• Mary Turney
    Mary Turney Chairperson

    Mary is a former executive in the telecommunications industry and has a proven track record leading diverse organizations as well as establishing strategic partnership with clients, vendors and service providers. Mary’s background includes project management, financial, business and organizational strategy. In 2005, Mary retired as President of Telcordia Technologies in Piscataway, New Jersey. She has a degree in English and an advanced degree in management. She and her husband launched the Wyoming Casting for Recovery program in 2011, and Mary continues to serve as the CfR Wyoming Program Coordinator. She and her husband split their time between Lake Hartwell in Fair Play, South Carolina and Dubois, Wyoming. Mary loves to travel and has been to all 7 continents … but she is happiest when on a trout stream!

  • Brenda Towell, MD
    Brenda Towell, MD Vice-Chair

    Brenda Towell was born in Saskatchewan, Canada and grew up fishing with her grandfather there.  She graduated from UTHSC Houston medical school in 1979, and did an internal medicine residency followed by a hematology/oncology fellowship in San Antonio, Texas. After her husband, Dennis Tweedy, completed his time in the Air Force, they settled in Austin, Texas, where she practiced oncology and hematology until retiring in December 2013. She was the only female medical oncologist in Austin for more than a decade, and thus, a large part of her practice was treating women with breast cancer. One of her patients was a participant in the first CfR retreat in Texas in 2004, and came back on fire with passion about CfR. Dr. Towell was encouraged to become a medical volunteer at the next retreat, and has attended every central Texas retreat (and several of the north Texas retreats) since. Upon retirement, one of her goals was to participate more fully in CFR, hoping to enhance the medical education portion of the retreat. She also participates in medical mission work in Honduras, and enjoys quilting, hiking, traveling the world, and spending time with her family and friends.

  • E. Albert Weber, CPA
    E. Albert Weber, CPA Treasurer

    Mr. Weber has over 20 years of audit and accounting experience, specializing in non-for-profit organizations. He is the leader of RSM McGladrey’s Mid-Atlantic Not-for-Profit Service Team’s practice. He frequently consults with organizations on various topics, including cash flow planning, strategic management, and best practices in internal controls. He has conducted seminars for clients on board governance, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and other organizations on key issues facing not-for-profit organizations. He and his family live in Springfield, VA. Al is an avid fly fisherman and became interested in CfR through his work with Trout Unlimited. The mission and message of CfR is very strong and he has much enthusiasm to help the organization succeed in its mission.

  • Anson Marcotte
    Anson Marcotte Treasurer

    Anson is a finance and accounting professional based in Washington, DC. As an associate at RSM, Anson specializes in public, private, and non-profit audits and reviews. She graduated with a Masters in Accounting from UNC-Kenan Flagler. Originally from North Carolina, her passion for trout and fly fishing started early with parents who were both anglers. For Anson, fly fishing is more than a weekend hobby, it’s special way for her to connect with her family. It is her deeply-rooted connection to the outdoors that fosters her passion for bringing others together to share in fly fishing. Anson additionally supports Trout Unlimited and the American Heart Association. In her free time, you can find her traveling the globe to immerse herself in new cultures, cross-country skiing in Montana, or visiting a new art gallery or museum.


  • Kate Wagenlander
    Kate Wagenlander Secretary

    Kate is the principal of KCW Global Research, a qualitative research consultancy established in 2006, which focuses on helping Fortune 500 clients become more successful in their ability to develop products and convey product messages through packaging and other communication mediums in a thoughtful, strategic, and effective manner on a global scale. Her involvement with Casting for Recovery began in 2007 as a hospitality helper at retreats and a volunteer at alumnae retreats. The time she spends with the women serves as reinforcement of the need and positive impact of what Casting for Recovery provides for its participants – and has fueled her desire to be more involved in helping further strengthen the organization. Kate’s passions for fly fishing and travel can only be outdone by her love of connecting with others, be they an excited brown trout, someone in the checkout line, or someone in a small town outside of Timbuktu.

  • Mick McCorcle
    Mick McCorcle Trustee

    A former business school professor, corporate manager and management consultant with a doctorate from Yale, Mick’s consulting career focused on helping organizations identify and develop strong leaders. Since retirement, he has continued that work in the non-profit sector. Mick is also an active fly fisher and cold water conservationist. He is the former president of the Guadalupe River Chapter of Trout Unlimited (GRTU) and now serves on TU’s Board of Trustees. While at GRTU, Mick helped establish the first Texas retreat for CfR and has been an active River Helper and fundraiser ever since. Most recently, Mick served as the interim Executive Director of Casting for Recovery. Mick and his wife Brooks, an AT&T executive, have been enriched by their association with CfR.

