Ms. Sandt is the co-founder and Executive Director of the Caring Ambassadors Program. She managed the Hepatitis C Program of the Caring Ambassadors Program since its inception in 1999 until 2013. Lorren is a co-editor and a contributing author, to Hepatitis C Choices, 4th Edition, a one-of-a-kind, patient-centered book authored by a team of more than 25 multi-disciplined experts in hepatitis C. She has worked on policy changes at both the state and federal level since 2001.
In 2013, Ms. Sandt Co-founded the Liver Cancer Roundtable, a coalition of scientists, government agencies, and advocacy groups addressing the morbidity and mortality of Liver Cancer.
In 2013, The National Viral Hepatitis Roundtable honored Ms. Sandt with the Michael Carden Award for more than a decade of policy work on behalf of those living with viral hepatitis.
Lung Cancer Program Director
Cindy Langhorne joined the Caring Ambassadors Program, Inc. in August of 2007 as the Lung Cancer Program Director. Ms. Langhorne brings over fifteen years of programmatic and managerial experience in the field of lung cancer advocacy and has worked with public and private community stakeholders. Ms. Langhorne’s compassion for lung cancer patients and their families and her dedication to improving the burdens of lung cancer one life at a time are extraordinary. Ms. Langhorne is a well-respected local, regional, and national advocate for lung cancer and issues that affect those living with or at risk for the disease. Ms. Langhorne is the Co-Chair of the Lung Cancer Action Network (LungCAN®) which is a collaborative group of 20 lung cancer advocacy organizations that have come together to raise public awareness about the realities of lung cancer.
Hepatitis C Program Director
In September 2013, Jill Wolf, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, joined the Caring Ambassadors Program as the Hepatitis C Program Director. “This is truly my dream job”, says Jill, who recently served for the past three and a half years as the Assistant Clinical Director of the Health and Wellness Department at Haymarket Center, a comprehensive addictions treatment facility in Chicago. Jill has experience in both clinical and systems work, and has clinical experience working with survivors of sexual traumas, HIV, addictions treatment, and hepatitis C. Jill is based in Chicago and works across the spectrum of HCV services to address system integration, community awareness, patient support and capacity building assistance to various systems.
Medical Writer/Program Development Director
Fred LaBrecque joined the Caring Ambassadors in the fall of 2012, accepting the newly created positions of Medical Writer and Program Development Director. He has worked in all facets of the medical research field: basic laboratory research, clinical trials, data coordination, and program management. Immediately prior to joining the Caring Ambassadors, Fred served as the National Program Manager for the Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center, a component of the US military health system that serves active duty military, their beneficiaries, and veterans with traumatic brain injuries through state-of-the-art clinical care, innovative clinical research initiatives, and educational programs.
Monica L. Lewers
S.H.A.P.E. Program Coordinator
Monica joined Caring Ambassadors in January, 2015 as a member of the Hepatitis C team. In her role of S.H.A.P.E. Program Coordinator, she manages the day-to-day development and integration of Caring Ambassador’s hepatitis C project, S.H.A.P.E. -Supporting Hepatitis Awareness through Program Enhancement. Since 2007, Monica has combined her over 25 years of business management, with her lifetime hobby of fitness, into her vocation – the business-of-fitness. Her eclectic background working for and consulting to corporate, non-profit, and government has allowed her to communicate and align business objectives across an array of fields and industries. She is a health advocate whose passion is to bring strategy to organizations and individuals assisting all to achieve their HQL – Highest Quality of Life. Monica is also a certified personal trainer specializing in corrective exercise and fitness nutrition.