B oth the Advisory Board and Young Supporters Board of the UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center recently elected new members and officer slates for their 2012-2013 rosters. Serving as the Advisory Board s president is

William Harvill, chairman of Intermark Group; Danny Markstein, managing director of Markstein Consulting, president-elect I; Jeanie MacKenzie, a community vol- unteer, president-elect II; and Idie Hastings, owner of Hot and Hot Fish Club, secretary/treasurer.

New members elected to the board are Ed Cassady, senior vice president and chief financial officer at Robins & Morton; Norm Davis Jr., a vice president at BB&T; Daniel Dillon, vice president of Rives Construction; Caldwell Marks, a commercial banker with Cadence Bank; Craft O Neal, chairman of O Neal Industries; Kim Rogers, grant reviewer for the Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham; Frank Sottosanti, chief market- ing officer of Protective Life Corporation; Rick Swagler, executive vice president of external affairs for Regions Financial Corporation; and Jeff Underwood, president and chief executive officer of Lakeshore Foundation.

Officers for the Young Supporters Board are President Bonnie Branum, with Maynard, Cooper & Gale, PC; Henry Graham, of Graham & Co., vice presi- dent; Erin Lambert, with BBVA Compass, secretary; and Brooke Moor, with McGriff, Seibels & Williams, treasurer.

 New members added to the board are Charlie

Adams, director of business develop- ment, AutoTec, LLC; Coleman Beale, vice presi- dent at Sterne Agee & Leach; Mary-Margaret Brown, media planner/buyer at Lewis Communications; Rebecca DiPiazza, tax manag- er with DiPiazza, LaRocca, Heeter & Co., LLC; Sidney Fry, nutrition editor at Cooking Light magazine; Sarah Gammons, a medical student at UAB; Abby Graves, a speech pathologist at the Birmingham VA Medical Center; Carrie Pittman, a registered representative with Pittman Financial Partners; and Amy O Neal Stevens, a reading coach at Bluff Park Elementary School.

The Advisory Board is a volunteer group of communi- ty leaders, most 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, the board has raised more than $14 million for the center.

The Young Supporters Board was established in 2006 to introduce the next generation of Alabamians to the importance of cancer research and awareness. The board comprises young professionals ages 22 to 35, all of whom have been touched by cancer in some way. It hosts projects and fundraisers throughout the year, including the annual Cinco de Mayo-themed Fiesta

Ball. The proceeds from these events support the board s Young Investigator Grants, which fund the research of young scientists at the Cancer Center. The board also provides services and activi- ties for patients in the center s inpatient and outpatient units.

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Cancer Center Boards Name New Members, Officers

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