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Nationwide Community Fundraising Leadership Team

The Nationwide Community Fundraising Leadership Team (NCFLT) was created in 2020, merging volunteer leadership from all of the major community fundraising properties into a cohesive team in the fight against cancer. The NCFLT works to represent and support community fundraising for Relay For Life, Making Strides Against Breast Cancer, DetermiNation, and other community fundraising initiatives for the American Cancer Society. The team is responsible for creating and driving national and regional strategy for these major funders of the Society’s life-saving work. The NCFLT is made up of approximately 30 volunteers that work directly with 15-20 staff partners at the American Cancer Society.

The NCFLT is made up of approximately 30 volunteers that work directly with 15-20 staff partners at the American Cancer Society.

A photo of approximately 40-50 volunteers and staff making up the NCFLT.

The 2022 NCFLT volunteers and staff, pictured in Orlando, Florida at the annual NCFLT meeting in March 2022.

NCFLT Leadership

NCFLT Leadership provides overall direction, strategy, and leadership for all community fundraising event types.

Bryan Sherwood

NCFLT Volunteer Co-Lead

Cameron Graber

NCFLT Volunteer Co-Lead

Marie Daly

Interim Senior Vice President, Community Fundraising

Event Type Leads & Staff

Fundraising event leadership volunteers provide national and direction for the core fundraising events and support the implementation in collaboration with regional and strategic volunteer leaders.

 

Saralyn Lash

Relay For Life
Volunteer Lead

Lindsey Pew

Relay For Life
Strategic Director

Cameron Graber

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer
Interim Volunteer Lead

Vicky Green

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer
Strategic Director

Megan Kreft

Endurance & DetermiNation
Volunteer Co-Lead

Meghan McCormick

Endurance & DetermiNation
Volunteer Co-Lead

Paul Purdy

Endurance, DetermiNation, & Network Fundraising
Strategic Director

Regional Leadership Volunteers

Regional leadership volunteers implement nation-wide and regional strategies to impact the success of community fundraising in their region.
 
  • Shelle Arnold (North Co-Lead)
  • Lisa Wilfong (North Co-Lead)
  • Jillene McMichael (North Central Co-Lead)
  • Chris Doe (North Central Co-Lead)
  • Sara Liporace (Northeast Co-Lead)
  • Rachael Paradise (Northeast Co-Lead)
  • Melissa McLain (South Co-Lead)
  • Marc Koll (South Co-Lead)
  • Sharon Chicano (Southeast Co-Lead)
  • Yamile Rivera (Southeast Co-Lead)
  • Ruth Fitzsimmons (West Co-Lead)
  • Martel Marshall (West Co-Lead)
  • Salena Harrington-Passafiume (Unified Event Support Co-Lead)
  • Heidi Varner (Unified Event Support Co-Lead)

ACS Region Map

Strategic Leadership Volunteers

Strategic leadership volunteers focus on developing and implementing specific foundational strategies nationwide and across all the core events.
 
  • Shelley Sprouffske (Top Performers)
  • Jason Masony & Theresa Miller (Voices of Hope)
  • Keisha McKinney (Digital Marketing)
  • Adam Bloom & Jenna Capuzzo (Fundraising)
  • Kaitlyn Valeri & Shelly Miller (Recognition)
  • Becky Kinman & Cynthia Dickson (Survivor & Caregiver)
  • Nan Jenkins (Mission)

NCYET

The National Campus and Youth Engagement Team Co-Leads represent their team on the NCFLT.

Cameron Coates

NCYET
Volunteer Co-Lead

Caitlyn Risley

NCYET
Volunteer Co-Lead

Dillon Ardabell

National Director,
ACS on Campus
The NCYET provides support, develops resources for students, and facilitate the creation of a national network of students, faculty, and staff who are committed to the fight against cancer. The team partners with regional volunteers to further engage and support each region’s volunteers. Read More >