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House of Delegates

The House of Delegates (HOD) is ACCC’s policy-making body. It consists of voting Delegate Representatives from each of ACCC’s Cancer Program members. Each spring, Delegate Representatives convene at the ACCC Annual Meeting to hear Association updates and vote on bylaws and dues changes.

Each Delegate Representative participates in the Association by helping their cancer program maximize the benefit of membership through activities including:

  • Voting in ACCC leadership elections
  • Voting on changes to ACCC bylaws and dues
  • Participating in benchmarking research
  • Encouraging colleagues to participate in ACCC activities and utilize resources
  • Processing the annual dues invoice
  • Displaying the ACCC membership plaque
Honoring ACCC’s 30-Year Cancer Program Members (2021 and 2022)
  • Asplundh Cancer Pavilion Abington-Jefferson Health, Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center
  • Baton Rouge General Medical Center, Pennington Cancer Center
  • Benefis Hospitals, Sletten Cancer Institute
  • Carle Cancer Center
  • Crozer Regional Cancer Center
  • Essentia Health Cancer Center-Duluth
  • Faxton-St. Luke's Healthcare, Regional Cancer Center
  • Fox Chase Cancer Center
  • Glen Falls Hospital, The C.R. Wood Cancer Center
  • Hematology-Oncology Associates of CNY, PC
  • Hillcrest Hospital/Cleveland Clinic Health System, Hillcrest Hospital Cancer Center
  • John D. Archbold Memorial Hospital, Lewis Hall Singletary Oncology Center
  • LeeHealth
  • M Health Fairview
  • Mercy Medical Center - North Iowa, Mercy Cancer Center
  • Middlesex Hospital Cancer Center
  • Providence Health & Services
  • Reston Hospital Center
  • Sparrow Cancer Center
  • St. Jude Medical Center, Oncology Services
  • St. Luke's Hospital, St. Luke's Center for Cancer Care
  • Staten Island University Hospital/Northwell Health Center for Cancer and Blood Related Diseases
  • SwedishAmerican Health System, Regional Cancer Center
  • Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth, Klabzuba Cancer Center
  • United Hospital Center
  • University Hospitals, Seidman Cancer Center at Firelands Regional Medical Center
  • WVU Cancer Institute, Camden Clark Comprehensive Regional Cancer Center



ACCC's inaugural class of Fellows (FACCC) stand together at the conclusion of the 2022 House of Delegates meeting. (Left to right, ACCC Membership Committee Chair Jeff Hunnicutt (at podium); 2020-2021 President, Randall A. Oyer, MD; 2018-2019 President, Thomas A. Gallo, MS, MDA; 2016-2017 President, Jennie R. Crews, MD, MMM, FACP; 2015-2016 President, Steven L. D’Amato, BscPharm; 2014-2015 President, Becky L. DeKay, MBA; 2013-2014 President, Virginia T. Vaitones, MSW, OSW-C; 1997-1998 President, James L. Wade III, MD, FACP; 2010-2011 President, Al B. Benson, III, MD, FACP; 2017-2018 President, Mark S. Soberman, MD, MBA, FACS.)


President David R. Penberthy, MD, MBA, unveils the theme of his presidency at the House of Delegates meeting.



ACCC Executive Director Christian Downs shares the 2021 Impact Report— which highlights the strategic initiatives and accomplishments during the previous twelve months, in addition to a snapshot of ACCC’s financial position. The Annual Report is presented each March at the House of Delegates Meeting at the Annual Meeting & Cancer Center Business Summit (#AMCCBS) in Washington, D.C.


ACCC Immediate Past-President, Krista Nelson, MSW, LCSW, shares the importance of investing in social workers, and why their role is essential to delivering quality cancer care to patients and their families.