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. 


Scarlett Lin Gomez, MD, PhD



Scarlett Lin Gomez, MD, PHD | Director Greater Bay Area Cancer Registry.

As a critical consultant to the Office and to NCI-supported Program leaders, Dr. Gomez uses registry & other data sources to guide research development in the Centerʻs catchment area.


Laurie Long

Laurie Long, MA
Program Manager, CE

Chinomnso Okorie

Chinomnso Okorie, MS Research Data Analyst

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.

Read more: https://www.cancer.gov/about-nci/organization/crchd/inp/non

Michelle Moseley

Michelle Moseley, MA, CHES
Program Manager, Education

Ghilamichael Andemeskel

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

Marcia Molina

Marcia Molina Community Health Educator

Denise Chan

Denise Chan Community Health Educator

Zhonnet Harper

Zhonnet Harper Community Ambassador



Community-Academic Partnerships

Kaya Balke

Kaya Balke
Program Manager, Research Partnerships

Program Liaisons

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

NCI Program Liaisons

Joint Advisory Committee

Community Partners

  • Arnold Perkins
  • Barbara Cicerrelli
  • Wilma Batiste
  • Michael Shaw
  • Olivia FeCancer

Center Leadership

  • Kate Shumate, MPA, CCRP Chief of Staff; Director of Administration and Planning, HDFCCC
  • Robert Hiatt, MD, PhD Associate Director, Cancer Control HDFCCC

HDFCCC Community Advisory Board (CAB)

  • CAB Chair & Co-Chair
  • CAB Committee Chairs
  • CAB Member Agencies
Affiliated HDFCCC Investigators