Grants and Funding: Diversifying and Securing Resources for Cancer Control

Wednesday, June 17, 2015 - 10:00am to 11:00am

On Wednesday, June 17 the GW Cancer Institute will host a free webinar on finding funding sources and completing grant applications to support your cancer control efforts. The webinar will feature Anne Willis, Director of Patient Centered Programs at the GW Cancer Institute, who will provide an overview of the nuts and bolts of applying for grants. Katie Bathje, Program Director for the Kentucky Cancer Consortium (KCC); Angie Patterson, Vice President of Georgia Center for Oncology Research and Education (Georgia CORE); and Riguey King, Co-Chair of Cancer Action Coalition of Virginia, will share ideas and experiences for supplementing funding for cancer control activities.

Learning objectives:

  • Describe characteristics of types of grant funding
  • Discuss 10 steps for grant proposal writing
  • Identify tips for writing and submitting grant applications
  • Identify diverse funding strategies used in Comprehensive Cancer Control to support cancer control activities

Anne Willis, MA

Director, Patient-Centered Programs, George Washington University (GW) Cancer Institute; Director, GW Cancer Institute's Center for the Advancement of Cancer Survivorship, Navigation and Policy

Anne Willis, MA, is a long-term Ewing's Sarcoma survivor who has dedicated her career to improving the quality of cancer care across the continuum. As Director of Patient-Centered Programs for the George Washington University (GW) Cancer Institute, she oversees the institute's local, community and national efforts to advance patient-centered cancer care with a focus on survivorship and patient navigation. As Director of the GW Cancer Institute's Center for the Advancement of Cancer Survivorship, Navigation and Policy, Ms. Willis oversees innovative health care professional training and education initiatives as well as practice-based research to identify trends and challenges related to making patient-centered care improvements. She also serves as Project Director for a groundbreaking research study funded by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute to evaluate cancer survivorship care models with project partners LIVESTRONG, the Commission on Cancer, the American Cancer Society and the Cancer Support Community. Ms. Willis ensures the patient perspective remains central to the institute's work and works collaboratively with numerous stakeholders to improve cancer care on many levels.


Katie BathjeKatie Bathje, MA, LPCC

Program Director, Kentucky Cancer Consortium

Katie is the Program Director for the Kentucky Cancer Consortium (KCC), the state’s comprehensive cancer control coalition comprised of more than 70 state-level organizations spanning healthcare, non-profit, academic and governmental sectors.   The Consortium is committed to reducing the significant cancer burden in Kentucky through facilitation of policy and environmental approaches to cancer prevention and control, and maintains the state’s Cancer Action Plan. Katie has worked within the University of Kentucky’s Markey Cancer Control Program since 2001, previously as Information Specialist and Training Manager for the National Cancer Institute’s Cancer Information Service of the Mid-South. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Communications and Social Work from Wheaton College, Wheaton, IL and her Masters of Arts in Counseling from Asbury Theological Seminary. Katie lives with her husband and two daughters in Wilmore, Kentucky.



Angie PattersonAngie Patterson

Vice President, Georgia Center for Oncology Research and Education; Co-Chair, Georgia Cancer Control Consortium

Angie Patterson is Vice President of the Georgia Center for Oncology Research and Education. As a 14 year cancer survivor, Ms. Patterson left her corporate career nine years ago to focus on improving the quality of life and outcomes for Georgia’s cancer survivors. She co-founded Cancer Patient Navigators of Georgia, the first statewide organization inclusive of all navigators. Ms. Patterson serves as the chair of Georgia’s Cancer Control Consortium (GC3). Ms. Patterson directed the implementation of Georgia’s Cancer Survivorship Connection, an interactive web portal designed to meet the needs of Georgia’s 356,000 cancer survivors.



Riguey King

Co-Chair, Cancer Action Coalition of Virginia

Riguey serves as the primary relationship manager with responsibility for prospect research, recruitment, cultivation, and retention of targeted priority hospitals. She manages a portfolio of hospital systems accounts proactively, oversees account planning processes, and is responsible for delivering on the most effective and appropriate evidence based strategies to advance prevention, early detection, quality of life and overall organizational priorities. Ms. King also manages, coaches, develops, and trains a team of Hospital Systems Account Managers in Virginia, North Carolina and South Carolina.