About the Center

MISSION

In conjunction with the mission of Bon Secours to provide good help, the mission of the Cullather Brain Tumor Quality of Life Center is to help people live the new normal. This important patient inspired definition of quality of life guides us in all our services to brain tumor patients and their families.

 

STAFF

Christine Heithoff  serves as a Patient Advocate at the Center

Bon Secours Cullather Institute

 

 

 

 

 

HISTORY

After opening September 24, 2007 at St. Mary’s Hospital, the Cullather Brain Tumor Quality of Life Center has provided support and guidance to many MotherAndSonfamilies living with a brain tumor diagnosis. The Center evolved from the personal experiences of Jack Cullather who faced the devastation of a brain tumor with not just one family member, but two. In
1992, Jack and his wife Jean lost their son Chris to a brain tumor. In 2003, Jack lost Jean to a brain tumor as well. “I’ve seen personally how tragically a brain tumor affects not only the patient, but the family as well. Whole families are changed because a brain tumor doesn’t just affect a person physically; both the entire mind and body are affected.” It was after these experiences that Mr. Cullather pledged his financial support to open the Center.

 

BOARD OF ADVISORS

  • Peter Alexander, MD
  • Tom and Maribeth Carr
  • Jack Cullather
  • Anthony and Betsy Markel
  • Buckley Moss
  • John Muldowney
  • Leon and Linda Stepanian
  • Mark and Maureen Stepanian
  • Archer Ticer, PT
  • Harold Young, MD
  • Mark Malkin, MD
  • Roy Woolwine
  • Sue Markel in Memoriam 1942-2008