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Committees and Volunteers

Become an ACCC volunteer leader

With the many changes taking place in the oncology community, ACCC relies on its volunteers to provide input and navigate issues related to cancer care. ACCC's committees analyze, evaluate, and recommend new programs as directed by the Board of Trustees.

The Association also appoints liaison representatives to organizations such as the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer (ACoS/CoC) and the National Cancer Advisory Board (NCAB). Each representative’s mission is to develop and foster relationships within these organizations in order to build awareness of the role ACCC plays as part of the oncology team.

To be considered for a volunteer position, please fill out this form. For more information, please contact Betsy Spruill,

ACCC Committees

Audit Committee

Chair: Randall A. Oyer, MD

The Audit Committee assists the Board in fulfilling its oversight responsibilities with respect to the audit of ACCC’s books and records and the system of internal controls that ACCC has established by reviewing:

  • ACCC’s accounting and financial reporting controls with the staff from the Executive office and outside auditors;
  • the scope and general extent of the outside auditors’ annual audit; and,
  • the results of the annual audit.

Members are appointed to the Audit Committee.

Awards Committee

Chair: Jennie R. Crews, MD, MMM, FACP

The Awards Committee is responsible for selecting the nominees for the ACCC Individual and Organizational Awards, including the:

  • Clinical Research Award
  • Annual Achievement Award
  • David King Community Clinical Scientist Award

The committee reviews the nominating process, issues the call for nominations, and reviews the desired qualifications of nominees annually. The committee also selects the award recipient(s) and submits the candidate(s) to the Board for final approval.

Bylaws Committee

Chair: Diane Otte, RN, MS, OCN

The Bylaws Committee is responsible for developing and maintaining the ACCC Policy and Procedures Manual. The committee is tasked with reviewing the Manual and the ACCC Bylaws at least once every other year. It also monitors the activities of ACCC and assures that these are consistent with the Bylaws.

The Bylaws Committee also formulates recommendations for revision or amendments to the ACCC Bylaws in response to suggestions from the membership, or to needs perceived by the committee, and presents revisions and amendments to the Board for its approval.

Cancer Program Fundamentals Committee

Chair: John J. Montville, MBA, FACHE, FACMPE, CAAMA

The Cancer Program Fundamentals Committee is developing an online resource, designed to assist new administrators and other professionals new to oncology.

Clinical Affairs Committee

Chair: Al B. Benson III, MD, FACP

The Clinical Affairs Committee serves as a resource on clinical matters for the Board and Executive staff. The committee recommends topics and speakers to the Task Forces for national meetings, suggests topics and authors for Oncology Issues, and highlights gaps for community clinicians for Executive staff to use in developing broader educational strategies.

The committee may also work in conjunction with the Governmental Affairs Committee.

Communications Committee

Chair: Robin Hearne, RN, MS

The Communications Committee consists of members of the multidisciplinary cancer care team, including physicians, nurses, administrators, social workers, and others. The committee provides input on content for Oncology Issues, and has oversight for the ACCC website and e-mail communications, social media, and public relations.

Corporate Development Committee

Chair: Edward Braud, MD

The Corporate Development Committee oversees the Advisory Council, which is comprised of the Industry Advisory Council (IAC), Emerging Companies Council (ECC), and the Technical Advisory Council (TAC) and other corporate support. The committee also presents to the Executive Committee, in conjunction with the annual budget, a plan for corporate development and a budget of industry supported programs.

Education Committee

Chair: Becky DeKay, MBA

The Education Committee gives guidance on the planning and development of educational programming, and ensures that all educational programs are in keeping with the mission of ACCC. The Education Committee recommends speakers and advisory committee members for educational programming, and coordinates the Annual Meeting and National Oncology Conference Task Forces. The Education Committee also coordinates with the Communications Committee to plan and develop articles for various ACCC publications, and with other committees, as necessary, to support and promote educational programming.

Governmental Affairs Committee

Chair: Wendalyn Andrews

The Governmental Affairs Committee monitors federal and state legislation and advises the Board of Trustees and the membership on matters that will impact reimbursement and access in community cancer care. The committee recommends ways that ACCC can be most effective in influencing the executive and legislative branches of federal and state governments consistent with ACCC’s core purpose and strategic objectives. In addition to policymakers in Congress and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, the committee works to establish relationships and maintain communication with federal agencies, independent organizations, and fellow stakeholders to advocate for the needs of the nation’s cancer patients as perceived by the leadership of community cancer programs.

Investment Committee

Chair: Randall A. Oyer, MD

The Investment Committee assists the Board in fulfilling its oversight responsibilities with respect to the investment of funds, specifically excess funds not required to meet current obligations. The committee monitors the performance of investment funds and investment managers in accordance with the Investment Policy and provides for review at each Executive Committee meeting and at each Board of Trustees meeting the status of all investments including reports issued by any and all outside fund managers. Members are appointed to the Investment Committee.

Membership Committee

Chair: Catherine Brady-Copertino, BSN, MS, OCN

The Membership Committee is charged with identifying and implementing strategies to promote new membership and member retention in ACCC in keeping with its mission. The committee recommends to the Board of Trustees ways ACCC can reach out to new and existing members and reports on member growth and retention.

The Membership Committee also reviews all prospective membership applications for approval prior to a formal vote by the Board of Trustees.

Nominating Committee

Chair: Steven L. D'Amato, BScPharm

The Nominating Committee duties include soliciting the membership for nominees; reviewing their qualifications and selecting the nominees to be placed on the ballot on even-numbered years. The committee prepares the ballot for all elected offices of the Association and, whenever possible, selects at least two (2) nominees for each open Board of Trustee position. During odd-numbered years, the committee appoints five (5) members to the Board. Members are nominated by the Board to serve on the Nominating Committee and elected during the ACCC annual elections.

Strategic Planning Committee

Chair: Thomas A. Gallo, MS

The Strategic Planning Committee monitors the Strategic Plan. On an annual basis, the committee incorporates the President’s initiative, making sure it’s consistent with the goals stated in the Strategic Plan; reviews the long-range goals, strategies, and milestones; and, reports to the Board of Trustees and Committee Chairpersons annually if changes to the Strategic Plan are recommended. Members are appointed to the Strategic Planning Committee.


Commission on Cancer
Matt Sherer, MBA, MHA