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Research and Training Institute Advisory Council

Caregivers Advisory Council

Caregivers Advisory Council

Lauren Berger, MPH
Sr. Director, Patient and Professional Education
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

Leisa Easom, PhD, RN
Executive Director
Pope Eminent Scholar
Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregiving

Kathy Gram, RN, BSN
Director, Patient Advocacy
Millennium: The Takeda Oncology Company

Jennifer Hill
Senior Marketing Director
Eli Lilly

Gail Gibson Hunt
President & CEO
National Alliance for Caregiving

Judith Homer

Laurel Northouse, PhD, RN, FAAN
Mary Lou Willard French Professor of Nursing
Division of Acute, Critical, and Long-term Care (Div. I)

Kristen Cox Santiago, MS
Senior Director, Policy & Advocacy
Cancer Support Community

Tamar Sekayan, MSW
Senior Manager, Patient Advocacy & Professional Relations
Onyx Pharmaceuticals

Holly Seymour
Oncology Marketing
Eli Lilly and Company

Kevin Stein, PhD
Managing Director
American Cancer Society, Inc.

Julie Taylor
Project Consultant

Kim Wagler Ziner, PhD, RN, CBCN, ACNS-BC
Franciscan St. Francis Health Cancer Center
Quality of Life Clinical Nurse

CLL Advisory Council

CLL Advisory Council

Barbara L. Andersen, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Psychology
Ohio State University

John Byrd, MD
D. Warren Brown Chair of Leukemia Research
Professor of Medicine, Medicinal Chemistry, and Veterinary Biosciences
Director, Division of Hematology, Department of Internal Medicine
The Ohio State University

Fran Castellow, MSEd
President, Operations
Patient Advocate Foundation

Kip Cross
Associate Director, Healthcare 
Policy and Advocacy
Pharmacyclics, Inc.

Lynn Dzwonek

Christopher R. Flowers, MD, MS
Director, Lymphoma Program
Medical Director, Oncology Data Center
Department of Hematology and Oncology Winship Cancer Institute

Jeff Folloder

Lupe Palos, DrPH, LCSW, RN
Assistant Professor, Department of Symptom Research 
Division of Internal Medicine
University of Texas
MD Anderson Cancer Center

Daniel Rooker

Sue Shaddox

Brian Tomlinson, MPA, BSW
Chief Program and Communications Officer CancerCare

Joanne M. Vanak, RN, MSN
Senior Director, Scientific Advocacy
Janssen Scientific Affairs, LLC

Jennifer Wilson, LCSW
Information Specialist
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

CML Advisory Council

CML Advisory Council

Eric J. Feldman, MD
Professor of Medicine
Weill Cornell Medical College

Joseph Greer, PhD
Department of Psychiatry
Massachusetts General Hospital

Clare Karten, MS
Cancer Advocacy & Communications Consultant
CTK Consults

Kay Johnson

Laurie Luher

Jim Daly
Director of Marketing
Pfizer Oncology

Alyson Moadel, PhD
Director of Psychosocial Oncology
Albert Einstein College of Medicine 
Jack and Pearl Resnick Campus

Amanda Pauley
Director, Provider Education 
Association of Community Cancer Centers

Mary Beth Rios, RN
Research Nurse Manager
Department of Leukemia
MD Anderson Cancer Center

Susan Rosenthal

Erin Schwartz
VP of Global Advocacy and Strategic Partnerships 
The MAX Foundation

Jonathan Tobin, PhD
Clinical Directors Network, Inc. (CDN)

Ernest Voyard, JD
Senior Director of Regulatory Affairs
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

Elisa Weiss, PhD
Senior Director, Program Evaluation and Outcomes
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

Mabel Woloj, PhD
Sr. Director, Medical Affairs 
Pfizer Oncology

Mike Zincone
Advocacy Alliances
Pfizer Oncology

Gastric Cancer Advisory Council

Gastric Cancer Advisory Council

Leonard Cherkas, DDS

Crystal Denlinger, MD
Assistant Professor, Department of Medical Oncology
Fox Chase Cancer Center

Andrew S. Epstein, MD
Assistant Attending 
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Gastrointestinal Oncology Service

Mitch Golant, PhD
Senior Consultant, Strategic Initiatives
Cancer Support Community

Hunter Groninger, MD, FAAHPM
Director, Section of Palliative Care
Department of Medicine
MedStar Washington Hospital Center

Karen Hurley, PhD
Adjunct Asst. Faculty
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and 
Teacher's College-Columbia University

Mary-Margaret Killmeyer, MS, LMFT
Patient Resource Manager
Debbie’s Dream Foundation: Curing 
Stomach Cancer

Adam Kuchinski

Rachael Lopez, MPH, RD, CSO
Clinical Research Dietitian
National Institutes of Health

