Edie Tolbert – Founder/Executive Director
In January 2008, Edie was diagnosed with Stage 0 DCIS breast cancer. It was through her cancer journey of two years, that she found her new purpose; to serve and support others battling cancer.
With the opening of Stonebrook Day Spa, she began to offer free spa services to breast cancer patients. As she met and talked with clients, she determined there were others battling other types of cancer and extended services to them as well.
Edie holds a AS in Business Administration and 20+ years experience in business. She specializes in meeting with cancer patients, putting them at ease and determining their “care plan” to help with their physical and emotional healing.
Edie is married to Ronnie of 39 years, two daughters Tiffany and Brittney, son-n-law Chris and granddaughter Ella.
Catie Pritchard – President
Catie and her husband, George (aka Dub), have two children – Sally, 7 and George, 4.
George is a cancer survivor, diagnosed with hepatoblastoma at 4 months and declared NED (no evidence of disease) at 10 months. He has been cancer free ever since!
Catie and her family know first hand the physical and emotional stresses of battling cancer. She is passionate about helping others facing what her family faced and thrilled to be a part of The Stonebrook Project.
Catie and her family live in Catoosa, Oklahoma. She is a High School Chemistry teacher at Lincoln Christian School.
Teresa O’Donnell – Vice President
Teresa has a rich history working with nonprofits. She was the Director of Development at Metro Christian Academy, Director of Public Relations for Special Olympics, House Board of Directors and Capital Campaign Committee for Alpha Chi Omega. She is also active with the Catoosa Historical Society.
She is employed at the Catoosa Tag Agency. Teresa and her husband Terry live in Catoosa, OK.
Michelle Crawford – Secretary
Michelle has devoted 30 years of her life to the healthcare industry and recently stepped away from the corporate environment. During her tenure she received recognition for her charitable contributions with Domestic Violence Intervention Services, Multiple Sclerosis, Cancer Sucks, Henry Memorial Foundation, American Heart Association, KOMEN, American Cancer Society, Tulsa Area United Way and others. She served on the Board of Breast Cancer Assistance Program from 2011-2017.
Michelle attended Southern Nazarene University in Bethany, OK Graduating Magna Cum Laude while earning her masters degree. She’s spent her entire life in Oklahoma and for the last 18 years, Verdigris is her home, Michelle is married to Keith Crawford and they have three grown children.
Cancer has impacted her family tremendously, most recently losing her father to kidney cancer, her brother in law to multiple myeloma, her mother in law to breast cancer and two of her best friends to brain and pancreatic cancer. Her sister is a survivor and now battling again soft tissue sarcoma and has many friends that are survivors as well.
When not working at her part-time gigs – Michelle is an avid “junker”, SOONER fan, music lover and loves to travel.
Sandy Shirley – Treasurer
Sandy is the Branch Manager at Bancfirst, Verdigris, OK. She has 25+ years in the banking industry.
Sandy is very active in her community through Standing in the GAP Ministries, a Merit Badge Counselor with the Boy Scouts of America and many outreach services with First United Methodist Church.
Cancer has impacted her life with her Father having bladder cancer, twice. He is now in remission and has been for 2 years.
Sandy and her husband Jeff, reside in Claremore, OK.
Shari Blakenship – Board Member
Shari is the Director of Sales and Marketing for Tulsa Centerless. She has served as the Board Secretary for the Catoosa Chamber of Commerce and Secretary for the Catoosa Education Foundation. She is a Lifegroup Community Leader and Marriage Mentor at Life.Church Catoosa.
Shari has experience in strategic planning, program development, fundraising, community networking, marketing and volunteer management.
Shari and her husband Scott live in Catoosa, OK.
Gail Bieber – Board Member
Gail has held an Oklahoma Clinical Social Worker license for the past 31 years. She has 25+ years of demonstrated experience in the field of social services/healthcare administration, behavioral health as well as community and home-based care.
Currently she has a private practice, Therapeutic Connections, specializing in stress reduction, disease management, trauma, body/mind interventions, depression anxiety, EMDR, relationship issues and other lifespan problems. In addition, she serves as an approved Clinical Supervisor for LMSW students working toward and OK clinical social work license.
Gail and her husband, Bill, reside in Catoosa, Oklahoma.
Joe Pike – Board Member
“Your smile is your logo, your personality is your business card, how you leave others feeling after having an experience with you becomes your trademark. -Jay Danzie”
That quote hangs on the wall of the MooChewSooey BBQ Food Truck in Catoosa, Oklahoma. Owner/Operator Joe Pike lives that every single day. A long-time Catoosa native, Joe is also a colon cancer warrior. While his background includes being an auto mechanic to a robotics maintenance manager, his passion lies in making great barbeque for his customers and serving his community. His food truck not only supports The Stonebrook Project but also Light of Hope, Inc. in Claremore, along with many other cancer-related fundraisers.
Joe lives with his wife Kelly, attends Life Church Catoosa, and is active in The Stonebrook Project Community Cancer Group.
In loving memory of HolliAnn May
HolliAnn was our Co-Treasurer until her unexpected passing in January 2019. HolliAnn was dedicated to The Stonebrook Project. She was the Branch Manger at Bancfirst, Verdigris. Because of her vast experience in banking, she was very helpful when it came to funding The Stonebrook Project. She was committed to our mission of making a difference in those battling cancer. She will be missed but never forgotten!