Cancer Coordination and Control

Commission Details

Board Website 
Board Website
Long Name 
North Carolina Advisory Committee on Cancer Coordination and Control
Health and Human Services
Governor Appointments 
Total Board Positions 
Cite Name 
N.C. Gen. Stat.
Cite Number 
§ 130A-33.50
Term Length 
4 Years - 2 consecutive
The committee recommends to the secretary of the N. C. Department of Health and Human Services a plan for the statewide implementation of an interagency comprehensive coordinated cancer control program and identifies and examines the limitations and problems associated with existing laws, regulations, programs and services related to cancer control. The committee also examines financing and access to cancer control services for North Carolina citizens.

Current Members

Member Name 
Appointment Date 
Term End Date 
Term Type 
Carmen Mercedes Hernandez-Pelletier 11/19/20198/31/2021LimitedDEQ Representative
Susan A. Melin 1/11/20198/31/2023LimitedNC Medical Society Cancer Committee Representative
Ira Q. Smith 9/30/20208/31/2024LimitedOld North State Medical Society, Representative
Molly C. Black 9/12/20198/31/2021LimitedAmerican Cancer Society, NC Division, Inc. Representative
Ryan Todd Hickey 11/19/20198/31/2023LimitedNC Hospital Association Representative
Helene F. Edwards 9/8/20158/31/2023LimitedLocal Health Directors Association, Representative
Vickie A. Fowler 4/16/20188/31/2021LimitedLicensed Primary Care Physician
Thomas L. Eisenhauer 10/29/20148/31/2022LimitedAmerican College of Surgeons Representative
Linda Sutton 1/23/20158/31/2022LimitedNC Oncology Society Representative
Kathleen Foote 4/16/20188/31/2022LimitedAssociation of NC Cancer Registrars
Lawrence R. Wu 10/28/20148/31/2022LimitedMedical Directors of NC Association of Health Plans Representative
Susan M. Kansagra 4/16/20188/31/2023LimitedDHHS Representative
Margaret S. Abrams 4/16/20188/31/2021LimitedAt-Large
Daniel R. Carrizosa 9/1/20188/31/2022LimitedAt-Large
Mahvish Muzaffar 9/30/20208/31/2024LimitedAt-Large
Frankie D. Powell 9/1/20188/31/2022LimitedAt-Large
Ellen Essick 10/25/20168/31/2024LimitedDepartment Of Public Instruction Representative
Lori H. Byrd 9/12/20198/31/2021LimitedNC Community College System Representative
Daniel S. Reuland 2/17/20218/31/2023LimitedUNC School Of Medicine Cancer Control Program Representative
Karen M. Winkfield 4/16/20188/31/2023LimitedBowman Gray School of Medicine (Wake Forest University) Cancer Control Program Representative
Steven R. Patierno 10/4/20138/31/2021LimitedDuke University School Of Medicine Cancer Control Program Representative
Nasreen A. Vohra 4/16/20188/31/2021LimitedECU School Of Medicine Cancer Control Program Representative
JoAnn P. Smith 10/7/20138/31/2021LimitedOncology Nurse Representing the Nurses Association

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