started helping at the front desk at TVC. Little did I know I would feel right at home when the opportunity to be there full time came to me. Sometimes life takes you not where you planned, but where you should be–and I feel like I’m there! I have four children, and one awesome granddaughter (so far)!

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