Board of Directors
The Sport of Giving, Inc.
The Sport of Giving, Inc. Board of Directors functions to advise, assist and aid in our efforts to support breast cancer care and prevention in local communities
Founder and President
Sheila Stevens is a Realtor with Storey Morrow Company and has earned designations as a Fine Home, E Pro, and Relocation Specialist by being named a Million dollar producer for 7 years, Presidents Circle -- Top 5% Nationwide for Prudential 2006 -2009 and being #11 in sales for Prudential Georgia Realty in 2007. In 2001, Sheila founded The Sport of Giving, formerly Volley For A Cure and VolleyFest, in remembrance of her mother, Joan Healan Glover, applying her passion for tennis and love of the Lord. Sheila has a hands on approach to every aspect of The Sport of Giving every year. In 2005, she was nominated for a Legacy Award from the United Way in Gwinnett county as one of Gwinnett's exemplary women. In 2008 Sheila won the United Way "Treasure" Legacy Award for Gwinnett County's exemplary women. Also in 2008, 2009 and 2010 Sheila was named "Best of Gwinnett, REALTOR". 2008 also brought The Sport of Giving a wonderful acolade with winning a national award "Realtor Magazine -- Good Neighbor Award. She is a native of Georgia, living in Gwinnett and Hall counties for the last 27 years. She has been involved with many charitable and school organizations over the years. Sheila and her husband of 18 years, Rick Stevens, live in Suwanee with their two children Austin and Camie. On a personal note, Sheila enjoys spending time with her family and friends, reading, traveling, tennis and her bible study group.
Vice President and Treasurer
Lynn Drew Roberts joined the grass roots Volley For A Cure in it’s second year, 2001, after her mother –in-law fell victim to breast cancer. With a background of business skills, and actively serving the community, schools and church for many years; Lynn jumped wholeheartedly into Volley For A Cure now The Sport of Giving, bringing everything she could to the table to improve local community breast cancer care. Husband, Mickey Roberts; Daughter Jessica and her husband Nick; and daughter Cameron are Lynn’s motivating reasons to continue this fight against breast cancer. The positive, energy-charged environment and loving fellowship of women working together single-mindedly in The Sport of Giving events is also a powerful motivator and self-fulfilling. An Atlanta native, Lynn grew up loving and playing various sports and still plays tennis and golf in the Atlanta suburb of Duluth.
Kristen Sapp joined The Sport of Giving in 2003 as a member of the TPC at Sugarloaf VolleyFest Tournament Committee. After serving as TPC Sugarloaf Event Chair in 2005, she became one of the founding officers of The Sport of Giving Board of Directors, serving as Secretary.With a BS in Marketing from Marshall University, Kristen has focused on freelance writing promoting the ideals of non-profit organizations. She currently writes a monthly feature article for Sugarloaf Living magazine and serves as judge for the Reflections writing competition in Gwinnett County. Living in the Sugarloaf community with her husband, David, Kristen considers "cancer activist" as her true mission.
