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The Partnership to Reduce Cancer in Rhode Island, 2017. Proudly created with Wix.com

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Abdul Saied Calvino, MD

   Surgical Oncologist, Roger Williams Medical Center

Dr. Calvino wishes to bring a clinical perspective to the efforts of the partnership to improve cancer care in RI.

Dana D'Alessandro Haseotes, MSW, LICSW, MPH, CST

   Clinical Social Worker, Women & Infants Hospital, Program in Women's Oncology

Dana was asked to join the Board following her panel discussion during our 2019 Cancer Summit. She has a long history within survivorship and coordinates with Women & Infants' Breast Health Center. 

Courtney Taylor Jusino, DNP, APRN-CNP, CCRN

   Family Nurse Practitioner, Women & Infants Hospital

Courtney is new to the Board, but holds previous involvement with the Partnership through our Skin Checks and prevention work groups. She loves to educate on public health issues alongside advocating and empowering the community.

Tracey Kehoe

   Stage III Ovarian Cancer Survivor

 

Tracey, as a cancer survivor herself, is passionate about helping the efforts to reduce cancer in Rhode Island. She is a sales and marketing professional who is currently working in the pharmaceutical industry.  

Arthur M. Plitt

   Reiki Master Teacher, Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island

Arthur is an existing Board member who wishes to promote a fresh, needed energy to the Partnership and fulfill the need he has seen while working at Women & Infants Hospice.

Julia Twining

   Advanced Practice Manager, Miriam Hospital

Julia was personally invited to the Board by previous Board member, Marsha Stevenson. Like many of us, she has a personal connection with cancer, and enjoys Public Health.

The Executive Committee

Jim Willsey, Chair

   Director of Spiritual Care, Roger Williams Medical Center

Jim has been involved with The Partnership since it was founded 12 years ago, and has been on the Board for 6 years. He cares strongly about survivorship and helping those who are living with cancer.

Diane Martins, Co-Chair

   PhD, RN, University of Rhode Island

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. 

Warren L. Miller, Jr., Ph.D, LICSW, MSW, SAP, BCD, Treasurer

   Assistant Professor, Rhode Island College School of Social Work

Warren was introduced to the Board by the Dean of Rhode Island College for his work with cancer prevention. His focus is on the LGBTQ+ community and HIV/AIDS, with an emphasis on older men. 

Patricia Stout, DNP, APRN-CNP, Secretary

   Associate Clinical Professor, University of Rhode Island

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.

Advisors to the Board (RIDOH)

C Kelly Smith, MSW

   Program Manager, Comprehensive Cancer Control Program

George Andoscia, MPH

   MPH, Policy, Systems & Environmental Change Specialist, Comprehensive Cancer     Control Program and Project Coordinator, Rape Prevention Education, Violence &   Injury Prevention Program