Who We Are

COE Leadership and Staff

Kim Rhoads

Dr. Kim Rhoads, MD, MPH Associate Professor, Epidemiology & Biostatistics

Kim Rhoads, MD, MPH |  Director, Office of Community Engagement

Dr. Kim Rhoads' background and scholarly work crosses the full cancer continuum from basic science to clinical care as a colorectal surgeon through health services research in cancer disparities and training in health policy.

Dr. Rhoads views community engagement and institutional partnerships as substantive pathways to promote health equity and eliminate disparities. 


Laurie Long

Laurie Long, MA
Program Manager, CE

Eva Pardo

Eva Pardo, MPH
Research Data Analyst

Contact our staff by email or phone (415) 514-9407.

Community Health Educators (CHE)

The National Outreach Network (NON) seeks to strengthen NCI's ability to develop and disseminate culturally appropriate, evidence-based cancer information that is tailored to the specific needs and expectations of underserved communities, working through NON community health educators (CHEs) located at NCI-designated Cancer Centers.

Michelle Moseley

Michelle Moseley, MA, CHES
Program Manager, Education

Ghilamichael Andemeskel

Ghilamichael Andemeskel
English language educator
Focus on cancer & African American men

Zhonnet Harper

Zhonnet Harper Community Ambassador

Community-Academic Partnerships

Program Liaisons

These individuals are the liaisons within each of our NCI-supported Programs.

Sorbarikor Piawah, MD
Cancer Control Program

Katy Tsai, MD
Cancer Immunology & Immunotherapy

Hani Goodarzi

Hani Goodarzi, PhD
Molecular Oncology Program

Jennie Taylor

Jennie Taylor, MD
Neurologic Oncology Program

Lena Winestone

Lena Winestone, MD
Pediatric Malignancies Program

Sam Washington

Samuel Washington III, MD, MAS
Prostate Cancer Program

Joint Advisory Committee

Community Partners

  • Roxanna Bautista
  • Lisa Tealer
  • Wilma Batiste
  • Olivia Fe
  • Michael Shaw

Center Leadership

  • Kate Shumate, MPA, CCRP Chief of Staff; Director of Administration and Planning, HDFCCC
  • Robert Hiatt, MD, PhD Associate Director, Cancer Control HDFCCC
  • Rahul Aggarwal, MD, Associate Director for Clinical Sciences, HDFCCC
  • Tung Nguyen, MD, Associate Director for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility (DEIA), HDFCCC
  • Emily Bergsland, MD, Associate Director for Education, HDFCCC

HDFCCC Community Advisory Board (CAB)

  • CAB Chair & Co-Chair
  • CAB Committee Chairs
  • CAB Member Agencies
Strategic Partners
  • Lazerex Foundation
  • American Cancer Society
  • Tiger Lily Foundation
  • The Patient Story
  • UCSF Cancer Patient and Family Advisory Council
  • Blue Shield