Jessica Valence

Community Coordinator

Jessica helps build awareness of what it means to Live your Life with GRYT. At 25 years old, she had to fight for her own cancer diagnosis. After five doctors refused to test her because of her age and gender, the sixth doctor diagnosed her with Stage 3 colon cancer and gave her a two-month prognosis. Following treatment, Jess’ nurse practitioner suggested genetic testing, which revealed a PalB2 mutation. Originally overwhelmed with her diagnosis but after attending an event for survivors her outlook changed. “Since I’m going to be alive, I might as well do something amazing.” Jess now uses her skills in marketing and operations to help the community find resources, find their voice and be their own advocate.


Dave FuehrerCo-Founder & Chief Executive Officer

Shelley NoldenAngel & Chair

Kenny KaneCo-Founder & Chief Technology Officer

Brad Love, PhDCo-Founder & Research Advisor

David AleksandrowiczChief Information officer

Darcy Flora, PhDVP Research

Vikki ChristianVP Brand Communications

Jessica ValenceCommunity Coordinator

Tommy HessneyPartnership Manager

Catherine Benedict, PhDResearch Advisor

Christian BullockDigital Marketing Advisor