Patient Advisory Committee

The Patient Advisory Committee is made up of 15 volunteers who have been diagnosed with blood cancer or who have cared for a loved one with blood cancer. Their purpose is to advise the Foundation on its patient and family support programs by giving feedback and sharing their needs as patients and caregivers. Their insights are used by the Foundation to improve or change its programs to best serve and support patients and their loved ones.

Committee members

Committee members reside all over the United States, representing a variety of diagnoses, genders, ages, stages of treatment, and more. The current members are listed below.

  • Stephen Brown, Pennsylvania
  • Seren Bruce, Oregon
  • James Calhoun, New York
  • Debra Dore, Illinois
  • Joe Garbarski, Illinois
  • Jill Glasser, South Carolina
  • Amy Harris, Tennessee
  • Tracy Kirchhoff, Illinois
  • Kristina Miller, Illinois
  • Barry Mortge, Illinois
  • Jennifer O'Connor, Illinois
  • Laurence Scher, Florida
  • Ana Vazquez, Illinois
  • Pam Wilson, Kansas
  • Michele Young, Illinois

Patient + caregiver feedback

If you are a patient, survivor, or caregiver and have feedback about the Leukemia Research Foundation's patient and family support programs and/or your experiences/needs as a patient or caregiver, we'd love to hear it! Part of our mission is to provide critical support services to blood cancer patients and their families. We are dedicated to achieving this mission and strive to offer programs and services that best serve the blood cancer community.

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