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The Mothers' Living Stories Project

The MLS Team

Since its inception in 1995, Founder Linda Blachman has directed the project, supported by the generous contributions of hundreds of individuals, small businesses, and foundations.

Special thanks go to the following:

Volunteer Listeners

  • Marianna Cacciatore (2+ years of service)
  • Carol Charlton (7 years of service)
  • Eleanor Coffman (7 years of service)
  • Maurine Gordon (7 years of service)
  • Virginia Jouris (7 years of service)
  • Michael O’Grady Leaver (7 years of service)
  • Leah Maria Lewis (1 year of service)
  • Betty Stone (7 years of service)
  • Karen Zeldin (4 years of service)

MLS Steering Committee

  • Edd Conboy
  • Hillery Jaffe-Urell
  • Maurine Gordon
  • Dale Ogar
  • Susan Sands
  • Gale Uchiyama

National Advisors (over the past decade)

  • Shelley Adler
  • Deborrah Bremond
  • Ira Byock
  • Carolyn Pape Cowan
  • Philip Cowan
  • Amy Eilberg
  • Nancy Flam
  • Sadja Greenwood
  • Marsha Guggenheim
  • Annette Hess
  • Lynn Humphreys
  • Nancy Iverson
  • Jill Lacefield
  • Rohana McLaughlin
  • Leslie Medine
  • Deena Metzger
  • Eliska Meyers
  • Cynthia Perlis
  • Natalie Compagni Portis
  • Maureen Redl
  • David Spiegel
  • Debu Tripathy
  • Cherry Wise

Special Volunteers

  • Sue Austin, for making the beautiful booklets accompanying the audiotapes
  • Lenore Goldman, Alexandria Hilton, and Andrea Jepson for consulting and coaching
  • Natalie Compagni Portis, Susan Gruye, and Carolyn Shaffer, for their work on the Parenting through Cancer Resource Guide
  • Dorothy Brown, for research assistance

Major Funders

  • Katherine Neustadter,
    Katherine H. Bercovici Memorial Fund
  • John Kerner, The Kerner Fund
  • Bay Area Affiliate of the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation
  • Jill Lacefield, Alive! Foundation
  • Kristina Flanagan, Maxine Borgman Fund
  • Carole and Dale Landon
  • Eva Chernov Lokey
  • Vodofone-U.S. Foundation
  • San Francisco Foundation
  • Breast Cancer Fund
  • Vanguard Public Foundation
  • Junior League of Oakland-East Bay
  • Sydney Stern Memorial Trust
  • Dina’s Dime Fund, Women’s Foundation of CA
  • Friedman Family Foundation
  • Zickler Family Foundation
  • Richard and Rhoda Goldman Fund

Nonprofit Fiscal Agents

  • California Pacific Medical Center, Institute for Health and Healing, 1995-1996
  • Mount Zion Health Fund, pro bono nonprofit fiscal agent, 1997-2005.
  • The San Francisco Institute on Aging, 2005.

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