Our 2023 Board
CACV is governed by a Board of Directors elected by the membership.
Chair: Kelly Fitzgerald, Vice President, Grassroots Development, Alliance Group
Vice Chair: John Deeken, MD, President, Inova Schar Cancer Institute
Treasurer: Deborah Clarkston, MSN, RN, Nursing Program Coordinator, Mountain Empire Community College
Secretary: Tiffany Gowen, MHA, CPXP, Program Manager, Patient & Family Care, Lung Cancer Screening, American College of Radiology
Parliamentarian: Amy Godkin, Executive Director, ASK Childhood Cancer Foundation
VDH Representative: Vicki Zwicker, Comprehensive Cancer Control Coordinator, Virginia Department of Health
Member-at-Large: Amanda Baig, Cancer Support Strategic Partnerships Manager, American Cancer Society
Member-at-Large: Debbie Chatman Bryant, DNP, Executive Director, Community Outreach & Engagement, VCU Massey Cancer Center
Member-at-Large: Claudette Grant, Community Outreach and Engagement Specialist, UVA Comprehensive Cancer Center
Member-at-Large: Riguey King, Vice President, Community Impact, American Cancer Society, Southeast Region
Member-at-Large: Donna Wilson, High Risk Breast Nurse Navigator, HCA Healthcare & Chair, VaCPNN
Executive Director: Jessica Deering
Our committees are important leadership groups tasked with various key functions of the organization.
The committee provides direction, planning, and general oversight to policy issues that relate to reducing the burden of cancer in Virginia.
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.