Community Partners

Our Mission

To listen to and engage and empower communities, organizations, and individuals to reduce cancer disparities by aligning resources, sharing information, inspiring research, and reducing barriers to the prevention, early detection, and treatment of cancer for all Philadelphians.

Thierry Fortune, MBA

Advisory Board Chair

Nilsa Graciani, PhD


Winner Bell, MSW

Philadelphia FIGHT

Reverend Jay Broadnax

Mt. Pisgah African Methodist Episcopal Church

Beth Cribb, LCSW

Cancer Support Community Greater Philadelphia

Betzaida Medina Sasse, RN, BSN

National Association of Hispanic Nurses – Philadelphia

Natalie Menard

American Cancer Society

Angela D. Moore

Penn Medicine, Abramson  Cancer Center

Megan Todd, PhD

Philadelphia Department of Public Health

Marla Vega, M.Ed.

Morivivi Latino Cancer Support Group

Sung Young Yun

Philadelphia Corporation for Aging

City-Wide Cancer Disparities Conference

June 15, 2023

Health systems, cancer centers, stakeholders, and community members discussed concerns about cancer in Philadelphia and charted a path forward to reduce disparities in our city.