CONNECTICUT CANCER PARTNERSHIP OFFICERS
Chairman of the Board
Linda Mowad is the Director of the National Cancer Institute's Cancer Information Service of New England at the Yale Cancer Center and represents the Cancer Center as a founding member of the Connecticut Cancer Partnership. She brings to the Partnership a wealth of experience in working with cancer patients and with community partners in cancer control. Linda is the Co-Chair of the Partnership's Early Detection Committee and is Chair of the Governance Committee. She is currently a member of the National Board of the American Cancer Society.
Immediate Past Chair
Andrew Salner is the Director of radiation oncology and Director of the Gray Cancer Center at Hartford Hospital as well as the Director of the newly funded National Cancer Institute Community Cancer Centers Program. A 24-year American Cancer Society volunteer, Dr. Salner has been chair of both the Connecticut and New England Division Boards of Directors. He is presently the chair of the Connecticut Cancer Partnership. Dr. Salner brings to the Connecticut Cancer Partnership a wealth of experience in dealing with people who are undergoing treatment for cancer along with expertise in working with community partners in cancer control.
Vice Chair of the Board
Marion Morra is President of Morra Communications, a medical and health communications consulting firm. An expert in patient communications, she is the co-author of four best selling patient self-help books, including CHOICES: A Sourcebook for Cancer Information, (Avon, 1980, 1987, 1994; Harper-Collins, 2004). Marion is Co-Principal Investigator of the Cancer Information Service Research Consortium (CISRC), a nationwide community laboratory for communications research and a Co-founder of the International Cancer Information Service Group, where she serves as a member of its Board of Directors. She has been a part of the Connecticut Cancer Partnership since its inception and is presently a Board member.
Michelle Wolf started with the American Cancer Society in 1993 as a Patient Service Coordinator in the Greater Danbury area. From 1998 through her appointment to State Vice President of Health Initiatives in 2010, Michelle was the Regional Director of Cancer Control and the Area Director of Health Initiatives in Fairfield County, Litchfield County and the Greater Waterbury Area. Wolf is also a trainer for the New England ACS staff on volunteer recruitment, retention and recognition. Michelle has been involved in the Connecticut Cancer Partnership since 2003 and sits on the Early Detection Committee.
Vincent Barbetta has been engaged in various sales and executive capacities with Axa/Equitable for all of his working years. A graduate of Bethany College and a veteran of The United States Marine Corps, he has been an American Cancer Society (ACS) volunteer for 17 years. Vince has served on the Boards of Directors of the Connecticut and New England Divisions of the American Cancer Society and is currently a member of the National Board of the American Cancer Society. A resident of Fairfield, he brings an important business perspective to the Connecticut Cancer Partnership.