Our Crew

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.

Allison began her career as a television news reporter on the east coast of Florida.  Her sense of purpose, truth-seeking and love of community was fueled as she reported on everything from breaking news, NASA, government, industry and local law enforcement and eventually led to her accepting the role of Public Information Officer for one of the largest Sherriff’s offices in Florida.

After the birth of her children, Allison stepped out of the fast-paced public life and began her own not-for-profit organization, Positive Performances – an organization focused on children ages 5-17 and their creation of music based theatrical shows to share with others.

Once her children were grown, Allison leaned into learning, becoming certified as a Senior Healthcare Administrator, Life Enrichment Director, Bereavement Peer Responder and Alzheimer’s/Dementia Specialists within geriatrics.  She’s spent the last 15 years helping families as they navigate the challenges of aging loved ones, offering guidance and grace to honor their journey.

In her free-time, Allison loves all things dancing, spending time with her family and being Mimi to her sweet grandson!

Iris Starr has served the community for over 25 years.

She brings with her a great wealth of knowledge of local philanthropy, having held positions at American Cancer Society, Art Center Sarasota and Hershorin Schiff Community Day School.