Suites of Hope helps breast cancer patients have better access to clinical trials in hope of finding a cure and better quality of life. Only 18% of breast cancer patients have participated in a clinical trial. Many patients live too far away from trial sites to participate. We're here to help increase that percentage.


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Suites of Hope is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that was an idea that started in January 2011 when Rachel Midgett, a breast cancer patient living in Houston, TX, met Laurie Earls, another cancer patient from Sacramento, CA, staying at a hotel in Houston, TX  with her caregiver and sister, Charlene Hamberger, while receiving cancer treatments.  Many cancer patients like Laurie travel to Houston from all over the country and also internationally to receive world-class cancer care.  When they arrive here, they find that there are few housing opportunities other than expensive hotel rooms that can be upwards of $100 per night. 

Suites of Hope has purchased a condo in the Houston Medical Center area that will house a cancer patient and their caregiver for a time period of no less than 2 weeks and no more than 3 months.  Housing is on a first come first serve basis with priority given to clinical trial patients followed by those receiving standard treatment, radiation, or reconstruction. 

Pictured:  Rachel Midgett, Laurie Earls, Charlene Hamberger


Staff Bio's

Rachel Midgett

Rachel Midgett
Board Chair Emeritus

Rachel Midgett is the founder of Suites of Hope.  She graduated from Texas A&M in 1994 and served in pharmaceutical sales 14+ years.  She was a metastatic breast cancer survivor and patient at MD Anderson where she received treatment and participated in 2 Phase 1 clinical trials.  Rachel passed away surrounded by loved ones on August 14, 2013.  She was a wife, daughter, sister, cousin, friend, and fierce survivor.  Her vision and dreams live on through Suites of Hope.

Clinton Coker

Clinton Coker
Board Chair

Clinton is a graduate of Texas A&M and Stephen F. Austin State universities.  He specializes in service organizations both for-profit and non-profit. He is currently Director of Learning & Knowledge at The Structure Group where he is working to improve the flow of knowledge to, from, and among Structure employees and clients.

Laura Kalokowski

Laura Kalokowski
Board Vice-chair

Laura Kalokowski is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin.  After graduation, she enrolled in graduate studies in Public Administration at the University of Houston.  She spent the next several years teaching high school.  Since the birth of her daughter, Laura has been a full-time mom.  In December 2009, Laura was diagnosed with breast cancer.  She is proud to be a survivor and welcomes opportunities to help other women facing that struggle.

Loubel Cruz Galik

Loubel Cruz Galik
Executive Director

Bio coming soon!

Nathan Bane

Nathan Bane
Board Treasurer

Bio coming soon!

Namieta Janssen, MD

Namieta Janssen, MD
Board Secretary

Bio coming soon!

Jennifer Litton, MD

Jennifer Litton, MD
Board member

Jennifer Keating Litton, MD is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Breast Medical Oncology as well as a faculty member in Clinical Cancer Genetics at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and in the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences at UT Health. She attended Duke University with degrees in English and in History and The University of Massachusetts Medical School. She completed an Internal Medicine Residency at Baylor College of Medicine and served as the Chief Medical Resident. She then completed a fellowship in Medical Oncology at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. Her research interests center around the treatment of young breast cancer patients including the treatment of breast cancer during pregnancy, infertility and hereditary breast and ovarian cancer syndromes. She serves as a member of the National Cancer Center Network National Guidelines Panel for Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer Syndromes. She has authored multiple abstracts, peer-reviewed journal articles, and book chapters and has served as a reviewer for multiple scientific journals.

Clint Midgett

Clint Midgett
Honorary Emeritus Board Member

Clint Midgett is an independent engineering consultant in the offshore oil & gas industry. He graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, and is a licensed Professional Engineer in the state of Texas. Following his wife's diagnosis with metastatic breast cancer, Clint co-founded the Pink Pigeons Clay Shoot to help raise funds for breast cancer advocacy. He also serves on the Pink Ribbons Project Board of Directors, and on the Terry Foundation Advisory Board. Clint firmly believes that great things can be accomplished by simply trying, and he is grateful to the countless family and friends who have supported Rachel's dream of making Suites of Hope a reality.

Rozlind Power Tache

Rozlind Power Tache
Board Member

Rozlind power Tache is President of and co-founded of Powerhouse Power House Investors, Inc in 2014.  Power House Investors, Inc is a family owned and operated Real Estate Development Company focusing on the Greater Houston area. Rozlind received her styling certificate from Istituto Marangoni in Milano Italy in the summer of 2005.