  • Christopher M. Strongosky
    Christopher M. Strongosky Trustee

    Mr. Strongosky is a partner in DLA Piper’s global litigation group, focusing on complex commercial and product liability disputes. Mr. Strongosky has represented national and multinational manufacturing, pharmaceutical, insurance and real estate businesses in business disputes throughout the U.S. Hailing from Cortland, NY, he is an avid fly fisher, regularly fishing the American West and Northeast river systems. He can also be found saltwater fly fishing in New York and New Jersey, and on occasional fly fishing trip for sharks off of the Southern California coast. Along with his wife Lisa, Mr. Strongosky actively supports various cancer foundations, local museum and arts programs, and wildlife conservation groups.

  • J. P. Duffy
    J. P. Duffy Trustee

    Mr. Duffy focuses on international arbitration and related litigation for Baker McKenzie. Based in New York, he was previously seconded to DLA Piper Middle East LLP, where he worked out of their Dubai office. Mr. Duffy has extensive experience formulating global dispute resolution strategies for clients facing multi-jurisdictional international disputes and enjoys a comprehensive understanding of the interaction between courts and arbitration. He lives with his wife in New York, who currently works Catholic Health Services. A fresh and saltwater fly fisher for twenty years, he also enjoys fly tying and custom rod building. He has had an avid interest in CfR since he applied to be a River Helper and fundraiser.


  • Patricia Rae Kennedy, MD
    Patricia Rae Kennedy, MD Trustee

    Patricia Rae Kennedy MD FACS is a fellowship trained breast surgeon and the Clinical Director of the Saratoga Hospital Center for Breast Care in Saratoga Springs, New York.  Dr. Kennedy’s career has been focused on providing state of the art patient centered care for women with breast disease.  She also serves as a surveyor for the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers, traveling to breast care programs across the country to ensure that they are meeting the highest standards of care.  Dr. Kennedy has been a volunteer medical facilitator with Casting for Recovery since 2006, and she believes in the healing power of the retreats.  She enjoys both fly fishing and photography in her spare time.

  • Patti Sadowski
    Patti Sadowski Trustee

    Patti is Executive Director of Nursingale for the Medically Fragile, a non-profit provider of home-based skilled pediatric nursing care for medically fragile children and young adults in Oregon. Patti has multiple advanced degrees in nursing and business. She has deep roots in the cancer community since launching Cancer Blankets in 2008–a movement to offer families and friends resources to help support loved ones in cancer treatment.

  • Missy Sprouse
    Missy Sprouse Trustee
    Missy is a partner in the Dallas based photography business, Sprouse and Neuhoff.  She has been a professional photographer for over 26 years.  Missy also owns a small transportation company, The Big Love Bus based in Knoxville, Tennessee.  Missy lives with her husband, Kerry in rural Crowheart, Wyoming where they spend their time fly-fishing, riding and enjoying the outdoors.  Kerry and Missy share their love of Wyoming and the mountain west with their family.  There are a bunch of boys in the Sprouse house….5 sons and 5 grandsons.  Missy first had the opportunity to photograph the Wyoming CfR Retreat in 2012.  She fell in love with the incredible mission, values, women and all folks involved with CfR.  Missy’s passion for life, all things outdoors and one-one-one connection to people make working with Casting for Recovery and its mission a true joy.
  • Patricia Shands, M.D.
    Patricia Shands, M.D. Trustee

    Patricia is a Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon with a medical degree from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. Dr. Shands completed her residency in Orthopedic Surgery at the University of Kansas Health Sciences Center followed by a fellowship in Sports Medicine/Arthroscopy at Orthopedic Research of Virginia. She was in private practice in Bellevue, Washington for ten years before accepting a position at the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium where she served as Chairman of the Orthopedic Department in Anchorage, Alaska for six years. She currently travels throughout rural Alaska providing orthopedic care to the Alaska Native population. In her spare time she enjoys snowboarding, skate skiing, backpacking, mountain biking, fly fishing, ice hockey, piano, drums and photography.

  • Kyle J. Hackbarth
    Kyle J. Hackbarth Trustee

    Kyle J. Hackbarth is a District Sales Manager for DuBois Chemicals in Cincinnati, Ohio where he manages and directs account managers throughout the Midwest. He specializes in industrial chemicals and working with manufacturing companies to improve processes, increase efficiency, and decrease costs. Prior to DuBois Chemicals, Kyle served over 8 years in the United States Army where he served as both a Non-Commissioned with the 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division and Commissioned Officer with the 4th Infantry Division-leading small teams through austere and difficult environments. During his years of service, Kyle served two deployment tours in Iraq and Afghanistan and was awarded the Bronze Star, Purple Heart, Pathfinder, Air Assault and Combat Action Badge.

    Kyle earned his BA from Purdue University, MA in Military History from Austin Peay State University, and Executive MBA from Purdue University’s Krannert School of Management. He was introduced to CfR during an eMBA project and was personally drawn their mission due to his mother being a breast cancer survivor. Kyle and his wife, Lindsey, reside in South Lebanon, Ohio with their two children where he keeps busy as a Cub Scout leader, home brewing beer, and traveling as often as possible.

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