Our People

1toniToni Abbey

RN, OCN, ONN-CG, Executive Director, and Founder  gardener • bicycle and book adorer • snowshoer • hiker • lover of family, friends, children, mountains, and learning • wife and mom 

Toni has over 22 years of health care and oncology experience. Before transitioning into program development for Blueprints of Hope, she worked as a clinical nurse in the fields of medical and radiation oncology. Through her work in this capacity she, as many oncology nurses do, worked ardently to break down barriers to care, find resources, and solve problems related to improving the lives of her patients. She attended GW Cancer Institute’s George Washington University Navigation and Survivorship program, and the Colorado Patient Navigation program. She is credentialed as an Oncology Nurse Navigator Certified Generalist by the Academy of Nurse and Patient Navigators. She completed CancerFit training through the Colorado Parks and Recreation Department, and is a graduate of the Fort Lewis College Non-profit certification course. Toni is an Oncology Certified Nurse through the Oncology Nursing Society; and a Board Certified Registered Nurse through the Colorado State Board of Nursing. She is a member the Colorado Cancer Coalition and the Academy of Oncology Nurse Navigators. Toni is passionate about quality cancer survivorship and “thrivership” care, and about helping to make lives better for all those who are experiencing any season of cancer.

{A secret about Toni • She logged nearly 20 hours of flight time in a Cessna 150 and was a member of the Civil Air Patrol when she was 19}

1laniLani Graham

BS Physical Ed., MS Guidance Counseling, M.Ed Gifted and Talented, Administrative Assistant & Volunteer Coordinator  dancer • tennis & badminton player • x-country & downhill skier • snowshoer • dog trainer • people & animal lover • world traveler • volunteer • walker of family dog • wanderer of nature • athlete • mom • caregiver

Lani trained with Guiding Eyes for the Blind and raised dogs for their training program.   She has lived internationally and traveled extensively. She spent much of her life as a teacher and educator – from preschool through college-level. Her positions, spanning through 30 years, were as a counselor, administrator and child-care manager. She was a facilitator for church support groups for single parents, and worked as a consultant for the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance. Over the years she has hosted over 35 foreign exchange students while raising her children & working full-time. Aside from working with Blueprints of Hope, she has volunteered as a docent at Anasazi Heritage Center, worked with Seniors Outdoors, the ACS Cancer Resource Center, Durango Contra Dance, and hosts traveling Danish Gymnasts and Folk Dancers.

{A secret about Lani • She was once the #1 singles tennis player for the University of Maryland}

1timmieTimmie Murphy

BA Exercise Science & Nutrition, M.Ed Elementary Education, MAFM, Interactive Social Media Coordinator  teacher • daughter • distance runner • appreciator of music • reader • volunteer • adorer of family, friends, and the outdoors

Timmie graduated from Regis University with a M.Ed. in Elementary Education. As she volunteers with  Blueprints of Hope, she also completed a Masters in Accounting and Financial Management. In addition to “navigating” young children, Timmie coached track and field at Durango High School, and worked both as a paraprofessional for Riverview Elementary School, and as a Physical Therapy Tech for Integrated Physical Therapy.

{A secret about Timmie •  While earning her undergraduate degree, she competed for the University of New Mexico’s indoor and outdoor track and cross country teams}