Derek Miller: Sports and On-line Gaming Director
Derek has worked in the IT field for over 20 years. He decided to honor his step-sister Lisa and assist his dad in helping those that are fighting brain cancer by joining the Play To Beat Brain Cancer organization.
Derek has 4 very active sons. He has one adult son who is a serious on-line gamer and 3 younger boys who are heavily involved in various sports. Derek loves bowling and playing softball. He played softball for years with his dad. Derek is an accomplished baseball/softball coach and an avid KC Royals fan.
Stephen Miller (Steve): Founder/President/Executive Director
Steve founded this organization in honor of his oldest daughter who was lost to Glioblastoma in 2013. He has also lost an uncle and a couple of friends to various types of Brain Cancer. After working decades in the IT world, Steve found a higher calling in the desire to help others. He has seen the impact on families who are struggling with the cost of medicines, treatments and surgeries. Steve established Play To Beat Brain Cancer to help relieve that financial stress endured by families and to support cutting edge Brain Cancer research at research centers such as the MD Anderson Cancer center in Houston.
Steve is happily married. Between he and his wife they had 3 incredible children and have 8 wonderful grandchildren. His hobbies include vegetable gardening, antiquing, & watching the KC Royals. He loves playing most sports such as softball, volleyball, golf, & bowling. He also loves all kinds of board, arcade, and computer games along with puzzles of all types.
Play To Beat Brain Cancer Staff
Play To Beat Cancer Volunteers
Play To Beat Cancer Board of Directors
Dr. Roger Anderson D.C., : APM clinic Founder and Director. Chiropractic Physician, and Acupuncturist. Dr. Anderson completed his undergraduate schools at Fort Hays State University in Hays Kansas and graduated from Cleveland Chiropractic College in Kansas City Missouri in 1982. During this time at Cleveland Chiropractic College, he was fortunate enough to meet an accomplished Chinese medical physician who was trained in both Western methods and Eastern methods of medicine. Dr. Anderson studied under him virtually every weekend for several years learning both Eastern Medical Theory in respects to acupuncture and herbal medicine - theory, diagnosis and treatment. This has expanded his treatment capabilities to more than the traditional musculoskeletal issues to be able to effectively treat autoimmune disorders and other internal disorders.
Dr. Anderson's dream of having a multi-specialty/multidisciplinary clinic came true in November of 2004, to where chiropractic physicians, acupuncturists, medical physicians, nutritionists, psychotherapist and physical therapist all under one roof coordinating care for the best possible outcomes to the patient. Dr. Anderson believes in traditional medical treatment in cases where the benefits outweigh the side effects and the cause of that condition is always addressed other than just treating symptoms.
Dr. Anderson has been in practice for 30 years, having treated over 20,000 patients and still has "The Passion", one patient at time, to do all that is necessary within his power to facilitate healing, educate on prevention and appropriate lifestyle changes so the patient can express their true potential. He loves what he does and does what he loves - and that is being a facilitator of healing.
Dr. Anderson is happily married. He and his wife together have two sons and together three wonderful grandsons. His hobbies include golf, weightlifting, and reading and of course "Work" to him is not a four letter word.
Rosalie Miller: Volunteer Coordinator.
Rosalie retired after 25 years as an elementary teacher in the Shawnee Mission School District. She acquired her teaching degree from Avila University and her Masters from Mid-America Nazarene University. She and Steve had 3 children between them and have 8 wonderful grandchildren. Rosalie lost her oldest daughter to Glioblastoma in 2013 after a 3 year battle. Along with Steve she wanted to make a difference and help others during their battle with brain cancer. She also wanted to help fund the brain cancer research being conducted by the MD Anderson Brain Cancer Center in Houston. This is the group that helped extend the life span of her daughter Lisa.
Rosalie's hobbies include indoor & outdoor gardening, and spending time with the grandchildren. She loves sports and is a KC Royals fan. Rosalie has been a skilled player in softball, volleyball, and especially ping pong. She also enjoys puzzles and board games.
Danielle Haus: Treasurer/Operations Director
Danielle has worked in the IT field for over 20 years. She made the decision to assist Steve in raising awareness of how to recognize the early warning signs of Brain Cancer and to provide financial relief to families. She had previously worked with Steve for 7 years on many difficult & critical IT projects where she displayed her versatility, resourcefulness and dedication.
Danielle is happily married with two amazing adult sons. Her hobbies include camping, hunting and fishing. She loves to work non-profit events to support her church. Danielle and her husband Mark love to travel and meet people.