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Staff

Amy brings over three decades of experience in for-profit and nonprofit business management and ownership. In December 2017, she joined The Global Resource for Advancing Cancer Education as its Executive Director. She directs its growth in strategy, revenue, outreach, partnership, and programs.

As an independent business management consultant, Executive Director, and business owner, Amy’s career...

Denise has over 30 years of varying experience in the healthcare arena.  In August 2009 she joined The Global Resource for Advancing Cancer Education as one of its first employees.  She has grown with the organization and now oversees the operational movement of programs, efficiency, and effectiveness within the organization, as well as the daily processes and functions.  

 

Denise found GRACE...

Janine taught school from 1991 to 2012. She was a special education instructor, advisor and life coach at The Horizons School for young adults in Birmingham, AL for 12 years. Janine also taught as the assistant teacher in Group 5 (4th/5th grade) at the Westland School in Los Angeles, CA. Janine earned a Master of Education and state teacher certification from the University of California in Los...

Maria is a native of Virginia and is a small-town girl at heart. After pursuing a degree in history, Maria was a teacher for several years before deciding her passion lay in nonprofit work. She also is an experienced actress with several voiceover and screen credits. In her spare time, Maria can be found doing various outdoor activities with her family, including fishing and kayaking.

Maria is...

Alexandra was born in El Salvador and has always had a very strong desire to do something that allows her to help others. She has worked in Digital Marketing since 2015, gaining experience working with different clients throughout Central America and the US.

 

Alex is a very outgoing, helpful, and caring mother of an 11-year-old girl and loves to spend time with her husband, daughter...

Board Members

Nancy has a background in molecular biology and over 25 years of experience in medical education and healthcare communications. Much of her professional experience has focused in the area of oncology and has included oversight of grant-funded educational programming, advisory board planning and execution, scientific communications and publication planning, clinical support and clinical trial...

Matthew is a well-respected Board Member at the University of British Columbia and Vice Chair of the Learning and Research Committee. A past Senator for the University, he also serves as the Associate Director, in Partnerships and Sponsorships, for UBC Athletics and Recreation.

He and his team are responsible for forming strategic alliances and corporate partnerships with a focus on sports...

James is a seasoned operations leader with 15+ years of experience leading business operations, project management, and innovation teams in the pharmaceutical industry with specialized knowledge in patient access, patient support, and clinic engagement. James currently leads product development and operations for Lyceum Health, a digital health software company operating in the United States and...

Dr. Jack West is a medical oncologist and thoracic oncology specialist who is the Founder and previously served as President & CEO, currently a member of the Board of Directors of the Global Resource for Advancing Cancer Education (GRACE)

 

Dr. West received an M. Phil. in Experimental Biology from Cambridge University on a Fulbright Scholarship before returning to the US to undertake his...

Dr. Jared Weiss is an Associate Professor of Clinical Research for Hematology/Oncology at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine in Chapel Hill, NC. He completed fellowship in Hematology and Oncology at the University of Pennsylvania and residency in Internal Medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, MA. He received his Doctor of Medicine at Yale University School of...

Chief of Hematology/Oncology and Medical Director at Memorial Cancer Institute, and Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine at Florida International University

Chief of Hematology/Oncology

Medical Director of Memorial Cancer Institute

Dr. Raez specializes in treating patients with lung, head and neck cancers, and is also the oncology research director of Memorial Healthcare System and the...

Drawn by the culture of adventure and the mountains of the PNW, Tim moved to Seattle from New Jersey in 1991. After riding the early wave of tech in Seattle, with a background in software development and experience volunteering with nonprofits, Tim co-founded Fuse IQ, a web development agency focusing its expertise on serving nonprofit organizations.



Tim has 30 years of experience in the Seattle...

Laya Dogmetchi is a 1993 graduate of the University of California at Irvine and earned her Juris Doctorate from Vermont Law School in 1996. She then attended the University of Washington School of Law, where she earned an LL.M. in “Marine Law and Affairs” in 1997. Laya has been practicing law in Southern California since 1997, and presently is a Principal/Partner at the law firm of Much Shelist, P...

David Gray has been involved in clinical drug development in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries for over twenty-five years including leadership positions in clinical operations and biostatistics. He feels fortunate to have participated in the development and approval of life-changing therapies including an aerosol antibiotic for cystic fibrosis and a targeted antibody drug conjugate...

Liz has spent the last 10+ years in the media buying and advertising industry, primarily with a performance marketing background focusing on digital, social, and mobile.

 

In her role at Media.Monks, she oversees the team responsible for strategy, buying, and measurement of programmatic, direct media, affiliate, and mobile ad campaigns for 20+ clients. She actively works to help restructure the...

Christine M. Walko graduated with her Pharm.D. degree from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and completed a pharmacy practice residency at the Medical College of Virginia/VCU in Richmond, Virginia, and a hematology/oncology specialty residency at the University of North Carolina (UNC). She stayed at UNC to complete a 2-year academic oncology fellowship focused on drug metabolism...