Our 2023 Steering Committee Members

The Steering Committee is the governing body of the Consortium and is responsible for the ongoing development, implementation, and evaluation of the NYS Comprehensive Cancer Control Plan.

Ann Abdella
Ann Abdella
A2 Associates, LLC
Elizabeth Bouchard
Elizabeth Bouchard PhD
Professor of Oncology
Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center
Cancer Prevention and Control
Western NY
Alexina Cather
Alexina Cather MPH
Deputy Director
Hunter College
New York City
Heather Dacus
Heather Dacus DO, MPH
New York State Department of Health
Cancer Prevention and Control
Michael Davoli
Michael Davoli
American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network
Tessa Flores
Tessa Flores M.D.
Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center
Cancer Screening and Survivorship
Western NY
Cheryl Gelder-Kogan
Cheryl Gelder-Kogan MHSA
CGK Consulting
Capital Region
Adriane Gelpi
Adriane Gelpi PhD, MPH
Director, Cancer Prevention and Control
NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (NYCDOHMH)
New York City
Tabassum Insaf
Tabassum Insaf PhD, MPH, MBBS
Director, Bureau of Cancer Epidemiology
New York State Department of Health
Charles Kamen
Charles Kamen PhD, MPH
University of Rochester
Cancer Prevention and Control Program
Western NY
Timothy Korytko
Timothy Korytko MD
Radiation Oncologist
Bassett Healthcare Network
Central NY
Jennifer Leng
Jennifer Leng MD, MPH
Associate Attending
Immigrant Health and Cancer Disparities
Hudson Valley Long Island New York City
Reyna Machado
Reyna Machado MA, MBA
Executive Director
Adelphi NY Statewide Breast Cancer Hotline & Support Program
Breast Cancer Program
Long Island
Anita McFarlane
Anita McFarlane MPH
Senior Program Manager
New York University, Langone Health
Perlmutter Cancer Center
Hudson Valley New York City
Alyson Moadel-Robblee
Alyson Moadel-Robblee Ph.D.
Deputy Director, Community Engagement & Cancer Health Equity
Albert Einstein College of Medicine / Montefiore Einstein Cancer Center
Founding Director, BOLD Cancer Wellness Program
New York City
Katia Noyes
Katia Noyes PhD, MPH
University at Buffalo
School of Public Health and health Professions
Western NY
Mary Reid
Mary Reid MSPH, PhD
Chief of Cancer Screening and Survivorship
Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center
Department of Medicine
Western NY
Karen Schmitt
Karen Schmitt MA, BSN
New York Presbyterian, Columbia
Community and Population Health
New York City
Michael Seserman
Michael Seserman MPH
Mgr., Strategic Partnerships
American Cancer Society
Cancer Control
Capital Region
Christy Simoncelli
Christy Simoncelli MPH
Director, Health Equity & Community Investments
Excellus BCBS
Western NY
Cardinale Smith
Cardinale Smith MD, PhD
Mount Sinai Hospital
New York City
Anne Marie Snell
Anne Marie Snell
Executive Director
St. Lawrence County Health Initiative, Inc.
North Country
Laurene Tumiel Berhalter
Laurene Tumiel Berhalter PHD
University at Buffalo
Family Medicine
Western NY

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This publication was supported by Cooperative Agreement Number, N5U58DP006309-04, funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention or the Department of Health and Human Services, Health Research, Inc. or the NYS Department of Health.