Patient Advocate Steering Committee Roster

Co-chairs

Rick Bangs, MBA, PMP
Genitourinary Steering Committee
Coalition of Cancer Cooperative Groups
Rochester Hills, MI

Kim Norris
Thoracic Malignancy Steering Committee
Lung Cancer Foundation of America
Marina del Rey, CA

Steering Committee Members

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

Jack Aiello, MS
Myeloma Steering Committee
Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation
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

Dena Battle
Genitourinary Steering Committee
KC Cure
Alexandria, VA

Yelak Biru, MS
Myeloma Steering Committee
Independent
Bentonville, AR

Beverly Canin
Cancer Care Delivery Research Steering Committee
Independent
Rhinbeck, NY

Laura Cleveland
Leukemia Steering Committee
The Ohio State University
Powell, OH

David Cranmer
Leukemia Steering Committee
Vermont Cancer Survivor Network
Montpelier, VT

Hildy Dillon, MPH
Lymphoma Steering Committee
Mark Krueger and Associates
Teaneck, NJ

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

William Farneth, PhD
Lymphoma Steering Committee
Wilmington, DE

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

Elizabeth Frank
Breast Cancer Steering Committee
Dana Farber Cancer Institute
Lexington, MA

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

Sanford Jeames, DHA
Cancer Care Delivery Research Steering Committee
Huston-Tillotson University
Austin, TX

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

Danielle Leach, MPA
Pediatric Leukemia and Lymphoma Steering Committee
St. Baldrick's Foundation
Huntington, MD

Barbara LeStage, MHP
Clinical Imaging Steering Committee
Dana Farber/Harvard Cancer Center Breast Cancer Advocacy Group
Wrentham, MA

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

Josh Mailman
Gastrointestinal Steering Committee
NorCal CarciNET Community
Walnut Creek, CA

Pamela McAllister, PhD
Gastrointestinal Steering Committee
Marti Nelson Cancer Foundation
Fitchburg, WI

Jane Perlmutter
Breast Cancer Steering Committee
Gemini Group
Ann Arbor, MI

Julia B. Pettengill
Pediatric Leukemia and Lymphoma Steering Committee
African Food & Peace Foundation
Brookline, MA

Laurel J. Pracht, BS
Symptom Management and Quality of Life Steering Committee
Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute
Sun City, AZ

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

Ronald Rozman
Pediatric and Adolescent Solid Tumor Steering Committee
Genentech
Vacaville, CA

Nancy Sauers
Clinical Imaging Steering Committee
Holland, PA

Mary Jackson-Scroggins, MA
Investigational Drug Steering Committee
In My Sister's Care
Washington, DC

Martha Smith
Cancer Prevention Steering Committee
Grand Rapids, MI

Arlene Stevens
Cancer Prevention Steering Committee
Silver Spring, MD

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
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

Coleen Crespo
Breast Oncology Local Disease (BOLD) Task Force (BCSC)
Durham, NC

Anthony Crispino
Prostate Task Force (GUSC)
Billings, MT

Anjelica Davis
Colon Task Force (GISC)
Springfield, MO

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

Peg Ford
Ovarian Task Force (GCSC)
Coronado, CA

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

Colette Johnston  
Bladder Task Force (GUSC)
Moab, UT

Susan Leighton
Ovarian Task Force (GCSC)
Huntsville, AL

Mark A. Lewis, MD
NeuroendocrineTask Force (GISC)
Murray, UT

Michele Longabaugh, RN
Rectal Anal Task Force (GISC)
Hockley, TX

Deborah Maskens, MA, MSM
Renal Task Force (GUSC)
Guelph, Canada

Susan McDevitt
Uterine Task Force (GCSC)
Billings, MT

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

Gary Murfin, PhD
NeuroendocrineTask Force (GISC)
Kent, WA

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

Laura Porter, MD
Rectal Anal Task Force (GISC)
Washington, DC

Susan Poteat
Renal Task Force (GUSC)
Dayton, OH

Elise P. Pothier, MEd
Cervical Task Force (GCSC)
Rochester, MA

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

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

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

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

Mary Lou Smith, JD, MBA
Breast Oncology Local Disease (BOLD) Task Force (BCSC)
Plano, TX

Patty Spears
Breast Immuno-Oncology Task Force (BCSC)
Durham, NH

Michelle Tuckett, RN
Cervical Task Force (GCSC)
Sault Ste. Marie, Canada

Andrew Whiteley
Pancreas Task Force (GISC)
Cold Spring Harbor, NY

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

Andrea Wilson
Hepatobiliary Task Force (GISC)
Birmingham, AL