Cam founded The Cam Neely Foundation for Cancer Care in 1995 in memory of his parents, Marlene and Michael, who both lost their battles with cancer. Through this experience Cam understood firsthand the needs of the family to be close to their loved one while they're being treated for cancer. The Neely House was built as a respite for those families and patients. He found many patient needs are simple, like bright hospital rooms, family waiting spaces and cancer research. Cam believes that improving these small things help ease the overwhelming experience of cancer treatment.
Cam became the President of the Boston Bruins in 2010. He oversees all of the club’s hockey and business operations. After being traded to the Bruins in 1986, Cam’s potent blend of offensive talent and punishing presence led him to being one of the most revered players in team history. He ranks 5th on the Bruins all-time goal list and leads the franchise in playoff goals. Cam’s number 8 was retired in 2004 and the following year was elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame. As the team’s President, he led the Bruins to a Stanley Cup victory in the 2010-2011 season.
Cam and his wife Paulina have two children, Jack and Ava.
Lisa A. Borges–Interim Executive Director
Lisa A. Borges is CEO and Founder of Anchor Foundation Consulting, LLC, helping foundations fulfill their dreams and achieve long term sustainability. She is currently serving as Interim Executive Director for the Cam Neely Foundation for Cancer Care and consulting for other nonprofit foundations in the Boston area.
Prior to Anchor Foundation Consulting, Lisa served as Executive Director of the Doug Flutie Jr. Foundation for over eighteen years where she was responsible for the overall leadership and strategic development of the organization. In her role, Lisa successfully raised over $25 million dollars to support individuals with autism, launched a social enterprise to employ adults with autism, managed multiple grant programs and led the Foundation through several strategic plans and a rebranding process.
Lisa serves on the board of several nonprofits in a leadership capacity and has been a guest speaker or presenter for multiple conferences, workshops and college level courses. Lisa earned a JD from New England School of Law and a Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Management from Clark University. Lisa also founded the Celebrity & Athlete Foundation Forum in Boston to build a network and share best practices in this specialized charitable community.
Danielle LaVoie–Director of Neely House and Cancer Fund Initiatives/Director of Operations and Events
Danielle has been with the Foundation for over a decade, having started in early 2007, and is very connected to its mission and goals. In her role as Director of Operations and Events she led the Foundation's staff in growing their signature events and raising funds to support The Neely House and The Neely Cancer Fund. After many years overseeing the Foundation, Danielle is taking on a newly created position, the Director of Neely House and Cancer Fund Initiatives, and will oversee both positions until new staff is fully trained in her previous role. In her new position she will build opportunities at the House and grow the relationship that we have with the doctors and staff in the 8 cancer center spaces that were built by the Foundation since 1995 as well as working as a liaison between Tufts Medical Center and the Foundation. She is very passionate about working with the cancer patients and families that come through our spaces and nurturing relationships with our colleagues at the hospital.
Danielle serves on the advisory board of Endicott College's Masters in Athletic Administration. She has been a guest speaker since joining the board and will continue to support the growth of future nonprofit leaders.
Prior to her role with the Foundation, Danielle worked with Cam at Cornerstone Bankcard managing the office and as his assistant. Her experience with events was highlighted as the Director of Events at a company located in Boston and her experience in finance began her career with ten years in investment banking where she worked in different capacities of mutual fund management.
Jamie Donovan–Development Coordinator
Born and raised in Massachusetts, Jamie decided to trade the snow for the sand, and received her Bachelor of Science in Marketing and Management at Coastal Carolina University. After completing her degree, she decided to move back to Boston to be with friends and family, and begin her career in healthcare philanthropy.
Jamie joined the Neely team in November of 2017, as the development coordinator. Prior to this role, she spent two years working as a part of the donor relations team at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.
In her time outside of the office, Jamie enjoys spending time down the Cape with friends, family and her dog, Murphy.
Amanda Francis–Neely House Guest Services Coordinator
Amanda started with the Foundation in April 2017 as the Guest Services Coordinator for the Neely House at Tufts Medical Center. Amanda is studying for her Bachelor’s in hospitality management and has worked at many luxury resort properties up and down the East Coast. Born and raised in Massachusetts, she is passionate about helping others from surrounding communities during time their time of need.
JoAnn Holloway–Neely House Guest Services Representative
JoAnn joined the Foundation in April 2017 as a Guest Service Rep of The Neely House at Tufts Medical Center. Previously she had worked at Boston Children's Hospital for 6 years as a clinical research coordinator. JoAnn is a graduate of Mt. Olive College, North Carolina, in Healthcare Management and from Laboure College in Boston in Health Information Technology.
Francisca Rodriguez–In-house Housekeeper
Francisca started working at The Neely House as our in-house housekeeper in 1998. In her nearly 20 years working at the House, Francisca has kept it sparkling like the day it opened; proving through hard work, dedication and love just how important the House is to her. The guests of the House have come to know Francisca and see her as a friend and someone they can lean on for an ear or for any of their needs while they stay with us. Francisca lives in the Boston area with her husband and son.
Guest Services Representatives
Lisa Dawson Leavy