U A B C O M P R E H E N S I V E C A N C E R C E N T E R 21
THE ADVISORY BOARD AND THE YOUNG SUPPORTERS BOARD OF
THE UAB COMPREHENSIVE CANCER CENTER RECENTLY ELECTED
NEW MEMBERS AND OFFICER SLATES FOR THEIR 2011-12 ROSTERS.
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-
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.
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).