Become an ACCC volunteer leader
With the many changes taking place in the oncology community, ACCC relies on its volunteers to provide input and navigate issues related to cancer care. ACCC's committees analyze, evaluate, and recommend new programs as directed by the Board of Trustees.
The Association also appoints liaison representatives to organizations such as the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer (ACoS/CoC) and the National Cancer Advisory Board (NCAB). Each representative’s mission is to develop and foster relationships within these organizations in order to build awareness of the role ACCC plays as part of the oncology team.
Volunteer opportunities become open throughout the year. To be considered for a volunteer position, contact: email@example.com.
- Audit Committee
Chair: Thomas A. Gallo, MS
Members are appointed to the Audit Committee.
- Awards Committee
Chair: Becky L. DeKay, MBA
The Awards Committee is responsible for selecting the nominees for the ACCC Individual and Organizational Awards, including the:
- Clinical Research Award
- Annual Achievement Award
- David King Community Clinical Scientist Award
The committee reviews the nominating process, issues the call for nominations, and reviews the desired qualifications of nominees annually. The committee also selects the award recipient(s) and submits the candidate(s) to the Board for final approval.
- Bylaws Committee
Chair: Diane Otte, RN, MS, OCN
The Bylaws Committee is responsible for developing and maintaining the ACCC Policy and Procedures Manual. The committee is tasked with reviewing the Manual and the ACCC Bylaws at least once every three years. It also monitors the activities of ACCC and assures that these are consistent with the Bylaws.
The Bylaws Committee also formulates recommendations for revision or amendments to the ACCC Bylaws in response to suggestions from the membership, or to needs perceived by the committee, and presents revisions and amendments to the Board for its approval.
- Clinical Affairs Committee
Chair: Al B. Benson III, MD, FACP
The Clinical Affairs Committee serves as a resource on clinical matters for the Board and Executive staff. The committee recommends topics and speakers to the Task Forces for national meetings and identifies select topics and authors for articles in Oncology Issues and on the ACCC website with a focus on clinical issues and new technologies and their practical implications.
The committee may also work in conjunction with the Governmental Affairs Committee on patient access issues.
- Corporate Development Committee
Chair: Edward Braud, MD
Members are appointed to the Corporate Development Committee.
- Editorial Committee
Chair: Susan van der Sommen, MHA, CMPE
The Editorial Committee consists of members of the multidisciplinary cancer care team, including physicians, nurses, administrators, social workers, and others. The committee monitors and provides input into the article content for Oncology Issues and on the ACCC website.
- Education Committee
Chair: Becky DeKay, MBA
The Education Committee gives guidance on the planning and development of educational programming, and ensures that all educational programs are in keeping with the mission of ACCC.
The Education Committee recommends speakers and advisory committee members for educational programming, and coordinates with the Annual Meeting and the National Oncology Conference Task Forces to plan and develop educational sessions at national and regional meetings.
The Education Committee also coordinates with the Editorial Committee to plan and develop articles for various ACCC publications, and with other committees, as necessary, to support and promote educational programming.
- Governmental Affairs Committee
Chair: Wendalyn Andrews, BS
The Governmental Affairs Committee monitors federal and state legislation and advises the Board of Trustees and the membership on matters that will impact community cancer care.
The committee recommends ways that ACCC can be most effective in influencing the executive and legislative branches of Federal and State governments in a direction consistent with ACCC’s stated purposes. In addition, the committee works to establish and maintain communication with federal agencies, such as the National Cancer Advisory Board and National Cancer Institute, with respect to the needs of the nation’s cancer patients as perceived by the leadership of community cancer programs.
- Guidelines Committee
Chair: Mandi Pratt-Chapman, MA
The Guidelines Committee monitors the applicability of the ACCC Cancer Program Guidelines. In doing so, the Committee reviews, refines, and updates the existing guidelines to reflect new technologies and best practices in community cancer care.
- Investment Committee
Chair: Thomas A. Gallo, MS
Members are appointed to the Investment Committee.
- Membership Committee
Chair: Catherine Brady-Copertino, BSN, MS, OCN
The Membership Committee is charged with identifying and implementing strategies to promote new membership and member retention in ACCC in keeping with its mission. The committee recommends to the Board of Trustees ways ACCC can reach out to new and existing members and reports on member growth and retention.
The Membership Committee also reviews all prospective membership applications for approval prior to a formal vote by the Board of Trustees.
- Nominating Committee
Members are nominated by the Board to serve on the Nominating Committee and elected during the ACCC annual elections.
- Strategic Planning Committee
Chair: Jennie R. Crews, MD, MMM, FACP
Members are appointed to the Strategic Planning Committee.
- Commission on Cancer
Matt Sherer, MBA, MHA