Rein in Sarcoma Has a New Board President

Debra Cossette

The past year has been a big transition for Pete Wyckoff as he handed off leadership to Janelle Calhoun who joined as Executive Director in July, 2017. Pete completed the transition to new leadership as he passed the Board President's gavel to Debra Cossette at the 2018 Annual Meeting. Read more about Pete and Sue Wyckoff's roles going forward.

Deb and her husband, Terry came to know Rein in Sarcoma when Terry received the Patient Starter Notebook from the University of Minnesota Sarcoma team. He is thankfully now a six-year survivor. After volunteering at several RIS events, then finding more time after retiring and with an interest to learn something new, Deb got involved in the redesign of the website in 2015.

Deb grew up in the Twin Cities, graduated from the University of Minnesota in Electrical Engineering and built a career in product development at 3M, spending a few years working in Austin, Texas. Besides volunteering with Rein in Sarcoma, she enjoys traveling to experience new places and visit relatives and friends throughout the United States.

From Deb:

I am honored to become Board President of Rein in Sarcoma at such a pivotal time in the organization. Over the past few years I have come to highly regard Pete and Sue Wyckoff and all they have done to build such a impactful foundation. I appreciate Pete and Sue's continuing involvement as Janelle and I work to make the transition as smooth as possible. I'm am always impressed by the passion and commitment of the volunteers, medical professionals, board members, committee leaders and staff who enable RIS to serve and bring hope to so many patients and families. I look forward to meeting many more of you personally over the next year.