About Us

The Richmond Brain Tumor Support Group (BTSG) was founded in 1990 by Donna Gammon BSN as part of a class project while studying to become a nurse. The group first met as a brown bag lunch discussion hosted at various locations (including a stint at Saxon Shoes when the president of the store was diagnosed), and is now headquartered in Richmond, Virginia.



The Richmond Brain Tumor Support Group is a 501(c)3 non-profit dedicated to providing support for brain tumor survivors and their loved ones, promoting awareness for brain tumor issues, and advocating for brain tumor research in Central Virginia.



Brain Tumor Action Week at the beginning of May each year provides opportunities for promoting awareness. Past events have included trips to Washington DC to attend a national meeting on brain tumor issues, setting up information tables at area hospitals, and even a benefit concert produced by members of our group.

The Diamond


We get together just for fun at our Holiday Party. Other past special events have included trips to sporting events such as VCU basketball, the Richmond Flying Squirrels, and the Richmond Kickers.

An annual event put on by the National Brain Tumor Society to raise awareness of brain tumors is the RVA Brain Tumor 5K Race and Family Fun Walk. The event is held in Scott's Addition around the first of November.

Upcoming Events
Support Group


Our monthly meetings take place via Zoom from 6:30 - 8pm on the 2nd Tuesday of each month. Click below to join a meeting.

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Current Facilitators

Mike Cerreto

Michael Cerreto, MS, CPCRT, LDR, CSC, Edu-K is a Certified Cognitive Rehabilitation Therapist with A Talented Mind Clinic in Richmond, Virginia. He provides personalized cognitive rehabilitation to help children, adolescents, and adults comeback from an acquired brain injury to create a life of meaning and achievement.

Mike Cerreto

Current Facilitator
Nancy Hsu

Nancy Hsu, Psy.D. has been co-facilitating the Richmond Brain Tumor Support Group since 2016. She is a rehabilitation psychologist/neuropsychologist in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at VCU. She specializes in working with children and adults with traumatic brain injury, cancer, stroke, and other neurological disorders.

Nancy Hsu

Current Facilitator

Past Facilitators

Team Member

Carol Roberts, RN, CCRN

Past Facilitator
Team Member

Cindy Angell Andre

Past Facilitator
Team Member

Donna Gammon, RN

Sr. UI Designer

Steering Committee

Willam C. Broaddus, M.D, PhD.
Michael Cerreto, MS, CPCRT, LDR, CSC, Edu-K
Julie Fox, Steering Committee Member
Nancy Hsu, Psy.D.
Cheryl Fare Tormey, MFA, LUT (former member)


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Mailing Address
Richmond Brain Tumor Support Group
P. O. Box 980631
Richmond, VA 23298-0631