Tony is a brain cancer survivor, who previously worked at Village Bikes in Sarasota, FL. Tony was in the cycling industry for over fifteen years and has extensive knowledge in the many facets of biking from the recreational rider to the diehard tri-athlete. An active adventure racer, cyclist, and sporting event organizer, Tony brings a wealth of information to assist our community with finding the right bike to fit their needs. After conquering his battle with brain cancer, Tony felt compelled to use his experiences with cancer to raise awareness for the critical need for programs focused on providing support to those diagnosed with cancer. He believes more needs to be done to help cancer fighters stay engaged in active and goal-oriented living and have the support they need to thrive, not just survive cancer. It is this passionate belief that led Tony to create Team Tony Foundation in September of 2010..
Lori is the co-founder of Team Tony Cancer Foundation, a Leadership Coach, Cancer Coach, and C.O.O. at Xperience, LLC. Lori graduated from Georgetown University’s Leadership Coaching Program, has a Certification in Applied Positive Psychology (Based on the University of Pennsylvania’s Applied Positive Psychology Master’s Program), is certified in Foundations in PACT, and has a degree in Finance from the University of South Florida. She is dedicated to a life of learning and providing a platform for others to learn and grow.
Kelly Deam brings more than 18 years of experience in the not-for-profit sector to her position at the Team Tony Cancer Foundation, and previously served as the organization’s Program Coordinator. Deam earned her master’s degree in health administration from Webster University in Missouri and received her bachelor’s degree in medical technology from Maryville University in Missouri.
A native of St. Louis, Mo., her past positions include manager of quality assurance and volunteers for Cardinal Ritter Senior Services, director of development and alumni relations for the American Youth Foundation and development director for both Boys Hope Girls Hope and Friends of Kids with Cancer. She and her husband relocated to Venice, Florida in 2017, where they spend their time enjoying the beautiful Florida sunshine and playing with their dog, Lola.
Christina DeFrancisco, a New York native, brings a multitude of experience to Team Tony. Her previous positions were held in development and communications in the nonprofit sector.
Christina obtained her bachelor of arts in Communications and Journalism from St. Thomas Aquinas College in NY.