Who We Are


Our mission is one of kindness and giving. Our goal is one of support and assistance. We will succeed in our mission with the help of our fellow community members until this devastating disease is cured.


Mary Crane, President

Mary Crane has been the President for the past seven years. She leads this non-profit organization to raise monies for cancer patients in its local community. Before becoming involved as a volunteer for the South Jersey Cancer Fund, Mary spent her last ten years as a school administrator in Florida. After her successful career in education, Mary retired and moved to Brigantine to be a caregiver for her 90-year-old father. In between caring for her dad, she mentored and tutored students from elementary all the way up into the college scene. Mary now spends her time volunteering for the American Legion Auxiliary, Lions Club, Atlantic County Senior Advisory Board, Brigantine Farmers Market, as well as the South Jersey Cancer Fund.

Susanne Peterson, Vice President

Susanne was born in Atlantic City and has been a resident of Brigantine for over 60 years. From an early age, Susanne exhibited flair and a love for the arts, enjoying ballet, theatre, acting, and modeling. She served on both the Brigantine Beach Arts Commission and the Economic Development Committee. She is a lifetime member of the Brigantine Historical Society and served as Board Member of the South Jersey Cancer Fund. Her paintings have been accepted in various juried art shows and she sells her work exclusively for charity, mostly to the South Jersey Cancer Fund. 

Kathy Kepley, Secretary

Kathy was also born in Atlantic City and has been a resident in Brigantine for over 40 years.  She has worked in Healthcare Administration in Atlantic County for many years. Kathy did not hesitate to join SJCF and volunteer her service as Secretary. She was affected at an early age by this disease in her family.  Knowing the heartache and hardship this disease can put on a patient and their family she wanted to be involved in helping to support those in need of help when they needed it the most.  Kathy feels that by joining the cancer fund she can help those with cancer because “it’s a wonderful cause and helps many without hope.”

Anne Breyer, Treasurer

Anne has served as Treasurer for the past three years. Before taking over this volunteer position, Anne worked at the Philadelphia Gas Works, the largest municipal gas distribution company in the country for 37 years in various financial and accounting positions. She served as the Director of Financial Reporting when she retired three years ago. As a breast cancer survivor for 7 years, she feels that this was a way to utilize her accounting background to benefit a worthy cause.

Board of Directors

  • Sarah Brandoff
  • Mary Crane
  • Marie Fucetola
  • Dr. Joseph Matthews
  • Eileen Connolly Robbins
  • Katie Rush
  • Judy Wall