Honorees

20 Trailblazers for 20 Years

Trailblazers are individuals (or organizations) who, from the establishment of the Georgia Cancer Coalition and Georgia CORE, have played a pivotal role through research, education, or advocacy in creating and sustaining Georgia’s innovative, collaborative, and patient-centered cancer ecosystem, and/or people who were a major force behind Georgia CORE’s statewide impact. The overriding emphasis for those selected as Trailblazers is their presence and commitment early in the history of the state cancer initiative and Georgia CORE. Those selected as “Today’s Innovators” have embraced the original vision of collaboration and advancement throughout the state’s cancer ecosystem and are working today to continue to enhance cancer research and exceptional care for all Georgians.

Dan and Kathelen Amos
Gov. Roy Barnes
GASCO (staff and board members)
Don Gallup MD (posthumous)
Jim Hotz MD
Anand Jillella MD
Michael Johns MD
Hamilton Jordan (posthumous)
Alice Kerber APN
David Lawson MD
Roland Matthews MD
Matt Mumber MD
Ruth O’Regan MD
Nancy Paris FACHE
Rep. Butch Parrish
Fred Schnell MD
Tom Seay, MD (posthumous)
Tobyanne Sidman
Bill Todd
Kathleen Toomey, MD MPH

Today’s Innovators

Today’s Innovators have embraced the original vision of collaboration and advancement throughout the state’s cancer ecosystem and are working today to continue to enhance cancer research and exceptional care for all Georgians.

Guilherme Cantuaria MD PhD
Bradley Carthon MD PhD
Angie Caton MSN RN
Jorge Cortes MD
Melissa Dillmon MD
Chris Draft
Lynn Durham EdD
Laura Farless MD
Sharad Ghamande MD
John Henson MD
Chirag Jani MD
Adam Jones MD
Sumin Kang PhD
Eileen Kennedy PhD
Sharif Khan, PhD
Troy Kimsey MD
Lauren McCullough PhD
John McDonald PhD
Petros Nikolinakos MD
Samuel Ofori MD
Andrew Pippas MD
Suresh Ramalingam MD
Brian Rivers PhD MPH
Jayanthi Srinivasiah MD
Bradley Sumrall, MD
Amelia Zelnak MD

The Phillip H. Street Cancer Community Service Award

Tiah Tomlin-Harris

Matt Mumber M.D. Award for Excellence in Cancer Patient Navigation

Emily Beard