Missy Amschwand Bellinger
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”.
Director of Operations
An Austin native, Madelon McGrenera later graduated from Texas Tech University and eventually her family made their way to Houston. Now calling H-town home, Madelon served in a number of volunteer roles for ASCF prior to joining A Shelter for Cancer Families' staff. Her vast experience, professional polish and attention to detail have enabled Madelon to provide a much needed level of support to ASCF. In her role with ASCF, she oversees the operational functions of our Drake property, manages volunteers, helps orchestrate cancer family celebrations and ensures the integrity of our property.
When not working for ASCF, Madelon & her husband Ryan can be found cheering for son Grady on the ball field or supporting daughter Reese in her acting or singing endeavors.
Tiffany Criswell serves as ASCF's onsite housing manager. In her role, she is responsible for the family experience for those in-residence even before they arrive on campus. From managing the intake process to ensuring quality of service, inventory management, loss prevention, check-out and follow-up after families return home, Criswell not only ensures consistency in the management of ASCF's residential housing program, but she brings compassion.
When not on ASCF's campus, Criswell enjoys travel, gardening and spending time with friends and family including children Cooper and Aubrey.