Our Team

 

  • Jeanine Patten-Coble

    Founder, President and Executive Director

    Jeanine was a high school history teacher and professional educational trainer for 15 years before being diagnosed with breast cancer in 2009.  Jeanine is thrilled to have a wonderful husband, Terry and son, Jake who carried her through her own cancer journey with their strength, support and love.  Her own battle with breast cancer inspired the creation of Little Pink Houses of Hope.  She loves to watch her son play basketball and hang out with her family.  Jeanine is amazed at all of the wonderful people that she has met through her service and is thankful that God showed up in her life in such a big and powerful way to put her on this mission.

     

  • Amy Matthews

    Programs and IT Director

    Amy, a breast cancer survivor, met Jeanine in 2010 during a breast cancer support meeting and they became fast friends.  She said “yes” to volunteering for that very first Little Pink Retreat in Kure Beach 2011 and continued to volunteer in as many ways possible through the next 3 years. February 2014 Amy become part of the LPHOH staff and is looking forward to all the wonderful opportunities Little Pink has to serve others. Amy has three beautiful daughters who continue to amaze and inspire her everyday.  She has a strong faith in God and tries to enjoy life and never take a moment for granted!
    email: amy@littlepink.org

  • Kathy Gates

    Retreat Relations Director

    Kathy has always loved God and His creation, leading to her job as a middle school science teacher. Kathy’s involvement with Little Pink began while teaching LPHOH Founder Jeanine’s son, Jake, where she created unique school fundraisers to support the retreats. Her experiences then expanded to volunteering for retreats, serving as a Retreat Director and now on staff as our Retreat Relations Director.

    Kathy and her husband Garry have 4 amazing daughters, Amanda, Carey, Anna and Laura. They LOVE the beach and see it as a place of connection and respite, just like the mission of Little Pink for the families that attend a retreat. She enjoys gardening, puzzles, and games with her family, and her new job as Retreat Applications Coordinator. What better place to do the things that she loves the most – serve God, love people, and enjoy the beach!

    email: kathy@littlepink.org

  • Leslie Shoffner

    Office Administrator

    Leslie was born in Alamance County, NC and has four beautiful children, two boys and two girls. Her mother was a breast cancer survivor, but died in December 2011 when cancer returned in several areas of her body.

    One of Leslie’s favorite things is seeing someone smile because their life has been touched.  She also works hard at the “Get Phit” workout studio leading fitness classes and encouraging people to get healthy.

    email: leslie@littlepink.org