Anjee Davis, MPPA President Anjee Davis is an advocate at heart. It all started with a trip to D.C. for Call-on Congress in 2009. A fire was lit, and Anjee joined Fight Colorectal Cancer in 2011 as the first Director of Community Engagement. In 2015, she accepted the role of President. Under her leadership, Fight CRC grew 30% year-over-year from 2011-2019. Today, the organization continues to relentlessly pursue its mission, which is leading to growth in both budget and impact. Thousands of advocates are now involved at Fight Colorectal Cancer and millions upon millions of people have been reached by her work. With nearly two decades of experience in patient and research advocacy, and a passion for colorectal cancer, Anjee fights tirelessly for patients’ access to care and research advancements. Anjee loves programs, which led her to create the award-winning One Million Strong awareness campaign and accelerate research by convening international researchers to tackle topics like early-age onset colorectal cancer and immunotherapy. Under Anjee’s leadership, Fight CRC has gained influence on Capitol Hill and seen an increase of funding for medical research, the passage of The Removing Barriers to Colorectal Cancer Screening Act, and the formation of the Congressional Advisory Committee. Anjee is a champion for patients and uses her voice as a member of many advisory councils and boards, including: Chair of the National Cancer Institute’s (NCI) Council of Research Advocates (NCRA)The NCI’s Clinical Trials and Translational Research Advisory Committee (CTAC)The NCI’s Gastrointestinal Cancer Steering Committee (GISC) She reviews designs, prioritizations, and evaluations concepts for phase two and phase three clinical trials in adult gastrointestinal cancers, and she makes recommendations she believes will lead to a cure. Building collaborations is an important part of Anjee’s role as President and she’s led Fight CRC to become a preferred partner among local, state, and national groups. She has received several local and national awards for her community service and civic leadership, including: The Betty Anne Moore Community Leadership AwardThe Prevent Cancer Foundation’s Laurel Award for AdvocacyThe Springfield, MO Business Journal 40 Under 40 Award Prior to leading Fight CRC, she built a statewide awareness and screening program at the University of South Carolina’s Center for Colon Cancer Research. Under Dr. Frank Berger’s leadership, she alloted over $11 million from the National Institute of Health (NIH) to build a multidisciplinary basic science team of young investigators in colorectal cancer. Anjee holds a Bachelor’s degree from Southwest Missouri State University and a Master of Public Policy Administration from the University of Missouri St. Louis.