Meet Our Speakers

With a full day of LIVE Presentations, Panel Discussions,
and access to On-Demand Pre-Recorded Educational Programs,
GVCC19 has something for everyone!

Click HERE to view the PDF Schedule-At-A-Glance and map out YOUR GVCC19 experience!

Carla Tardif

CEO at Family Reach

Cliff Devries

Head Diving Coach, Rochester Institute of Technology & Director, Upstate NY Diving

J.L. Barker

Author of “So This is Cancer”


Kamala Maddali, DVM Ph.D.

President, Health Collaborations LLC

Michael D. Stubblefield, M.D.

Medical Director of Cancer Rehabilitation at Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation & National Medical Director for ReVital Cancer Rehabilitation

Shaney Jo Darden

Founder, Global CCO, Keep A Breast Foundation


Alexis Harris

Story Enthusiast & Creative Producer of Inspiring Experiences

Susan Strong, MA

Speaker, Advocate

David Richman

Author, Endurance Athlete


Chris Ayers


Monica Bryant

COO, Triage Cancer

Roger Holzberg

Co-Founder & Creative Director/ Reimagine Well


Helaine Bader

Health Educator and Story Strategist, Founder of the 'Tell Your Story' course

Jackie Herigodt

Director of Programs and Outreach

Mindy Griffith

Executive Director, Bag It (Cancer Support)


Whitney Ducaine

MGC, CGC, CN-BM Director, Cancer Genetics Services

Teresa Martin

Founder, Options Patient Advocacy, Integrative Patient Advocate

Sarah DeBord

Communications and Program Manager, Stage IV Colon Cancer Survivor


Nicholas Kenny, PhD

Chief Scientific Officer, Syneos Health

Laura Romundstad

Clinical Trials Nurse Navigator, The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society

Betsy Glosik

Co-Founder, Destination Hope, Patient Advocate Task Force Chair, Society for Integrative Oncology


Adele Sender

Logistics & Educational Programs, ReImagine Well

Cathy Trzaskawka

Head of Global Advocacy, Bristol-Meyers Squibb

Dave Fuehrer

CEO and Two-Time Cancer Survivore, GRYT Health


Todd Horowitz

Program Director, National Cancer Institute

Ellis Emerson 

Melanoma Survivor & Ultra Marathoner

Elly Cohen

Program Director, BreastCancerTrials.org, UCSF Assistant Professor of Surgery


Ilana Gamerman

Founder, 2Unstoppable

Irfan Khan

Chief Executive Officer, Chief Executive Officer

Jan Bresch

Executive Director, Special Love


Jeffrey Myers

Department of Pathology, University of Michigan American Society for Clinical Pathology

John O’Donnell, PhD, MPP

VP, Worldwide Health Economics and Outcomes Research, Bristol-Myers Squibb

Justin Birckbichler

The Man Behind The Mission, A Ballsy Sense of Tumor


Krysten Ford

CEO, Cancer Warrior Alliance (and Caregiver) 

Michele Mitchell

Michelle Stravits

Founder, 2Unstoppable


Dr. Minas Chrysopoulo

Breast Advocate, PRMA Plastic Surgery

Nick Giallourakis

Publisher, Elephants and Tea

Sharon T. Kim and Robert Kim

Founders, CanPlan


Tom Freiling

Founder and Executive Director, “Stop Cancer. Start Praying!”

Ty Curran

CEO and Chairman, Harrison & Star and Biolumina

Vickie Buenger

President & Independent Advocate, Coalition Against Childhood Cancer


Wesley Michael

President and Founder, Rare Patient Voice

Dr. danielle Ramo

Josh Lavra


Alison Gray


Amanda Hodges, BSN, RN, OCN

Director of Implementation at ReVital Cancer Rehabilitation

Andrea Incudine, MPH

Senior Manager of Programs and Evaluation at Family Reach


Dr. Antony "Nino" Sireci, MD, MSc

Senior Medical Director, Medical Affairs at Loxo Oncology, a wholly owned subsidiary of Eli Lilly

Audrey Stockwell, PT, CLT

Program Direcotr, ReVital Cancer Rehabilitation

Dan Dean

Founder, Cancer Dudes


David Aleksandrowicz

Chief Information Officer, GRYT Health

Donna Gregory, MBA, CTRS

Chief of Recreational Rherapy, Rehabilitation Medicine Department at the NIH Clinical Center.

Dr. Ashish Khanna, MD

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Specialist, Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation


John Falk

Kim Jappell

Director of Development, Special Love

Kyle Woody

Executive Director, Jack's Caregiver Coalition


Lisa Edwards

Managing Director, External Affairs at Prevent Cancer Foundation

Mackenzie Pergolotti, PhD, OTR/L

Director of Research, ReVital Cancer Rehabilitation, Select Medical

Marloe Esch, RN, BSN

Froedtert Hospital


Martin N. Baba Esq.

Megan DeBlieck, DPT, MHA

Physical Therapist, Select Medical

Nicole Jarvis, LMSW

Senior Manager of Programs, Cancer and Careers


Sean Swarner

Word Record Holder, Everest, 7Summits

Steve Schwarze

Associate Director of Patient Education and Clinical Trials for COLONTOWN

Terri Coutee

Founder and Director, DiepC Foundation


Tiffany Kendig, PT, DPT, MPH, CLT

ReVital Cancer Rehabilitation Program Director, Kessler Rehabiliation Center

Truitt Taylor

Host of One Percent Podcast, Owner, Taylor Design Shop

Alexa Jett

Thyroid Cancer Survivor, Blogger, and AYA Cancer Advocate

Ben Quartley, PhD

Head of Feasibility Recruitment and Engagment, Covance

Elizabeth Woolfe

Prinicipal, Intuition Consulting

Catherine Benedict, PhD

Assistant Professor, Stanford University School of Medicine

Gary Gregory

CEO, Perthera Inc.

Rick Davis

Founder, AnCan

Taylor Jensen, Ph.D.

Director, Research and Development

Violet Kuchar

Patient Advocate

Jackie Shore, RN

Patient Advocates of Arizona

Dr. Philippe Westerlinck

Radiation Oncologist at CHU-CHR, Chef Clinique Adjoint

Jennifer Sertl

Business Strategist, Agility3R

Nichol Miller

Patient Advocate

Brian Koffman MDCM (retired) MS Ed

Co-Founder, Executive VP and Chief Medical Officer

Sarah Hou

Mentor Angel for Young Caregivers

Julie Larson


Vanessa Kurtzer

Ambassador and Mentor Caregiver, Cincinatti, Ohio Imerman Angels

Hiren Mehta, MD, MBA

Rex Pulmonary Specialist, Lung Nodule Program, Director UNC REX

Hailey Johnston

Hodgkin’s Lymphoma Survivor and Non-Profit Professional