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Our goal is to ensure that these provide funding that further our efforts to eliminate the unequal burden of cancer among racial and ethnic minorities and medically underserved populations in the United States and its associated territories.

Updated by:  ADW 06/0617

Executive Director

Pamela M. Jackson, MS
Director, Special Projects
Intercultural Cancer Council

Baylor College of Medicine


Mission & Vision

The Intercultural Cancer Council promotes policies, programs, partnerships, and research to eliminate the unequal burden of cancer among racial and ethnic minorities and medically underserved populations in the United States and its associated territories.

ICC Regional Leadership

Frankie Powell, PhD

University of North Carolina at Pembroke
Paul D. Juarez, PhD

Meharry Medical College

Sharon Barrett, PhD

Morgan State University
Mignon Guy, PhD

Virginia Commonwealth University

Linda Fleisher, PhD

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia 
Patricia Bradley, PhD

Villanova University

Shaan Trotter, MS
Northwestern University

Phyllis Nassi, MSW

University of Utah, Huntsman Cancer Institute
Bill Ward

Community Partner, Tribal Member

Bonnie Wheatly, EdD

Winona Hollins-Hauge, MSW

Univ. of Washington, School of Public Health
Christine DeCourtney, MPH

Community Partner
Rita Stevens

Community Partner

Puerto Rico
Guillermo Tortollina-Luna, MD

Hawaii Islands/
Federation of Micronesia/
Guam, Samoa, Saipan, Chunk, and Yak

Neal Palafox, MD, MPH
Lee Buenconsejo-Lum, MD, MPH

The ICC-Caucus

ICC Caucus

Jennie R. Cook


Past Chairman, National Board of Directors
American Cancer Society

COL (Ret) James E. Williams, Jr., USA

Vice President

Chairman, Pennsylvania Prostate Cancer Coalition (PPCC)
Immediate Past Chair, Intercultural Cancer Council (ICC)
Member of Board, Alliance for Prostate Cancer Prevention (APCaP)

ICC Regional network

We're continually working hard to improve communities throughout the nation. If you're interested to see what we've been doing recently (especially if you want to help), check out our project list.

​​​ICC Board Officers

ICC Board Chair

Patricia Matthews-Juarez, PhD
Vice President,  Office of Faculty Affairs and Development
Professor, Department of Family and Community Medicine
Director, Research Training Core, Health Disparities Research Center of Excellence
Meharry Medical College

ICC Chair Elect

Thelma C. Hurd, MD
University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio

ICC Secretary

Sharon Barrett, DrPh., MS

ICC Treasurer
Lee Ellen Buenconsejo-Lum, MD, FAAFP
John A. Burns School of Medicine, University of Hawaii

Immediate Past Chair
Dileep G. Bal, MD, MS, MPH    
Hawaii Department of Health
District Health Officer, Kauai District Health Office

ICC Past Chair

COL (Ret.) James E. Williams, Jr., MS, SPHR      
Principal, Jim Williams and Associates

ICC Co-Founders

Lovell A. Jones, PhD

Armin D. Weinberg, PhD  


ICC Governing Board Members

Jennie R. Cook - Ex-officio        
President, ICC Caucus
Past Chairman, National Board of Directors American Cancer Society

Barbara Sapp Davis, MSN, RN, CNOR    
Member, National Board of Directors
National Association for the Advancement

of Colored People

Bobbi de Córdova-Hanks             
Founder, Bosom Buddies

Linda Fleisher, MPH, PhD
Northeast Regional Leader
The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP)

Maureen Lichtveld, M.D., M.P.H.

Department of Environmental Health Sciences, Tulane

Neal A. Palafox, MD, MPH
Pacific Island Regional Leader
Johns A. Burns School of Medicine, University of Hawaii

Westley Sholes, MPA            
National Association of Black County Officials

Frank Talamantes, PhD
University of California at Santa Cruz

Evaon C. Wong-Kim, LCSW, MPH, PhD Member-at-Large

California State University, Los Angeles