About Us

ABOUT US

WE’RE AN ORGANIZATION THAT FOCUSES ON THE POSITIVE.

Links for Life was started in 1992 by Sharyn Woods and Carol Barraza to promote breast cancer awareness and provide services for women coping with cancer. We serve Kern County persons and families.

Our Mission as an organization is:

  • To Provide an organization to benefit persons and families affected by breast cancer.
  • To Challenge each woman in Kern County to be aware of her breast health and promote support for those affected.
  • To Educate the general public about breast health.

Encouraged by our accomplishments to date, we are determined to continue the battle against breast cancer by meeting the needs of the community in which we live.

COMMUNITY HEALTH PARTNERS

  • Adventist Health Bakersfield
  • CBCC
  • Clinica Sierra Vista
  • CSUB
  • Kern Family Health Care
  • Kern Medical Center
  • Kern Radiology
  • Mercy Hospitals of Bakersfield/Special Needs Dept.
  • Omni Family Health
  • Planned Parenthood
  • Quest Imaging
  • Stockdale Radiology
  • Tehachapi Valley Healthcare
  • Truxtun Radiology
  • Valley Imaging Medical Center

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

  • President
    Irma Cervantes, BCSD
  • Past President
    Charlotte Brandt, Links for Life Ambassador
  • Treasurer
    Brooke Baird, Brown Armstrong
  • Secretary
    Victoria Hurtado, Kern Health Systems
  • Honorary Life Member
    Stana Bright, Links for Life Ambassador

Committee Chair-Persons

  • Community Engagement 
    BJ Claiborne, Central Valley Medical Group
    Michael (Tigger) McAllister, REDtrac
  • Outreach & Programs
    Danyell Deckard, Quest Imaging
    Jenny Lavers, AIS Cancer Center
  • Public Relations
    Maritza Jimenez, Kern Health Systems
  • Volunteer Development & Education
    Gabriela Vasquez, Carniceria La Carreta
  • Members at Large
    Susie Aspeitia, CBCC
    Priscilla Bacus, Links for Life Ambassador
    Sylvia Cariker, KUZZ
    Joy Short, Kaiser Permanente
    Kelly Woods, Wonderful Farms

 

SUSTAINING PARTNER

SERVICE PARTNERS

SUPPORT PARTNERS