Board of Directors
In Loving Memory
Multiple Myeloma Survivor, Multiple Myeloma Support Group Leader
It is with great sadness that the Partnership announce the passing of Mirna Betania Sangiovanni on September 10, 2022.
Mirna was a Multiple Myeloma cancer survivor. She devoted her time by giving back to the community as a Multiple Myeloma Support Group Leader with the International Myeloma Foundation (IMF), volunteer as a first connection to Myeloma patients through the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS) and a member of the Board at the Partnership to Reduce Cancer in Rhode Island.
Mirna was a passionate and dedicated advocate, and the Partnership cherishes her resilience and support. Mirna's presence will be greatly missed by those of us who knew her.
Susan DeSanto-Madeya, Ph.D, RN, FAAN
Susan joined the Board of the Partnership in 2020. She is passionate about and committed to optimizing the quality of life for persons, families, and communities through inclusive and equitable cancer care throughout the health-illness continuum. Susan is excited to work with the Partnership and their community partners to promote knowledge of and the early integration of Palliative Care for all persons and families living with cancer.
Board of Directors
Joseph Dziobek, MSW
Previous Executive Director, PRCRI & Cancer Advocate
Joe serves on the Board of Directors because he is inspired by the organization's mission, vision, values, and the impact that it is having in our state. He finds it truly an honor to serve with such a passionate and dedicated group of health care professionals, caregivers, and survivors.
Lynn Basilio, MS
Senior Manager, Cancer Control Strategic Partnerships, American Cancer Society
Lynn is excited to work with the Partnership and its many partners to increase access to cancer education, prevention, screening, treatment, and survivorship services to improve the quality of life all Rhode Islanders.
Advisors to the Board
C Kelly Smith, MSW
Program Manager, Comprehensive Cancer Control Program
Program Manager, Women’s Cancer Screening Program
Program Manager, Colorectal Cancer Prevention Program