Ryan Nipp, MD
Harvard Cancer Center 
MGH Cancer Center/Dana-Farber

Hans Rueffert

Nicole Rimsza

Natascha Santos, PsyD

William Schelman, MD, PhD
Senior Medical Advisor
US Medical Affairs and Late Phase Product Development, Oncology
Eli Lilly and Company
Lilly Corporate Center

Tara Walton
Brand Director, Oncology
Lilly Corporate Center

Rita J. Wickham, PhD, RN

Debbie Zelman
President & Founder
Debbie’s Dream Foundation: Curing Stomach Cancer

Lung Cancer Advisory Council

Lung Cancer Advisory Council

Alex A. Adjei, MD, PhD, FACP
Roswell Park Cancer Institute
Professor and Chair, Department of Medicine
Senior Vice President of Clinical Research
The Katherine Anne Gioia Chair in Cancer Medicine
State University of New York at Buffalo
Academic Scholar in Medicine
School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences

Kelly I. Bennett, PhD
‎Director, Integrative Sciences
Immuno-Oncology Medical Strategy
Bristol-Myers Squibb

Cynthia Brogdon, RN, PhD
Group Director, US Medical Strategy
Bristol-Myers Squibb

Maria Burrell
Patient Representative

Janine K. Cataldo, RN, PhD, FAAN
Assistant Professor
Physiological Nursing–Gerontology/Oncology
UCSF Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education

Ellyn Charap, MSc
Medical Anthropologist

Ann Culkin, RN, OCN
Thoracic Oncology Service
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

Sheena Fleming 
Associate Brand Manager 
Lilly USA, LLC

Susan C. Mantel
Vice President of Programs and Marketing
LUNGevity Foundation

Mitch Golant, PhD
Senior Consultant, Strategic Initiatives
Cancer Support Community

Corey J. Langer, MD, FACP
Director, Thoracic Oncology
Abramson Cancer Center
Professor of Medicine
University of Pennsylvania

Ide Mills
Patient Representative

Deborah Morosini, MD 
Vice President, Clinical Development
Foundation Medicine, Inc.

Ebere Onukwugha, MS, PhD 
Assistant Professor & Director
Pharmaceutical Health Services Research Graduate Program
University of Maryland 
School of Pharmacy

Timothy Pearman, PhD
Director, Supportive Oncology
Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center 
Associate Professor, Dept. of Medical Social Sciences 
Dept. of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences 
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Susan J. Rappaport, MPH
Vice President, Research and Health Education
American Lung Association

Maureen Rigney, LICSW
Director of Community and Support Services
Lung Cancer Alliance

Barrett Scholl
Senior Director, West Area Oncology Sales
Eli Lilly and Company

Alice Yuroff, PhD
Senior Programs Manager
Free to Breathe

Melanoma Advisory Council

Melanoma Advisory Council

Laura Brockway-Lunardi, PhD
Scientific Program Director
Melanoma Research Alliance

Robin H. Edwards, MD
Integrative Sciences, US Medical
Bristol Myers-Squibb

Mark Gorman
Patient Representative

Valerie Guild, MBA, MS
Co-Founder and President
AIM at Melanoma

Jennifer L. Hay, PhD
Associate Attending Psychologist
Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

Sean Hebbel, LCSW
Program Director
Cancer Support Community Delaware

Shelby Moneer, MS, CHES
Education Program Manager
Melanoma Research Foundation

Lisa Newcomb
National Director
Melanoma International Foundation

Robin Petro, BSN, OCN
Immunotherapy Coordinator/Melanoma Navigator
Wake Forest Baptist Health

Constance Pfeiffer, Pharm.D. 
Bristol Myers Squibb

Donna Piunt
Patient Representative

April K.S. Salama, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Associate Director, Melanoma Clinical Research
Duke University Department of Medicine

Paul Skersis
Patient Representative

Multiple Myeloma Advisory Council

Multiple Myeloma Advisory Council

Shonta Chambers, MSW
Executive Vice President, Health Equity Initiatives and Programs
Patient Advocate Foundation

Craig Emmitt Cole, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor
Department of Internal Medicine
Division of Hematology/Oncology
University of Michigan

Dr. Cole’s Assistant: Linda J. Howell
Administrative Assistant Senior 
Division of Hematology/Oncology

Leo Dierckman
Senior Director
Portfolio Manager
Oppenheimer Investment Management LLC

Paul Jacobsen, PhD
Associate Center Director, Division of Population Science 
Moffitt Cancer Center

Thomas Leblanc, MD, MA
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Division of Hematologic Malignancies and Cellular Therapy
Duke University Medical Center

Khalid Mezzi, MD, MBA
US Medical Lead, Kyprolis

Joseph Mikhael MD, MEd, FRCPC, FACP
Consultant Hematologist, Mayo Clinic Arizona 
Vice Chair - Education, Division of Hematology-Oncology 
Associate Professor, Mayo College of Medicine 
Program Director, Hematology-Oncology Fellowship, Mayo Clinic in Arizona

