Health Equity Committee

To reduce health disparities and make real, impactful changes in health equity, Fight CRC formed the Health Equity Committee in 2020.

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We stand in solidarity with all members of our community and are committed to doing our part to address our country’s difficult challenges. As advocates, we can empower our community to change the status quo and take action to promote change! Use your voice. Share your story. Vote. Lives are at stake.

Together we can reduce health disparities by keeping our attention focused on the challenges of our country including structural racism, poverty, and barriers to health care and preventive services.

Fight CRC’s Health Equity Committee

Fight CRC has committed to reducing disparities. In addition to recognizing the needs of our patients, the Health Equity Committee was formed to help shape the culture of our diversity and inclusion and better engage our employees, survivors, patients, and caregivers.

The Health Equity Committee consists of collaborative physicians, survivors, caregivers or front-line staff who serve as diversity champions and “model the way,” to address diversity issues and collectively promote health equity initiatives and to positively impact our organization and the communities we serve.

Health Equity Committee Members


Anjee Davis, MPPA


Michell Baker

Vice President of Philanthropy
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Sophia Balzora, MD

Clinical Associate Professor at the NYU Grossman School of Medicine
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Darrell Gray, MD, MPH

Gastroenterologist and Associate Professor of Medicine at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center; and Deputy Director of the Center for Cancer Health Equity
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Candace Henley

Advocate for Colon Cancer
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Carmen Fong, MD

Doctor of Medicine from Michigan State University College of Human Medicine
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Rachel Issaka, MD, MAS

Assistant Professor, Fred Hutch Cancer Center
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Lisa C. Richardson, MD, MPH

Medical Oncologist and Leader of the Division of Cancer Prevention and Control

Curt Pesmen

Research Advocate

Fola May, MD, PhD


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