Complementary Cancer Care


Our Board of Directors

Suzie DeBusk – President

Bio coming soon…

Lorien Neargarder – Vice President
Mind-Body Program Director

As one of our Co-Founders, Lorien has now held every position on our Board of Directors.  Her knowledge of the organization’s history, programs, and services is invaluable and has helped guide us since the organization’s inception.  Both detailed and creative, she is experienced in developing compassionate, thriving programs for cancer patients, survivors, and caregivers in California and Florida.

After 10 years of teaching yoga to people dealing with cancer, Lórien wrote CANCER + YOGAa book that blends complex teachings with evidence-informed practices and provides her readers from all perspectives with techniques to bring more calm in the face of cancer’s chaos. Cancer is a word that changes everything, for everyone involved.

Mary P Parker – Secretary/Treasurer

Mary is the owner of Computer Management Corporation, specializing in website design and creating online courses.  Having been referred to Complementary Cancer Care in 2019 by her oncologist, Mary regularly attends our Mind-Body Classes and participates in a variety of our Support and Educational events.  She launched (and maintains) our new website in Jan 2021 and became an Advisory Board Member in 2022.  Mary received her bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Florida, is a retired executive bank operations officer, and served on the boards of the local and state non-profit genealogical societies.  As a cancer survivor who was blessed by an abundance of support, Mary is passionate about providing and promoting resources for those along their own cancer journey.

Our Co-Founders

Lorien Neargarder, BSME, C-IAYT, E-RYT500 – Yoga Therapist
Founding Director / Mind-Body Program Director

Lorien holds a degree in mechanical engineering and is a certified yoga therapist who specializes in working with chronic pain and cancer. She provided yoga therapy for Californian cancer programs, such as Stanford Cancer Supportive Care Program, Kaiser Permanente and Good Samaritan Hospital and developed a thriving program that partnered yoga studios with the nonprofit organization Cancer CAREpoint. In 2018 she co-founded Complementary Cancer Care after a move to Brevard County, Florida, where she continues to serve the cancer community with the Mind-Body program.

Amy Fentress, RN, MSN, OCN, RYT – Oncology Nurse & Health Coach
Founding Director / Education & Navigation Program Director

Amy holds a master’s degree in Clinical Nurse Education, is an Oncology Certified Nurse and Certified Holistic Cancer Coach as well as a 200-hour certified yoga teacher. She has been a nurse for 31 years and became passionate about oncology nursing 17 years ago, working in many capacities as an oncology nurse including chemotherapy infusion, management, pharmaceutical educator, case management, and most recently Co-Founder of Complementary Cancer Care Inc.  She has worked at Florida Cancer Specialist, The University of Kansas Cancer Center, Cancer Center of Kansas, and Space Coast Cancer Center.  Amy is a member of American Holistic Nurses Association and Oncology Nurses Society. She also is a member of Lighthouse Christian Church. Amy began offering free yoga classes for cancer patients, caregivers, and survivors in 2017; the positive impact of these classes led to building the Complementary Cancer Care nonprofit. Through her “Seeds of Hope” program with Complementary Cancer Care Amy provides free education, navigation, and inspiration services to cancer patients, caregivers, and survivors.