Shelley Bertrand

Shelley Bertrand, President

Shelley and her husband have lived in Plains for 20 years. She is a mom of 6 and a cancer survivor. She is a business owner in Plains.

Sherryl Wachob, Vice President

Sherryl and her husband retired and moved to Plains in 2014. She worked for over 25 years as a school secretary and administrative assistant. Serving on the board of CNSC is one way she can give back to her community and help those who must deal with a cancer diagnosis. 

Steve Seilhymer

Steve grew up in Dublin CA; he enlisted in the US Navy where he was a reactor operator and electronics tech. After his service, he worked in the Operations and Training departments at a nuclear generating plant near Red Wing, MN, and earned a BS in Physics from Winona State University. He moved to Montana in 2016 when his wife, Carol, accepted a call as Pastor for First Lutheran Church in Plains and Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Thompson Falls.

Cheyenne Cirolia 


Cheyenne was born in Washington state, but moved to Montana with her family at the age of 4. She graduated from Plains High School and has volunteered as a helper for both the Cancer Network and Relay for Life. 

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In response to the threat posed by the Corona Virus (Covid-19), some restrictions are still in effect. As always, wearing masks and social distancing in public are the smart and caring things to do.

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Laura Lanfear, Vice Treasurer

Paula Ivy,

Although I wasn’t born here, I call Montana home since I went to school, high school, and college here. After some years of travel and soul searching, I got a degree in nursing from MSU. It was the right decision. I’ve had a very satisfying career in Sanders County as a home health and hospice nurse.

Paula was born in Plains, but her family moved to Oregon when she was a child. She returned to Plains in 1992 to raise her four children here. She has lost two husbands to cancer. She is a paraeducator at Plains School.


Plan Ahead!


Join us for the following events

(Details on the

Upcoming Events page)

Please note, due to Covid-19, dates & times for ALL events are uncertain.

Watch the site for updates.



• Plains Day ~ June 2, 2022


• Yard Sale-ing ~ June 24-25, 2022


• Sanders County Fair ~ Labor Day

     Weekend, 2022, Fairground


• Luminaries ~ TBA


• Fall Extravaganza ~ Oct.22, 2022


• Lantern Launch ~ Nov. 2022,  

     Sanders County Fairgrounds Ag       Building


CNSC is a grassroots nonprofit 501(3)(c) organization established in 2001

to provide support to residents of Sanders County, MT, who are undergoing treatment for cancer.


Our Mission Statement

The Cancer Network Of Sanders County Is a nonprofit, community-based organization
that provides support to residents of Sanders County, Montana, who are undergoing treatment for Cancer.
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This website dedicated to Joyce Longpre, our Founder, who lost her courageous

battle with cancer on

March 30, 2008

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