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NCRA EDUCATION FOUNDATION
BOARD OF DIRECTORS


NCRA Education Foundation Board of Directors
First row from L to R: Dr. Shirley Jordan Seay, Tiffany Johnson,
Betty Gentry, Susan Koering
Second row from L to R: Joe Holcomb, Eileen Abate,
Shannon Hart, Lori Travers, Sara Biese, Cathy Busch

Sara Biese, RHIT, CTR
Wisconsin
Chair

Betty Gentry, BS, CT
Georgia
Vice-Chair

Tiffany Johnson, CTR
Florida
Secretary

Lori Travers, RHIT, CTR
Idaho
Treasurer

Eileen Abate, CTR
New York
Director

Lillian Antonelli-Twal, MS, CTR
New York
Director

Cathy Busch, BA, CTR
Kentucky
Director

Dianne Cleveland, RHIA, CTR
Texas
Director

Joe Holcomb, MBA
Oklahoma
Director

Herman Menck, BS, MBA, C. Phil, FACE
California
Director

NCRA President: Leah Kiesow, MBA, CTR
Pennsylvania (Ex-officio Member)

NCRA Executive Director: Lori Swain, MS
Virginia

COMMITTEES

Finance
Finance Committee for the Foundation
The NCRA Foundation’s Finance Committee is responsible for all records related to the collection and accountability of monies received and expended for the use of the Foundation. The chair of the committee is the treasurer of the Board of Directors. He or she makes reports to the Board of Directors and at the annual meeting. All funds, books and vouchers are subject to inspection, supervision, and control by the Board of Directors of the Foundation. An annual budget is developed and monitored.

The NCRA Foundation relies on the financial contributions of people like you as we work to achieve our mission to support programs of excellence in education, promising research, and public awareness in the Cancer Registry field. The Foundation also seeks grants from private Foundations for specific projects. The Foundation is a 501(c)(3), a nonprofit organization, thus gifts to the Foundation are tax-deductible as allowed by law.

Become a donor to the Foundation and help advance the Cancer Registry profession!

Fundraising
The purpose of the Fundraising Committee of the NCRA Education Foundation is to develop a plan and work toward raising funds to support the ongoing needs for educational development, and research for the cancer registry community consistent with our Mission and Goals.

The fundraising committee will actively seek funding through donations, special events, solicitation, outside grant proposals or other appropriate methods.

Nominating
The NCRA Education Foundation's Nominating Committee is responsible for identifying, evaluating, and recommending qualified candidates for Foundation Director positions who will each hold a three year term. These recommendations must then be approved by the Foundation Board before being submitted to the NCRA Board, the Foundation's sole member, for final approval. According to the Foundation bylaws, three Foundation Director positions expire each year so that members rotate off at different times.

PR & Marketing
The purpose of the Public Relations and Marketing Committee of the NCRA Education Foundation is to ensure that its sole member, NCRA, and the public are aware of the mission and goals of the Foundation.

In addition, when funding is sought from outside grant-giving foundations, a public relations plan is developed, which will speak to the needs for the funds being sought and how to best direct communication to help assure that the funding is forthcoming.

The Public Relations and Marketing Committee is also charged with writing a brief annual report to describe the mission and goals of the Foundation and the activities of the prior year. This is usually distributed at the NCRA annual meeting and mailed to NCRA members and other interested parties. If space permits in the NCRA annual meeting program, the Committee usually writes a brief advertisement describing the presence of the Foundation at the annual meeting. Finally the Public Relations and Marketing Committee is responsible for overseeing the Foundation website to assure that it is up to date, and that the other committees of the Foundation are keeping their part of the website current.

Project Review
The Project Review Committee is key in reviewing projects that have been submitted to the Foundation. The Committee scores proposed projects according to the evaluation criteria on the Project Review Criteria form. The main areas include: purpose of the project, extent of need, plan of operation, and budget and cost effectiveness. Once a project has been approved by the Foundation Board, the Committee will monitor the project to ensure compliance with the grant requirements.

NCRA EDUCATION FOUNDATION STAFF

Lori Swain – Executive Director

 

  



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