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Group Chair's Office
SWOG Group Chair's Office
2611 SW 3rd Avenue MQ280
Marquam II
Knight Cancer Institute
Oregon Health & Science University
Portland, OR 97201
Phone: (503) 494-5586
Fax: (503) 346-8038

Group Chair's Office Staff

Charles D. Blanke, M.D., Chair (Oregon Health & Science University)

Anne Schott, M.D., Deputy Chair (University of Michigan)

Lee Ellis, M.D., Vice-Chair for Translational Medicine (MD Anderson Cancer Center)

Dawn L. Hershman, M.D., M.S., Associate Chair for Prevention, Control, & Screening/NCORP (Columbia University)

Katherine D. Crew, M.D., M.S., Executive Officer (Columbia University)

Julie Gralow, M.D., Executive Officer (Seattle Cancer Care Alliance)

Lisa Kachnic, M.D., Executive Officer (Boston Medical Center)

Gary H. Lyman, M.D., Executive Officer (Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Ctr)

Craig Nichols, M.D., Executive Officer (Virginia Mason Medical Center)

Susan O'Brien, M.D., Executive Officer (UC-Irvine)

James Rae, Ph.D., Executive Officer (University of Michigan)

Christopher Ryan, M.D., Executive Officer (Oregon Health & Science University)

Manuel Valdivieso, M.D., Senior Executive Officer (University of Michigan)

Nathan Eriksen, Chief of Administration (Oregon Health & Science University)


Nathan Eriksen, Chief of Administration, (248) 318-6526

Casey Dawson, Assistant Director of Administration, (503) 494-5517

Valerie Durling, Executive Specialist, (503) 494-5586

Grants and Contracts

Pat Mize, Grants and Contracts Manager, (503) 418-4533

Edie Van Putten, J.D., Contracts Attorney, (503) 477-0365

Tristan Parker, J.D., Contracts Attorney, (503) 494-7479

Financial Administration

Kyle Theige, Grants and Contracts Coordinator, (503) 494-5514

Communications and Publications

Wendy Lawton, Communications and Public Relations Manager, (503) 348-8675

Pat Arlauskas, Publications Manager, (503) 505-4198

The Hope Foundation and SWOG-CTI - (734) 998-6888

Jo Horn, M.S.W., President and CEO

Anne Schott, M.D., SWOG-CTI Medical Director

Debbie Allen, Accounting and Financial Manager

Julie Behm, Administrative Associate

Morgan Cox, Grants and Communications Administrator

Renee Hytinen, Administrative Assistant

Tameka Lewis, Project Manager

Christine O'Connor, Human Resources Coordinator


Operations Office
Operations Office, SWOG
4201 Medical Dr., Ste. 250
San Antonio, TX 78229-5631
Phone: 210-614-8808
Fax: 210-614-0006

Operations Office Staff

Dana B. Sparks, M.A.T., Director of Operations and Protocols, ext. 1004


Mark Schofield, Training Manager, ext. 1006

Courtney Wille, Meetings Manager and Office Manager, ext. 1009

Protocol Development

Gretchen Goetz, Protocol Operations Manager, ext. 1002

Sandi Hita, Lead Protocol Coordinator: Leukemia, ext. 1028

Danae Campos, Protocol Coordinator: Gastrointestinal (GI); Melanoma , ext. 1022

Veronica Garcia, Protocol Coordinator: Breast; Lymphoma, ext. 1008

Cara Laubach, MIIM, Protocol Coordinator: Early Therapeutics & Rare Cancers; Myeloma; BMT designate , ext. 1027

Crystal Miwa, Protocol Coordinator: Lung Master Protocol, ext. 1019

Nicki Trevino, Protocol Coordinator: Genitourinary (GU); Cancer Survivorship, ext. 1007

Patricia O'Kane, Protocol Coordinator: Cancer Care Delivery; Prevention & Epidemiology, ext. 1011

Dawne Wenzel, MA, MS, Protocol Coordinator: Lung; Symptom Control & Quality of Life, ext. 1025