Spokesman and Medical Advisor
Dr. David Whiteman is a Board Certified Plastic & Reconstruction Surgeon in both the United States and Canada. He has been practicing Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery in Atlanta, GA since 1993 and maintains privileges at many nationally accredited hospitals & surgical centers throughout Atlanta. Dr. Whiteman received his medical degree with the gold medal honors from the University of Western Ontario in London, Ontario Canada. He completed his residency at St. Michaels Hospital in Toronto and the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada. Dr. Whiteman went on to complete his fellowship training at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. in advanced techniques of cosmetic surgery and breast reconstruction. Dr. Whiteman is dedicated to breast cancer research and education. He devotes his time regularly counseling breast cancer patients and speaking to hospitals and associations. · Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery · Certified by the Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Canada · Member of the American Society of Plastic Surgery · Former Member of the Board of the American Cancer Society · Director of the Breast Cancer Survivors Information Network · Director of Southern Plastic Surgery Breast Cancer Mentor Program · Spokesperson and Advisor for VolleyFest (Breast Cancer Initiative) · Founder of Southern Plastic Surgery
Karyn Greer joined 11Alive News in August of 1999. She serves the station as a reporter for 11Alive's Special Projects Unit as well as an 11Alive News anchor for 11Alive Weekend at 6 & 11 p.m. Karyn is also the managing editor and primary anchor for UPN Atlanta News at Ten. Karyn came to 11Alive from WGNX-TV, also in Atlanta, where she completed a ten-year tenure in the primary co-anchor position for that station's weeknight newscasts. Greer began her broadcast career in 1983 at WCIA-TV in Champaign, Illinois. She moved to WICD-TV the following year where she worked as a weekend anchor/reporter. She then spent three years in Charleston, South Carolina where she was the solo anchor for the highest rated newscast in the market. A long-time Atlanta resident, Karyn is well known in the local television market and has a history of hands-on community involvement. She is the past president of the Atlanta Press Club and currently serves on the Board of Governor's for the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. The Emmy award winning anchor is also a member of the Magnolia chapter of The Links Inc. a board member of the Arthritis Foundation, on the board of the Chattahoochee Nature Center and a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. Throughout her career she has been the recipient of numerous awards honoring both her professional work and community contributions. Karyn is a native of Chicago, Illinois. In her free time she enjoys reading and traveling with her husband Tony and being a soccer and swim mom to their sons, Kyle and Tyler
Vice President RelayHealth Strategy and Business Development
Mark Edelstein is vice president of Strategy and Business Development for RelayHealth, the connectivity business unit of McKesson. Mark has over 20 years of experience in sales leadership and market development with world class healthcare technology and services organizations. Prior to joining RelayHealth Mark held several successful leadership roles for startup, growth and mature healthcare technology companies including Initiate Systems, a newly acquired IBM company, Siemens and Premier. Mark graduated cum laude, from the University of Pittsburgh, earning both a BS in Business and BA in Communications. Originally from Pennsylvania, he and his wife Teri have called Georgia their home since 1984 and reside in Johns Creek. They have two sons, Jordan, 19 a sophomore at the University of GA and Alex, 16 a sophomore at Northview High. Mark's life long goal is and continues to be to have a positive impact on the availability, delivery and quality of healthcare in the United States.
Lynne Mays works for the Walton County District Attorney’s office of Victim Services, assisting victims, families of victims, and witnesses as they navigate the courts and community support systems. She is a graduate of California State University, Fullerton, with a degree in Criminal Justice. After many years of participating with charities that fund research for women’s cancers, Lynne became an advocate and speaker on the subject the hard way, by being diagnosed with breast cancer herself in 2008. She and her husband, Terry, have four grown children and live in Gwinnett County.
Dr. Tracy McElveen is a Radiation Oncologist who has recently relocated my practice to the Lawrenceville area. After graduating from Dr Phillips High School with honors, She attended Stetson University a private university in Deland Florida. While there she was the founding president of a premed chapter of the American Medical Student Association. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from Stetson and was honored at graduation with the Turner Award for excellence in academics, leadership, community service, athletics, and personal integrity. After college, she attended medical school at the University of South Florida where she was the note service president. In 2005 she completed residency at Thomas Jefferson University, one of the top training programs in the country.
After residency she started with Northside Hospital, a comprehensive community hospital with a focus on women’s health. While there, she served as the American Cancer Society Physician Liaison, and actively participated on the Cancer Committee, the Credentialing Committee, Breast Cancer Committee and was the Tumor Board Facilitator. For the last two years she served as the Radiation Oncology Department Chair.
This past Spring she was recruited by RC Cancer Centers to join their practice and develop an Integrative Oncology Program. Over the past six months, she has been focusing on laying the foundation of the program that covers eight pillars of wellness. They include massage, nutrition, mind-body, exercise, smoking cessation, weight management, acupuncture and education.