Lucinda C. West, Ph.D. was diagnosed at the age of 49 with Stage III, triple positive, invasive right breast cancer. She was subsequently treated at MD Anderson Cancer Center located in The Woodlands, Texas. Her treatment included six months of neoadjuvant chemotherapy, a modified radical right mastectomy, 33 daily radiation treatments, followed by eventual reconstruction. She is cancer-free.
Dr. West earned her Ph.D. from Regent University. She is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Texas (LMFT-S) and Florida (LMFT), and a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) in the state of Florida. She serves as Faculty Chair and Program Director for the dually accredited (COAMFTE and CACREP) Marriage and Family Counseling/Therapy program at Capella University. She has more than 20 years of experience providing marriage, family, and couples therapy, teaching master’s level MFT and CES doctoral students, in addition to supervising master’s level clinicians for licensure. Dr. West is a Clinical Fellow in the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT), an AAMFT Approved Supervisor and a professional member of the American Counseling Association (ACA).
She has been married to her husband for 30 years. They have two grown children, one grandchild, and a dog. Hobbies include road trips on the Harley Davidson, spending time with the family, and playing with her new grandbaby. In addition she loves to sing, play the keyboard, and watch bluebirds nest in their Texan backyard.
Pamela J. Schlembach M.D., is a board certified radiation oncologist and holds an academic appointment as Professor in the Department of Radiation Oncology at the University of Texas, MD Anderson. Her regional office is conveniently located in The Woodlands, Texas, where she has been serving Montgomery county residents full-time since 2004.
Dr. Schlembach received her medical degree from the Medical College of Ohio in Toledo and completed her residency in radiation oncology at the world-renowned MD Anderson Cancer Center in 2002 where she joined the faculty. She is a pioneer in the outreach program and is responsible for formulating the first multidisciplinary team for MD Anderson in breast cancer in a community setting. She serves as a community liaison for MD Anderson and speaks at a multitude of educational events and donates countless hours to education and support. She is the medical director of the Gamma Knife program at CHI St. Luke’s Woodlands hospital. She also facilitates “Breast Friends,” the largest breast cancer support and survivorship group in Montgomery County. She has received numerous publications and awards.
She has been married for 38 years and has two adult children. She enjoys cooking, biking and entertaining friends and family.