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Patient Advocate Steering Committee Roster

Co-chairs

Danielle Leach, M.P.A.
Pediatric and Adolescent Solid Tumor Steering Committee
National Brain Tumor Society
Washington, DC

Patricia Spears, B.S.
Investigational Drug Steering Committee
University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center
Raleigh, NC

 

Steering Committee Members

Jonathan E. Agin, J.D.
Brain Malignancies Steering Committee
Max Cure Foundation
Falls Church, VA

Jack Aiello, M.S. 
Symptom Management and Quality of Life Steering Committee
San Jose, CA

Gregory J. Aune, M.D., Ph.D.
Pediatric Leukemia and Lymphoma Steering Committee
University of Texas, San Antonio
San Antonio, TX

Richard Bangs, M.B.A., PMP 
Cancer Care Delivery Research Steering Committee
Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network
Pittsford, NY

Upal Basu Roy, Ph.D., M.P.H.
Thoracic Malignancy Steering Committee
LUNGevity Foundation
Bethesda, MD

Dena Battle
Genitourinary Steering Committee
KC Cure
Alexandria, VA

Lisa Beckendorf
Leukemia Steering Committee
Minneapolis, MN

Yelak Biru, M.Sc.
Myeloma Steering Committee
International Myeloma Foundation
Bentonville, AR

Jameisha Brown, M.S.
Pediatric Leukemia and Lymphoma Steering Committee
Atlanta, GA

Graham Burnette
Head and Neck Steering Committee
Atherton, CA

Cynthia Chmielewski, B.A.
Myeloma Steering Committee
Lawrenceville, NJ

David Cranmer
Leukemia Steering Committee
Vermont Cancer Survivor Network
Ocala, FL

Anjelica Q. Davis
Gastrointestinal Steering Committee
Fight Colorectal Cancer
Springfield, MO

Katherine Donahue, M.S., RN, CPNP, CPHON
Pediatric and Adolescent Solid Tumor Steering Committee
Children's National Medical Center
Washington, DC 

Annie Ellis
Gynecologic Steering Committee
Ovarian Cancer Research Fund Alliance (OCRFA) Scientific Advisory Committee
White Plains, NY

William Farneth, Ph.D.
Lymphoma Steering Committee
Wilmington, DE

Eileen Fuentes
Cancer Care Delivery Steering Committee
Columbia University
New York, NY

 

Megan Gutierrez, B.A.
Lymphoma Steering Committee
Lymphoma Research Foundation
New York, NY

Leila Hamroun
Cancer Prevention Steering Committee
Newark, DE

Lisa R. Hayes, J.D.
Breast Cancer Steering Committee
Pink-4-Ever Ending Disparities 
Indianapolis, IN

Judith M. Johnson, M.B.A.
Thoracic Malignancy Steering Committee
St. Louis, MO

Peter Krause, MD
Head and Neck Steering Committee
Yale University
New Haven, CT

Mary P. Lovely, Ph.D., RN, CNRN
Brain Malignancies Steering Committee
University of California, San Francisco
San Francisco, CA

Josh Mailman
Gastrointestinal Steering Committee
NorCal CarciNET 
Oakland, CA

Jane Perlmutter, Ph.D., M.B.A.
Clinical Imaging Steering Committee
Gemini Group
Ann Arbor, MI

Laurel Pracht
Cancer Care Delivery Research Steering Committee
Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute
Sun City, AZ

Sharon Rivera-Sanchez
Cancer Prevention Steering Committee
Glenn Allen, VA

Linda Ryan
Gynecologic Cancer Steering Committee
DeLand, FL

Nancy Sauers
Clinical Imaging Steering Committee
Holland, PA

Mary Lou Smith, J.D., M.B.A.
Breast Cancer Steering Committee
Research Advocacy Network
Plano, TX

Carla Strom, M.L.A.
Symptom Management and Health-Related QOL Steering Committee
Wake Forest Baptist Health
Winston-Salem, NC

Richard J. Vetter, Ph.D.
Genitourinary Steering Committee
Investigational Drug Steering Committee
Mayo Clinic
Rochester, MN

 

Task Force Members

Melinda Bachini
Hepatobiliary Task Force (GISC)
Billings, MT

Kenneth W. Brothers, J.D.
Bladder Task Force (GUSC)
Great Falls, VA

Thelma Brown
Breast Immuno-Oncology Task Force (BCSC)
Birmingham, AL

Julie Saliba Clauer, M.B.A.
Colon Task Force (GISC)
Burbank, CA

Stephanie Cooper Greenberg
Bladder Task Force (GUSC)
Reisterstown, MD

Diane K. Crawford
Cervical Task Force (GCSC)
Westerville, OH

Anthony Crispino
Prostate Task Force (GUSC)
Las Vegas, NV

Lynn DeGregorio
Esophagogastric Task Force (GISC)
North Salem, NY

Dana Deighton
Esophagogastric Task Force (GISC)
Alexandria, VA

William Dieterich
Previously Untreated Locally Advanced Disease (HNSC)
Funkstown, MD

Ellen Dolinar
Uterine Task Force (GCSC)
Indianapolis, IN

Anthony Duggan, B.B.A.
Previously Untreated Locally Advanced Disease (HNSC)
Liberty Township, OH

Rebecca Esparza, M.B.A.
Ovarian Task Force (GCSC)
Corpus Christi, TX

Sandra Finestone, Psy.D.
Breast Oncology Local Disease Task Force (BCSC)
Irvine, CA

Manju George, Ph.D., D.V.M.
Rectal Anal Task Force (GISC)
Omaha, NE

Kathryn Gilbert-Craig, B.B.A.
Pancreas Task Force (GISC)
Arlington, TN

Shaundra Hall
Cervical Task Force (GCSC)
Phoenix, AZ

Alexander Kirk
Metastatic and Recurrent Disease Task Force (HNSC)
San Francisco, CA

 

Lillian Renee Kreppel, B.S.
Rectal Anal Task Force (GISC)
New York, NY

Brian L. Lewis, J.D.
Renal Task Force (GUSC)
Philadelphia, PA

Kathleen Maxian, B.S.W.
Ovarian Task Force (BCSC)
Lockport, NY

Anne Meyn, M.Ed.
Breast Oncology Local Disease Task Force (BCSC)
Houston, TX

Nefa-Tari Moore
Uterine Task Force (GCSC)
Jersey City, NJ

Cassadie Moravek, B.S.
Pancreas Task Force (GISC)
Manhattan Beach, CA

David Neu
Metastatic and Recurrent Disease Task Force (GISC)
Philadelphia, PA

Angela M. Nicholas, M.D., FAAFP
Colon Task Force (GISC)
North Wales, PA

Susan Poteat
Renal Task Force (GUSC)
Dayton, OH

Susan Rafte
Breast Immuno-Oncology Task Force (BCSC)
Houston, TX

Sarah Schiltz
Hepatobiliary Cancer Task Force (GISC)
Los Gatos, CA

David B. Schrimmer, M.D.
Neuroendocrine Task Force (GISC)
Sacramento, CA

Katherine Singley
Rare Tumors Task Force (HNSC)
Decatur, GA

Gary Ulrich
Rare Tumors Task Force (HNSC)
Wyomissing, PA

Elizabeth Wiens
Previously Untreated Locally Advanced Task Force (HNSC)
Atlanta, GA

James E. Williams, Jr., M.S., SPHR, Col (Ret.)
Prostate Task Force (GUSC)
Camp Hill, PA

Mary Mitchell Zoeller, M.S.W.
Neuroendocrine Task Force (GISC)
Indiana, IN