Diane Redington, Founder and Executive Director

Diane created The GCS Project after being diagnosed with the disease in April, 2015. Diane is a nurse practitioner by training and held a diverse range of leadership positions in community clinics, hospitals, and in the insurance industry throughout her distinguished career. Her role prior to retirement was as a family nurse practioner in a community clinic for underinsured in West Virginia. She holds a BS in nursing from Duquesne University, a MS in nursing from the University of Pittsburgh, and a Masters in public administration from Carnegie Mellon University.

John Redington, President

John Redington is the executive director at Comprehensive Bleeding Disorder Center in Peoria Illinois. John’s experience ranges from hospital COO to running physician multi-specialty practices and bleeding centers. John also has started multiple businesses which include home medical companies, retail, and specialty pharmacies and is Involved in fundraising events for several not-for-profits John is married (Debi) with four children and two grandchildren.

Missy Taylor, Vice President

Missy Taylor is a senior director for New Mexico Heart Institute in Albuquerque. She manages everything from IT to the Imaging Department for the Heart Institute. She also holds a doctorate in physical therapy. Missy’s spouse, Holly Dunn, passed away from ovarian carcinosarcoma in November of 2016 following a short eight-month battle. Missy joined The GCS Project because she does not want to see ONE MORE woman suffer and lose this battle with this disease.

Kathryn Wilt, Secretary

Kathryn Wilt, RN, PhD is a nurse educator and healthcare ethicist. Kathy’s nursing areas of specialty include medical-surgical, acute care, and community nursing. Diane and Kathy have been the best of friends since first meeting 40 years ago. Kathy has been working with The GCS Project since its beginning, focusing her board work on science and research.



Roy Buchta, Treasurer

Roy Buchta is the husband of The GCS Project’s founder and executive director Diane Redington and has been involved with The GCS Project since its establishment in 2016. Roy holds a BA from Syracuse University and an MBA from the University of Pittsburgh. He was Interim HealthCare’s regional vice president for 36 years, responsible for the management of its nine locations in western Pennsylvania and northern West Virginia and the delivery of comprehensive home care and hospice services.


Jennifer Redington

Jennifer Redington is a Sr. Manager of technology innovation at Kaiser Permanente in Oakland, California. She leads the implementation of strategic IT, data, and operational redesign mandates for Kaiser’s Northern California Continuing Care operations. For the last 25 years, she has worked in all aspects of health care technology. Her focus on The GCS board is on the website and CRM infrastructure that enables the GCSproject.org to support the community of patients and their loved ones in need of information and support, and to raise money for critical research. Jennifer holds a BS in business administration from Duquesne University.

Ginny Koenig

6Ginny Koenig is a clinical psychologist who lost her sister, Barb, to uterine cancer three years ago. Ginny holds a BA from the University of Notre Dame and a PhD from the University of Pittsburgh. Diane and Ginny have been close friends for 40 years.





Peter Madsen, MD

Peter Madsen, MD is currently in training as a neurosurgeon at The Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He received his BS in chemistry from Carnegie Mellon University and medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania. He has a career interest in pediatric neurosurgery and neuro-oncology and has been a researcher in the fields of cancer biology, epigenetics, and genomics for a number of years. As a lifelong friend of Diane Redington, he hopes to bring any expertise he has in the field of cancer research to The GCS Project’s goal of ending this disease.

Karen Metzinger

Karen Metzinger is an educator, writer/editor and fundraiser who holds a BA from the University of Notre Dame and an MA from Bradley University. The retired executive director of marketing and publications for Bradley University in Peoria, Illinois, her work for The GCS Project involves interviewing, writing, and editing for GCSproject.org and other publications to promote international awareness of The GCS Project.