Stand Up To Cancer - Staff: Sung Poblete, CEO, Executive Leadership & Staff


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At Stand Up To Cancer our ambition is simple: make every cancer patient a cancer survivor. Everyone on our team has a personal connection to cancer and a deep investment in this mission. That’s why SU2C is funding the most cutting-edge research and holding ourselves accountable to real results that save lives. We are all in this together.


Sung Poblete, PhD, RN, Chief Executive Officer
Deborah Morrison, Chief Financial Officer
Vance White, Executive Assistant to Chief Financial Officer
Brandi Cotright, Administrative Manager

Advocacy & Strategic Collaborations

Renee Nicholas, Vice President of Advocacy & Strategic Collaborations
Frederick Johnson, BCPA, Advocacy & Strategic Collaborations Specialist
Tim Hayes, Director, Strategic Collaborations
Anabella Ciliberto, Catalyst Account Director


Fiona McRobert, Senior Vice President, Communications
Mirabai Vogt-James, Vice President, Communications
Jade Waddy, Communications Director
Alison Ashford, Communications Assistant


Nancy Kim, Senior Vice President, Digital Strategy
Robyn Bucknam, Vice President, Digital
Rachael Susaneck, Senior Director, Digital
Andy Steig, Director, Influencers & Gaming Community
Maggie Bell, Director, Digital Marketing
Stephanie Bours, Director, Social Media & Content
Julia Wiebe, Social Media Coordinator


Shawn Burke, CPA, Vice President Finance & Controller
Victoria Tang, Accounting Manager
Evelyn Broadwell, Senior Accountant
Mikki Kamantigue, Senior Financial Analyst
Kristian Hager, Accounts Receivable Manager
Marcia Brewer, Accounts Clerk – Receivables
Tanisha Nall, Accounting Coordinator – Payables

In-House Production

Amanda Szot, Senior Director, Production & Content
Tiff Shih, Video Editor
Jake Meyers, Production Coordinator

Marketing Team

Rusty Robertson, Partner, Robertson Schwartz Agency (RSA) / SU2C Co-Founder
Sue Schwartz, Partner, Robertson Schwartz Agency (RSA) / SU2C Co-Founder
Angee Jenkins, Executive Vice President, Marketing & Donor Relations (RSA)
Julia Stein, Consumer Products & Creative Services (RSA)
Lauren Lewis, Senior Director, Marketing & Donor Relations (RSA)
Jena Umfress, Director, Marketing & Donor Relations (RSA)

Media Development

Maurine Slutzky, Senior Vice President, Media Development & Entertainment Relations
Taylor Ratcliff, Director, Media Development & Entertainment Relations
Samantha Doctrow, Manager, Media Development & Entertainment Relations
Lauren Mellinger, Assistant, Media Development & Entertainment Relations

Human Resources and Office Services

Dana Hirsch Lipman, SVP of Human Resources
Jeanett Resendez, Human Resources Director, Training & Risk
Kate Curran, Human Resources Information System (HRIS) Specialist


Jenny Kuntz, Senior Vice President, Operations
Chelsey Emanuel, Senior Director of Operations
Evelyn Fees, Director, Donor Stewardship
Dave Latham, Senior Asset & Licensing Manager
Julia Garcia , Operations Assistant

Philanthropy & Community Relations

Jim O’Sullivan, Director of Philanthropy & Corporate Relations


David Bernstein, PhD, Senior Director, Science & Strategy
Cathy Higgins, PhD, Senior Director of Scientific Program Management
Stephen Rosenberg, PhD, Scientific Program Manager
Stacy Gillenwater, PhD, Scientific Program Manager
Greg Howell, Director Research Administration

American Association For Cancer Research (AACR)

Margaret Foti, PhD, MD(hc), Chief Executive Officer
Michael K. Stewart, Chief Financial Officer
Ruth E. Fortson, Director, Executive Office Administration
Jon G. Retzlaff, Managing Director, Science Policy & Government Affairs
Richard G. Buck, Senior Director, Communications & Public Relations
Richard L. Lobb, Director of Communications
John (Yixian) Zhang, PhD, Senior Director, Scientific Review & Grants Administration
Jayashree Karar, PhD, Senior Scientific Program Administrator
Christina Leah B. Kline, PhD, Senior Scientific Program Administrator
Mary (Zhi) Wang, Administrative Manager
Jaquelyn N. Crutchley, Program Associate
Susan G. Kotwicki, Program Assistant
Lauren M. Santarone, CMP, Assistant Director, Meetings and Exhibits


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