Steering Committee

The Steering Committee informs the strategy and direction for the “Enhancing Implementation of Comprehensive Cancer Control (CCC) Activities” Technical Assistance project at the GW Cancer Center. The Committee consists of 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 activities planned for the year.

Steering Committee Members

Term 3 (2020-2021)

Comprehensive Cancer Control Programs

  • Cheryl Gelder-Kogan, Co-Chair, New York State Cancer Consortium
  • Chigozie Udemgba, Director, Office of Health Equity, Mississippi State Department of Health Comprehensive Cancer Control
  • Christi Cahill, Executive Director, Colorado Cancer Coalition
  • Holly Frye, Program Manager, Kansas Comprehensive Cancer Control Program
  • Lauren McCauley-Hixenbaugh, Program Coordinator, West Virginia University Cancer Institute
  • Lawrence Alam, Program Coordinator, Guam Comprehensive Cancer Control Program
  • Melissa Meza, Health Education Specialist II, California Rural Indian Health Board, Inc
  • Rochelle Roberts, Program Director, Tennessee Comprehensive Cancer Control Program
  • Tamara Robinson, Program Director, Nebraska Cancer Coalition

Comprehensive Cancer Control National Partnership

  • Joshua Berry, Senior Analyst, Association of State and Territorial Health Officials
  • Patricia Matthews-Juarez, PhD, Chair, Intercultural Cancer Council

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 2 (2019-2020)
  • Nicole Campbell, Coalition Manager, Montana Cancer Coalition
  • Holly Frye, Program Director, Kansas Cancer Program
  • Cheryl Gelder-Kogan, Co-Chair, New York State Cancer Consortium
  • Rochelle Roberts, 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
  • Joshua Berry, Senior Analyst, Association of State and Territorial Health Officials
  • Lindsay Houff, Senior Policy Manager, National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship
  • 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 1 (2018-2019)
  • 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
  • Margaret Farrell, Public Health Advisor, National Cancer Institute
  • Lindsay Houff, Senior Policy Manager, National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship
  • 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)
  • 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 
  • Judith Muller, Manager, Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium Comprehensive Cancer Program
  • 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
  • Monique Turner, Associate Professor, Department of Prevention and Community Health, The George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health 
  • 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
  • Annette Gardner, Public Health Advisor, CDC Comprehensive Cancer Control Branch