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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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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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Melissa Lynch, SHRM-SCP

Chief People Officer

Passionate about coaching others to accomplish extraordinary goals. Committed to live with purpose. 

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Melissa Lynch, SHRM-SCP

Chief People Officer

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Andrea Goodman

Senior Vice President of Patient Support & Research Strategy

An advocate for the people who believes we can accomplish anything with equity, empathy, and patients at the forefront.

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Andrea Goodman

Senior Vice President of Patient Support & Research Strategy

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Angie Lawry

Senior 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

Senior Vice President of Marketing & Communications

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Marcie Klein

Senior Vice President of Prevention

Native New Yorker by way of Kentucky, always trying to do it better and make an impact

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Marcie Klein

Senior Vice President of Prevention

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Sam Harper

Vice President of Data Intelligence & Technology

Passionate about using technology to help our team end colorectal cancer. Also, my kids, baseball and a veggie garden.

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Sam Harper

Vice President of Data Intelligence & Technology

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PROGRAMS

Montel Anderson

Screening Navigation Manager

Visionary for prevention & wellness! A partner in this journey for a cure.

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Montel Anderson

Screening Navigation Manager

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Valerie Awad

Certified Patient & Family Support Navigator & Online Community Manager

My journey as the caregiver to my husband, a 14-year stage 4 survivor, ended when he passed away suddenly in 2018 - still cancer-free. As a certified patient and family support navigator, each day I honor the journey by paying it forward helping others survive and thrive as we were once helped.

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Valerie Awad

Certified Patient & Family Support Navigator & Online Community Manager

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Dionne Christopher

Partnerships & Programs Manager

Georgia peach loves to laugh and whose passion is to help others.

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Dionne Christopher

Partnerships & Programs Manager

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Kwane Drabo

Community Organizer

Dedicated to building a more informed community ready to tackle CRC.

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Kwane Drabo

Community Organizer

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Paige Edmonds

Certified Patient & Family Support Navigator & Screening Specialist

Cat mom who believes that each person can make a difference and together we can make change.

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Paige Edmonds

Certified Patient & Family Support Navigator & Screening Specialist

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Alex Guevara

Senior Prevention Data and Analytics Coordinator

Blue Devil who will probably encourage you to listen to your gut more often.

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Alex Guevara

Senior Prevention Data and Analytics Coordinator

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Lisa Hall

Senior Director of Screening

I'm passionate about my family and the work I do to improve healthcare outcomes. Making a meaningful difference to help save lives by increasing access to quality care

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Lisa Hall

Senior Director of Screening

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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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Nana Kufuor

Project Manager

Audiophile. Yogi. Holistic health nut. Wandering and wondering. Mad about ending colorectal cancer.

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Nana Kufuor

Project Manager

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Marielle Mcleod

Certified Bilingual Patient & Family Support Navigator & Buddy Program Manager

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

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Marielle Mcleod

Certified Bilingual Patient & Family Support Navigator & Buddy Program Manager

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Kimberly McNeil

Prevention Project Director

Driver of change for those in need.  Facilitator of cross-functional teams. Lover of good food, laughing with friends, and the spa.

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Kimberly McNeil

Prevention Project Director

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Kim Newcomer

Senior Manager of Medical Advocacy & Community Engagement

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

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Kim Newcomer

Senior Manager of Medical Advocacy & Community Engagement

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Marianne Pearson

Senior Director of Patient Navigation

Committed to supporting patients, families, and this community every day. Grateful and honored to do this work.

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Marianne Pearson

Senior Director of Patient Navigation

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Louise M. Perkins, PhD

Research and Scientific Affairs Consultant

Scientist and executive with pharma & non-profit experience. Accelerating research & communications to benefit patients.

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Louise M. Perkins, PhD

Research and Scientific Affairs Consultant

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Stephanie Rouse

Certified Patient & Family Support Navigator & Ostomy Specialist

FAP survivor with permanent ileostomy (AKA Rosie) wanting to share my experience to help others. No colon and still rolling!

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Stephanie Rouse

Certified Patient & Family Support Navigator & Ostomy Specialist

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Angele Russell

Director of Partnerships

A southern girl with a heart for connecting people. Globetrotter. Dedicated to ending colorectal cancer. 

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Angele Russell

Director of Partnerships

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Christin Sonneborn

Certified Patient & Family Support Navigator & Insurance Specialist

Foodie. Dog mom. Georgetown Hoyas fanatic. Cinephile. Houseplant hobbyist. Expert hand-holder.

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Christin Sonneborn

Certified Patient & Family Support Navigator & Insurance Specialist

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Shantal Williams

Volunteer Program Manager

Just a Broadway-loving, cheering for the home teams, music-loving Mama. Looking to change the world one volunteer hour at a time. 

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Shantal Williams

Volunteer Program Manager

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DEVELOPMENT

Greg Brice

Development Associate

Towson University Alumnus. Hoping to make the world a better place than I found it!

