Steering Committee

The Steering Committee informs the strategy and direction for the “Enhancing Implementation of Comprehensive Cancer Control (CCC) Activities” Technical Assistance (TA) project at GW Cancer Center. The Committee consists of 15-20 members from CCC programs and coalitions, the CCC National Partnership, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Steering Committee members are chosen according to their ability to represent insights and perspectives from diverse stakeholders and provide leadership for specific TA activities planned for the year.

Steering Committee Members:

Term 2 (2019-2020)

Comprehensive Cancer Control Programs

  • Nicole Campbell, Coalition Manager, Montana Cancer Coalition
  • Elizabeth Fano, Program Coordinator, American Samoa Comprehensive Cancer Control Program
  • Holly Frye, Program Director, Kansas Cancer Program
  • Cheryl Gelder-Kogan, Co-Chair, New York State Cancer Consortium
  • Kristina Giard-Bradford, Program Director, Tennessee Comprehensive Cancer Control Program
  • Stephenie Kennedy-Rea, Program Director, West Virginia Coalition
  • Sarah Kerch, Program Director, Wisconsin Comprehensive Cancer Control Program
  • Kerri Lopez, Director, NW Tribal Comprehensive Cancer Control Program, Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board
  • Lexi Pugsley, Program Coordinator, South Dakota Comprehensive Cancer Control Program
  • C. Kelly Smith, Program Manager, Rhode Island Comprehensive Cancer Control Program

Comprehensive Cancer Control National Partnership

  • Joshua Berry, Senior Analyst, Association of State and Territorial Health Officials
  • Lindsay Houff, Senior Policy Manager, National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

  • Elizabeth Rohan, Health Scientist, CDC Division of Cancer Prevention and Control
  • Chris Stockmyer, Public Health Advisor, CDC Division of Cancer Prevention and Control Comprehensive Cancer Control Program Branch

Past Steering Committee Members

Term 1 (2018-2019)

Comprehensive Cancer Control Programs

  • Julie Sergeant, Program Director, Kansas Cancer Program
  • Lexi Pugsley, Program Coordinator, South Dakota Comprehensive Cancer Control Program
  • Kristina Giard-Bradford, Program Director, Tennessee Comprehensive Cancer Control Program
  • Miriam Karanja, Director of Programs, Arkansas Cancer Coalition
  • Nicole Campbell, Coalition Manager, Montana Cancer Coalition
  • C. Kelly Smith, Program Manager, Rhode Island Comprehensive Cancer Control Program
  • Sarah Kerch, Program Director, Wisconsin Comprehensive Cancer Control Program
  • Stephenie Kennedy-Rea, Program Director, West Virginia Coalition
  • Elizabeth Fano, Program Coordinator, American Samoa Comprehensive Cancer Control Program
  • Kerri Lopez, Director, NW Tribal Comprehensive Cancer Control Program, Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board

Comprehensive Cancer Control National Partnership

  • Margaret Farrell, Public Health Advisor, National Cancer Institute
  • Lindsay Houff, Senior Policy Manager, National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

  • Elizabeth Rohan, Health Scientist, CDC Division of Cancer Prevention and Control
  • Chris Stockmyer, Public Health Advisor, CDC Division of Cancer Prevention and Control Comprehensive Cancer Control Program Branch

Term 4 (2017-2018)

Comprehensive Cancer Control Programs

  • Katie Bathje, Program Director, Kentucky Cancer Consortium
  • Brad Belnap, Comprehensive Cancer Control Program Manager, Utah Department of Health
  • Gavin Graf, Director, Cancer Prevention, Alabama Department of Public Health 
  • Edolem Ikerdeu, Program Manager, Cancer Council of the Pacific Islands, Republic of Palau
  • Katie Jones, Manager, Comprehensive Cancer Control Program, Iowa Department of Public Health 
  • Janna Pastir, Comprehensive Cancer Control Program Director, North Dakota Department of Health
  • Jenna Schiffelbein, Community Health Educator, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Norris Cotton Cancer Center (New Hampshire)
  • Katie Treend, Comprehensive Cancer Control Coordinator, Washington State Department of Health
  • Henry Well, Executive Director, South Carolina Cancer Alliance 

Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium

  • Judith Muller, Manager, Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium Comprehensive Cancer Program

Area Health Education Centers (AHECs)

  • Sarah Catalanotto, Executive Director, Suwannee River AHEC
  • Dwain Harris, Center Director, Southern Kentucky Area Health Education Center
  • Paula Smith, Executive Director, Southern New Hampshire AHEC

Co-Investigators

  • Monique Turner, Associate Professor, Department of Prevention and Community Health, The George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health 

Comprehensive Cancer Control National Partnership

  • Emily Butler Bell, Associate Director, National Cancer Roundtable, American Cancer Society
  • Heather Hodge, Senior Director, Evidence-Based Health Interventions, YMCA of the USA
  • Cynthia Vinson, Senior Advisor for Implementation Science, National Cancer Institute

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

  • Annette Gardner, Public Health Advisor, Comprehensive Cancer Control Branch

Term 3 (2016-2017)

