ICC Regional Leaders Annual Meeting
June 22, 2017
Houston, TX

List of Regional Leaders

 & ICC Board Members in attendance:

Regional Leaders
Sharon Barrett
Mignonne Guy

Winona Hollins Hauge

Thelma Hurd

Paul Juarez

Ngina Lythcott
Phyllis Nassi
Neal Palafox
Frankie Denise Powell
Marta Sanchez Aracil
Mindi Spencer
Bill Talley
Shaan Trotter
Guillermo Totorlero-Luna
Bill Ward
Bonnie Wheatley

ICC Board Members

Patricia Matthews-Juarez, President

Armin Weinberg, Founder

Pam Jackson, Executive Director

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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 Pettit Nassi, MSW

Huntsman Cancer Institute

University of Utah

Bill Ward

Community Health Advocate


Bonnie Wheatly, EdD


Winona Hollins-Hauge, MSW

University of Washington

School of Public Health

Christine DeCourtney, MPH

Community Partner

Rita Stevens

Community Partner

Hawaii Islands, Federation of
Micronesia, Guam, Samoa,
Siapan, Chunk, & Yak

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

Puerto Rico
Guillermo Tortollina-Luna, MD

Updated by: ppn 07-16-17

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January 2016 - shared by Bill Ward, ICC Southwest Regional Leader

     It gives me great pleasure to share with you my most recent participation with a cancer support group on the Gila River Indian Reservation this past Tuesday evening.
      Mary Nance of Kokopelli Quilters, a Breast Cancer Survivor from Casa Grande, My wife Iralene Ward and I were invited to attend the groups monthly meeting and provide lap quilts to the cancer patients, caregivers and survivors and provide Cancer related information. The lap quilts are made by the Kokopelli Quilters group which is comprised of a group of cancer patients, caregivers, survivors, cancer support women and snow bird women from many different states that are here during the winter months. They donate their time and quilt making experience for this great cause of providing the lap quilts to cancer patients and survivors.
     The Gila River group is not funded by anyone as they are a grass root organization of men and women cancer patients, caregivers and survivors. They work together to meet the needs of their membership by doing fundraisers to help the needs of anyone in the group. Such help includes, baby sitting for patients to attend treatments, provide gas to help patients get to treatments, cleaning a members house when they are in need and any other help the patient needs. They meet every month, have a pot luck and provide the group with updates on the progress of their health and treatments. They also share any needs they have so the group can address them. They take care of each other.  
      I have been a part time visitor with Kokopelli Quilters for the past four years entertaining them with flute music and just hanging out to ensure the spirit is positive. During this time and prior to my arrival the Kokopelli Quilters have provide their lap quilts to many cancer patients and survivors in many states across the US.    
      As a cancer survivor it was truly an honor to be invited to share and participate in the groups meeting and activities for the evening. It is also an honor to share this with you.

Warmest regards,
Bill Ward - President
Community Health Advocate
Men's Cancer & Health Issues
Mesa, AZ. 85212