Leadership

Our Board of Directors and staff work tirelessly to promote awareness of, and research equity for, metastatic breast cancer. Many of our board members are metastatic patients themselves, while others are dedicated advocates who stand side by side with us in the fight to reduce deaths from breast cancer.

Board of Directors

Jamil Rivers

President

Terlisa Sheppard

Vice-President

Patrick Quinn

Vice-President Treasurer

Barbara Bigelow

Secretary

CJ "Dian" Corneliussen-James

Founder, Director Emeritus, Past President

Shonte Drakeford

Member At Large

Rich Leland

Member At Large

Barry Lenk

Director of Advocacy

Kelly Shanahan, M.D.

Member At Large

Kate Watson

Member At Large

Scientific Advisory Board

Dr. Jill Bargonetti, PhD.

City University of New York (CUNY) at the Graduate Center and Hunter College; Weill Cornell Medical College

Dr. Stuart. S. Martin, PhD.

Associate Professor at the Greenebaum Cancer Center, University of Maryland, Baltimore

Dr. Danny R Welch, PhD.

Founding Director of the University of Kansas Medical Center’s (KUMC) Department of Cancer Biology. Director of the NFCR’s (National Foundation for Cancer Research) Metastasis Research Center. Professor and Chair, Adjunct faculty of Department of Molecular & Integrative Physiology (KUMC).

METAvivor Staff

Sonya Negley

Executive Director

Hava Avraham, Ph.D.

Scientific Review Officer

Kristen Mayfield

Executive Assistant

We thank our former board members for their service.

Kay Campbell

Former Board Member, Deceased

Cecilia "Cece" Curry

Former Board Member, Deceased

Susan Davis

Former Board Member, Deceased

Avis Halberstadt

Co-Founder of METAvivor, Deceased

Marlene King

Former Board Member, Deceased

Pamela King

Former Board Member, Deceased

Jane Levitt

Former Board Member, Deceased

Doris Ann Price

Former Board Member, Deceased

Lori Marx-Rubiner

Former Board Member, Deceased

Karen Presswood

Co-Founder of METAvivor, Deceased

Rhonda Rhodes

Co-Founder of METAvivor, Deceased

Pat Tomaselli

Former Board Member, Deceased

Monica Hill

Former Board Member, Deceased

Rhonda Howell

Former Board Member

Briana Sykes

Former Board Member, Deceased

Leslie Falduto

Former Board Member

Karin Petrocelli

Former Board Member, Deceased

Michael Kovarik

Former Board President, Deceased

Chawnte Randall

Former Board Member, Deceased

Beth Fairchild

Former Board President

Stephanie Walker

Former Board Member

DID YOU KNOW?

Over 40,000 Americans die of metastatic breast cancer each year.