Debora Kuchka-Craig has been elected to serve as the Healthcare Financial Management Association's voluntary Chair of the Board of Directors for 2010-11.
Sono Aibe is a senior adivser for strategic initiatives at Pathfinder International, focusing on the expansion of reproductive health programs, globally and on the West Coast.
Previously, Aibe spent 13 years with the Population and Reproductive Health Program at the David and Lucile Packard Foundation.
Victor Vogel is the national vice president for research at the American Cancer Society.
He is responsible for overseeing the research operations of the Society, the largest non-governmental funder of cancer research.
Dr. Vogel has more than 20 years of leadership experience in cancer research, focusing on breast cancer risk assessment and prevention. He is the author of more than 250 articles, book chapters, and abstracts.
Susan Shochet-Abramson is the director of the Center for Public Health Policy with the American Public Health Association in Washington, D.C.
Alan Lambert is the founder and president of Prosalud Inter-America Foundation (PSIA). PSIA works to improve reproductive health in six South American countries through member NGOs. It is a recognized leader in emergency contraception, having distributed more than 7 million cycles since 2000.
PSIA also works to guarantee contraceptive security through its one-of-a-kind social commercial marketing programs.
Victor Vogel will be leaving the University of Pittsburgh on December 31, 2009 to become the national Vice President for Research for the American Cancer Society in Atlanta. He was previously a Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology.
He will be responsible for the strategic direction, management and development for the intramural (Behavioral Research Center & Surveillance and Epidemiology with 200 individuals) and the extramural research programs of the ACS that awards $160 million in research grants annually to scientists across the country. He will act as a spokesperson for the research program and the ACS and work to strengthen interactions with other departments through the application of his expertise in cancer prevention and control science. He will also serve as the scientific advisor to the Washington, DC lobbying office of ACS that employs 60 individuals who work on Capitol Hill to secure funding for cancer care and research (ACS Cancer Action Network). Finally, he will advise the ACS executive committee on operational issues relevant to the National Home Office and divisions of the ACS.