Nine Oklahomans Selected to Cancer Advocacy Board at the Stephenson Cancer Center

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Nine Oklahomans from across the state have been selected to serve on the community advocacy board at the Stephenson Cancer Center at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. The Board of Advocates advances the mission of the cancer center by supporting cancer-related advocacy and education issues.

Board members come from a variety of backgrounds ranging from cancer survivors to caregivers to interested community members. The group meets twice per year to learn about the latest in cancer therapies and treatments and plan outreach efforts across the state.

“One in three Oklahoma women, and one in two Oklahoma men will receive a cancer diagnosis in their lifetime,” said Robert Mannel, M.D., Director of the Stephenson Cancer Center.

“Members of our Board of Advocates play an important role in advocating for cancer prevention, education, and awareness in their local communities and across our state as we work together to reduce the burden of cancer for Oklahomans.”

The new board members are:

  • James Bost, Oklahoma City
    Sr. Director of Development & Research, Koch Communications
  • Lori Boyd, Enid
    Director of Marketing, St. Mary's Regional Medical Center
  • Caroline Devonshire, Tulsa
    Director of Development, San Miguel Middle School
  • Kinsey Fling, Edmond
    Senior Coordinator of Marketing and Fling Seminars, Michael C. Fling, D.D.S.
  • Susan Grossman, Norman
    Director of Development, Myriad Gardens Foundation
  • Renee Harrison, Tulsa
    Assistant Professor, Tulsa Community College
  • Chase Harvick, Oklahoma City
    Public Relations Specialist, Oklahoma City Zoo
  • Abril Martinez, Guymon
    Paralegal, Legal Aid Services of Oklahoma, Inc.
  • Shagah Zakerion, Tulsa
    Senior Diversity Officer, The William Companies

If you are interested in applying to the Board of Advocates, please contact Ashley Watts, Director of Community Outreach, at (405) 271-6822. The next application cycle will open in spring 2019.