AACI Committees

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AACI members have the opportunity to participate on committees organized around their interests and expertise. Committees focus on clinical topics as well as finance, government relations, and coordinating the AACI/CCAF Annual Meeting.

CAR T

The CAR T Initiative Steering Committee helps guide and implement CAR T-cell therapy programs at AACI member centers across North America.
Chair - Joseph McGuirk, DO, FACP
The University of Kansas Cancer Center
Richard P. Bondi
UPMC Hillman Cancer Center
Lihua Elizabeth Budde, MD, PhD
City of Hope Comprehensive Cancer Center
Matthew H. Carabasi, MD
Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center at Jefferson Health
Clint L. Divine, MBA, MSM
The University of Kansas Cancer Center
Helen Heslop, MD
Dan L Duncan Comprehensive Cancer Center at Baylor College of Medicine
Frederick L. Locke, MD
Moffitt Cancer Center
Miguel-Angel Perales, MD
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
David L. Porter, MD
Abramson Cancer Center of the University of Pennsylvania
Sam Sharf, RN, BSN, NE-BC, CHTC
UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Joseph Uberti, MD, PhD
Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute, Wayne State University

Clinical Research

The CRI Steering Committee guides and implements activities that encourage best practices and efficient use of resources and operations in cancer center clinical research facilities.
Chair - Carrie Lee, MD, MPH
UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Tricia Adrales Bentz, MHA, CCRP
Hollings Cancer Center, Medical University of South Carolina
Theresa Cummings, RN, MS, CCRP
University of Maryland Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Comprehensive Cancer Center
Stefan C. Grant, MD, JD, MBA
Wake Forest Baptist Comprehensive Cancer Center
Janie Hofacker, RN, BSN, MS
Association of American Cancer Institutes
Collette Houston
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Ashley Baker Lee, CCRP
City of Hope Comprehensive Cancer Center
Tara L. Lin, MD
The University of Kansas Cancer Center
Kristie Moffett, MHA
Moffitt Cancer Center
Melissa Anne Nashawati, MPA
Mays Cancer Center, UT Health San Antonio
Helen Peck, RN, MA, OCN, CCRP
Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of Miami Health System
Theresa L. Werner, MD
Huntsman Cancer Institute, University of Utah
Alex Zafirovski, MBA, RTT, ARRT
Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University

Finance and Investment

The Finance and Investment Committee oversees the development and implementation of all policies related to AACI's finances and expenditures.  It reviews investment performance and advises on AACI's asset portfolio.  In addition, this committee makes fiscal related recommendations to the AACI Board of Directors and arranges for the audit of the Association's financial records.
Chair - Jeff A. Walker, MBA
City of Hope National Medical Center
Julian Bell, MHA, CPA
The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center James Cancer Hospital & Solove Research Institute
John A. Kolosky
Moffitt Cancer Center
Ray Lynch, MBA
Fox Chase Cancer Center, Temple Health
Gregory A. McDonald, CPA
Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center

Government Relations

The Government Relations Forum Steering Committee monitors public policy activities impacting cancer centers.
Chair - Anne L. Levine
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard Medical School
Ashlee Bright, MPA
Huntsman Cancer Institute, University of Utah
Robert R. Clark, MS, FACHE
Comprehensive Cancer Center St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
Jack Cline
The University of Kansas Cancer Center
John DeMuro
Moffitt Cancer Center
Ross A. Frommer, JD
Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center, Columbia University Medical Center
Orly Isaacson, MA
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Kathryn A. Kuhn
Medical College of Wisconsin Cancer Center
Jennifer Evans Stacey, Esq
The Wistar Institute

Network Care

The Network Care Initiative Steering Committee will help develop a standarized roadmap for managing cancer center networks.
Chair - Stanton L. Gerson, MD
Case Comprehensive Cancer Center
Louis B. Harrison, MD, FASTRO
Moffitt Cancer Center
Randall F. Holcombe, MD, MBA
University of Hawai'i Cancer Center, University of Hawai'i at Mānoa
Laura Hutchins, MD
UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute
Patrick J. Loehrer, Sr., MD
Indiana University Melvin & Bren Simon Cancer Center
Daniel T. Mulkerin, MD
University of Wisconsin Carbone Cancer Center
W. Thomas Purcell, MD, PhD, MBA
University of Colorado Cancer Center
Lois Teston, MD
Case Comprehensive Cancer Center
George J. Weiner, MD
Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of Iowa
Louis M. Weiner, MD
Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center

Nominating

The Nominating Committee meets each year and is charged with identifying individuals among the member institutions who are best qualified to serve on the AACI Board of Directors.
Chair - Howard Bailey, MD
University of Wisconsin Carbone Cancer Center
Stephen D. Nimer, MD
Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of Miami Health System
George J. Weiner, MD
Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of Iowa

Physician Clinical Leadership

The PCLI Steering Committee oversees the initiative and identifies initiative participants from AACI cancer centers and other likeminded organizations.
Chair - Randall F. Holcombe, MD, MBA
University of Hawai'i Cancer Center, University of Hawai'i at Mānoa
Carolyn Britten, MD, FRCPC
Hollings Cancer Center, Medical University of South Carolina
Craig A. Bunnell, MD, MPH, MBA
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard Medical School
Andrew E. Chapman, DO, FACP
Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center at Jefferson Health
David Gaffney, MD
Huntsman Cancer Institute, University of Utah
Richard M. Goldberg, MD, FACP, FASCO
WVU Cancer Institute
Ruben A. Mesa, MD, FACP
Mays Cancer Center, UT Health San Antonio
Edith P. Mitchell, MD, FACP, FCPP
Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center at Jefferson Health
Daniel T. Mulkerin, MD
University of Wisconsin Carbone Cancer Center
Charles Ryan, MD
Masonic Cancer Center, University of Minnesota
Claire F. Verschraegen, MS, MD, FACP
The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center James Cancer Hospital & Solove Research Institute
Srinivasan Vijayakumar, MD
University of Mississippi Medical Center Cancer Institute