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Meet Our Team

The Mesothelioma Hope team is made up of compassionate Patient Advocates, medical and legal experts, dedicated journalists, and outreach coordinators — all committed to making a positive impact on the lives of patients, families, and caregivers.

We invite you to get to know the individuals dedicated to our mission to walk alongside patients and families throughout their journey with mesothelioma.

Mesothelioma Hope Patient Advocates Jenna Tozzi, Shara Fisher, and Lauren Ryder

Some of our team members include (from left to the right): Registered Nurse Jenna Tozzi, Senior Paralegal Shara Fisher, and Patient Advocate Lauren Ryder.

Our Founder

Chris Carberg
Chris Carberg

Chris’s experience with his father’s cancer inspired him to create a website focused on helping families maximize their time together and giving them hope as they walk through the challenges of a mesothelioma diagnosis.

Meet Chris
We aim to point people toward solutions that lead to years of survival, but I believe that even a few extra months could feel like a lifetime. Every minute counts.
– Chris Carberg Founder & Digital Health Advocate

Patient Advocates and Legal Experts

Our trusted Patient Advocates and legal professionals have spent decades helping families like yours find the guidance and support they need.

Expert Contributors

We work with a team of third-party subject matter experts to ensure our content is accurate, objective, and verifiable.

Web Content Team

Mesothelioma Hope follows a thorough research and review process to bring our readers the latest information about mesothelioma. Learn more in our editorial guidelines.

Rae TheodoreRae TheodoreSenior Content Writer

Rae is a seasoned writer and editor with more than 30 years of experience distilling complex topics into information that helps educate and inspire others.

Christoper DryfoosChristopher DryfoosSenior Content Writer

Chris is a journalist and member of the American Medical Writers Association (AMWA) with expertise in military asbestos exposure and veteran-related topics.

Sara KopalaSara KopalaAssociate Director of Digital Strategy

Sara has dedicated 5+ years to assisting mesothelioma patients, ensuring that patients and their families have access to crucial resources and trusted information to navigate a cancer diagnosis.

Svitlana BytsSvitlana BytsWeb Developer

Svitlana keeps the Mesothelioma Hope site running seamlessly to provide the best experience for our users and ensure they can easily find what they’re looking for.

Outreach Team

Our outreach team helps spread our message of hope and resilience to individuals and communities affected by mesothelioma.

Brian BashamBrian BashamOutreach Director
Annika EllisAnnika EllisOutreach Coordinator
Kaitlyn CarlockKaitlyn CarlockOutreach Coordinator
Jamie FariaJamie FariaOutreach Coordinator
Sarah ReedSarah ReedOutreach Coordinator
Chase ButcherChase ButcherOutreach Coordinator
How We Can Help

Mesothelioma Hope is passionate about helping patients and families affected by this aggressive cancer. A mesothelioma diagnosis can be scary and isolating, but we’re here for you at every step. Hope is only a phone call away.

(866) 608-8933
Medical Guidance
  • Get a second opinion
  • Find a doctor or cancer center
  • Access clinical trials
  • Improve your quality of life
Financial Assistance
  • Access $30 billion in trust funds
  • File a mesothelioma claim
  • Increase your VA benefits
  • Apply for travel grants
Supportive Care
  • Find a support group or peer mentor
  • Get help with daily tasks
  • Explore respite care options
  • Navigate life post-treatment

Give us a call now to get more information and discuss your options with our team of medical and legal professionals.

Call (866) 608-8933