Cam Neely – President
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. After having been a family member of a cancer patient, 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 current President of the Boston Bruins in 2010. He oversees all of the club’s hockey and business operations. After being traded to Boston 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.
Danielle LaVoie – Director of Operations & Events
Danielle started with the Foundation in early 2007. She began as an Operations Coordinator and has progressed to Director of Operations and Events. Prior to her role with the Foundation, Danielle worked as the Director of Events with a company located in Boston. Her professional experience before entering the area of events was within mutual funds. She worked in different capacities of Fund Management for ten years.
Ashley Hansen – Development Coordinator
A 2013 graduate of Northeastern University, Ashley joined the Foundation in June 2016. Being an athlete and avid sports fan, Ashley has worked in a community outreach role for professional sports teams for the majority of her career. Ashley worked for the Boston Bruins in their Community Relations department during the 2010-2011, 2013-2014, and 2014-2015 seasons. She also worked for the Red Sox Foundation during their 2012 season. Although she took a short break from the sports charitable giving world in August 2015 to work at Staples Headquarters, Ashley returned to the industry which she is so passionate about.
The Neely House
Kate Adamson – The Neely House Manager
Kate joined the Foundation in May 2016 as the Manager of The Neely House at Tufts Medical Center. Previously she had worked for the American Cancer Society for 9 years. Acting as Assistant Director of the AstraZeneca Hope Lodge Center in Boston, she cherished the time spent working with hospital providers, volunteers and guests. Kate is a graduate of Babson College and a regular volunteer in a number of local community organizations.
Amanda Francis – 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 – Guest Services Representative (Overnight)
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