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Greg Brice

Development Associate

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Kristen Cagadas

Assistant to the Chief Development Officer

A creative Wisconsinite with a passion for special needs advocacy, positivity, and ending cancer. 

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Kristen Cagadas

Assistant to the Chief Development Officer

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Taylor Davidson

Development Operations Coordinator

Oscar worthy for best supporting role in finding and funding a cure.

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Taylor Davidson

Development Operations Coordinator

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Lee Deadwyler

Annual Fund Manager

Amateur foodie and trivia enthusiast looking for ways to help others. Always says yes to ice cream.

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Lee Deadwyler

Annual Fund Manager

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Chelsea Edwards

Senior Director of Peer-to-Peer Giving

Problem solver, goal getter, and working mom just trying to make the world better than I found it.

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Chelsea Edwards

Senior Director of Peer-to-Peer Giving

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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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Heather Gorse

Industry Giving Coordinator

Army wife. Boy mom. Little miss DIY. Wino. Fitness junkie. Trusting the journey even when I don’t understand it.

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Heather Gorse

Industry Giving Coordinator

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Malki Karkowsky

Senior Director of Individual Giving

Mission-driven mama intent on helping to end colorectal cancer and make the world a better place.

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Malki Karkowsky

Senior Director of Individual Giving

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Melissa Worrell Matthews

Manager of Peer-to-Peer Fundraising

Driven by the passion to find a cure. Milaspouse raising strong girls. Travel enthusiast. People person. Knowledge addict. FSU Nole!

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Melissa Worrell Matthews

Manager of Peer-to-Peer Fundraising

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Diana Morande

Special Events Fundraising Manager

Disney devotee who also believes, "It's kind of fun to do the impossible."

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Diana Morande

Special Events Fundraising Manager

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Dylan Reddick

Foundation Giving Manager

Powered by live music, sunrise bike rides, and weekend hikes. Enthusiastically working towards a more harmonious world for all and an end to colorectal cancer. 

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Dylan Reddick

Foundation Giving Manager

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Jennifer Rosenblatt

Special Events Fundraising Manager

Development guru who values special events. Jersey girl by marriage. Proud boy mom. Personally propelled to end CRC.

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Jennifer Rosenblatt

Special Events Fundraising Manager

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Megan Scotti

Manager of Peer-to-Peer Fundraising

Fueled by tacos, coffee, and sunshine, this KC native is trying to put the FUN back in fundraising.

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Megan Scotti

Manager of Peer-to-Peer Fundraising

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Kate Shin

Peer-to-Peer Operations Coordinator

1st Gen Korean-American, Yogi, Endo Warrior, Wellness Enthusiast, Ally #teamSunSHINe—here to serve the Alliance’s mission!

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Kate Shin

Peer-to-Peer Operations Coordinator

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Phoebe Stringer

Special Events Operations Coordinator

Passionate about curating memorable experiences to help spread awareness and end colorectal cancer.

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Phoebe Stringer

Special Events Operations Coordinator

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Jamee Telford

Director of Industry Giving

Can’t stop, won’t stop until we find a cure. Often heard talking about screening. Most likely to be found at a theatre.

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Jamee Telford

Director of Industry Giving

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MARKETING & COMMUNICATIONS

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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Delaney Bedrosian

Senior Social Media Manager

2004 Gold Medalist (Bible Olympics), who believes Peter Pettigrew belonged in Slytherin—don’t at me.

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Senior Social Media Manager

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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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Amy Ganderson

Senior Director of Digital Strategy

Digital leader, dedicated to working for causes that I care about.

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Amy Ganderson

Senior Director of Digital Strategy

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Khalea Lovett

Graphic Designer

Proud Marylander. Jigsaw puzzle lover. Grateful to take part in critical life-saving work.

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Khalea Lovett

Graphic Designer

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Katie Miller

Senior Digital Marketing Coordinator

JMU Duke here to make an impact with our #NationofAllies! Also to discuss pop-culture & baked goods.

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Katie Miller

Senior Digital Marketing Coordinator

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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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OPERATIONS

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Sonja Gillespie

Accounting Manager

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

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Sonja Gillespie

Accounting Manager

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Tashma Green

Director of Information Technology

Very happy to support the Alliance and its mission!

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Tashma Green

Director of Information Technology

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Melvin Guerrero

Technology Specialist

Hoping to make a positive impact at Alliance through technology!

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Melvin Guerrero

Technology Specialist

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Joshua Hicks

Senior Platform Administrator 

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

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Joshua Hicks

Senior Platform Administrator 

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Heidi Jaafar

Director of Accounting

Problem solver and spreadsheet lover crunching the numbers and hoping to make this world a better place. You can account for me being an Ally.

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Heidi Jaafar

Director of Accounting

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Amanda Mihalke

Senior HR & Operations Coordinator

Avid home cook, museum enthusiast, and fan of to-do lists. Honored to support this cause.

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Amanda Mihalke

Senior HR & Operations Coordinator

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Chris Sellas

Digital Project Manager

Photographer, techie, and foodie here to help support the cause with innovative technology.

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Chris Sellas

Digital Project Manager

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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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