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The Steering Committee is responsible for overseeing the implementation and evaluation of the New York State Comprehensive Cancer Control Plan. The members must attend a minimum of four out of six meetings annually, with three face-to-face meetings and three conference calls. All decisions are reached by consensus. All members serve a three-year term with officers serving for two-years. To see Steering Committee Responsibilities, click here.

Membership and Affiliations



Cheryl Gelder-Kogan, MHSA
CGK Consulting

Anita McFarlane, MPH
Greater New York City Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure


Toni Cabat, DSW, LCSW
Association of Pediatric Oncology Social Workers

Michael Caldwell, MD, MPH, FACP

Alvaro Carrascal, MD, MPH
American Cancer Society

Mari Carlesimo, JD
NYC Dept of Health and Mental Hygiene, Cancer Prevention and Control Program

Heather Dacus, DO, MPH
NYS Dept of Health, Bureau of Chronic Disease Control

Karen DeMairo
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

Deborah Erwin, PhD
Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Office of Cancer Health Disparities Research

Shaun Flynn, BA
New York State Council of Health-System Pharmacists

Lina Jandorf
Mount Sinai School of Medicine

Stephen Jennings
Jefferson County Public Health Service

Maureen Killackey, MD, FACOG, FACS

Leslie Kohman, MD
SUNY Upstate Medical University

Jean LePere, MPH, MS
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Network Community Programs

Wendy Luftig, JD
NYU Langone Medical Center- NYU School of Medicine

Kathy McMahon
Hospice & Palliative Care Association of New York State

Leslie Moran
NY Health Plan Association

Laura Ortiz, MA
Montefiore Einstein Center for Cancer Care

Maria Schymura, PhD
NYS Dept of Health, Bureau of Cancer Epidemiology

Darryl Somayaji, MSN, RN, CCRC
Roswell Park Cancer Institute

Sabina Steiner, MSN, MPH, CNS

Angela Swartzman
Chautauqua County Department of Health and Human Services

Brian Tomlinson, MPA, BSW

Current Projects/Activities

August 2014 Meeting Minutes
October 2014 Meeting Minutes

New Bills/Documents/News of Interest

Mentor Handbook

Suggested Actions for Consortium Members

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