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Colorectal Cancer Alliance Staff

EXECUTIVE

Michael Sapienza

Chief Executive Officer

Driven by the past, motivated by the future, committed to ending this disease in our lifetime.

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Michael Sapienza

Chief Executive Officer

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Lou DiGioia

Lou DiGioia, FASAE, CAE

Chief Operating Officer

Former Mathlete who loves solving big complex problems. Personally motivated to end this disease.

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Lou DiGioia

Lou DiGioia, FASAE, CAE

Chief Operating Officer

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Regan Huneycutt

Chief Development Officer

Equal parts goal digger, cheerleader, and relationship builder.

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Regan Huneycutt

Chief Development Officer

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MARKETING & COMMUNICATIONS

Angie Lawry

Vice President of Marketing & Communications

Midwestern girl who loves her Packers, IndyCar racing, good bourbon, and getting to the point.

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Angie Lawry

Vice President of Marketing & Communications

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Amy Ganderson

Director of Digital Strategy

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Amy Ganderson

Director of Digital Strategy

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Maurisa Potts

Senior Consultant of Marketing

Gridiron girl, fashion hound, vino lover. Prevention vs. correction is her mantra for self-care.

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Maurisa Potts

Senior Consultant of Marketing

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Steven Bushong

Senior Manager of Strategic Communications

The only thing better than drumming is saving lives. Can't decide about the Oxford comma. 

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Steven Bushong

Senior Manager of Strategic Communications

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Francesca Arminio

Email Marketing Manager

Circus artist. Fitness fanatic. Cupcake connoisseur. Making a difference, one day at a time.

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Francesca Arminio

Email Marketing Manager

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Khalea Lovett

Graphic Designer

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Khalea Lovett

Graphic Designer

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Erin Herner

Coordinator of Marketing

A Michigander living her dream in DC, determined to build allies & raise awareness of this disease.

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Erin Herner

Coordinator of Marketing

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DEVELOPMENT

Adina Frazier

Senior Director of Special Events

An ally at the Alliance, aiming for a colorectal cancer cure. Loves ice cream therapy!

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Adina Frazier

Senior Director of Special Events

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Kelly Russo

Director of Walk & Volunteer Engagement

Loves to have a little football with her wine, while making a difference one Walk at a time.

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Kelly Russo

Director of Walk & Volunteer Engagement

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Nick Edwards

Director of Corporate Giving

Tar Heel that loves introducing brands and business leaders to our nation of allies.

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Nick Edwards

Director of Corporate Giving

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Mindy Milby

Director of Individual Giving

Connecting with people and gardening are my hobbies. You could say I enjoy seeing things bloom.  

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Mindy Milby

Director of Individual Giving

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Jennifer Fuges

Assistant Director of Development

A high energy mom and fundraiser, dedicated to improving people's lives by securing resources to ultimately end colorectal cancer.

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Jennifer Fuges

Assistant Director of Development

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Stephanie Marcos-Hanns

Assistant Director of Special Events

Just as obsessed with helping you plan your Blue Hope Bash as I am with my wine-centered vacations.

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Stephanie Marcos-Hanns

Assistant Director of Special Events

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Lizzie Glaser

Senior Manager of DIY Fundraising

Baseball and national parks enthusiast. Tapping into tech to turn pastimes into fundraisers.

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Lizzie Glaser

Senior Manager of DIY Fundraising

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Katie Holt

Manager of Corporate Giving

Tar Heel born and bred raising funds, spirits, and sometimes my eyebrows.

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Katie Holt

Manager of Corporate Giving

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Nicole Abbott

Development Associate

Travel enthusiast exploring new ways to develop connections, make a change and end this disease.

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Nicole Abbott

Development Associate

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Moorea O'Donnell

Development Operations Coordinator

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Moorea O'Donnell

Development Operations Coordinator

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Hunter Bell

Walk Associate

I'm Hunter, and I'm a Tar Heel. Coming to a Walk near you.

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Hunter Bell

Walk Associate

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Lishey Dent

Walk Associate

Alliance volunteer turned staff. Ready to help people live longer, happier, healthier lives.

