Stand Up To Cancer - Staff
Help save a life

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$25 = $75
$50 = $150
$100 = $300
$250 = $750
For every $1 donated through with a Mastercard, Mastercard will donate $2, up to $300,000. Offer starts 12/14/18 at 12:01am ET and ends 12/31/18 at 11:59pm ET, or at the $300,000 max, whichever comes first.


Who We Are  >  Staff

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.


Katie Couric, Sherry Lansing, Kathleen Lobb, Lisa Paulsen, Rusty Robertson, Sue Schwartz,
Pam Oas Williams, Ellen Ziffren, Sung Poblete, PhD, RN


Sung Poblete, PhD, RN, President & Chief Executive Officer
Cathryn Dhanatya, Chief Administrative Officer
Deborah Morrison, Chief Financial Officer
Joseph Kadish, Administrative Manager
Vance White, Executive Assistant to Chief Financial Officer
Claude Morin, Executive Assistant to Chief Administrative Officer

Advocacy & Strategic Collaborations

Renee Nicholas, Vice President of Advocacy & Strategic Collaborations
Frederick Johnson, Advocacy & Strategic Collaborations Specialist

Business Development

Timothy Hayes, Associate Director of Business Development


Kathleen Lobb, Chief Communications Strategist / SU2C Co-Founder
Jane E. Rubinstein, Senior Vice President, Communications
Maurine Slutzky, Senior Vice President of Media Development
Taylor Ratcliff, Communications Manager
Alex Reed, Communications Coordinator
Samantha Doctrow, Communications Assistant
Lauren Zgorzynski, Communications Assistant


Nancy Kim, Senior Vice President, Digital Strategy
Robyn Bucknam, Vice President, Digital
Maggie Bell, Digital Marketing Manager
Stephanie Bours, Digital Manager, Social Media & Content
Brian Lee, Digital Platform Coordinator
Lauren Vanskiver, Social Media & Digital Outreach Coordinator
Michelle Arkuski, Digital Marketing Assistant


Shawn Burke, Vice President Finance & Controller
Victoria Tang, Accounting Manager
Sara Mayer, Donation Manager
Tanisha Nall, Accounting Coordinator - Payables
Kristian Hager, Accounting Coordinator - Receivables

In-House Production

Rachael Nisenkier, Producer
Amanda Szot, Creative Producer
Lauren Crasner, Associate Producer
Tiff Shih, Video Editor
Patricia Alberto, 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, Senior Vice President, Marketing & Donor Relations (RSA)
Julia Stein, Consumer Products & Creative Services (RSA)
Lauren Lewis, Director, Marketing & Donor Relations (RSA)
Jena Umfress, Manager, Marketing & Donor Relations (RSA)
Katie Saria, Coordinator, Marketing & Donor Relations (RSA)
Vivian Ritchie Handler, Consumer Products & Creative Services (RSA)
Sean Fine, Executive Assistant (RSA)

Office Services

Irene Garcia, Human Resources Manager
April James-Williams, Administrative Manager
Sean Mogridge, Office Services Coordinator


Jenny Kuntz, Senior Vice President, Operations
Chelsey Emanuel, Director of Operations
Dave Latham, Senior Asset & Licensing Manager
Brittany Alexis, Operations Coordinator

Philanthropy & Community Relations

James O’Sullivan, Director of Philanthropy & Corporate Relations
Bobby Fergerstrom, Senior Manager, Philanthropy & Community Relations


David Bernstein, PhD, Senior Director, Science & Strategy
Catherine Higgins, PhD, Director of Scientific Program Management
Anabella Ciliberto, Catalyst Account Director
Stephen Rosenberg, Scientific Program Manager
Helen Martirosova, Scientific Program Coordinator
Cristina Fajardo, Clinical Trials Specialist
Margaret Sullivan, Administrative Assistant

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
Daphné Georlette, PhD, Assistant 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
Benjamin A. Young, Program Assistant
Lauren M. Santarone, CMP, Senior Meetings Manager