Community Involvement

Community Advisory Board Membership

Name Affiliation Professional Role Role in CAB
Sherry Payne American Cancer Society Advocacy, Policy Change Center Promotion
Darlene Cornett Knott County Health Department Cancer Screenings, Co-Chair Participant Recruitment
Elizabeth Turner Kentucky River District Health Department Cancer Screenings Center Promotion
Crystal Neace Perry County Health Department Patient Case Management Dissemination and Implementation
Brittney Briggs Appalachian Regional Hospital Treatment Navigation Dissemination and Implementation
Ashley Teague Kentucky Cancer Program Advocacy, Policy Change Dissemination and Implementation
Annie Williams Appalachian Regional Hospital Patient Treatment Communications
Lee Anne McIntyer Appalachian Regional Hospital Advocacy, Policy Change Research Design
LaDonna Roberts Kentucky Homeplace Patient Navigation Participant Recruitment
Carole Frazier Kentucky Homeplace Patient Navigation Participant Recruitment
Timothy Deaton Kentucky River Comprehensive Care Advocacy, Policy Change Communications
Jentie Collins Eastern Kentucky Veterans Center Patient Care Participant Recruitment
Shady Teague Appalachian Regional Hospital Patient Case Management Training
Harold Deaton Jackson Times Voice Reporter / City Councilman Communications
Reda Fugate Perry County Extension Office Educator 


External Advisory Board

Name Affiliation Professional Role Role in CAB

Rocky Adkins

State Legislature State Representative ​Policy

Andrea Shepherd

Colon Cancer Prevention Project ​Administrator ​Training

Stephanie Bates

Medicare ​Administrator ​Patient Services

Benjamin Kessinger

​Kincaid & Stilz ​Attorney Policy

Bill Beam

Colon Cancer Survivor Advisor

​Protocol Development

Tom Burch

​State Legislature ​State Representative



Debra Armstrong

​Kentucky Cancer Program, East Administrator


Donald Miller, MD ​U of L Brown Cancer Center ​Medical Doctor Policy
Elizabeth Holtsclaw ​American Cancer Society ​Administrator ​Policy

Melissa Hounshell

​Markey Cancer Center Educator



Jake Hilliard ​Colorectal Cancer Foundation Administrator ​Policy
Jaclyn Nee ​Kentucky Cancer Registry ​Epidemiologist ​Data
Janikaa Sherrod African Americans Against Cancer Educator Outreach
Jason Baird Colorectal Cancer Foundation Lobbyist Policy
Katie Bathje Kentucky Cancer Coalition Administrator


Alice Kerr Kentucky Le​gislature ​State Representative



Paul Kris ​Kentucky Cancer Program, West Administrator ​Dissemination
Gary Kupchinsky KY Department for Public Health Administrator Policy
Mark Evers, MD Markey Cancer Center Medical Doctor Protocol Development
John Bennett, MD Veterans Hospital Medical Doctor Policy
Shawn Crabtree Lake Cumberland District Health Department Director Policy
Tom Tucker Kentucky Cancer Registry Director ​Data
Connie White, MD Cabinet for Health and Family Resources Director Policy
Whitney Jones, MD University of Louisville Medical Doctor Policy
Leslie Yagel Medicare Administrator

Patient Services

Community Partners

Kentucky River District Health Department, Hazard, Kentucky

Lee County Health Department, Beattyville, Kentucky

Letcher County Health Department, Whitesburg, Kentucky Leslie County Health Department, Hyden, Kentucky
Knott County Health Department, Hindman, Kentucky Owsley County Health Department, Booneville, Kentucky
Perry County Health Department, Hazard, Kentucky Wolfe County Health Department, Campton, Kentucky
Alice Lloyd College, Pippa Passes, Kentucky WKCB Radio, Hindman, Kentucky
WXKQ Radio, Whitesburg, Kentucky WTCW Radio, Whitesburg, Kentucky
WSGS Radio, Hazard, Kentucky Harlan, Appalachian Regional Hospital
Whitesburg, Appalachian Regional Hospital Hazard, Appalachian Regional Hospital