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In Loving Memory

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Mirna Sangiovanni

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.

Executive Committee

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Patricia Stout, DNP, APRN-CNP

Chair

Pat was invited to the Board by Diane Martins. She has worked previously with the Partnership on a HPV work group, assisted with the 2019 Cancer Summit, and enjoys working as a team.

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Susan DeSanto-Madeya, Ph.D, RN, FAAN

Co-Chair

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.  

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Jeremy Lawton, MBA

Treasurer

Jeremy joined the Board of Directors in 2021 and provides a fresh, new perspective to help the Partnership grow.

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Diane Martins, PhD, RN, FAAN

Secretary

Diane is a standing member of the Board for 6 years. She has spent most of her time

in collaboration with previous Board members on prevention work and our

annual cancer summit. 

Board of Directors

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Abdul Saied Calvino, MD, MPH, FACS

Surgical Oncologist, Roger Williams Medical Center

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Arthur M. Plitt

Reiki Master Teacher, Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island

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Lynn Basilio, MS

Senior Manager, Cancer Control Strategic Partnerships, American Cancer Society

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Regina Donald, MBA, BSN, RN

RI Chapter, Oncology Nursing Society Director at Large

Advisors to the Board

C Kelly Smith, MSW

Program Manager, Comprehensive Cancer Control Program

Eric Lamy

Program Manager, Women’s Cancer Screening Program

Matthew Boudreau

Program Manager, Colorectal Cancer Prevention Program 

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