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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

    Melissa Davies, RHU
    Clark & Associates

  • Secretary

    Patty Sredy, RN, BSN
    Retired Nurse/Cancer Advocate

  • 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 Cancer

  • Director

    Debbie Anderson
    Northeastern Nevada Regional Hospital

  • 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 Action Network

  • Director

    Judy Padilla
    ASP Cares

  • Director

    Annette Piccirilli
    Community Health Alliance

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



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


Brigette ColeProgram Manager - Brigette Cole

Brigette joined NCC’s team in September 2018. She brings over 10 years of experience in healthcare, provider outreach, community outreach, nonprofits and cancer navigation and advocacy. Brigette is a two-time breast cancer survivor herself and has learned first-hand the importance of the work that we do here at NCC. When she is not in the office she is quenching her thirst for adventure and stays busy exploring Nevada with her husband and toddler.

Phone: (775) 737-4056



Communications Director – Kristen Hackbarth

Kristen has been with NCC for over 5 years. Her exceptional communications background has been a true asset to NCC. She has helped the coalition grow exponentially since she came on board in 2012. For fun, Kristen likes to go hiking and do other outdoor activities. She is a passionate animal lover and has volunteered in the past at shelters!

Phone: (775) 737-9720





Operations Coordinator – Barbie Csore

Barbie joined NCC's team in September 2018. She brings a wide variety of experience in HR, operations management, data analytics, communication and event planning. Her high energy and bubbly personality makes her a fabulous fit to our team. A recent transplant from California, Barbie has fallen in love with Reno and exploring all it has to offer. In her free time, she enjoys cooking, hiking, swimming, and hanging out with her cat, Billie. 

Phone: (775) 737-9302