Advisory Board

The Advisory Board of the UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center is a volunteer group of community leaders, many of whom have been touched by cancer in some way. The mission of the board is to raise funds, provide patient amenities and increase awareness of the Cancer Center. This is accomplished through three committees – Income Development, Patient and Family Services, and Communications and Public Relations.

The Advisory Board launches an annual fundraising campaign every November, which benefits various projects at the center. Twenty-five percent of the funds raised during each campaign, however, are used for patient and family services at the Cancer Center.

The Advisory Board was formed in 1984, under the guidance of Cancer Center Director Emeritus Albert LoBuglio, M.D. The board held its first fundraising campaign in 1986, and since then has raised more than $11 million for the center. The board’s signature event is the annual ArtBLINK Gala, which is held in February and is the culmination of the annual fundraising campaign. For more than 25 years, the Gala has remained one of Birmingham’s premier social events and one of the city’s most unique traditions.

Advisory Board Officers
Mr. Daniel H. Markstein, IV – President
Mrs. Jeanie H. MacKenzie – President-Elect I & Income Development Co-Chair
Mr. Joel Welker – President-Elect II & Income Development Co-Chair

Advisory Board Members
Mrs. Alisa Belcher
Mr. Robert Carr
Mr. Ed Cassady
Mrs. Mitzi S. Davis
Mrs. Tony Davis
Ms. Susie Hand Denson
Mr. Daniel Dillon
Mrs. Trisha Dodson
Mrs. Betsy Dreher
Mrs. Helene Elkus
Mr. Jay Ezelle
Mrs. Ann Florie
Mrs. Cathy O. Friedman
Mr. William M. Harvill*
Mrs. Idie Hastings
Mrs. Ann Hayes
Mr. James F. Hughey, Jr.
Mr. Mark Jackson
Ms. Sherri Jackson
Mr. Harold B. Kushner
Ms. Cheryl Levy
Mr. Frank M. Lynch, II*
Mr. Caldwell Marks
Mrs. Terry McBride
Mr. John L. McDonald
Mr. Edward P. Meyerson*
Mrs. Dean Nix
Mr. Craft O’Neal
Mr. Richard H. Pardue*
Mrs. Richard H. Pardue*
Mr. L.C. “Foots” Parnell, III*
Mr. Charles D. Perry
Mr. Guin Robinson
Mrs. Katharine M. Robinson**
Mrs. Kim Rogers
Mr. Joel Rotenstreich
Mr. Frank Sottosanti
Mr. J. Callen Sparrow*
J. Terrell Spencer, M.D.
Mrs. Jean H. Sullivan
Mr. Pat Sullivan
Mr. Ralph Summerford
Mr. Rick Swagler – Communications & Public Relations Co-Chair
Mr. W. Lee Thuston*
Mr. Sam Todd
Mrs. Lissa H. Tyson – Communications & Public Relations Co-Chair
Mr. Jeff Underwood
Mrs. Suzanne Wald – Patient & Family Services Co-Chair
Mr. David Walker
Mr. George F. Wheelock, III*
Mrs. Susan B. Williams – Patient & Family Services Co-Chair

* Denotes Past President
** Denotes Charter Member

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