Thank you so much for all the hard work these past 10 Years! We would not be here without you.
KIM ZEISE NEEL, CFm - Co-owner and two time breast cancer survivor, Kim has a great passion for serving and advocating those in need. In recent years, she has served on the American Board of Certification mastectomy working group in DC and lobbied on Capitol Hill for the Lymphedema Act. She also testified before MedCac (Medicare standards board) and petitioned SC Medicaid to advocate for the reimbursement of compression garments. When not advocating or taking care of our patients, Kim volunteers with the Girl Scouts, her local church, chairs the Alala Cancer Society and feeds the hungry of Columbia.
SHERRY SHIPP NORRIS, CFm - Co-Owner and skin cancer survivor, Sherry, similarly has deep of conviction to serve. She also testified before MedCac (Medicare standards board) and petitioned SC Medicaid with like minded lymphedema therapists to advocate for the reimbursement of compression garments. She leads us with her passion for advocating for our ladies to be able to receive customized breast prosthesis. Sherry serves as the Past Chair of the Alala Cancer Society, advocates for our patients, and is very passionate about small town living along with farming and showing others they can do it too!
HEATHER MARIE HESTER, CFm - Alala is able to serve the Greenwood and Newberry communities thanks to the hard work and dedication of Heather. As a nationally certified fitter, she travels all over South Carolina making sure post breast cancer and lymphedema customers are well fit and comfortable. Heather is active in the Newberry community serving as a volunteer with Jaycees and Women of the Moose. In her spare time she plays with her 5 fur babies.
ALEXIS RAVEN JETER - In addition to greeting everyone with her warm smile and easy manner, Raven coordinates patient care by taking phone orders, ensuring we receive prescriptions, and following up with patient needs. When not at the front desk she is practicing archery and starring in local films. Raven is locally trained as a mastectomy fitter and is happy to help.
FELICIA MONTGOMERY PRESSLEY - Felicia comes to Alala with a strong health care background including certified nursing assistant, medical coding/billing and more. She’s found her perfect home as Alala’s billing specialist getting bills processed and paid. During her offtime, Felicia is a patient sitter and volunteers at her local church.
JACKIE GROOMS ELLIOTT - Jackie hails from Sumter and is in charge of our logistics, shipping and receiving. If you have ever received a package from Alala, Jackie has used her mastectomy training and compassion to rush your items to you as soon as possible. Jackie also serves as our in house chef catering all of our birthday meals and event menus.
EMILY LYNN NORRIS - Alala’s youngest staffer is not only in charge of all things accounts receivable but serves as our IT support team, too. She has been locally certified as a mastectomy fitter and when not at Alala, is riding horses or enjoying the lake.
CHER JONES - The first face you see when you come in Alala’s front door is Cher. In addition to greeting everyone with her warm smile and easy manner, she coordinates the front office while answering phones, conducting intake and scheduling appointments. When she leaves the office, she is diligently working on her next novel.