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Cullather Brain Tumor and Quality of Life Center
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About the Center

MISSION
In conjunction with the mission of Bon Secours to provide good help, the mission of the Cullather Brain Tumor Quality of Life Center is to help people live the new normal. This important patient inspired definition of quality of life guides us in all our services to brain tumor patients and their families.


LOCATION & HOURS
The Center is conveniently located at 5875 Bremo Rd., Suite 108, in the South Medical building at St. Mary's Hospital. We are open 8:00am to 4:30pm, Monday-Friday. Contact the Center at (804) 287-7809 or Catherine_Willis@bshsi.org.
STAFF
Sherry Fox, PhD, RN, CNRN
Sherry is the program director of the Cullather Brain Tumor Quality of Life Center. Sherry is a registered nurse who has dedicated much of her almost 30 year career to working with brain tumor patients and their families. She has previously worked at Virginia Commonwealth University/Medical College of Virginia and at University of Virginia. Invited to lecture extensively on topics related to the care and management of brain tumor patients, she is nationally recognized as a nurse expert in persons with brain tumors. Furthermore, Sherry’s work has focused on research and publications relating to symptom management and quality of life for this population.
Sherry Fox


Cathy Willis
Cathy Willis serves as the patient advocate for the Cullather Center. Cathy has nearly 15 years of experience in medical office systems. She also has two years of experience has a hospital advocate. Her expertise as an advocate stems not only from her work in office and hospitals but also from her personal experience of caring for a family member with lung cancer with brain metastases.

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Cathy Willis


HISTORY
After opening September 24, 2007 at St. Mary’s Hospital, the Cullather Brain Tumor Quality of Life Center has provided support and guidance to many families living with a brain tumor diagnosis. The Center evolved from the personal experiences of Jack Cullather who faced the devastation of a brain tumor with not just one family member, but two. In 1992, Jack and his wife Jean lost their son Chris to a brain tumor. In 2003, Jack lost Jean to a brain tumor as well. “I’ve seen personally how tragically a brain tumor affects not only the patient, but the family as well. Whole families are changed because a brain tumor doesn’t just affect a person physically; both the entire mind and body are affected.” It was after these experiences that Mr. Cullather pledged his financial support to open the Center.

Part of the financial support to open the Cullather Brain Tumor Quality of Life Center went to establish an important consulting agreement between St. Mary’s Hospital and the Preston Robert Tisch Brain Tumor Center at Duke University. This important consultation allows the Cullather Center to tap into the extensive experience and resources at one of the top brain tumor centers in the country for the benefit of our patients.

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BOARD OF ADVISORS
Peter Alexander, MD
Tom and Maribeth Carr
Jack Cullather
Anthony Markel
P. Buckley Moss
John Muldowney
John O’Bannon, MD
Leon and Linda Stepanian
Mark and Maureen Stepanian
Archer Ticer, PT
Harold Young, MD
Sue Markel in Memoriam 1942-2008

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Mother and Son

Chris and Jean Cullather Jack Cullather

Jack Cullather holding
his grandson Tyler

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