Planning Committee


  • Kathleen C. Heneghan PhD, RN, PN-C, American College of Surgeons
  • Paula Schultz MSN-ED, RN, CNRN, University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center, Office of Patient and Public Education

Vice Chairs

  • Carolyn Messner DSW, OSW-C, FAPOS, LCSW-R, Education Dept., CancerCare
  • Charles Moore MD, Emory University; HEALing Community Center


  • Faith Addiss RN, Roswell Park Cancer Institute
  • Ana Barros PhD, i3S - Instituto de Investigação e Inovação em Saúde, Universidade do Porto, Portugal
  • Maria C. Bishop MD, FACP, BSN, Department of Medicine, Section of Hematology/Oncology, University of Arizona
  • Susan Boyko MRT(T), MEd, PhD(c), Northern Ontario School of Medicine, Human Sciences Division, Medical Education
  • Donna Branson BA, Patient and Public Education, Huntsman Cancer Institute, University of Utah
  • Carrie Cameron PhD, MD Anderson Cancer Center
  • Chesley Cheatham M.Ed. MCHES, University Hospitals, Seidman Cancer Center
  • Salomon Compaore MD, MPH, Southern Nevada Health District
  • Louise E. Cunningham MPH, Office of Communication and Public Liaison, National Cancer Institute
  • Jackie Foster MPH, RN, OCN, National Marrow Donor Program, Be The Match
  • Clement Gwede PhD, Moffitt Cancer Center, Department of Health Outcomes & Behavior
  • Jill B. Hamilton PhD, RN, FAAN, Emory University
  • Bret A. Hassel PhD, University of Maryland Greenebaum Cancer Center
  • Gillian Irwin MA, Case Comprehensive Cancer Center
  • Maria L. Jibaja-Weiss EdD, Office of Outreach and Health Disparities, School of Allied Health Sciences, Baylor College of Medicine
  • Ming Lei PhD, Cancer Training Branch, National Cancer Institute
  • Cathy D. Meade PhD, RN, FAAN, Population Science, Health Outcomes & Behavior, Moffitt Cancer Center; College of Medicine, Dept. of Oncologic Science, University of South Florida
  • Christine Papadakos MA(Ed), Princess Margaret Cancer Centre
  • Brian Rivers PhD, MPH, Morehouse School of Medicine, Department of Community Health and Preventive Medicine
  • Douglas Ross MD, PhD, University of Maryland School of Medicine
  • Adebowale Salako MBBS, University of Benin Teaching Hospital, Nigeria
  • Filipe Santos Silva PhD, i3S - Instituto de Investigação e Inovação em Saúde, Universidade do Porto, Portugal
  • Ann Soliman BS, University of Michigan Medical School
  • Ewa Szumacher MD, FRCP(C), MEd, University of Toronto , Department of Radiation Oncology Sunnybrook Odette Cancer Centre
  • Jila M. Tanha MPH, CHES, MD Anderson Cancer Center, The Learning Center
  • Eric Vinson, Northwest Tribal Comprehensive Cancer Program, Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board
  • Chasity Burrows Walters PhD, RN, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
  • Bonnie J West BA, Case Comprehensive Cancer Center
  • Li Westman, Epidemiology Dept., University of Nebraska Medical Center
  • Lisa Wigfall PhD, Texas A&M University
  • Michelle Williams PhD, MSPH, MPH, CHES, Auburn University School of Nursing
  • Jeff Yancey PhD, MCHES, Huntsman Cancer Institute, University of Utah