Foundation Staff

Lynn Rasys – Executive Director

Lynn Rasys – Executive DirectorIn her role as Executive Director, Lynn oversees all aspects of the FCS Foundation, including strategic planning, financial oversight, staff management, program development and execution of the Foundation’s mission, vision and goals. Previously, Lynn was the FCS Foundation Volunteer Program Manager responsible for recruiting, training and scheduling volunteers at facilities currently participating in the FCS Volunteer Patient Support Program, as well as developing and identifying additional Florida Cancer Specialists’ facility opportunities throughout the state. Also, she coordinated the volunteers at the Foundation office in Sarasota and at Foundation events. A graduate of Salter College in Worcester, MA, Lynn has more than 25 years’ experience in corporate and nonprofit management. Before joining the Foundation, she was Director of Communications and Development at Cat Depot, and responsible for media, public relations, advertising, fundraising, donor development and human resources. Previously, Lynn was the Executive Director for Susan G. Komen for the Cure, Florida Suncoast Chapter, where she was responsible for the overall operation of the six-county affiliate. In her leisure time, Lynn enjoys reading, the Florida beaches, and spending time with her family and rescue cats. Both Lynn and her husband are from Massachusetts and enjoy vacationing in Maine.

Elodie Brisset, Client Services Coordinator

Elodie Brisset, Client Services CoordinatorAs the FCS Foundation Client Relations Coordinator, Elodie works with cancer patients throughout the grant application process. Elodie’s background includes working in fundraising in the non-profit sector internationally in England and Ethiopia and locally at a community foundation. Elodie earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in International Affairs and Political Science from Florida State University and a Master’s degree in Social Entrepreneurship from Hult International Business School, London. In addition, she sits on the board of the Sarasota Seminole Club, is a member of Manatee County Junior League and participates in the Sarasota Arts and Cultural Alliance.

Rebecca Davis, Volunteer Program Manager – North

Rebecca Davis, Volunteer Program Manager – NorthIn her role as FCS Foundation Volunteer Program Manager North, Rebecca oversees volunteer recruitment, screening, placement, training, support and recognition. Rebecca’s experience includes more than 15 years of non-profit management, volunteer recruitment, program implementation and strategic planning. Rebecca earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from the University of Florida and a Graduate Certificate in Non-Profit Management from the University of Tampa. She is an active in community activities. In her personal life, Rebecca enjoys spending time with her husband and two sons at soccer games.

Marisa Berk, Volunteer Program Manager East/Central

Marisa BerkIn her role as FCS Foundation Volunteer Program Manager East/Central, Marisa oversees volunteer recruitment, screening, placement, training, support and recognition.  Marisa’s experience includes managing volunteers at large events ranging from 50 – 50,000 participants. She is excited to turn her focus to the non-profit sector, especially for a mission close to her heart. Marisa earned a Bachelor of Business Administration with a focus in Sport and Event Management, as well as a Master’s degree, from The George Washington University.  In her personal life, Marisa enjoys being active in the local community, dog-sitting, and traveling with her husband.

Taylor Montgomery – Development & Event Manager

Taylor Montgomery – Development & Event ManagerIn her role as Development and Event Manager, Taylor oversees the Foundation’s fundraising efforts including event coordination and developing sustaining partnerships. Taylor’s experience includes more than 10 years of planning, implementing and management of all aspects of events, as well as, developing relationships. Taylor earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from the University of South Florida and her Master’s in Business Administration from Saint Leo University and continues to pursue opportunities within the industry through her involvement with MPI Tampa Bay. As a Florida native, she enjoys being outside, traveling, theme parks, visiting venues for live music and spending time with her family.