Partnerships

Internal Advisory Board (IAB)

The Internal Advisory Board (IAB,) meets quarterly to advise the Associate and Assistant Directors on relevant and future directions of BCC research, dissemination of evidence from ongoing research activities, and policy recommendations.

The IAB:

  1. Make recommendations that will enhance BCC research in our catchment area (Nebraska)
  2. Identify, recommend, and assist in implementing initiatives that address barriers experienced by patients, referring physicians, and other referral services (with a focus on addressing the needs of underserved communities and diverse populations across Nebraska)
  3. Foster access to the services that will reduce cancer disparities through improved communication among community members and physicians, as well as clinicians, administrators, and researchers
  4. Foster high-quality research that informs state cancer policies.

The IAB consists of BCC leaders and individuals who lead campus-wide community outreach and engagement activities.

Internal Advisory Board (IAB) Membership

DON COULTER
DON COULTER, MD
Director, CHRI Pediatric Cancer Research
Associate Professor, Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology

BECKY DUCHMAN
BECKY DUCHMAN
Director, Nebraska Medicine Community Outreach

APAR GANTI
APAR GANTI, MD
BCC Associate Director, Clinical Research
Professor, Internal Medicine, Division of Oncology & Hematology

BRANDON GRIMM
BRANDON GRIMM, PhD, MPH
Associate Dean of Public Health Practice
Associate Professor, Department of Health Promotion

TONY HOLLINGSWORTH
TONY HOLLINGSWORTH, PhD
BCC Associate Director, Basic Research
Professor, Eppley Institute

ATHENA RAMOS
ATHENA RAMOS, PhD
Center for Reducing Health Disparities
Assistant Professor, Department of Health Promotion

HEIDI KEELER
HEIDI KEELER, PhD
Director, UNMC Office of Community Engagement
Assistant Professor, College of Nursing

ROBIN LALLY
ROBIN LALLY, PhD
Interim Dean of Research, College of Nursing
Survivorship Research

Community Advisory Board (CAB)

The Community Advisory Board (CAB)  meets quarterly to advise on relevant and future directions of BCC research, dissemination of evidence from ongoing research activities, and policy recommendations.

Specifically, the CAB sets out to:

  1. Make recommendations that will enhance BCC research in our catchment area (Nebraska)
  2. Identify, recommend, and assist in implementing initiatives that address barriers experienced by patients, referring physicians, and other referral services (with a focus on addressing the needs of underserved communities and diverse populations across Nebraska)
  3. Foster access to the services that will reduce cancer disparities through improved communication among community members and physicians, as well as clinicians, administrators, and researchers
  4. Foster high-quality research that informs state cancer policies.

This 21-member association reflects diverse populations and communities from across the catchment area, including Native American/Indian tribes, African Americans, Hispanics/Latinos, as well as urban and – notably – rural communities. The CAB is also represented by the state cancer consortium, state health department, cancer advocacy groups, as well as health care providers.

Community Advisory Board (CAB) Membership

MATT BEACOM
MATT BEACOM, MD
Beacom Health, LLC, Fremont (NE)

VINCE BJORLING
VINCE BJORLING, MD
Medical Oncologist, Scotts Bluff (NE)

TODD HLAVATY, MD
Radiation Oncologist, North Platte (NE)

SITKI COPUR
SITKI COPUR, MD
Medical Oncologist, Hastings (NE)

KYLIE DOCKTER
KYLIE DOCKTER
Executive Director. Team Jack

ELIZABETH GREEN
ELIZABETH GREEN
Manager, Nebraska Comprehensive Cancer Control Program

TAMARA ROBINSON
NC2

ANDY LINK
ANDY LINK
ACS North Region Health System

DONNA POLK
DONNA POLK, PhD
Representative, Nebraska Urban Health Coalition

LISA SPELLMAN
LISA SPELLMAN
Representative, Rosebud Sioux Tribe of Nebraska

MONA ZUFFANTE
MONA ZUFFANTE
Health Director, Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska

TERI DAMERON
TERI DAMERON
Representative, Planner, Grant Writer, Oglala Lakota Sioux Tribe of Nebraska

PHIL JAQUITH
Chief Clinical Director, Santee Health

MATTHEW MATUSIAK
CEO, Ponca Health Services, Ponca Tribe of Nebraska

MARK KOLTERMAN
MARK KOLTERMAN
State Senator, Nebraska

ANN YAGER
ANN YAGER
Nebraska State Lead Ambassador, Susan G. Komen
Director & Department Administrator, Nebraska Medicine’s Radiation Oncology Department

PATRICK SANDERS
100 Black Men, Omaha (NE)

VIV EWING, PhD
National Council of Negro Women, Omaha Section (NE)

VIRA BROOKS
My Sister's Keeper, Omaha (NE)

ERIC EWING
Great Plains Black History Museum, Omaha (NE)

ASHLI BREHM
Patient Advocate, Omaha (NE)

DINO VERRELLI
DINO VERRELLI
Representative, Project Purple

BECCA WEBORG
BECCA WEBORG
Representative, Cattleman’s Ball of Nebraska