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Since our launch in 2008, there has been an amazing outpouring of generosity and hope from the ever-growing Stand Up To Cancer community.

It is of great comfort to know that we are all in this together — from patients to clinicians, from advocates to lawmakers, from Hollywood celebrities to everyday heroes — in support of one cause: making everyone diagnosed with cancer a survivor. Like you, everyone on our team has a personal connection to cancer and a personal investment in ending this disease.

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Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C), a program of the Entertainment Industry Foundation

Council of Founders and Advisors (CFA)/President & CEO

Katie Couric, Sherry Lansing, Kathleen Lobb, Lisa Paulsen, Rusty Robertson, Sue Schwartz, Pam Oas Williams, Ellen Ziffren, Sung Poblete, Ph.D., R.N., SU2C’s Current Council of Founders and Advisors (CFA) / President & CEO
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Deborah Morrison, Chief Financial Officer
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Chris Diaz, Executive Assistant to Chief Executive Officer

Frederick Johnson, Executive Assistant to Chief Operating Officer
”I stand up my father who I lost to colon cancer.”

Vance White, Executive Assistant to Chief Financial Officer

Business Development

Terry Norton-Wright, Vice President, Development and Donor Relations
“I stand up for my mother Helen, my brother Scott, my grandmother Gisella, my aunt Shouling, my uncle Carl, my aunt Maria, and my aunt Milly.”

Renee Nicholas, Vice President of Advocacy and Strategic Collaborations, SU2C

David Bernstein, PhD, Senior Director, Science and Strategy, SU2C

Timothy Hayes, Associate Director of Business Development

Catherine Higgins, Director of Scientific Program Management, SU2C

Joseph Kadish, Administrative Manager, SU2C

Joseph Danna, Business & Legal Affairs and Communications Assistant

Lauren Zgorzynski, Administrative Assistant, SU2C



Kathleen Lobb, Chief Communications Officer, and founding member Stand Up To Cancer.
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Jane E. Rubinstein, Senior Vice President, Communications

Maurine Slutzky, Senior Vice President, Communications
“I stand up for my Grandmother, my aunt Rivka, my great aunt Madeline and all my friends and family who have also lost loved ones too soon.”

Lori Chertoff, Manager, Communications

Taylor Ratcliff, Associate Manager, Communications

Alex Reed, Communications Coordinator

Sam Doctrow, Communications Assistant



Nancy Kim, Senior Vice President, Digital Strategy

Robyn Bucknam, Vice President, Digital
“I stand up for my daughter Pearl and the loved ones that I’ve lost.”

Maggie Bell, Digital Marketing Manager

Stephanie Bours, Digital Social Media and Content Manager

Brian Lee, Digital Platform Coordinator

Lauren Vanskiver, Social Media & Digital Outreach Coordinator
“I stand up for my dad and also, my Aunt Sueanne, who just beat breast cancer.”

Michelle Arkuski, Digital Marketing Assistant
“I stand up for my Uncle Ossum who we lost to colon cancer, my cousin Steven, and everyone else out there fighting for another day.”


Shawn Burke, Vice President Finance & Controller

Victoria Tang, Accounting Manager

Sara Mayer, Donation Manager
“I stand up to honor those we’ve lost, support those who are fighting now and end this disease for future generations.”

Tanisha Nall, Accounts Payable Coordinator

In-House Production Team

Rachael Nisenkier, Producer

Lauren Crasner, Production Coordinator

Tiff Shih, Video Editor
“I stand up for my mother, who is a cancer survivor, as well as the millions of others who fight and live with cancer every day.”

Marketing Team

Rusty Robertson, Partner, Robertson Schwartz Agency (RSA) and founding member Stand Up To Cancer.
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Sue Schwartz, Partner, Robertson Schwartz Agency (RSA) and founding member Stand Up To Cancer.
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Angee Jenkins, Sr. Vice President, Marketing (RSA)
“I stand up for my father.”

Julia Stein, Consumer Products and Grassroots Initiatives (RSA)
“I stand up for the end of cancer and all that have been touched by it.”

Carly Johnson, Marketing Manager (RSA)
“I stand up for my Aunt Carolyn and all my friends and family who have lost someone in the fight.”

Lauren Lewis, Marketing Manager (RSA)
”I stand up for my dad and for all of my family and friends who have battled and lost, or are living with and fighting cancer.”

Lucy Blodgett Fisher, Digital Marketing and Emerging Platforms (RSA)
“I stand up for my sister. I stand up for Glen. I stand up for everyone’s loved ones fighting this disease.”

Vivian Ritchie Handler, Executive Assistant (RSA)
“I stand up for dear friends and family that have lost the fight. I stand up for loved ones still pushing for more time on this Earth.”


Jenny Kuntz, Vice President, Operations
“I stand up for my dad who I lost to lung cancer and for many other friends and family who have been touched by this horrible disease.”

Chelsey Emanuel, Director of Operations

Bridget Kennedy, Donor Services Coordinator

Brittany Alexis, Operations Assistant

Philanthropy & Community Relations

Roop Sumal, Vice President, Philanthropy & Community Relations

James O’Sullivan, Director of Philanthropy & Corporate Relations

Bobby Fergerstrom, Senior Manager, Philanthropy & Community Relations
“I stand up to help continue the battle because I believe one day cancer will be defeated.”

Office Services

Irene Garcia, Human Resources Manager

Sean Mogridge, Office Services Coordinator

Ryan Airey, Front Desk Administrator

American Association for Cancer Research (AACR)

Margaret Foti, Chief Executive Officer
Dr. Foti oversees all activities related to AACR’s role as scientific partner for SU2C.
“I stand up for my sister who is an ovarian cancer survivor and for all those whose lives have been touched by cancer.”

Michael K. Stewart, Chief Financial Officer
“I stand up for my mother-in-law whom we lost to lymphoma and for many other friends and family whose lives have been cut short by cancer.”

Frédéric Biemar, Senior Program Administrator
“I stand up for children with cancer.”

Ruth E. Fortson, Director, Executive Office Administration
“I stand up for my great niece, Genevieve Ceperley.”

Patrice J. Morin, PhD, Senior Director, Scientific Review and Grants Administration
“I stand up for my father, a survivor of lung cancer, and for many friends who have been affected by this disease.”

Emer M. Smyth, PhD, Senior Program Administrator
“I stand up for my beloved uncle Micko, who died of renal cancer, my dear friend Connie, a two time breast cancer survivor, and for everyone who has faced cancer in their lives.”

Renee M. Balliet, PhD, Program Administrator (SU2C)
“I stand up for my mom, my cousin Trissy, and all the other strong fighters battling cancer.”

Leslie D. Medley, Senior Program Coordinator
“I stand up for my grandfather and my sister, Rachel.”

Jon G. Retzlaff, Managing Director, Science Policy and Government Affairs
“I stand up for all the researchers and clinicians who are focused every day on making progress against this dreaded disease that has affected so many, including my mom and aunt, and one of my closest friends from college, Kim Zurcher, who died of melanoma at the age of 38 and left behind a beautiful wife, Jennifer, and two wonderful children, Zachary and Lucas.”

Rick Buck, Senior Director, Communications and Public Relations

Richard L. Lobb, Director of Communications

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