About Us 1 in 8 women will BE DIAGNOSED WITH breast cancer IN THEIR LIFETIME.Source: American Cancer Society
1/3 of all patients will skip an appointment or medication because of cost. At Gateway to Hope we believe no one should have to choose between basic needs and life-giving care. We provide critical support to reduce financial and emotional burdens empowering individuals to focus on their health.Check if You Are Eligible
of Gateway to Hope recipients maintain health coverage
of Gateway to Hope recipients follow their treatment plan
of Gateway to Hope recipients are less likely to skip treatments
84% of patients report less stress due to Gateway to Hope.
Meet Our Team
Katie was named Executive Director at Gateway to Hope in January 2018 and subsequently named CEO in 2019. Prior to joining Gateway to Hope, Katie held leadership and executive positions in the nonprofit sector, in government and in business. A mother of two children, she is passionate about building a world where affordable care is accessible to everyone.
Heather Burns, LMSW
Program and Outreach Director
Heather joined Gateway to Hope in March 2019 as Patient Navigator and leading outreach efforts. In the fall of 2020, she was elevated to the Program and Outreach Director. Prior to joining Gateway to Hope, Heather worked with adults battling a chronic and terminal disease. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and Sociology from Maryville University and her Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Missouri St. Louis.
Executive Assistant and Office Manager
They asked “Why Not”
The birth of a support network
Gateway to Hope began as a small team of volunteers working to provide donated healthcare and services to women in need. Those volunteer nurses became staff, and our model has evolved to meet the needs of women today.