Who is Fight CRC?


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


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…  Read More


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.…  Read More


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.…  Read More


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,…  Read More


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…  Read More


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…  Read More


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…  Read More


Michael J. Robertson

Until there is a cure for cancer, there will always be a degree of uncertainty in the fight – which treatment, accept the risks of surgery or not, how far to push treatment, etc. However, there is a dramatic difference…  Read More


Sahar Wali

To me the fight to beat colorectal cancer is about increasing survivorship and early detection. The more we know, the better poised we are to beat it for good. I hope to help increase attention about the reality of colorectal…  Read More


Staff Members


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…  Read More


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…  Read More


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…  Read More


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,…  Read More

Emily White - Advocacy Manager

Emily Piekut, 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…  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…  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)…  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…  Read More


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…  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!