Foundation Staff

Discover all the different people that come together to make the Conquer Cancer Foundation what it is. From top to bottom, our foundation’s staff help make strides in cancer research on a daily basis.

Executive Office

Grants & Awards



Nancy R. Daly, MS, MPH
Executive Director &
Chief Philanthropic Officer 

Jamie Grandison
Executive Assistant

Debbie Johnson
Executive Assistant 

Eileen Melnick

Susan P. Sandler, MBA
Major Gifts Officer, Foundations

Dean Frohlich, PhD
Scientific Review Officer

Candice Griffin
Senior Program Manager

Sonia S. McStay, MBA
Senior Program Manager

Cooper Pate
Program Administrator

Adrien Dickerson, MBA

Reese Teasley
Associate Director

Andrea Ridenour, MPA
Associate Director, Corporate Relations

Sushmita Sen, PhD
Associate Director, Healthcare Relations

Quiana Cadlett
Manager, Raiser’s Edge Database

Gray Ladd, MPA
Program Administrator
Grant Compliance

Marie Davis
Contract Administrator

Amy Smith
Corporate Relations Officer 

Michael Chisholm
Corporate Grants Officer

Gina Grantham
Healthcare Grants Administrator

Melissa Gilbert
Program Coordinator,
Grant Compliance

Drew Steele
Program Associate

Virginia Moncada
Administrative Coordinator

Matthew Lee, JD
Director, Donor Engagement & Campaign

Russell Williams, MBA
Director, Annual Giving
Kate Martin
Annual Giving Manager

Jarret Christensen, CMP
Manager, Donor Events

Laurie Whitaker
Prospect Researcher
Sarah Jacoby, MPS
Major Gifts Officer
Elizabeth Hagen
Donor Relations Officer

Katie Heller, MA
Direct Marketing and Website Coordinator

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