We have a wonderful support team, our advisors are available for us to contact by phone and email. A wealth of information in all their years of experience both professionally and personally. Their guidance welcomed and appreciated!
Sharon Johnson is the Executive Director for the Central Valley Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure®. She was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1999. Sharon began volunteering for the Central Valley Affiliate and was later appointed to the Board of Directors as Education Chair.
Leaving a 25 year career as a Orthopaedic Technologist, she embarked on a full-time career of breast cancer activism and advocacy as the first employee for the Komen Central Valley Affiliate in 2006.
Sharon often speaks about how her own breast cancer experience relates to the importance of early detection as the key to survival. In 2008, she was honored by her colleagues and New Balance Athletic Shoes when she was named to ‘Honorary Team New Balance’ for her willingness to share her story to promote breast cancer awareness. In 2009, she was selected by the Energizer Company in the nation-wide “Power to Keep Going®” Award for her commitment to the breast cancer cause. Energizer donated $10,000 to the Central Valley Affiliate in her honor
Sharon serves the Fresno County community in legislative advocacy that emphasizes early detection and the importance of access to breast cancer screening. She also participates as a Consumer Reviewer for the Department of Defense Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program. Sharon has served as a member on the Komen National College Scholarship Selection Committee and Komen Advocates in Science. She believes that advocacy is an invaluable vehicle for breast cancer education and explains, “It is the strength and courage of other breast cancer survivors and advocates that fuels my passion for this cause. My promise is to be their voice.”
Affiliations: Sisterhood of Survivors Advisory Board, Fresno County Women’s Chamber of Commerce, Fresno Women’s Network, Komen Advocates in Science, Department of Defense Breast Cancer Research Peer Review, Fresno Chamber of Commerce, Clovis Chamber of Commerce
Margaret A. Mims
Margaret Mims has been a peace officer since January l980. She was elected to the office of Sheriff in November, 2006, becoming the 25th person to hold that office in Fresno County. She was the first female deputy sheriff Sergeant to supervise field patrol units. She was the first female deputy sheriff to attain the rank of Lieutenant (1998), Captain (2004), and Assistant Sheriff (2004), and to be elected to the office of Sheriff in history of the Fresno County Sheriff’s Office which was established in 1856.
Margaret is a member of the Fresno Metropolitan Rotary, the Caruthers Kiwanis Club and is on the Board of Directors of the Marjoree Mason Center, a local women’s shelter. She has served as a past member of the Fresno County Rape Counseling Service Board of Directors. She is a member of the California Peace Officers' Association, the California State Sheriffs' Association, and the American Legion Auxiliary.
She is a graduate of Fresno Pacific University, and has her Masters Degree in Public Administration from National University. She is a graduate of California POST's (Peace Officer Standards & Training) Supervisory Leadership Institute and she is also a graduate of the Senior Management Institute for Police coordinated through Boston University and the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard.
In 1998 she was honored as a recipient of the Fresno Exchange Club ’Top Cop’ award and in 1999 she was chosen as one of Fresno County’s Top Ten Business/Professional Women of the Year and in 2001 she received a ‘Breaking the Glass Ceiling Award’ from the National Center for Women in Policing. On February 18, 2005 she was highlighted on KFSN, Channel 30 (ABC) as their Person of the Week and in 2007 and 2008 she was selected as Best Local Female Elected Official by Fresno Magazine. In February, 2009, she received an Award of Heroism by the Fresno County Board of Supervisors, City of Fresno & Fresno County Council of Governments. The California Rifle and Pistol Association honored Sheriff Mims as the Peace Officer of the Year of the State of California in February, 2010.
After her breast cancer diagnosis, Sheriff Mims became an outspoken advocate for early detection and is honored to be on the Sisterhood of Survivors Advisory Council.
Most importantly, Margaret is married to Gary. They have two children, Randy and Jacklyn and two granddaughters Lynzy and Erin.
Bonna Rogers-Neufeld, M.D., FACR, was recently inducted as a Fellow in the American College of Radiology - an honor bestowed upon only 33 female physicians in California.
Dr. Bonna Rogers-Neufeld was born in Los Angeles, California and has always been a California native, moving to Fresno in 1986. She is a graduate of Loma Linda University Medical School and was the first female class president of that medical school. She took a dedicated diagnostic radiology residency and was board certified in 1985. Women's imaging became her primary focus and for the last twenty years she has worked almost exclusively in breast imaging and intervention. She has read well over a million mammogram images and has diagnosed thousands of Central Valley women with breast cancer, mostly in early stages. She was the first to offer core biopsies of the breast and was the West Coast trainer for stereotactic biopsies at their inception. She has served on numerous committees regarding breast cancer and breast imaging issues including committees which defined protocols for high risk breast imaging, sentinel node biopsy, and multidisciplinary breast conferences.
She is a widow with two grown sons, Eric, a Senior at Fresno State and Ethan, a medical student at Loma Linda University.
Dr. Rogers-Neufeld is an avid sports fan and particularly the game of baseball. She is a gardener of vegetables and flowers. Her dahlias and roses have won awards at the Fresno Fair. She also bakes and has developed recipes one of which won an award. The Neufelds are Fresno area community supporters and participate in numerous local activities and charities. They are active members of the Clovis Hills Community Church. Dr. Rogers-Neufeld was selected as Fresno's Woman of the Year in 1994.
She is devoted to service to her family, community, and to her patients. Her mantra is "Solve the problem."