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Lishey Dent

Walk Associate

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Jill DeMaio

Special Events Associate

Penn State alumni, team player, soup lover, Game of Thrones enthusiast. Let's find a cure, today.

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Jill DeMaio

Special Events Associate

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OPERATIONS

Joshua Darrin

Vice President of Data Intelligence & Technology

A geek with personality, driven to make the world a better place.

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Joshua Darrin

Vice President of Data Intelligence & Technology

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Shelin Wing

Senior Manager of Operations

Inspired by the hope that we can help end this disease.

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Shelin Wing

Senior Manager of Operations

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Heidi Jaafar

Accountant

Ally who is passionate about helping organizations thrive and focus on their missions.

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Heidi Jaafar

Accountant

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Caryn Shender

Manager of Human Resources

Likes to think outside the box, practices daily gratitude, and isn't afraid to talk about poop.

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Caryn Shender

Manager of Human Resources

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Peony Nayak

Salesforce Administrator

Believes in bringing change through the power of collaboration.

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Peony Nayak

Salesforce Administrator

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Joshua Hicks

Junior Salesforce Administrator

Dachshunds, gym, travel, politics, food, and sports help make the world go round.

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Joshua Hicks

Junior Salesforce Administrator

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Sonja Gillespie

Coordinator of Accounting

Next best thing to eating cookies is ending this disease one bite at a time.

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Sonja Gillespie

Coordinator of Accounting

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PROGRAMS & PREVENTION

Wendy Kaplan Nickel

Vice President of Prevention

Known for parties, trying the kids' dance moves, karaoke, and advocating for better healthcare.

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Wendy Kaplan Nickel

Vice President of Prevention

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Andrea Goodman

Vice President of Patient & Family Support

Building innovative solutions on empathy, collaboration, and patient knowledge.

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Andrea Goodman

Vice President of Patient & Family Support

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Nancy Butterfield

Director of Patient & Family Support

Dedicated sports fan and a team player.

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Nancy Butterfield

Director of Patient & Family Support

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Alexandra Miller

Director of Community Engagement

Community + Story + Strategy = Power to change just about anything.

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Alexandra Miller

Director of Community Engagement

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Jeannie Moore

Co-Founder, Certified Senior Patient & Family Support Navigator & Community Manager

Can talk bowel issues all day long, so no need to be embarrassed.

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Jeannie Moore

Co-Founder, Certified Senior Patient & Family Support Navigator & Community Manager

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Eric Hargis

Consultant of Advocacy

Committed to ending colorectal cancer within our lifetime.

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Eric Hargis

Consultant of Advocacy

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Kim Newcomer

Manager of Never Too Young Program

Adventure enthusiast and survivor who is willing to climb any mountain for young-onset awareness.

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Kim Newcomer

Manager of Never Too Young Program

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Valerie Awad

Certified Patient & Family Support Navigator & Senior Coordinator of Exhibits

Wife of a 13-year mCRC survivor. Passionate ally and grandma. The Christmas shopping is never done!

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Valerie Awad

Certified Patient & Family Support Navigator & Senior Coordinator of Exhibits

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Stephen Estrada-Erskine

Certified Patient & Family Support Navigator & Manager of Community Engagement

One-part survivor, three-parts doggy dad, dash of Netflix connoisseur. Raising awareness every day.

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Stephen Estrada-Erskine

Certified Patient & Family Support Navigator & Manager of Community Engagement

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Marielle McLeod

Certified Bilingual & Latino Outreach Patient & Family Support Navigator

Advocate, Ally, Survivor. Committed to bringing awareness and bridging the gap within our diverse community.

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Marielle McLeod

Certified Bilingual & Latino Outreach Patient & Family Support Navigator

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Danielle Peterson, LCSW, OSW-C

Patient & Family Support Navigator & Social Worker

Compassionate listener, skilled problem-solver, dedicated advocate, and avid knitter.

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Danielle Peterson, LCSW, OSW-C

Patient & Family Support Navigator & Social Worker

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