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Community Advisory Board

The UVM Cancer Center Community Advisory Board brings together representatives from non-profit, government, and health organizations to work bi-directionally with the UVM Cancer Center's leadership team.


The purpose of the Community Advisory Board is to inform research, educational, and community outreach activities to reduce the cancer burden in Vermont and northern New York.


Community Advisory Board members:

  1. Describe health disparities and barriers to support
  2. Prioritize research, educational, and community outreach initiatives coming from the Cancer Center
  3. Collaborate with the Cancer Center on mutually beneficial research, educational, and community outreach initiatives.


Sharon MalloryDirector - Vermont Comprehensive Cancer Control Program, Vermont Department of Health
Olivia SharrowExecutive Director, Vermont's Free and Referral Clinics
Didi RemchukProgram Coordinator, Cancer Services Program of Northeastern NY
Justin PentenriederProgram Manager, You First, Vermont Department of Health
Sarah LemnahExecutive Director, Cancer Patient Support Foundation (VT)
Leigh SampsonAssociate Director, State Partnerships, American Cancer Society (VT, NH, ME)
Andrea VillantiDeputy Director; Associate Professor, Rutgers Center for Tobacco Studies; Rutgers School of Public Health (NJ)
Rebecca Hewson-StellerNurse Navigator, Southwestern Vermont Medical Center
Diane JonesPatient Navigator for Cancer Care, Central Vermont Medical Center
Stephanie JeromeRepresentative, Vermont House of Representatives
Jessica Morley Director of Oncology & Hematology, Richard E. Winter Cancer Treatment Center (NY)
Kirsten MurphyExecutive Director, Vermont House of Representatives
Natalie HarderCommunity Member At Large (VT)
Sonja FullerClient Technology Manager, NPI Technology Management
Dennis DePaulExecutive Director, Camp Ta-Kum-Ta (VT)
Taylor SmallEducation Program Manager, Pride Center of Vermont
Weiwei WangExecutive Director, Vermont Health Equity Initiative
Tom TortiChief Executive Officer, Lake Champlain Opportunity Fund (VT)
Donald StevensChief, Nulhegan Abenaki Tribe
Donna Winchell Oncology Service Line Administrator, C.R. Wood Cancer Center at Glens falls Hospital (NY)