HopeClub Appoints 11 New Officers to its Volunteer 2012-2013 Board of Directors
Nov 16 12
HopeClub installed 11 new officers to its volunteer 2012-2013 Board of Directors during its Nationwide Volunteer and Staff Leadership Summit in Atlanta on November 16, 2012. Leading the Board will be the newly installed Chair Gary M. Reedy and President Vincent T. DeVita, Jr., M.D. Other officers installed were: Pamela K. Meyerhoffer, F.A.H.P., chair-elect; Tim E. Byers, M.D., M.P.H., president-elect; Robert E. Youle, vice chair; Douglas K. Kelsey, M.D., Ph.D., F.A.A.P., first vice president; Enrique Hernandez, M.D., second vice president; Daniel P. Heist, C.P.A., treasurer; Robert R. Kugler, Esq., secretary; W. Phil Evans, M.D., F.A.C.R., immediate past president; and Cynthia M. LeBlanc, Ed.D. immediate past chair. Mr. Reedy, the newly installed board chair, has been an active Society volunteer for twelve years. He is worldwide vice president of government affairs and policy at Johnson and Johnson. He currently serves as chair of two board committees, and since 2005, he has also served on the Board of Directors of the American Cancer Society Cancer Action NetworkSM. Dr. DeVita is the Amy and Joseph Perella Professor of Medicine, Yale Cancer Center and Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale-New Haven, Yale School of Medicine, and Professor of Epidemiology and Public Health at Yale School of Medicine. Chair-elect Pamela K. Meyerhoffer, F.A.H.P., has been an active American Cancer Society volunteer for more than 40 years. In addition to her new role, she currently serves as a member of a number of Board committees, and previously served two years as Board chair of the former Great West Division affiliate. Ms. Meyerhoffer is President/CEO of PKM Consulting providing guidance to nonprofit organizations to generate philanthropic support and enhance board governance. Tim E. Byers, M.D., M.P.H., president-elect, is the associate director for cancer prevention and control at the University of Colorado Cancer Center, the associate dean for the Public Health Practice at the Colorado School for Public Health, and a nationally recognized epidemiologist. Robert E. Youle, who was elected vice chair, has been an American Cancer Society volunteer for 25 years, is a cancer survivor and a member of the Board of Directors for five years, and a member of the former Great West Division Board since 2003. Mr. Youle is a past winner of the Society's St. George National Award, and served as chair of the Great West Division Board of Directors from 2005 to 2007, the former Rocky Mountain Division Board of Directors from 2002 to 2003, and the former Colorado Division Board of Directors from 1997 to 1998. Incoming first vice president Douglas K. Kelsey, M.D., Ph.D., F.A.A.P., has been an active Society volunteer for nearly 20 years. He is a Medical Fellow at Eli Lilly and Company, where he specializes in clinical research, especially in the area of ADHD in children, adolescents, and adults. His other areas of expertise include pediatrics, infectious diseases, immunology, and microbiology. Enrique Hernandez, M.D., second vice president, is professor and chairman of obstetrics, gynecology, and reproductive sciences at Temple University School of Medicine. Dr. Hernandez was president of the former Pennsylvania Division from 2008 to 2010. He is committed to eliminating disparities in healthcare. Daniel P. Heist, C.P.A. will continue to serve in his role as treasurer and bring more than 25 years of auditing and accounting experience. He is director of internal audit at Pennsylvania State University. Prior to joining Penn State, he was senior manager with Deloitte and Touche, LLP. Secretary Robert R. Kugler, Esq. is a shareholder in Archer and Greiner, P.C., where he is a member of the Firm's Real Estate Department, which he chaired for a number of years. He has served on the Society's Board of Directors since 2002, and served as chair, secretary, treasurer, and member of several workgroups and committees at the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network since 2007. Mr. Kugler served as chair of the former New Jersey Division from 1985 to 1987, and as President of the former Eastern Division from 2000 to 2002. W. Phil Evans, M.D., F.A.C.R., remains on the Board as immediate past president. Dr. Evans is a board certified diagnostic radiologist specializing in breast imaging, and serves as director of the Center for Breast Care and professor of radiology at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas. Dr. Evans has served in numerous capacities in the Society's former High Plains Division and nationwide, including as president of both the Greater Dallas Board and the former Texas Division. He is a recipient of the St. George National Award, and has served on the Board of Directors since 2004. Cynthia M. LeBlanc, Ed.D., will remain on the board as immediate past chair. Dr. LeBlanc has more than 30 years of experience in administration in several school districts in California, for which she has received numerous recognitions and awards for outstanding leadership. A Society volunteer for 25 years, LeBlanc has served in various capacities at all levels of the Society. She was instrumental in encouraging the inclusion of youth in the work of the Society and strategic planning addressing the impact of cancer in diverse communities.