Community Advisory Committee

PECaD’s Community Advisory Committee, referred to internally as the Disparities Elimination Advisory Committee (DEAC), consists of cancer survivors and advocates, representatives from community health-care organizations, representatives from community-based organizations and academic/university faculty members and staff.

The DEAC meets quarterly and provides overall guidance and direction for PECaD programs and initiatives. It helps prioritize community needs within PECaD’s program framework; provides input in the development, implementation and evaluation of our cancer control and prevention activities; and recommends additional collaborations as needed to eliminate cancer disparities.

Chair Members

Chair

Graham Colditz, MD, DrPH
Principal Investigator and Director, PECaD
Neiss-Gain Professor, Washington University School of Medicine
Associate Director, Prevention and Control, Siteman Cancer Center
Deputy Director, Institute for Public Health, Washington University

Community Chair

Maranda Witherspoon, MPPA
Program Officer, Missouri Foundation for Health

Community Members (Voting)

Leon Ashford, PhD
Community Advocate, Prostate Cancer Survivor
Retired Professor

Mikki (Mary) Brewster, MSW
Community Advocate and Breast Cancer Survivor, Retiree of St. Louis Public School District

Pamela Jackson, RN, BSN, MA
Community Advocate, Volunteer
 
Sherrill Jackson, RN, CPNP, MSA
President, The Breakfast Club
Manager of School Based Programs, Betty Jean Kerr People’s Health Centers Inc.

Veronica Richardson, RN, MSN, MBA
Vice President of Quality Improvement, Grace Hill Neighborhood Health Centers

Donald Suggs, DDS
Founder and Owner, St. Louis American Newspaper


Academic/Institutional Members (Voting)

Aimee James, PhD, MPH, MA
Assistant Professor, Washington University School of Medicine

Sarah Gehlert, PhD, MSW, MA
E. Desmond Lee Professor of Racial and Ethnic Diversity, Brown School of Social Work, Washington University

Lannis Hall, MD, MPH
Director of Radiation Oncology, Siteman Cancer Center at Barnes-Jewish St. Peters Hospital
Assistant Professor of Clinical Radiation Oncology, Washington University School of Medicine

Molly Tovar, EdD
Director, Kathryn M. Buder Center for American Indian Studies, Brown School of Social Work, Washington University

Bettina Drake, PhD, MPH
Assistant Professor, Washington University School of Medicine

Melody Goodman, PhD
Assistant Professor, Washington University School of Medicine

Vetta Sanders Thompson, PhD
Associate Professor, Brown School of Social Work, Washington University

 

Last updated 12/18/2012