2022-2023 Board of Directors
Mabel Dobbs - Weiser, Idaho
Mabel came to Angel Wings Network, Inc in 2013 at the request of founder, Linda Roundtree. Mabel was retired from a long career in banking and real estate lending. In 2010 she became the primary care person for her mom and dad. Mabel’s mom had beat breast cancer twice, 20 years apart, but had congestive heart issues and her dad had been diagnosed with terminal lung cancer so she took care of them until they passed in the fall of 2011. Mabel came to Angel Wings as part-time coordinator and remained in that position until December 2016 when she had to leave to care for her husband Grant. Grant passed away in December 2017. In April 2018, Mabel returned as the Angel Wings Network, Inc. Coordinator. In March 2019 she accepted the position of Executive Director. The commitment of Angel Wings Network, Inc., of helping folks battling cancer in our rural communities, touches Mabel’s heart and she feels blessed to be a part of this amazing group of dedicated volunteers.
Toni Burnett-Council, Idaho
Angel Riders Coordinator
Toni lives in Council, Idaho and is the leader of The Angel Riders equestrian drill team. Her family has been touched by cancer in many ways. Both of her parents are cancer survivors and both of her grandmothers had cancer. She loves being a part of Angel Wings Network and The Angel Riders, who perform at rodeos and parades and fly flags that represent different types of cancer. She lives with her husband, Skip on a ranch outside of Council, Idaho.
My husband, Chris, and I moved to Weiser in May 2020, just as the pandemic was gaining full power. For about 9 months, we couldn’t go anywhere or do much of anything except stay home & entertain ourselves. Along about July 2021, I decided I needed something to do by way of volunteering in our community and, having participated in the Angel Wings Network, Inc. auction that spring, I decided to volunteer as a driver. There is a lot of cancer in my family; my mom had breast cancer twice and ended up passing away from the cancer metastasizing to her bones, one my sisters passed away in 1984 from malignant melanoma, my other sister had cervical cancer and later breast cancer, and on my paternal side, I have two aunts who passed away from cancer. Angel Wings Network performs services that are very near and dear to my heart!! I “graduated” from volunteer driver to volunteer office help during the past year, and I am honored to now be a board member where I can do even more to help cancer patients in our community and outlying areas.
Carie Lawrence - Weiser, Idaho
Board Secretary / Media Administrator / Grant Writer
Raised in Weiser, Idaho, I have always loved this area. I moved away for a few years to go to school, get married, and have my two children. But we eventually came back to Weiser to raise our kids and settle in a home. In Fall of 2019, I was accepted as an intern at Angel Wings Network, Inc so that I could learn from everyone on how a nonprofit functions and grows. This 4-month internship was the final piece to completing my bachelor's degree in Human Services. After spending 4 months with this group of AMAZING volunteers, my passion for helping others grew even more. I stayed on as a volunteer after that, taking on the role as media administrator, spreading the word about our cause through social media. During the pandemic, this role became a lot bigger with the restrictions placed upon us. I am blessed with the ability to work from home as a freelance writer, social media manager, and home-schooling mom in addition to my volunteerism with Angel Wings. Since February of 2020, I have also taken on the task of writing grants for Angel Wings, which has been a fun and rewarding experience. I am thrilled to be a part of this nonprofit and look forward to many years of serving.
Mari Bionaz - Weiser, Idaho
My husband, Richard and I moved to Weiser in 2001. We had come in 2000 to visit friends and fell in love with Weiser. We were not quite ready to retire yet so we both took jobs. I went to work at BMC West at the corporate office in Boise as a Property Accountant. I had been in travel accounting for about 25 years, so this new position was quite a change. I worked there till 2010 when they were downsizing due to filing bankruptcy. I then worked at Home Depot at the Special Service desk for a couple of years. I left there to work for Carl Glarborg here in Weiser. That is where I met Mabel who came into Carl's office to check if someone could help with payroll. I volunteered to help and have since been asked to be the Treasurer. I am looking forward to volunteering and working with the ladies in the office and the Board. We have been fortunate to not have anyone in our immediate family effected by cancer, though we have had some very close friends (like family) that have had cancer. The services that Angel Wings gives to their clients is extremely important and I feel very blessed to be able to help with the financial part of Angel Wings.
Eleonore Huggins - Weiser Idaho
Eleonore is retired from her family business Huggins Construction in Weiser, Idaho. She has been a volunteer for Angel Wings Network, Inc. for a number of years and joined the board in January 2019. Eleonore has been our key transport driver and spends many hours driving back and forth to treatment with many of our cancer patients. She is also a vital piece to performing duties for the events we host each year.
Cindy Shaw - Weiser, Idaho
Cindy (Slyter) Shaw was born and raised in Weiser. She attended Weiser schools and graduated from Weiser High School. She married and became the proud mother of three fine sons.
She attended TVCC and became a licensed practical nurse. Nursing seemed to be a good fit for her, and she worked for thirty years in that profession. She probably would have continued in that role, except she was diagnosed with breast cancer, and it became too difficult. Through the years, she has been a certified massage therapist, a weekly writer for the Weiser Signal American newspaper, a volunteer pianist at her church and at the local care center. Her latest volunteer activity has been as a member of the board, and also working in the office of Angel Wings Network.
Alberta Busking - Weiser, Idaho
In November of 2015 I moved to Weiser from Fort Laramie, Wyoming. I retired in 2006 after working as a social worker/substance abuse counselor. The day after I arrived in Weiser I went to the yard sale Angel wings was having. When Mabel told me what the money was used for, I became very interested. I had lost 5 family members to cancer, plus my son had lost his in-laws, in the previous 4 years. Cancer devastated my family and I jumped at the opportunity to use my interest and counseling skills. I became a volunteer the next day. I love the work I am doing here. I feel that we are doing a tremendous service to our rural community.
I have been involved with Angel Wings for years as my father sat on the board for a period of time and gave me the wonderful introduction to this amazing group of ladies. I also had the chance to intern with this group the summer of 2019. My whole family has been touched by cancer and that is why this group is so important to me. My background is in banking, business, cybersecurity and I am currently working on a Masters in UXD. I run two local business in Weiser and continue to expand my horizons and learn all that there is from this world. I was born and raised in wonderful Weiser, Idaho and have chosen to raise my family here as well. I absolutely love the lady’s that serve on the board and am honored to be joining them to help further their mission and those in need.