Who is Fight CRC?

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Fight Colorectal Cancer is a community of advocates. Researchers. Mothers. Family members. Survivors. Dreamers. Fighters. Together, we are One Million Strong.

Take a look at the individuals leading our fight:


Board Members

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Nancy Roach, Founder & Chair of the Board

A cancer survivor and advocate, Nancy knows how to make a difference. Nancy has been involved with the colorectal cancer community since 1996 when her mother-in-law was diagnosed with rectal cancer, and was a co-founder of the Colon Cancer Alliance in 1999. She works with the gastrointestinal research community, government agencies, elected officials and corporations, always…  Read More

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David Wicks, Vice Chair

Since 1999, David Wicks has served a variety of increased roles and responsibilities in NASDAQ’s Global Corporate Client Group based in N.Y. David currently is Vice President of the NASDAQ MarketSite, Global programs and events – and products and strategy. In this role, David manages all aspects of NASDAQ’s Times Square facility – including the NASDAQ…  Read More

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Dana Rye, Treasurer

Dana, a college athlete with no family history of the disease, was diagnosed with stage II colon cancer at age 24 in 2009. Since then, Dana has led fundraising and advocacy efforts for Fight Colorectal Cancer and attended Call-on Congress. She is especially interested in the increasing rate of colon cancer diagnoses in younger patients. Dana…  Read More

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Andrea Kramer, Secretary

Diagnosed with stage III colorectal cancer in 2007 at the age of 47, Andrea became involved with Fight Colorectal Cancer through her interest in supporting research for late stage disease and is committed to growing Fight CRC’s Lisa Fund. Additionally, Andrea volunteers as an American Cancer Society patient navigator and a Road to Recovery driver. Andrea…  Read More

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Gordon Cole

Gordon was a healthy 54-year-old with no symptoms when he was diagnosed with stage IV colorectal cancer in 2003. The Greensboro, NC commercial real estate appraiser (semi-retired) puts a large portion of his time into helping newly diagnosed patients navigate through the maze of difficulties and roadblocks often found when fighting this disease. He is also…  Read More

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Hélène Byrnes

Hélène Byrnes became involved with Fight Colorectal Cancer after her dearest friend Andrea Kramer was diagnosed with colorectal cancer. Hélène wanted to support her efforts in raising money for research through the Lisa Fund. She enjoys volunteering with organizations that directly impact her friends, family and community. Whether it be through the Rye (NY) Youth Council,…  Read More

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Indran Indrakrishnan, MD, FRCP (London), FRCP(C), FACP, FACG

Dr. Indran Krishnan is a board certified gastroenterologist practicing in Lawrenceville, Georgia and a clinical professor of medicine at Emory University Medical School in Atlanta. He developed a special passion for colorectal cancer prevention after becoming close with some of his patients. He is a founding member of the Georgia Colon Cancer Coalition which focused on…  Read More

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Alan Balch, Ph.D.

Alan is the newly appointed CEO of the Patient Advocate Foundation and National Patient Advocate Foundation, national non-profit organizations providing the patient voice in improving access to, and reimbursement for, high-quality healthcare through regulatory and legislative reform at the state and federal levels. Prior to this, Alan was the Vice President of the Preventive Health Partnership,…  Read More

 


Staff Members

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Anjee Davis, President

Anjelica “Anjee” Davis joined Fight Colorectal Cancer in December of 2011.  She is the second president to lead the charge at Fight Colorectal Cancer (Fight CRC).   Prior to joining Fight CRC,  Anjee was the administrative director at the University of South Carolina’s Center for Colon Cancer Research (CCCR), overseeing an NIH funded research facility and the development…  Read More

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Michael Sola, Executive Vice President

Michael, a graduate of the State University of New York at Delhi, is a technologist and operations veteran with strong ties to the Non-Profit community. He brings a mix of for- and nonprofit experience to the table, spending the past decade in the environmental arena supporting national and regional organizations. Michael’s focus on technical improvements and…  Read More

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Danielle Burgess, Director of Communications

Danielle Ripley-Burgess is a two-time colon cancer survivor and began working as the Director of Communications for Fight Colorectal Cancer in 2013. She was diagnosed with colon cancer a few weeks after her 17th birthday in 2001 and again at age 25 in 2009. Through over a decade of survivorship she’s gotten involved in the colorectal cancer…  Read More

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Andrea (Andi) Dwyer, Director of Health Promotion

Andi is a public health practitioner from the University of Colorado Cancer Center and Colorado School of Public Health. She joined Fight Colorectal Cancer in 2014 to develop a health education program that provides relevant and timely information to survivors, caregivers, and families looking for reliable resources to guide them through a colorectal cancer diagnosis. Andi…  Read More

Emily White - Advocacy Manager

Emily White, Advocacy Manager

Emily joined Fight Colorectal Cancer in 2013. She is a graduate of the College of Charleston with a Bachelor’s degree in Communication and a focus in Political Communication. After completing her undergraduate degree in just three years, she joined the team with experience in public relations, campaign communication, and journalism. With a strong interest in politics…  Read More

Jerri Lyn Mooney - Office Manager

Jerri Lyn Mooney, Office Manager

Jerri Lyn brings 10 years of experience as an office manager when she joined Fight Colorectal Cancer in 2009. Her background and expertise make her a valuable resource in handling the day-to-day activities of the organization. She is also well aware of the impact of cancer having lost her father in December 1999 to liver cancer.…  Read More

Margaret Carvin - Policy Advisor

Margaret Carvin, Policy Advisor

Margaret began her career in Washington, D.C. as a Legislative Assistant working for U.S. Senator William Armstrong from Colorado. She has worked for the House Judiciary Committee as a staff counsel for the Committee and U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and as a Legal Counsel for the Office of Congressional Affairs. She worked closely with federal…  Read More

Michell Baker - Partnership Manager

Michell Baker, Partnership Manager

As the manager of our philanthropy efforts, Michell joined FightCRC in May of 2014 where she coordinates relationships with individuals and organizations who donate and fundraise for Fight Colorectal Cancer. She’s an advocate for quality healthcare for all and passionate about awareness and screening. Michell lost her dad to colon cancer in June 2008 and attended…  Read More

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Keavy McAbee, Community Resource Manager

Keavy earned her Master of Public Health degree from the Colorado School of Public Health at the University of Colorado Denver. She joined Fight Colorectal Cancer in 2014. Keavy has been involved in several initiatives to promote health, increase access to screening and treatment, and influence health policy. Keavy has served as co-chair of the Colorectal…  Read More

Shawna Snyder - Communications Coordinator

Shawna Snyder, Communications Coordinator

Shawna joined Fight Colorectal Cancer in May 2014 after serving as the Communications Intern. She is a graduate of the University of Central Missouri, earning her degree in Public Relations with a minor in Business Administration. After having a close friend diagnosed with colorectal cancer at the age of 30, Shawna developed a passion to fight…  Read More


Grassroots Action Committee (GAC)

As we work to change policy, the Grassroots Action Committee (GAC) helps sets the pace by offering insights into our legislative priorities, engaging the grassroots advocates and planning our signature event Call-on Congress.

Meet the GAC!


Medical Advisory Board (MAB)

Leading healthcare practitioners who work in colorectal cancer volunteer their time to ensure the information we offer patients is accurate and our patient education materials are on-point and address patient needs.

Meet the MAB!


Research Advocates

Members of our Research Advocacy Training & Support group (RATS) volunteer their time as patient advocates. This group learns the science of research and then represents patients at medical conferences, seminars and more.

Meet the RATS!