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ACCC Appoints Five Members to the 2017 Board of Trustees

Rockville, Md. — During its 43rd Annual Meeting, CANCERSCAPE, on March 31, 2017, the Association of Community Cancer Centers (ACCC) will introduce its first official class of Board Appointees. In keeping with the new election model that was enacted in March 2016, the Nominating Committee has appointed five members to serve on the Board of Trustees. The selection process was centered on identifying members who would not only make excellent additions to the Board, but also best reflect the rich diversity of the ACCC multidisciplinary membership. The five appointees include two members who will serve their second terms.

Newly Appointed Board of Trustees Members

Melanie Feinberg, Director, Oncology Quality, Maine Medical Center/MaineHealth, specializes as a cancer registrar and currently serves as the Quality, Information, and Research Manager, for Maine Medical Center and MaineHealth Oncology.

Kashyap Patel, MD, Managing Partner, Carolina Blood & Cancer Care Associates, is a board certified hematologist/oncologist who specializes in palliative care.

Laeton J. Pang, MD, MPH, FACR, FACRO, Pacific Radiation Oncology, LLC, is a practicing radiation oncologist who works to stay ahead of the curve on leading-edge treatments and technology in order to offer the best options to his patients during their difficult experience in fighting cancer.

Returning Appointed Board of Trustees Members

Catherine Brady-Copertino, BSN, MS, OCN, Executive Director, Anne Arundel Medical Center, DeCesaris Cancer Institute, provides strategic and operational leadership to her team with her extensive background in nursing and administration.

Cecilia R. Zapata, MS, MHA, Director, Regional/Global Network and Physician Educational Outreach, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, specializes in health administration and has led the organization through an 18-month strategic planning process to successfully identify primary focus programs.

About the Association of Cancer Care Centers

The Association of Cancer Care Centers (ACCC) is the leading education and advocacy organization for the cancer care community. Founded in 1974, ACCC is a powerful network of 40,000 multidisciplinary practitioners from 2,100 hospitals and practices nationwide. As advances in cancer screening and diagnosis, treatment options, and care delivery models continue to evolve - so has ACCC - adapting its resources to meet the changing needs of the entire oncology care team. For more information, visit Follow us on social media; read our blog, ACCCBuzz; tune in to our CANCER BUZZ podcast; and view our CANCER BUZZ TV channel.