Angel Wings Network, 2019 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 flag that represent different types of cancer. She lives with her husband, Skip on a ranch outside of Council, Idaho.
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 went 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 and I became a board member in April of this year. I feel that we are doing a tremendous service to our rural community.
Mary Chavez - Weiser, Idaho
Having been raised in Arizona, I relocated to Nevada, married and raised a family and lived there for 40 years. I relocated to Idaho as a widow after the loss of my husband to cancer.
A lifetime of careers led me to work in banking, a Nevada casino doing soft count and cashiering, then telecommunications sales and service, then back in banking and investments department and then marketing department followed by accounting for a trust company and retiring.
During the various career paths I became a caregiver for my elderly God Parents. My Godfather passed from cancer and my Godmother passed from heartbreak shortly after. My Dad who passed at an early age needed care and understanding in his last years. My Mom and I were caregivers for him and I helped support my mother through this. I then became a caregiver for my husband, who passed after a long history of rare medical instances, and in the last year was diagnosed with internal melanoma cancer. My mother was a source of strength for me as well through this challenge.
I now have the opportunity to pay it back in helping with the Angel Wings Network family. I have gained strength and knowledge from what I went through dealing with the health issues and needs of my loved ones. My experiences enable me to share and help those who need care, understanding and knowledge as they battle cancer.
This is not how I envisioned my retirement years, but I know the challenge and this work is a blessing for me. We are blessed that the community is there to support us and that God is always there to give a helping hand. Amen.
Paddy Daratt - Weiser, Idaho
Paddy is a long time resident of Weiser. She is a retired Clerk from Washington County. She also serves as a guardian on the Washington County Council of Guardians. Paddy has been a member of the Board of Directors for over two years.
Eleonore Huggins - Weiser Idaho
Eleonore is co-owner of 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.
She has helped transport people to their cancer treatments through our Wheels to Recovery program for several years.
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.