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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

Debbie Cadet, PhD., MSW

Program Manager for Community Health Education & Research Office of Health Equity and Disparities Research VCU Massey Cancer Center

CACV Board Secretary

Bunny Caro-Justin

Retired

Virginia Department of Health

CACV Board Member-at-Large

Lindsay Hauser, M.S.

Outreach and Engagement Manager University of Virginia Cancer Center

CACV Board Member-at-Large

Wendy Hendrick, MSN RN OCN®

Oncology Quality and Survivorship Coordinator

Sarah Cannon Cancer Institute at Henrico Doctors’ Hospital

CAVC Board Member-at-Large

Fran Holcomb, RN, BSN, OCN®

Cancer Education & Outreach Nurse Supervisor, Cancer Services Riverside Health System

CACV Board Parliamentarian

Riguey King

Senior Director, Hospital Systems Southeast Region, American Cancer Society, Inc.

Acting CACV Board Chair

Kira McGroarty Koon, MPH, CHES

ALAM-A Lung Cancer Team Lead American Lung Association of the Mid-Atlantic

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