Our Speakers

We were honored and proud to have the following presenters at our 2016 event:

Kristie A. Bobolis, MD

Dr. Kristie Bobolis is a medical oncologist with a special interest in breast cancer. Dr. Bobolis, completed her internship and residency in internal medicine at the University of California at Los Angeles and her fellowship training in hematology and oncology at Duke University Medical Center.

Dr. Bobolis is an attending physician at Sutter Roseville Medical Center. She is the Medical Director of the Breast Cancer Program at Sutter Roseville and runs the multidisciplinary breast tumor board. She established a clinical cancer genetics program at Sutter Roseville and is President Elect of the National Consortium of Breast Centers.

Dr. Bobolis is an active member of numerous professional societies including the American Society of Clinical Oncology, the American Association for Cancer Research, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the American Society of Hematology and the American Medical Association. She is involved in clinical research at her institution.

Patti Brown, MS LMFT, CMBM certified

Patti is the Founder/ Executive Director of Wellness Within which is the realization of a dream for Patti. After 20 years in private practice as a psychotherapist, she decided to honor the tugging at her heart and open a grass roots organization to serve a community dealing with cancer and it’s aftermath.  It is her life’s work to teach, support, and mobilize the body and mind for healing.

Patti’s vision for Wellness Within is to provide a healing oasis to equip individuals and families dealing with a life-threatening illness with the resources, tools and support needed to heal and thrive. She believes we are all equipped with a wellspring of resources that exists within to facilitate present moment joy and transformation even in the face of difficulty.

Patti actively incorporates her training in mind-body medicine to support a community of people struggling with a cancer diagnosis. The Center’s belief is based on honoring the integration of medical treatments and coupling it with mind body practices that enhances the quality of life with dignity and hope.  As the founder of Wellness Within, she understands the profound impact a life threatening illness brings to one’s life and the significance of pulling together a caring, loving community to provide support, comfort and healing.

Bobbin Mulvaney

Bobbin comes to us from Mulvaney’s B&L Restaurant in which she has over 30 years experience in the hospitality industry in the greater Sacramento region.

After growing up in a small farming community in the Central Valley, Bobbin moved to Sacramento and found a rich cultural environment where her take on elegant, comforting hospitality could thrive.

Mulvaney’s B&L, with its restaurant and banquet hall, is the realization of the dream that farm girl had all those years ago. As a leader in the Farm to Fork movement, the B&L celebrates the local farmers, chefs and culinary community every day, promoting the bounty of the Sacramento region.

Bobbin continues to be an active member of her community outside her business in education and the non-profit sector- focusing on services and programs for our underserved communities and homeless neighbors. She enjoys teaching numerous classes and taking on many of the issues that face the city she loves.