OUR Team

Dedicated volunteers, with one mission: to educate and treat Cervical Cancer worldwide.


Project Give Hope is supported by the following generous team members who work tirelessly to ensure the success of our organization.


Dr. Shayna Mancuso

Medical Director

Dr. Mancuso’s expertise and passion for women's health and cervical cancer is ideal to help PGH and our efforts to save lives in 20 seconds.

She is a Board Certified OB/GYN in clinical practice and Medical Director of The Clark, a unique, multi-specialty practice focused on truly redefining the patient experience from the start, located in downtown Chicago.

Dr. Mancuso has held many academic appointments throughout her career, and travels nationally teaching safe obstetrical practices. She completed her OB/GYN residency at University Medical Center (UMC) in Las Vegas. As a result of her training  at UMC, she has special interests in emergency Obstetrics and trauma in pregnancy.

She co-created the first-ever Obstetrical emergency response system at Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital.

Dr. Mancuso also has a true passion for empowering women and caring for them in all stages of their lives. She is currently studying herbal and natural medicine under the direction of Dr. Tieraona Low Dog.

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Tanshanicka Helem, RN, MSN, CCRN

Health Consultant

Tanshanicka is nurse educator with extensive experience and management skills. She began her career in healthcare by being accepted into one of the first Critical Care Internship Programs for new graduates in the Washington Metropolitan Area.  Since that time, she has logged 23 years of experience in various Intensive Care Units in the Washington Metropolitan Area.

For many years, Tanshanicka observed the disorganization of orientating new to practice graduates into the hospital. Being that she was a new graduate herself, this inspired her to take on the role as preceptor. In order to feel better equipped to address the needs of new graduate development, she completed her Master’s degree in Nursing Education. Tanshanicka believes in innovation and witnessed how effective health care simulation has contributed to nursing. She obtained her certificate in Health Care Modeling and Simulation from the Naval Postal Academy.

Tanshanicka went on to serve for 8 years in education with the role of Director of Nursing Education. She still carried a passion for having direct contact with patients and pondered on how she could combine her skills set of educator and critical care nursing. This inspired her to enroll into a dual Family Nurse Practitioner with a Doctorate in Nursing practice program. During this experience she became engrossed in women’s health and the underserved and found that this was a passion she wanted to pursue. Tanshanicka looks forward to contributing to “Project Give Hope, Inc.” by raising awareness among Advanced Practical Nurses about the alternative methods that can be used to treat cervical cancer.

Tanshanicka views nursing as an art and a science that provides the necessary knowledge, skills, and support to promote and restore health for individuals, families and communities. As a teacher and future provider she believes effective communication is essential to the practice of nursing. It is imperative that we practice independently and collaboratively with other disciplines to facilitate optimal well being in the community.


Kesha LeBron

Team Administrator

Kesha LeBron received a Bachelors in Science degree in nursing from Mansfield University. Her clinical background spans over the course of thirteen years and in a variety of specialties mostly pertaining to critical care. During the last several years her focus has shifted to administrative duties and she is currently employed as a Clinical Nurse Manager.

Her professional interests include; education and training with a focus on policies and procedures, standards of practice, safety and infection prevention. Her current projects include a research study pertaining to biologics and the effects on Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) and blogging for Heaven’s H.E.A.R.T. a platform to encourage and uplift women.

Kesha is an active member in the AAACN participating in the leadership and patient/staff education Special Interest Group (SIG). In addition Kesha has served in the United States Air Force and retired as a captain in 2016. Kesha joins PGH as our Administrator.

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Communications Director
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Donors & Sponsors

Without the generous contributions of these enthusiastic supporters, Project Give Hope would not exist.


Center for Innovative GYN Care
The Hope Circle $2500+

Alpha Kappa Alpha
The Hope Circle $2500+

Trina Epps
GLAM Pouches

Maxine Smart
Glenridge Seventh Day Adventist Church