Debbie Clark, Executive Director
1987, when Dr. Killebrew invited me to be a part of his new concept
healthcare, I had no idea what an extraordinary opportunity was being
offered to me. As I began to work at the center I realized I was becoming
energized by what I was doing. The harder I worked the more energy
was available to me. I now know that this was because I had anger in
me around cancer that had no way to be owned, expressed and healed.
Cancer had taken my grandmother and grandfather
in my childhood. Breast Cancer had taken my dear college friend’s
mother before she could see her daughters walk down the isle and before
she could hold her grandchildren in her arms. And I had recently helplessly
watched while my mother fought cancer twice in two years. I was mad
at cancer and working at the Breast Care Center became my way of fighting
back. The anger became the fuel that drove me and my contribution became
the road to make it better for other women and their families.
am privileged to work with Dr. Killebrew and our exceptional team
dedicated to our mission and the women we serve. I am deeply
interested in ensuring that each woman that visits our center has
the very best possible experience.
am also proud of the accomplishments of our Oklahoma City community
and the collaborative alternatives
we have created for the early
detection of breast cancer. I have worked with wonderful volunteers
rewarding partnerships with the members of the Susan G. Komen Foundation,
the Project Woman Coalition, the Center for Disease Control’s
Breast and Cervical Task Force, the National Breast Cancer Coalition
and the National Consortium of Breast Centers. We have learned that
to make a real and lasting difference you must do it together.