American Association for Cancer Research

SU2C Advocate Advisory Council

The Advocate Advisory Council serves as a critical resource for the Stand Up To Cancer project by integrating the patient and family perspective of disease-related issues important to its constituency; electing members to sit on the Scientific Advisory Committee; and recommending advocates to sit on the scientific Dream Teams and on the Innovative Research Grants Committee. The following leaders of national advocacy organizations are members of the Advocate Advisory Council: 

Nancy Roach
Chair
C3: Colorectal Cancer Coalition
Alexandria, VA

Carolyn R. Aldigé
President and Founder
Prevent Cancer Foundation
Alexandria, VA

Laurie Fenton Ambrose
President and Chief Executive Officer
Lung Cancer Alliance
Washington, DC

Helen H. Miller
Chief Executive Officer
CancerCare
New York, NY

William P. Bro
Chief Executive Officer
Kidney Cancer Association
Evanston, IL

Frances M. Visco

President
National Breast Cancer Coalition
Washington, DC

George Dahlman
Senior Vice President, Public Policy
Leukemia and Lymphoma Society
Alexandria, VA

Nancy Davenport Ennis
Founding Executive Director
Patient Advocate Foundation
Newport News, VA

Julie Fleshman
President and Chief Executive Officer
Pancreatic Cancer Action Network
El Segundo, CA

Kathy Giusti
Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation
Norwalk, CT

Christopher Hansen
President
American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network
Atlanta, GA

Ruth Hoffman
Executive Director
American Childhood Cancer Organization
Kensington, MD

Cindy Geoghegan

Interim Chief Executive Officer
Breast Cancer Network of Strength
Chicago, IL

Thomas N. Kirk

President and Chief Executive Officer
UsTOO International
Downers Grove, IL

Mike Williams
Interim President
Susan G. Komen for the Cure
Dallas, TX

Susie Novis
President
International Myeloma Foundation
Los Angeles, CA

Catherine M. Poole
President and Founder
Melanoma International Foundation
Glenmoore, PA

Jon Retzlaff
Managing Director, Office of Science Policy & Government Affairs
American Association for Cancer Research
Philadelphia, PA / Washington, DC

Ellen Sigal
Chairperson and Founder
Friends of Cancer Research
Washington, DC 

Jonathan W. Simons
President and Chief Executive Officer
Prostate Cancer Foundation
Santa Monica, CA

Kim Thiboldeaux
President and Chief Executive Officer
Cancer Support Community
Washington, DC

Andrew Spiegel
Chief Executive Officer
Colon Cancer Alliance
Washington, DC

Ellen Stovall
Senior Health Policy Advisor
National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship
Silver Spring, MD

Doug Ulman
President
Lance Armstrong Foundation
Austin, TX

James E. Williams, Jr.

Chair
Intercultural Cancer Council
Camp Hill, PA