Commission on Cancer Committee

The membership of the Commission on Cancer Committee is multidisciplinary, representing physicians from diagnostic and treatment specialties and non-physicians from administrative and supportive services. Committee coordinators, who are responsible for specific areas of cancer program activity, are designated each calendar year. The care of patients with cancer requires a multidisciplinary approach and encompasses numerous physician and non-physician professionals. 

Commission on Cancer Committee members:

Laurence J. Heifetz, MD, FACP, Program Medical Director and Medical Oncologist

Melissa Kaime, MD, FACP, Physician Chairman and Medical Oncology

Ellen M. Cooper, MD, CoC Physician Liaison and General Surgeon

Daphne Palmer, MD, FACRO, Radiation Division Chair

Michael Powell, MD, Pathology

Thaddeus A. Laird, MD, Radiology

Ahrin B. Koppel, MD, Medical Oncology

Peter Taylor, MD, OBGYN and Medical Staff Quality Liaison

Vacant, Cancer Program Administrator

Cathy Brevid, NP, Clinical Manager, Oncology and Palliative Care

Sheila Coble, Asst. CoC Cancer Research Coordinator

Kelley A. Bottomley, CTR, Cancer Registry, Commission on Cancer Coordinator Quality/Compliance

Cathleen Zoller, American Cancer Society

Lizzy Henessy, Commission on Cancer Community Outreach Coordinator

Kirk W. Ditterich, PsyD., Commission on Cancer Social Services Coordinator

Rebecca Zadig-Escalera, Commission on Cancer Conference Coordinator, Operation Manager

Heather Lutz, MS, RD, CSO, Nutrition Services

Michelle Larson, Director, Physical Therapy

Karen Aaron, RN, OSN, Nurse Navigator/Survivorship

Bruno Carlini, Radiation Therapy Manager

Ashley Vigano, Financial Counseling

Janet VanGelder, RN, Director of Quality

Janet Zipser Zipkin, Community Member

Harry Weis, Chief Executive Officer

Robin Ward, CME, Hospitalist Coordinator

Jean Steinberg, Director, Medical Staff

Johanna S. Koch, MD, Palliative Care and Hospice

Hillary Ward, Pharm.D, Pharmacy

Jim Sturtevant, RN, Director, Inpatient Service