Our Team

Linda Roggenkamp, President

Linda is a native Floridian, living in Brevard County since 1980.  She retired from Brevard Public Schools in 2017 after 35 years of service. Linda was directly impacted by childhood cancer when her oldest granddaughter was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia. The 14-month journey with Brittany taught her the uncertainty, financial strain, lifestyle changes and emotional roller coaster that families experience.  Linda is dedicated and driven to make a difference in their lives.   

Jefferson Dees, Vice President

Jeff brings many skills and passions to his role as Vice President for Brittany’s Wish.  After a long and successful career with Publix Supermarkets he took his talents to Sentry View Systems where he is currently serving as their facilities manager.  Jeff has been actively involved in church and the Merritt island Jaycee organization in the past.  Jeff is a husband, father, step-father and grandfather.  His life and commitment to family and friends is summed up by the famous quote by Aristotle:  The whole is greater than the sum of its parts.    

Melissa Gilligan, Secretary

Melissa is a native to Florida and has lived in Brevard County since 2005. She is a mother of two wonderful children. She has been the Office Manager at Jay’s AC Heat & Air since starting the business with Jay in 2013. Her passion for children battling cancer was inspired after hearing stories and seeing what Brittany’s Wish does to help others.     

Jeff Hamilton, Treasurer

Jeff is a graduated from the University of Central Florida with a Bachelor of Science degree in Forensic Science. He currently works as a Wafer Process Engineer with Infrared Material Inc. He is a Christian that continues to grow in faith. He has served as a board member and volunteer with Brittany's Wish for 6 years.  Jeff spends his spare time reading and fishing.

Anthony DiCapua, Director

Dee is a native of New Jersey, moving to Brevard County in 1972. Dee retired from Brevard County Schools in 2010 after 35 years of service. He was impacted by childhood cancer when  a coworkers granddaughter was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia. He saw first hand how cancer can affect the child and family.  He decided he wanted to make a difference  for those battling cancer.

Lucy Pagan, Web Designer

Lucy is a NY native and moved to FL with her family in 2005. Lucy is no stranger to Childhood Cancer, as her own daughter Arielle was diagnosed with High Risk Lymphoblastic Leukemia in 2012 when she had just turned 2 years old. Arielle is currently in remission. Lucy was a recipient of Brittany's Wish services and wanted to give back and make a difference in the lives of families battling childhood cancer.