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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.

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Michael Sapienza

Chief Executive Officer

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Lou DiGioia

Lou DiGioia, FASAE, CAE

Chief Operating Officer

Former Mathlete who loves solving big complex problems. Personally motivated to end this disease.

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Lou DiGioia

Lou DiGioia, FASAE, CAE

Chief Operating 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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MARKETING & COMMUNICATIONS

Angie Lawry

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

Vice President of Marketing & Communications

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Heather Myklegard

Assistant Director of Social Media

Digital enthusiast, loves the ocean, long runs, and strong coffee.

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Heather Myklegard

Assistant Director of Social Media

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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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William-Jose Velez Gonzalez

Senior Manager of Design, Policy, & Innovation

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

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William-Jose Velez Gonzalez

Senior Manager of Design, Policy, & Innovation

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Steven Bushong

Senior Manager of Strategic Communications

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

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Steven Bushong

Senior Manager of Strategic Communications

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Wynton Henderson

Coordinator of Digital Production

Life isn't all #000000 and #ffffff.

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Wynton Henderson

Coordinator of Digital Production

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Erin Herner

Coordinator of Marketing

A Michigander living her dream in DC, determined to build allies & raise awareness of this disease.

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Erin Herner

Coordinator of Marketing

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DEVELOPMENT

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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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.

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Kelly Russo

Director of RunWalk & Volunteer Engagement

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Nick Edwards

Director of Corporate & Foundation Giving

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

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Nick Edwards

Director of Corporate & Foundation Giving

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Ana Elisa Huser

Major Gifts Officer

Motivated to do my utmost everyday and make a difference in helping people.

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Ana Elisa Huser

Major Gifts Officer

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Mindy Milby

Director of Individual Giving

Connecting with people and gardening are my hobbies. You could say I enjoy seeing things bloom.  

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Mindy Milby

Director of Individual Giving

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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.

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Stephanie Marcos-Hanns

Senior Manager of Special Events

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Lizzie Glaser

Senior Manager of DIY Fundraising

Baseball and national parks enthusiast. Tapping into tech to turn pastimes into fundraisers.

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Lizzie Glaser

Senior Manager of DIY Fundraising

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Katie Holt

Manager of Corporate & Foundation Giving

Tar Heel born and bred raising funds, spirits, and sometimes my eyebrows.

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Katie Holt

Manager of Corporate & Foundation Giving

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Mary Bohan

Coordinator of Special Events

A dog mom who enjoys taking photos, helping others, and planning parties for a good cause!

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Mary Bohan

Coordinator of Special Events

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Carsen Beckwith

Special Events Associate

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

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Carsen Beckwith

Special Events Associate

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Lulu Hamm

Development Associate

Proud Penn Stater who dreams of finding a cure. Powered by passion, solidarity, and vanilla lattes.

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Lulu Hamm

Development Associate

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Taylor Davidson

Gift Entry Associate

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

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Taylor Davidson

Gift Entry Associate

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Hunter Bell

Undy RunWalk Associate

I'm a Tar Heel. Coming to an Undy RunWalk near you.

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Hunter Bell

Undy RunWalk Associate

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Joe Lankford

Individual Giving Intern

A George Mason Patriot who likes having fun, talking to people, and helping others.

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Joe Lankford

Individual Giving Intern

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Rachel Bokar

Special Events Intern

A CUA student motivated to end this disease within my lifetime.

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Rachel Bokar

Special Events Intern

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Nicole Abbott

Corporate & Foundation Giving Intern

A borderline nomad wandering the world with her dog looking to make a change.

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Nicole Abbott

Corporate & Foundation Giving Intern

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OPERATIONS

Joshua Darrin

Vice President of Technology

A geek with personality, driven to make the world a better place.

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Joshua Darrin

Vice President of Technology

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Matthew Algee, CPA, CMA

Controller

Grateful for having a chance to make a difference.

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Matthew Algee, CPA, CMA

Controller

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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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Heidi Jaafar

Accountant

Account for me being an ally.

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Heidi Jaafar

Accountant

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Caryn Shender

Manager of Human Resources

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Caryn Shender

Manager of Human Resources

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Peony Nayak

Salesforce Administrator

Believes in bringing change through the power of collaboration.

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Peony Nayak

Salesforce Administrator

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Joshua Hicks

Junior Salesforce Administrator

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

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Joshua Hicks

Junior Salesforce Administrator

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Sonja Gillespie

Coordinator of Accounting

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

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Sonja Gillespie

Coordinator of Accounting

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Alyssa Ortiz-Smith

Front Desk Receptionist

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Alyssa Ortiz-Smith

Front Desk Receptionist

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PROGRAMS & PREVENTION

Wendy Kaplan Nickel

Vice President of Prevention

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

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Wendy Kaplan Nickel

Vice President of Prevention

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Nancy Butterfield

Director of Patient & Family Support

Dedicated sports fan and a team player.

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Nancy Butterfield

Director of Patient & Family Support

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Alexandra Miller

Director of Community Engagement

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

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Alexandra Miller

Director of Community Engagement

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Ronit Yarden, PhD, MHSA

Director of Medical Affairs

Researcher with one goal in mind: ending this disease.

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Ronit Yarden, PhD, MHSA

Director of Medical Affairs

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Kaitlyn Gibbons

Senior Program Manager

Disney fan working her magic to advocate for prevention, access to care, education, and support.

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Kaitlyn Gibbons

Senior Program Manager

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Jeannie Moore

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

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

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Jeannie Moore

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

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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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Kim Newcomer

Manager of Never Too Young

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

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Kim Newcomer

Manager of Never Too Young

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Valerie Awad

Certified Patient & Family Support Navigator & Senior Coordinator of Exhibits

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

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Valerie Awad

Certified Patient & Family Support Navigator & Senior Coordinator of Exhibits

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Stephen Estrada-Erskine

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.

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Stephen Estrada-Erskine

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

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Marielle McLeod

Certified Bilingual & Latino Outreach Patient & Family Support Navigator

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

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Marielle McLeod

Certified Bilingual & Latino Outreach Patient & Family Support Navigator

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Danielle Peterson, LCSW, OSW-C

Patient & Family Support Navigator & Social Worker

Compassionate listener, skilled problem-solver, dedicated advocate, and avid knitter.

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Danielle Peterson, LCSW, OSW-C

Patient & Family Support Navigator & Social Worker

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Jon Diep

Colorectal Cancer Prevention Intern

Philadelphia native, marching forth towards the end of colorectal cancer.

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Jon Diep

Colorectal Cancer Prevention Intern

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Alexis Agbai

Programs Intern

A UMD student who's grateful to be able to make an impact.

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Alexis Agbai

Programs Intern

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Devika Haridas

Medical Affairs & Research Intern

Eager to be an ally and to work toward seeing the end of this disease.

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Devika Haridas

Medical Affairs & Research Intern

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