Staff


Jamie Dunn, LMFT - Program Director.  Jamie has been with us since 2014. She oversees our programming and support groups to ensure that they are kept at the high quality standard that Cancer Support Community requires, and keeps the mental health of our patients and families at the center of our care.  Jamie runs groups, plans new groups, does new patient intakes and promotes the growth of our programs and services.  Jamie is a long-term resident of North County and lives in Atascadero with her family and her dog.

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Shannon D'Acquisto - Executive Director.  Shannon is an 13-year cancer survivor and a long-time patient advocate and has led a local group for survivors since 2007, after her cancer survival. She has spent many years working with our organization and volunteering with other cancer non-profits around the country, to bring information back to us locally.  Her door is always open.  Shannon was born and raised on the Central Coast and moved to North County in 2000.

Photo Credit - Yvonne Goll

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Niki Shepherd, BSN - Patient Navigator.  Niki was raised in SLO county and lives with her family in Templeton.  She is a retired Nurse and brings a wealth of knowledge from personal and professional work around the medical and cancer fields.  Niki is a great patient navigator - utilizing her skills both from being a nurse as well as working inside the insurance industry.


So That No One Faces Cancer Alone!