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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.

Michael Sapienza

Chief Executive Officer

Nicole Sheahan

Chief Operating Officer

Personal heroes include patients, survivors, caregivers, and a little guy in a half shell.

Nicole Sheahan

Chief Operating Officer

COMMUNICATIONS

Sara Geist

Director of Marketing & Communications

Craft beer connoisseur meets whitewater rafting. Committed to messaging that sticks.

Sara Geist

Director of Marketing & Communications

Maurisa Potts

Senior Consultant of Marketing

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

Maurisa Potts

Senior Consultant of Marketing

Steven Bushong

Senior Manager of Strategic Communications

The only thing better than drumming is saving lives. Approves of the Oxford comma.

Steven Bushong

Senior Manager of Strategic Communications

William-Jose Velez Gonzalez

Manager of Communications & Innovation

Night owl engineer. Designs processes, policy, and clever ways to say "you're using the wrong font."

William-Jose Velez Gonzalez

Manager of Communications & Innovation

Jasmine Jones

Coordinator of Media & Marketing

Raising awareness of colorectal cancer and the importance of preventive screening to save lives.

Jasmine Jones

Coordinator of Media & Marketing

Wynton Henderson

Digital Production Associate

Life isn't all #000000 and #ffffff.

Wynton Henderson

Digital Production Associate

DEVELOPMENT

Regan Huneycutt

Vice President of Development

Equal parts goal digger, cheerleader, and relationship builder.

Regan Huneycutt

Vice President of Development

Adina Frazier

Senior Director of Special Events

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

Adina Frazier

Senior Director of Special Events

Kelly Russo

Director of RunWalk & Volunteer Engagement

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

Kelly Russo

Director of RunWalk & Volunteer Engagement

Nick Edwards

Director of Corporate & Foundation Giving

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

Nick Edwards

Director of Corporate & Foundation Giving

Tamala P. Scott

Director of Individual Giving

Tamala P. Scott

Director of Individual Giving

Stephanie Marcos-Hanns

Senior Manager of Special Events

Just as obsessed with planning the next Blue Hope Bash as I am with my next wine-centered vacation.

Stephanie Marcos-Hanns

Senior Manager of Special Events

Jenni Wojnar

Senior Manager of Special Events

Peace. Love. Coffee. Cure. Is that too much ask?

Jenni Wojnar

Senior Manager of Special Events

Jordan Winn

Senior Manager of Individual Giving

Eric Church singin', morning coffee drinkin', cancer-free dreamin'. Fundraising for a cure.

Jordan Winn

Senior Manager of Individual Giving

Joanna Anastasio

Coordinator of Special Events

Enjoys making obscure musical theater references, much to coworkers' delight and/or dismay.

Joanna Anastasio

Coordinator of Special Events

Joshua Hicks

Database Coordinator

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

Joshua Hicks

Database Coordinator

Moira Kennedy

Development Associate

Passion for fashion and finding a cure.

Moira Kennedy

Development Associate

Laura Gerson

Special Events Intern

Loves baseball, Star Trek and crossword puzzles!

Laura Gerson

Special Events Intern

Jessica Kushner

Special Events Intern

Health administration graduate student with a love for coffee, dogs, and chicken nuggets.

Jessica Kushner

Special Events Intern

Poorna Ramasubramanian

Individual Giving Intern

Bruin with a passion for brunch, reading, and a future without cancer.

Poorna Ramasubramanian

Individual Giving Intern

Carsen Beckwith

Corporate & Foundation Giving Intern

IR student committed to fighting cancer, advocating for equality, and memorizing scores to musicals.

Carsen Beckwith

Corporate & Foundation Giving Intern

OPERATIONS

Scott Wise

Vice President of Technology

Scott Wise

Vice President of Technology

Matthew Algee

Controller

Grateful for having a chance to make a difference.

Matthew Algee

Controller

Shelin Wing

Senior Manager of Operations

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

Shelin Wing

Senior Manager of Operations

Heidi Jaafar

Accountant

Account for me being an ally.

Heidi Jaafar

Accountant

Sonja Gillespie

Coordinator of Accounting

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

Sonja Gillespie

Coordinator of Accounting

Fernando Rodriguez

IT & Salesforce Administrator

Every once in a while, a new technology, an old problem, and a big idea turns into an innovation.

Fernando Rodriguez

IT & Salesforce Administrator

Ashley Williams

Front Desk Receptionist

Answered the call.

Ashley Williams

Front Desk Receptionist

PROGRAMS

Patrice Brown

Vice President of Programs

Candy bar aficionado with a sweet spot for targeted, impactful programs.

Patrice Brown

Vice President of Programs

Nancy Butterfield

Director of Patient & Family Support

Dedicated sports fan and a team player.

Nancy Butterfield

Director of Patient & Family Support

Alexandra Miller

Director of Community Engagement

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

Alexandra Miller

Director of Community Engagement

Ronit Yarden, PhD, MHSA

Director of Medical Affairs

Ronit Yarden, PhD, MHSA

Director of Medical Affairs

Stephanie Guiffre

Consultant of Programs

Committed to the cause and passionate about the work.

Stephanie Guiffre

Consultant of Programs

Jeannie Moore

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

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

Jeannie Moore

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

Eric Hargis

Consultant of Advocacy

Committed to ending colorectal cancer within our lifetime.

Eric Hargis

Consultant of Advocacy

Kim Newcomer

Manager of Never Too Young

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

Kim Newcomer

Manager of Never Too Young

Valerie Awad

Certified Patient & Family Support Navigator & Senior Coordinator of Volunteers & Exhibits

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

Valerie Awad

Certified Patient & Family Support Navigator & Senior Coordinator of Volunteers & Exhibits

Stephen Estrada

Certified Patient & Family Support Navigator & Senior Coordinator of Community Engagement

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

Stephen Estrada

Certified Patient & Family Support Navigator & Senior Coordinator of Community Engagement

Marielle McLeod

Bilingual Patient & Family Support Navigator

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

Marielle McLeod

Bilingual Patient & Family Support Navigator

PREVENTION

Wendy Kaplan Nickel

Vice President of Prevention

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

Wendy Kaplan Nickel

Vice President of Prevention

Amy Knapp

Consultant of Prevention Program

Fostering a community of passionate allies who want to bring greater attention to colorectal cancer.

Amy Knapp

Consultant of Prevention Program