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 EspositoRochester Center Manager

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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Amy BobbetteSyracuse Center Manager

Amy leads the charge in the Greater Syracuse area! She brings her community engagement experience and passion to change the world one smile at a time. When she's not at the Center, you'll find her playing with her rescue dogs, reading a book, or enjoying time with friends and family. Don't miss an AYA program with Amy!

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Katelyn MacDougallAYA Specialist

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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Clare McKennaProgram Engagement Specialist

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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Caroline SeabergContent Marketing Specialist

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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Matt SengbuschDesign and Tech

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

Board of Directors

Alexis Arnold
Jennifer Arnold
Charles Coté, Chair
Lisa DeNunzio
Christina DiBaudo
Ericka Elliott
Linda Jacobson
Tad Mack
Maria Martens
Brittany McNair, Secretary
Kristin Opett
Chris Piedici, Treasurer
Cheryl Pohlman
Keith Poole
Lauren Spiker
Kate Torok


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 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

Micaela Allen, Co-President
Kayla Anderson, SYR
Emily Andrews
Brittany McNair, Co-President
Hailey Button
Hanna Case
Zack Ellis
Marcus Gilligan
Sarah Heisman
Gianna Hoffer
Jordan Mallore, SYR
Bolan Marshall-Hallmark
Michelle McDonald
John Miller
Jillian Nalivyko
Isabella Ovejero
Karen Rector
Daniel Seaberg
Ashley Sutherland
Danielle Trautman

Interested in learning more about 13thirty’s Associate Board? Contact Caroline Seaberg at or (585)563-6221!

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