Latika Pandey, PharmD
US Oncology Advocacy and Policy
Bristol-Myers Squibb

Tiffany Richards, RN, ANP-BC
MD Anderson Cancer Center 
Department of Lymphoma/Myeloma

Chad Saward, MBA
Associate Director, Advocacy
Michele Renz, RN, MSN, NP
Product Manager

Tara J. Schapmire, PhD, MSSW, CSW, CCM, OSW-C
Assistant Professor 
Interdisciplinary Program for Palliative Care & Chronic Illness 
University of Louisville School of Medicine

Edith Templeton, RN
Information Specialist
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

Elisa Weiss, PhD
Senior Director of Program Evaluation and Outcomes
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

Anne Quinn Young, MPH
VP, Marketing
Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation

Prostate Cancer Advisory Council

Prostate Cancer Advisory Council

Ivy Ahmed, MPH, MCHES
Director of Patient Education
ZERO - The End of Prostate Cancer

Ajay Behl, PhD, MBA
Associate Director, Oncology (Abiraterone & ARN-509), HECOR
Janssen Scientific Affairs, LLC

Vence L. Bonham, JD
Senior Advisor to the Director on Genomics and Health Disparities
Associate Investigator 
Social and Behavioral Research Branch 
National Human Genome Research Institute 
National Institutes of Health

Gissoo DeCotiis
Deputy Director
Advocacy Relations, Oncology
Bayer Oncology

Michael Diefenbach, PhD
Director of Behavioral Research
Departments of Medicine & Urology 
North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System

Everett Dodson
Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center
Center for Health Care Disparities

Daniel Geynisman, MD
Assistant Professor of Medical Oncology 
Fox Chase Cancer Center

Rachel Grob, MA, PhD 
Director of National Initiatives
Senior Scientist
Associate Clinical Professor
Center for Patient Partnerships and
Department of Family Medicine
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Tom Kirk 
President & CEO
American Surgical Assistants

Chuck Strand
Director of Marketing and Communications
Us TOO International Prostate Cancer Education and Support Network

Stephen Lepore, PhD 
Professor of Public Health, CPH 
Professor of Clinical Sciences, School of Medicine
Director, Social and Behavioral Interventions Laboratory
Temple University

Christina Miller, MSS
Senior Program Director
Health Promotion Council
Center Square East

Joaquin F. Mould, PhD
Global Health Economics & Outcomes Research
Project Leader – Specialty Care
Global Market Access Team
Bayer Pharma AG

Christian Nelson, PhD
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

William Nelson, MD, PhD
Director, Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center
Departments of Oncology, Pathology, and Urology
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine,

R. Scott Owens, MD
Urology of Central PA, Inc.

Joanne M. Vanak, RN, MSN 
Senior Director, Scientific Advocacy
Janssen Scientific Affairs, LLC

Rick Wexler

James E. Williams, Jr. USA COL (Ret.) 
Chair, Pennsylvania Prostate Cancer Coalition (PPCC)

Metastatic Breast Cancer Advisory Council

Metastatic Breast Cancer Advisory Council

Barbara L. Andersen, PhD
Professor, Department of Psychology
Ohio State University

Beth Burnett
Oncology Strategic Alliance Director

Karin Chan
Associate Director
Celgene Corporation

CJ (Dian) Corneliussen-James
Interim President
Director of Advocacy
METAvivor Research and Support, Inc.

Ivis Febus-Sampayo

Patti Ganz, MD
Director, Cancer Prevention and Control Research
Director, Patients and Survivors Program Area
UCLA, Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center

Mitch Golant, PhD, FAPOS
Fellow, American Psychosocial Oncology Society 
Senior Consultant, Strategic Initiatives 
Cancer Support Community

Susan Gorky
Director, Oncology Global Patient Advocacy

Arif Kamal, MD
Duke Cancer Center

Stacy Lewis, CHES
Chief Program Officer and Deputy Chief Executive
Young Survival Coalition

Michelle Esser
Program Manager, Research and Advocacy
Young Survival Coalition

Gail A. Mallory, PhD, RN, NEA-BC
Director of Research
Oncology Nursing Society

Lynn McRoy, MD, FACS
Senior Medical Directo
Pfizer, Inc.

Musa Mayer, MS, MFA
Founder, AdvancedBC.org

Shirley Mertz 
President, Metastatic Breast Cancer Network

Catherine L. Ormerod, MSS, MLSP
Vice President, Programs and Partnerships
Living Beyond Breast Cancer

Patricia Robinson, MD
Director of Cancer Survivorship Program
Loyola University Health System

Lidia Schapira, MD 
Assistant Professor
Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital

Hester Hill Schnipper, LICSW, BCD, OSW-C
Chief, Oncology Social Work
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Lillie D. Shockney, RN, BS, MAS
Professor of Breast Cancer
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Pat Steeg, PhD
Deputy Chief, Women’s Malignancies Branch
Center for Cancer Research 
National Cancer Institute

Kathryn West
Advocacy Director, Oncology

Margaret Zuccotti
LBBC Board Member