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About Cancer Action Coalition of Virginia

The Cancer Action Coalition of Virginia began as the Cancer Plan Advisory Committee in 1998, when the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) convened a small group to begin writing a statewide cancer plan. In 2003, the Cancer Plan Advisory Committee became the Cancer Plan Action Coalition (CPAC) of Virginia and a transitional executive board was formed to oversee development of by-laws and ensure implementation of the cancer plan. CPAC continued to grow and in 2005 the first elected executive committee took office. In 2012, the organization became a 501c3 and changed its name to the Cancer Action Coalition of Virginia (CACV). The purpose of CACV is to facilitate statewide collaborations of organizations and individuals to focus on activities related to objectives contained in the state plan, which is updated every five years. Membership in the volunteer coalition includes representatives of both National Cancer Institute-designated Clinical Cancer Centers in Virginia, the American Cancer Society, VDH, foundations, community groups, medical associations, national cancer coalitions, the General Assembly, hospitals, cancer survivors, universities, health insurance companies and community medically-related groups.

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Membership Map

The CACV Board

Debbie Bridwell

Comprehensive Cancer Control Coordinator Virginia Department of Health

CACV Board Member-at-Large

Kimberly Dunsmore, MD

Chair of Pediatrics Carilion Clinic, Senior Vice President Carilion Clinic

CACV Membership Committee Chair

Ericca Facetti

CACV Board Member-at-Large

Lindsay Hauser, M.S.

Outreach and Engagement Manager University of Virginia Cancer Center

CACV Vice Chair

Rachel Hunley

CACV Board Member-at-Large

Charlotte Litzenburg, RN

CACV Board Member-at-Large

Dianne Morris

CACV Board Member-at-Large

Hartley “Lee” Jones

Patient Advocate, SWOG and Fight Colorectal Cancer

CACV Board Member at Large

Robert Noriega, M.S.

Program Coordinator

Healthy Living and Learning Center

CACV Board Treasurer

Luisel “Lulu” Ricks-Santi, PhD

Director, Cancer Research Center Associate Professor, Department of Biological Sciences Hampton University

CACV Board Member-at-Large

Erin Steigleder, MSW

Education Manager, Virginia Breast Cancer Foundation

CACV Board Member at Large