Fight CRC is excited to announce our new Board Members.
Eric became involved with Fight Colorectal Cancer (Fight CRC) as an advocate after his late wife Rose Hausman. Rose was healthy, with no family history of the disease when in 2005, at age 42 she was diagnosed with stage III and later stage IV colon cancer.
She fought an incredible battle for almost 12 years and passed away in 2016. Together, Eric and Rose held many fundraising events for Fight CRC, contributing tens of thousands of dollars to research efforts, as well as the Call-on Congress advocate scholarship fund.
Eric served in the U.S. Navy and has been a career firefighter for over 25 years. He was the Executive Delegate and now the President of his local firefighters’ union. Both Eric and his wife served on and chaired Fight CRC’s Grassroots Action Committee.
Eric resides in New Jersey and has three children. Eric and his adult children continue to raise money, awareness, and to fight to find a cure for this dreadful disease.
“My late wife, Rose was the epitome of strength and determination. I continue to fight alongside Fight CRC in her honor.”
Dr. Angela Nicholas
Angela M. Nicholas, M.D. connected with Fight CRC through her husband, John MacLeod, who was a stage IV colorectal cancer fighter, as well as a Fight CRC Board Member and Ambassador.
Dr. Nicholas attended St. Joseph’s University and Temple University School of Medicine in Philadelphia, PA. She graduated from Temple University School of Medicine in 1993 and attended The Williamsport Hospital and Medical Center Family Practice Residency Program. She completed her residency in June 1996 where she was Chief Resident.
Angela Nicholas, M.D. assumed the role of Chief Medical Information Officer (CMIO) in 2000. In February 2004, Dr. Nicholas was awarded the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) IT Physician Leadership Award. Dr. Nicholas maintained a private practice from 1996-2008 at Loyalsock Family Practice in Williamsport, PA where she provided medical care to patients of all ages, including obstetrical and nursing home care.
In January of 2008, she joined Siemens and led the Physician Workflow team, focused on the development of Physician workflows, including CPOE, Physician Documentation, Medication Reconciliation and physician adoption of IT. In March 2012, Dr. Nicholas joined the Consulting Practice, responsible for customer implementations of the Clinical Suite through planning, education, and implementation strategies. Dr. Nicholas practiced at Colonial Family Practice in Coatesville, Pennsylvania from 2008 – 2014. She has been at Einstein Healthcare Network since January 2014 where she has held various roles in the organization. Dr. Nicholas practices at North Wales Family Medicine and is the Chief Medical Officer at Einstein Medical Center Montgomery.
While a resident at Williamsport, she received the Mead Johnson Award for excellence in leadership, community involvement, and exemplary patient care from the American Academy of Family Physicians. Dr. Nicholas joined the faculty of The Williamsport Hospital and Medical Center Family Practice Residency Program in August of 1996 and completed a Faculty Development Fellowship at Duke University in 2000.
“John’s work with Fight CRC meant that he would not fight alone. He had his family and his friends to support him, but he also had one million colon cancer survivors and patients fighting with him. John shared his story with others to show that it was possible to live with colon cancer.”
Romaine has a personal history with colorectal cancer. Her father passed away from colon cancer and her senior administrator, Tania Harris, was diagnosed with stage IV colon cancer. Romaine has made it her personal mission to not only support Tania both professionally and personally but also to make sure that people are screened for colorectal cancer.
In 2018, Romaine was named the president of UPS Global Freight Forwarding. In this position, she is responsible for all global air and ocean freight operations and global customs brokerage operations.
Previously, she was president of UPS Americas Region. In this capacity, Romaine was responsible for all UPS package and cargo operations in Canada and more than 50 countries and territories, as well as the UPS Supply Chain Solutions operations throughout Latin America, Miami and the Caribbean. Romaine began her career with UPS in the Missouri District in 1983. Throughout her career, she has held a variety of operational and management roles with the company.
Romaine holds a degree in Marketing Management from William Woods University in Fulton, Missouri and an MBA from Webster University in St. Louis, Missouri.
“I knew there was a bigger plan for me than UPS. Tania is in the fight. We have UPS team members who donate miles when Tania needs to travel for treatment, we rally and cook for her family. She has a family at home, but we are also her family…her work family.”
Carrie is eager to join the Fight Colorectal Cancer board, having lost both family and friends to the disease and knowing far too many currently fighting. Carrie has been a leader in the nonprofit sector for more than 15 years. She is the Founder of Shift Gears, which provides leadership and strategy to corporations and nonprofits to optimize their organizational goals.
For the past eight years, Carrie’s focus has been on creating a world without cancer through her leadership and development efforts at Pedal the Cause. Passionate in her vision, and unstoppable in her efforts to galvanize a community towards a common goal, Carrie’s leadership has made an important impact in the advancement of cancer research. Since its inception in 2010, Pedal the Cause has raised over $24 million to fund innovative cancer research at its world-class beneficiaries, the Siteman Cancer Center and Siteman Kids at St. Louis Children’s Hospital.
Carrie earned a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Culver-Stockton College and a Master of Science in Sports Management from Western Illinois University. She is also a graduate of Focus St. Louis CORO Women in Leadership.
Carrie, along with her wife Carissa and their four-year-old daughter Gwendolyn, recently relocated to the greater Boston, Mass. area.
“I want to help change the trajectory of this PREVENTABLE disease. And Everyone can be a part of the solution, everyone’s voice makes a difference in the fight. It’s my hope that by adding my voice, the Fight CRC megaphone will project that much louder until we FIND A CURE.”