Marilyn Benke, Protocol Assistant, ext. 1024

Quality Assurance

Elaine Armstrong, M.S., Quality Assurance Manager, ext. 1012

Leanne Larson, Assistant Quality Assurance Manager, ext. 1026

Rose Ermete, R.N., Quality Assurance Nurse Auditor, ext. 1018

Patti Felts, R.N., Quality Assurance Nurse Auditor, ext. 1015

Laura Gonzales, BSN, MA, RN, OCN, Quality Assurance Nurse Auditor, ext. 1033

Heather Hillman, RN, BSN, OCN, Quality Assurance Nurse Auditor, ext. 1032

Michelle Phillips, R.N., O.C.N., Quality Assurance Nurse Auditor, ext. 1030

Kari Williams, R.N., SAE Coordinator/Quality Assurance Nurse Auditor, ext. 1020

Conschetta Wright-Moore, Quality Assurance Nurse Auditor, ext. 1010

Mary Miller, Quality Assurance Associate, ext. 1021

Doris Guerra, Quality Assurance Administrative Assistant, ext. 1016

Khara Stemley, Quality Assurance Administrative Assistant, ext. 1031


Connie Barnes, Programs Manager, ext. 1013

Leslie Weissenstein, Assistant Programs Manager, ext. 1005

Tiffin Despres, VA Specialist-Regulatory & Membership, ext. 1001

Deyanira Rudd, Latin American Specialist, ext. 1023

Information Systems

Russell Rudd, Information Technology Specialist, ext. 1017


Statistical Center
Statistical Center, SWOG
1100 Fairview Avenue North, M3-C102
Seattle, WA 98109-1024
Phone: 206-667-4623
Fax: 206-667-4408

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center (FHCRC) Staff

Michael LeBlanc, Ph.D., Director

Catherine Tangen, Dr.P.H., Deputy Director

Garnet Anderson, Ph.D., Associate Director for Prevention and Control

Biostatistics - Faculty

Garnet Anderson, Ph.D.,
Cancer Control Committees

William Barlow, Ph.D. ,
Breast and
Cancer Control Committees

Katherine Guthrie, Ph.D.,
Gastrointestinal and
Cancer Control Committees

Antje Hoering, Ph.D. ,
Myeloma Committee

Michael LeBlanc, Ph.D.,
Lymphoma Committee

Megan Othus, Ph.D.,
Early Therapeutics & Rare Cancers
Leukemia and
Melanoma Committees

Mary Redman, Ph.D.,
Lung Committee

Catherine Tangen, Dr.P.H.,
Genitourinary Committee

Joseph Unger, Ph.D.
Cancer Control Committees

Michael C. Wu, Ph.D.,
Melanoma and
Genitourinary Committees

Yingqi Zhao, Ph.D.,
Lung Committee

Biostatistics - Other Staff

Van Nghiem, Post Doc,
Cancer Control Committees

Riha Vaidya, Staff Scientist,
Cancer Control Committees (Economics)


Tess B. Hurley,
Research Administrator
Finance Coordinator

Sydney Kaser,
Research Administrator,

  Statistical Research Associates

Katie Arnold, M.S.,
Cancer Control Committees

Kari Chansky, M.S.,
Myeloma Committee

Amy Darke, M.S.,
Cancer Control Committees

Phyllis Goodman, M.S.,
Managing Biostatistician

Katie Griffin, M.S.,
Lung Committee

Michaella Latkovic-Taber, M.P.H,
Melanoma Committee

Danika Lew, M.A.,
Breast and
Cancer Control Committees

Hongli Li, M.S.,
Melanoma and
Lymphoma Committees

Edward Mayerson, M.S.,
Early Therapeutics & Rare Cancers
Genitourinary Committees

Shannon McDonough, M.S.,
Gastrointestinal and
Lung (S1400) Committees

Jieling Miao, M.S.,
Breast and
Lung Committees

James Moon, M.S.,
Lung and
Melanoma Committees

Anna Moseley, M.S.,
Leukemia and
Cancer Control Committees

Melissa Plets, M.S. ,
Early Therapeutics & Rare Cancers
Genitourinary Committees

Cathryn Rankin, M.S.,
Coordinating Biostatistician

Rachael Sexton, M.S.,
Myeloma Committee

Cathee Till, M.S.,
Cancer Control Committees

Cancer Research And Biostatistics (CRAB) Staff

Antje Hoering, Ph.D., President and Chief Executive Officer

Data Management

Angela Smith, Program Manager

Data Operations Center - Therapeutics

Rodney Sutter, C.C.R.P., Data Operations Program Manager

  Data Operations Center - Prevention

Monica Yee, C.C.R.P., Program Manager

Karen Anderson, Retention & Adherence Manager



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