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Patient Advocate Steering Committee Roster

Co-chairs

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

Danielle Leach, MPA
Pediatric and Adolescent Solid Tumor Steering Committee
National Brain Tumor Society
Washington, DC

 

Steering Committee Members

Jonathan E. Agin, JD
Brain Malignancies Steering Committee
Max Cure Foundation of America
Falls Church, VA

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

Gregory J. Aune, MD, PhD
Pediatric Leukemia and Lymphoma Steering Committee
University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio
San Antonio, TX

Richard Bangs, MBA, PMP 
Cancer Care Delivery Research Steering Committee
Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network
Pittsford, NY

Dena Battle
Genitourinary Steering Committee
KC Cure
Alexandria, VA

Lisa Beckendorf
Leukemia Steering Committee
Independent
Minneapolis, MN

Yelak Biru, MS
Myeloma Steering Committee
International Myeloma Foundation
Bentonville, AR

Cynthia Chmielewski, BA
Myeloma Steering Committee
Independent
Lawrenceville, NJ

David Cranmer
Leukemia Steering Committee
VCSN
Ocala, FL

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

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

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

Andrea Stern Ferris
Thoracic Malignancy Steering Committee
LUNGevity Foundation
Potomac, MD

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

 

Erik Hanby, DDS
Head and Neck Steering Committee
North Oakland Dental Group
Rochester Hills, MI

Judith M. Johnson, MBA
Thoracic Malignancy Steering Committee
Independent
St. Louis, MO

Peter Krause, MD
Head and Neck Steering Committee
Yale School of Public Health
New Haven, CT

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

Josh Mailman
Gastrointestinal Steering Committee
NorCal CarciNET Community
Oakland, CA

Jane Perlmutter
Clinical Imaging Steering Committee
Gemini Group
Ann Arbor, MI

Julia B. Pettengill
Pediatric Leukemia and Lymphoma Steering Committee
Schooner Foundation
Brookline, MA

Dawn Provenzale, MD, MS
Gynecologic Steering Committee
Durham VA Medical Center
Durham, NC

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

Nancy Sauers
Clinical Imaging Steering Committee
Independent
Holland, PA

Mary Lou Smith, JD, MBA
Breast Cancer Steering Committee
Research Advocacy Network
Plano, TX

Patricia Spears
Breast Cancer Steering Committee
Investigational Drug Steering Committee
UNC Lineberger, Komen for the Cure
Chapel Hill, NC

Carla Strom, MLA
Symptom Management and Health-Related QOL Steering Committee
Wake Forest Baptist Health
Winston-Salem, NC

Richard J. Vetter, PhD
Genitourinary Steering Committee
Investigational Drug Steering Committee
Mayo Clinic, Prostate Cancer Research Advocates
Rochester, MN

 

Task Force Members

Melinda Bachini
Hepatobiliary Task Force (GISC)
Billings, MT

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

Erika Hanson Brown
Colon Task Force (GISC)
Crownsville, MD

Graham Burnette
Metastatic and Recurrent Cancer Task Force (HNSC)
Atherton, CA

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

Kathryn Gilbert Craig, BBA
Pancreas Task Force (GISC)
Arlington, TN

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

Anthony Crispino
Prostate Task Force (GUSC)
Billings, MT

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

Dana Deighton
Esophagogastric Task Force (GISC)
Alexandria, VA

Allison DelMedico
Rare Tumors Task Force (HNSC)
Atlanta, GA

Mark Devine
Previously Untreated Locally Advanced Task Force (HNSC)
Cincinnati, OH

Ellen Dolinar
Uterine Task Force (GCSC)
Indianapolis, IN

Rebecca Esparza, MBA
Ovarian Task Force (GCSC)
Corpus Christi, TX

Sandra Finestone, PsyD
Breast Oncology Local Disease Task Force (BCSC)
Irvine, CA

Manju George, PhD, DVM
Rectal Anal Task Force (GISC)
Omaha, NE

Karen Gromada, MSN, RN
Rare Tumors Task Force (HNSC)
Bellevue, KY

Shaundra Hall
Cervical Task Force (GCSC)
Glendale, AZ

 

Lillian Renee Kreppel, BS
Rectal Anal Task Force (GISC)
New York, NY

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

Kathleen Maxian, BSW
Ovarian Task Force (BCSC)
Lockport, NY

Eva A. May, MBA
Breast Immuno-Oncology Task Force (BCSC)
Cary, NC

Anne Meyn, MEd
Breast Oncology Local Disease Task Force (BCSC)
Houston, TX

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

Cassadie Moravek, BS
Pancreas Task Force (GISC)
Manhattan Beach, CA

David Neu
Previously Untreated Locally Advanced Task Force (GISC)
Philadelphia, PA

Angela Nicholas, MD, 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

Bari Ross
Metastatic and Recurrent Cancer Task Force (HNSC)
Atlanta, GA

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

David B. Schrimmer, MD
NeuroendocrineTask Force (GISC)
Sacramento, CA

Artie L. Shelton, MD, Rt. Col.
Prostate Task Force (GUSC)
Olney, MD

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

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

Mary Mitchell Zoeller, MSW
Neuroendocrine Task Force (GISC)
Indiana, IN