Board / Staff
Meet the NCC Board of Directors — committed to reducing
the impact of cancer in Nevada.
Nevada Health Centers
Melissa Davies, RHU
Clark & Associates
Patty Sredy, RN, BSN
Retired Nurse/Cancer Advocate
The Heath Foundation
James Cohen, MD
Renown Institute for Cancer
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
Northeastern Nevada Regional Hospital
Melanoma Survivor, Media/Publicist
Robinson, Belaustegui, Sharp and Low
The Barbara Greenspun WomensCare Centers & Community Outreach, Saint Rose Dominican Hospitals
Tom McCoy, JD
American Cancer Society Action Network
Community Health Alliance
Meet the NCC Staff — working to fulfill our mission every day.
Executive 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.
Community 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.
Program 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.
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!
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.