Advocacy Council

 
 
The Advocacy Council was established (i) to link the Rays of Hope Community with breast cancer researchers to accelerate and focus research ideas that are the highest priorities; (ii) provide communication between the Rays of Hope Community and researchers; (iii) promote research advocacy by reviewing, providing perspective and influencing research proposals.
 
 
 
 
Mission: To promote research advocacy by reviewing, providing perspective and influencing research proposals and
To link  the ROH Community with the ROH CBCR investigators to accelerate and focus research ideas
 
Responsibilities:
Review research ideas to assure relevance
Review patient materials to assure clarity
Assist in devising strategies to encourage research participation in our community
Consider serving as an Advocate/Community Engagement Advisor  on a research grant

Members:

  • Adrienne DeSantis
  • Carol O’Leary
  • Kathleen Townsend
  • Susan Dubilo
  • Andrea Kandel
  • Susan Mahoney

 

 

Ex officio Members:

Grace Makari-Judson, M.D., Co-Director Rays of Hope Center for Breast Cancer Research, Medical Director of the Breast Center,
Baystate Medical Center
Joseph Jerry, Ph.D., Co-Director Rays of Hope Center for Breast Cancer Research, Science Director of the Pioneer Valley Life Sciences Institute, Professor, UMass Amherst
 

Emeritus Members:

  • Mary Gail Cokkinias
  • Gayle Kirkwood
  • Agnes Fleming
  • Beverly Hebert
  • Anna Symington
  • Lucy Giuggio Carvalho
  • Nancy Cokotis
  • Elizabeth Cahn