Comprehensive Cancer Control Programs

  • Brad Belnap, Comprehensive Cancer Control Program Manager, Utah Department of Health
  • Gavin Graf, Director, Cancer Prevention, Alabama Department of Public Health
  • Jana Pastir, Comprehensive Cancer Control Program Director, North Dakota Department of Health
  • Angie Patterson, Vice President/Co-Chair, Georgia Center for Oncology Research and Education/Georgia Cancer Control Consortium
  • Judy Proctor, Manager, New Hampshire Comprehensive Cancer Collaboration
  • Jocelyn Songsong, Program Coordinator, Cancer Council of the Pacific Islands, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands
  • Keylee Wright, Cancer Control Section Director, Indiana State Department of Health

Area Health Education Centers (AHECs)

  • Sarah Catalanotto, Executive Director, Suwannee River AHEC
  • Dawain Harris, Center Director, Southern Kentucky Area Health Education Center
  • Paula Smith, Executive Director, Southern New Hampshire AHEC
  • Robert M. Trachtenberg, Executive Director, National AHEC Organization (NAO)

Co-Investigators

  • Monique Turner, Associate Professor, Department of Prevention and Community Health, The George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health 
  • Pierre Nigel Vigilance, Associate Professor of Global Health, The George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health 

Comprehensive Cancer Control National Partnership

  • Emily Butler Bell, Associate Director, National Cancer Roundtable, American Cancer Society
  • Cynthia Vinson, Senior Advisor for Implementation Science, National Cancer Institute

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

  • Annette Gardner, Public Health Advisor, Comprehensive Cancer Control Branch

Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium

  • Judith Muller, Manager, Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium Comprehensive Cancer Program

Term 2 (2015-2016)

Comprehensive Cancer Control Programs

  • Shauntay Davis, Program Director, CCC Program, California Department of Public Health
  • DeAnna Finifrock, Public Health Nurse, NCCCP Grant Manager, Fond du Lac Reservation: Human Services Division
  • Jane Korn, Medical Director, Health Promotion & Chronic Disease, Minnesota Department of Health
  • Angie Patterson, Vice President  /  Co-Chair, Georgia Center for Oncology Research and Education / Georgia Cancer Control Consortium
  • Jocelyn Songsong, Program Coordinator, Cancer Council of the Pacific Islands, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands
  • Julia Thorsness, Coordinator, CCC, Alaska Comprehensive Cancer Partnership
  • Keylee Wright, Cancer Control Section Director, Indiana State Department of Health

Area Health Education Centers (AHECs)

  • Mary Craig, President, Erie-Niagara Area Health Education Center
  • Teresa Strum, Center Director, Northwest Illinois Area Health Education Center
  • Robert M. Trachtenberg, Executive Director, National AHEC Organization (NAO)
  • Joie West, Executive Director, Southeast Regional Center, Michigan Area Health Education Center  

Co-Investigators

  • Monique Turner, Associate Professor, Department of Prevention and Community Health, The George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health
  • Pierre Nigel Vigilance, Associate Professor of Global Health, The George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health 

Comprehensive Cancer Control National Partnership

  • Mary Doroshenk, Director, National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable, American Cancer Society
  • Cynthia Vinson, Senior Advisor for Implementation Science, National Cancer Institute

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

  • Annette Gardner, Public Health Advisor, Comprehensive Cancer Control Branch
  • Angela Moore, Program Evaluation and Partnership Team Lead, Comprehensive Cancer Control Branch
  • J. Michael Underwood, Epidemiologist, Comprehensive Cancer Control Branch

Term 1 (2014-2015)

Comprehensive Cancer Control Programs

  • Polly Hager, Comprehensive Cancer Control and Colorectal Cancer Early Detection Program Director, Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, Cancer Prevention & Control Section
  • Suzanne Kuon, Director of Cancer Control Policy Initiatives, New York State Department of Health
  • Krystal D. Morwood, Chronic Disease Prevention Supervisor, Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment
  • Eric Vinson, Project Coordinator, Northwest Tribal Comprehensive Cancer Program

Area Health Education Centers (AHECs)

  • Mary Craig, President, Erie-Niagara Area Health Education Center
  • Teresa Strum, Center Director, Northwest Illinois Area Health Education Center
  • Robert M. Trachtenberg, Executive Director, National AHEC Organization (NAO)
  • Joie West, Executive Director, Southeast Regional Center, Michigan Area Health Education Center  

Co-Investigators

  • Juliette Forstenzer Espinosa, Assistant Research Professor of Health Policy, The George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health
  • Monique Turner, Associate Professor, Department of Prevention and Community Health, The George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health
  • Pierre Nigel Vigilance, Associate Professor of Global Health, The George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health   

Comprehensive Cancer Control National Partnership

  • William Furmanski, Senior Vice President, Collaboration & Outreach, American Legacy Foundation
  • Tasha Moses, Director, Strategic Initiatives & Communications, C-Change

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

  • Annette Gardner, Public Health Advisor, Comprehensive Cancer Control Branch
  • Elizabeth Rohan, Health Scientist, Comprehensive Cancer Control Branch
  • Eric Tai, Medical Officer, Comprehensive Cancer Control Branch