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Interim Executive Director 

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Business Manager

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Francisco Valencia



Missy Bellinger

Missy Amschwand

Founder & Emeritus Director

Inspired by her late husband Tom, Missy Amschwand Bellinger founded ASCF in 2001 serving as the organization’s first board chair. Since then, it has been Bellinger’s personal mission to help celebrate the blessings and lift the burdens of cancer families in need of shelter, stability and support. A native Houstonian, Bellinger recognizes the advantages inherent to living in such close proximity to the Texas Medical Center and has long served in the nonprofit community helping to minimize barriers to health care access. Prior to joining ASCF full-time, Missy served as Executive Vice-President/Administrator of Patient & Public Affairs for Harris Health (formerly Harris County Hospital District). She is a sustaining member of the Junior League of Houston and a patroness with National Charity League (Sienna Chapter). Missy has her Master in Public Health from UTHSC School of Public Health & an undergraduate degree in Government with a minor in Spanish from the University of Texas at Austin. Bellinger’s personal interests include travel, a variety of outdoor activities but most important, spending quality time with her husband James & daughters MaryAnna & Ava “Rose.” Missy now serves as Director Emeritus of A Shelter for Cancer Families.

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