Lauren SpikerFounder & Executive Director

Lauren is our chief visionary with a pulse on what's happening in the world of AYA oncology. 13thirty began as a promise to her daughter, Melissa, and has grown over the years to be such an important place of connection, healing, support, and friendship for so many teens, young adults, and their families. Her dreams are big and bold!

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Steve EspositoAssociate Director

Steve brings a heart of gold and a collection of dad jokes everywhere he goes. Whether it's planning a crazy game night here at the Center, leading the charge for our fitness programs, helping to manage our Syracuse Center, or finishing off the last box of Girl Scouts' cookies, Steve's got it covered!

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Katelyn MacDougallProgram Director

Katelyn brings experience as a clinical social worker supporting young adults with cancer to 13thirty! When she's not wrangling a toddler or perfecting pour over coffee, you'll find her making connections with the medical community and assisting with program development in Syracuse.

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Caroline SeabergEvents & Marketing Manager

Like, Share, Comment! Caroline brings her passion for storytelling to the Rochester Center and makes sure all our social platforms are up to date and on trend. When she's not on the tennis court or walking her new goldendoodle puppy, Remy, you'll find her analyzing social media and writing newsletters on the latest and greatest at 13thirty!

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Clare McKennaProgram Manager

Clare brings great positivity and warmth to her role at 13thirty. With her background in counseling and mental health, she’s always here to listen. Born and raised in Rochester, she is extremely passionate about making a difference for AYAs in her hometown. Whether you want to gush about Josh Allen or your mutual love for caffeine, Clare is always up for a chat.

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Michaela DeegCommunity Engagement Specialist

Michaela brings an energetic and optimistic spirit to her position at 13thirty. As an AYA survivor, she is excited to bring an inside perspective to all our Syracuse programs and events. When she is not out on a hike or nose deep in a book, she’s always ready to spark up a conversation to bring more growth and community to our Syracuse Center!

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Matt SengbuschDesign and Tech

Originally from Rochester, NY, Matt keeps things working and looking nice from San Francisco.

Board of Directors

Alexis Arnold
Charles Coté, Chair
Lisa DeNunzio
Christina DiBaudo
Ericka Elliott
Linda Jacobson
Brannan Karg
Kimberly Koetter
Tad Mack
Maria Martens
Brittany McNair, Secretary
Chris Piedici, Treasurer
Keith Poole
George Poulios
Kelly Smith
Lauren Spiker

Rochester Associate Board

The 13thirty Cancer Connect Associate Board is a growing group of young professionals who are passionate about 13thirty Cancer Connect’s mission.

The Rochester Associate Board is coordinated by Clare McKenna ( and Caroline Seaberg ( Please contact them if you’d like to learn more or join!

The group’s four main objectives are:

1) Heighten awareness of AYA cancer
2) Organize philanthropic initiatives
3) Participate in community outreach
4) Provide volunteer service

Christian Barnes
Rachel Barnes
Kelly Boehm
Yuri Choi
Jessica Cook
Collin Doane
Audrey Dunn
Grace Hanrahan
Claire Herrman
Danielle Howard
Dallas Kaiser
Zachary Keep
Deirdre Kelly
Molly Koleda
Nicole Marra
Maggie McKenna
John Miller
Adam Moran
Jillian Nalivyko
Isabella Ovejero
Justin Rabjohn
Daniel Seaberg
Cameron Snyder
Jake Tower
Celeste Wyman

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