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EXECUTIVE

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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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Jerry J.K. Tillery

Chief Impact Officer

Georgia native passionate about making a difference, driving change, and supporting others when they need it most.

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Jerry J.K. Tillery

Chief Impact Officer

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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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PROGRAMS

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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

Senior Manager of Prevention Programs

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

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Dionne Christopher

Senior Manager of Prevention Programs

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Paige Edmonds

Certified Patient & Family Support Navigator & Screening Navigation Program Manager

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 Navigation Program Manager

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David Fenstermacher

Senior Director of Research & Medical Affairs

Biomedical scientist committed to contributing to the prevention and cure of colorectal cancer in my lifetime.

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David Fenstermacher

Senior Director of Research & Medical Affairs

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Alex Guevara

Analytics & Reporting Manager

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

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Alex Guevara

Analytics & Reporting Manager

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Lisa Hall

Senior Director of Prevention & 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 Prevention & 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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Angela King

Atlanta Program Manager

Passionate and energetic corny joke teller ready to break cycles and make an impact on the community!

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Angela King

Atlanta 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

Director of Volunteers

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

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Kim Newcomer

Director of Volunteers

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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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Angele Russell

Senior Director of Partnerships & Health Equity

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

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Angele Russell

Senior Director of Partnerships & Health Equity

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Christin Sonneborn

Certified Patient & Family Support Navigator & Insurance and Financial Assistance Program Manager

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

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Christin Sonneborn

Certified Patient & Family Support Navigator & Insurance and Financial Assistance Program Manager

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DEVELOPMENT

Kristen Cagadas

Senior Manager of Development

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

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Kristen Cagadas

Senior Manager of Development

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Abbie Carter

Individual Giving Manager

Motivated by the mission, and coffee. Eager to be part of the solution to ending colorectal cancer.

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Abbie Carter

Individual Giving 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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Katie Gholson

Manager of Peer-to-Peer Fundraising

Enthusiastic storyteller. Always up for a good adventure. Looking forward to helping build the community to end CRC.

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Katie Gholson

Manager of Peer-to-Peer Fundraising

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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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Mark Koczka

Senior Director of Corporate Consumer Brands & Foundation Giving

Passionate about building partnerships to advance health equity.

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Mark Koczka

Senior Director of Corporate Consumer Brands & Foundation 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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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 Manager

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 Manager

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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

Senior Manager of Email and Mobile Marketing

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

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Francesca Arminio

Senior Manager of Email and Mobile Marketing

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Emily Blasi

Senior Director of Communications & Public Relations

Media maven on a mission to crush colorectal cancer. Will brake for coffee and chocolate.

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Emily Blasi

Senior Director of Communications & Public Relations

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Kaitlyn Bullard

Senior Manager of Social Media

Made my obsession into a career. Reader, runner, yogi, and washed up college mascot. Will not turn down cookies.

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Kaitlyn Bullard

Senior Manager of Social Media

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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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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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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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Heidi Jaafar

Senior Director of Finance 

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

Senior Director of Finance 

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Amanda Mihalke

Operations & HR Manager

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

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Amanda Mihalke

Operations & HR Manager

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Chris Sellas

Senior Manager of Projects and Platforms

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

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Chris Sellas

Senior Manager of Projects and Platforms

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Shelin Wing

Executive Assistant

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

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Shelin Wing

Executive Assistant

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