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SERVING AS THE Advisory Board’s new president is Foots

Parnell, managing member with InterFirst Capital, LLC. Other

officers are William Harvill, chairman of Intermark Group, pres-

ident-elect I; Danny Markstein, managing director of Markstein

Consulting, president-elect II; and Dana Davis, a community vol-

unteer, secretary/treasurer.

New members elected to the board are Robert Carr, chief

operating officer and general manager of Vestavia Country

Club; Trisha Dodson, community volunteer; Courtney French,

attorney with Fuston, Petway & French, LLP; Tom Genetti,

senior vice president in commercial real estate for BBVA

Compass; Deborah O’Connor, president of Successful Image

LLC; Joel Rotenstreich, director of client services for Zarzaur &

Schwartz, P.C.; Jennifer Sims, assistant dean for admission and

diversity at Samford University Cumberland School of Law; Ralph

Summerford, president of Forensic/Strategic Solutions, P.C.; Lissa

Tyson, community volunteer; Suzanne Wald, account executive

for Over the Mountain Journal; and Joel Welker, president and pub-

lisher of the Birmingham Business Journal.

New officers for the Young Supporters Board are Gaines

Livingston, vice president of commercial loans at First Commercial

Bank, president; Betsy Styles, underwriter at ProAssurance

Corporation, vice president; Walker Badham, development analyst

at Surgical Care Affiliates, secretary; and Rachel Powell, a finance

manager at BBVA Compass, treasurer.

New members added to the board are Matt Bragiel, sales rep-

resentative, Daiichi Sankyo Inc.; Hope Brunson, nurse practitio-

ner, UAB Otolaryngology Oncology; Lauren DeMoss, attorney,

Maynard, Cooper & Gale P.C.; Danielle Downing, health-care

marketing consultant; Henry Graham, senior account execu-

tive, Luckie & Company; Ed Hauser, project manager, Brasfield

and Gorrie, LLC; Scott Laney, credit products officer, BBVA

Compass; Tiffany Lee, sales representative, Astellas Pharma U.S.;

Maloree McDonough, associate attorney, RichardsonClement,

P.C.; Katherine Perry, brand coordinator, flower magazine; Emily

Ponsford, senior vice president–investment division, AloStar Bank

of Commerce; and Caroline Williams, financial institutions risk

unit analyst, BBVA Compass.

The Advisory Board is a volunteer group of community leaders,

most of whom have been touched by cancer in some way, who raise

funds to provide patient amenities and increase awareness of the

Cancer Center. Since its inception in 1984, it has raised more than

$12 million for the center.

The Young Supporters Board was established in 2006 to intro-

duce the next generation of Alabamians to the importance of cancer

research and awareness. The board comprises young professionals

ages 22-35, all of whom have experienced cancer either as patients

or as supporters of loved ones with cancer. The board hosts projects

and fundraisers throughout the year, including the annual Cinco

de Mayo-themed Fiesta Ball. The proceeds from the events sup-

port the Young Investigator Grants that fund research by young

scientists at the Cancer Center. The board also provides services and

activities for patients in the center’s inpatient and outpatient units.

giving back

Cancer Center Boards Name New Members, Officers B Y J O S H T I L L

New Advisory Board members (left to right) Lissa Tyson, Suzanne Wald, Deborah O’Connor and Trisha Dodson (front); Robert Carr, Joel Welker, Ralph Summerford and Joel Rotenstreich (back).