Passing the Gavel

You nominated; the Steering Committee voted

Thanks to all our members who submitted nominations for the Steering Committee’s 2018 Vice Chair position. Your Steering Committee met last month and voted. We are excited to announce our 2018 Vice Chair, Dr. Melinda Stolley.

Dr. Stolley is the associate director of Cancer Prevention and Control with the Medical College of Wisconsin. As a clinical psychologist, her research interests focus on cancer survivorship and underserved populations.

“The focus and functionality of the Council is inspiring, and it motivated me to want to become more engaged,” Dr. Stolley said. “I am a doer, and thus I’m really excited about the coming year. As someone whose career has focused on cancer disparities, I am particularly passionate about the Council’s goal to pursue activities that will impact those most affected.”

As we welcome Dr. Stolley, we also say goodbye to Dr. Patrick Conway, who presided last month over his final session as Steering Committee Chair.

A radiation oncologist with Gundersen Health System, Dr. Conway has been a tremendous leader and cancer control champion during his tenure. He will become Immediate Past Chair in 2018.

In his place steps Beth Brunner, health systems manager with the American Cancer Society, who will serve as 2018 Chair (must be logged in to view link).

Brunner is a longtime WI Cancer Council member and a passionate cancer control champion. We are thrilled to welcome her as Chair, as we embark on the Council’s first ever set of Action Plans.

“I’m excited to build on the success we’re seeing in the revitalization of the Cancer Council,” Brunner said. “With more than one hundred dedicated and influential members, our ability to affect health outcomes is powerful.  We all work on the WI Cancer Control Plan in our individual organizations, but I can’t wait to see our impact when we begin to build out action plans together.”

Thank you, Dr. Conway, for your dedication! And thank you to Beth Brunner and Melinda Stolley for the guidance you will offer us in 2018!

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