Our 2022 Board
CACV is governed by a Board of Directors elected by the membership.
Chair: Kelly Fitzgerald, Vice President, Grassroots Development, Alliance Group
Vice Chair: Riguey King, Senior Director, Cancer Control Strategic Partnerships, American Cancer Society, Southeast Region
Treasurer: John Deeken, MD, President, Inova Schar Cancer Institute
Past Chair: Ericca Facetti, Vice President of Programs, Virginia Health Catalyst
Secretary: Vacant Position
Parliamentarian: Charlotte Garrett, RN, Coordinator, Cancer Research & Resource Center, VCU Massey Cancer Center
VDH Representative: Christina Benton, Cancer Control Supervisor, Virginia Department of Health
Member-at-Large: Deborah Clarkston, MSN, RN, Nursing Program Coordinator, Mountain Empire Community College
Member-at-Large: Amy Godkin, Executive Director, ASK Childhood Cancer Foundation
Member-at Large: Tanja Thompson, Founder, Breast Cancer Move Foundation
Executive Director: Jessica Deering
Our committees are important leadership groups tasked with various key functions of the organization.
The committee prepares communication on the burden of cancer in Virginia and CACV news and activities.
Conference Planning Committee
The committee manages the planning of the Virginia Cancer Conference including program content, sponsorships, marketing, and logistics.
The committee monitors the progress of the Virginia Cancer Plan implementation; gathers appropriate data; and prepares and distributes regular reports on the plan outcomes.
The committee works to recruit, retain, and engage the Virginia cancer community to implement the Virginia Cancer Plan and become active members of CACV.
The committee develops the agenda and program content for quarterly meetings and other CACV events.