Board, Staff & Committees

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 Clinical and Community Care, Virginia Health Catalyst

Secretary: Vacant Position

Parliamentarian: Charlotte Garrett, RN, Coordinator, Cancer Research & Resource Center, VCU Massey Cancer Center

VDH Representative: Vicki Zwicker, Comprehensive Cancer Control Coordinator, 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

Executive Director: Jessica Deering


Our committees are important leadership groups tasked with various key functions of the organization.

Communications Committee
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.

Evaluation Committee
The committee monitors the progress of the Virginia Cancer Plan implementation; gathers appropriate data; and prepares and distributes regular reports on the plan outcomes.

Membership Committee
The committee works to recruit, retain, and engage the Virginia cancer community to implement the Virginia Cancer Plan and become active members of CACV.

Program Committee

The committee develops the agenda and program content for quarterly meetings and other CACV events.

If you are interested in volunteering on a committee or joining our board, please contact us at