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Board / Staff

Board / Staff

Meet the NCC Board of Directors — committed to reducing
the impact of cancer in Nevada.

  • President

    Lisa Dettling
    Nevada Health Centers

  • Vice President

    Annie Millard, RN, BSN, MBA
    Carson Tahoe Cancer Center

  • Secretary

    Melissa Davies, RHU
    Clark & Associates

  • Treasurer

    Linda Smiley
    The Heath Foundation

  • At-Large Member

    James Cohen, MD
    Renown Institute for Cancer

  • At-Large Member

    Anu Thummala, MD
    Comprehensive Cancer Centers of Nevada
    Vice Chair, Dept. of Medicine, Summerlin Hospital

  • Immediate Past President

    Susan Cox, RT (R)(T)(M)
    Renown Institute for Cance

  • Director

    Stacey Escalante
    Melanoma Survivor, Media/Publicist

  • Director

    Deborah Harris
    Robinson, Belaustegui, Sharp and Low

  • Director

  • Holly Lyman
    The Barbara Greenspun WomensCare Centers & Community Outreach, Saint Rose Dominican Hospitals

  • Director

    Tom McCoy, JD
    American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network

  • Director

    Patty Sredy, RN, BSN

Meet the NCC Staff — working to fulfill our mission every day.


Cari HeringtonExecutive Director – Cari Herington, MBA

Cari joined NCC as its first Executive Director and staff in September 2011.  For more than 20 years, she has built and lead organizations and coalitions focused on protecting and improving the health of Nevadans. Cari received her MBA from University of Nevada, Reno. She is an avid runner and marathoner and mom to twin teenage girls.

Phone: (775) 737-9720



Communications Director – Kristen Hackbarth

Kristen joined the NCC in August 2013. She has more than 17 years of experience in public relations, marketing, community outreach, fundraising, and nonprofits. Kristen is a Nevada native and graduated from the University of Nevada, Reno. She enjoys the outdoors by guiding hikes on the Tahoe Rim Trail, backpacking, road-cycling, snowshoeing, and reading in her hammock.

Phone: (775) 737-4056




Christine ThompsonCommunity Programs Manager – Christine Thompson

Christine joined NCC in April 2016. She brings a wide range of skills and experiences gained throughout many years as a communications professional, including media and community relations, writing and editing, project management, and more. Christine is a Florida Gator but considers Nevada her home. She is also a Certified Iyengar Yoga Teacher, avid hiker, and proud grandmother.

Phone: (775) 737-4580