Board of Directors:

  • John Backus – Venture Capitalist
  • Marietta Barrett  --  Music Educator
  • Robin Braverman  --  Art Director, Chemical & Engineering News
  • Mary Ann Bruenig  --  VP IT, Freddie Mac, retired
  • Julie Clowes -- Attorney
  • Thomas Connolly -- Partner, Wiltshire & Grannis, LLP
  • Lyn Ferriero -- Colorectal Cancer Advocate
  • Julia Grove  --  Senior Marketing Manager, SkyBitzInc.
  • Alison Hansan  --  Colorectal Cancer Advocate
  • Diane Hornyak  --  Executive Assistant, MITRE Corporation
  • Nancy Hulkower -- Colorectal Cancer Advocate
  • Patrick Jackson  --  M.D., Chief of Gastrointestinal Surgery, Georgetown University Hospital
  • Doni Kanka  -- Founding Member and Major Gifts Officer, Chris4Life Colon Cancer Foundation
  • Terry Kanka  --  Secretary, Software Systems Engineer, MITRE Corporation
  • Katherine Knell -- HRIS Manager
  • Karen Melnik  --  Trial Attorney, Justice Department – Civil Division
  • Frank Sapienza  --  Chairman and Partner, Drug and Chemical Advisory Group, LLC
  • Michael Sapienza  --  Founder and President, Chris4Life Colon Cancer Foundation
  • Paul Sapienza  --  Ph.D - Research Fellow University of North Carolina
  • Anisa Tootla -- Survivor
  • Erika Hanson Brown - Mayor & Founder of COLONTOWN 

Staff & Consultants:


Scope It Out Leadership Team:

  • Michael Paul, Race Director
  • Nicole Hawkins, Asst. to the Race Director
  • Jenny Abreu, Volunteer Coordinator
  • Maurisa Potts, PR/Marketing Director


Business Advisory Committee:

  • Dave Gorrie, Media, IT Manager



Medical Advisory Board:

  • Edward Chu, MD – University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute
  • J. Randolph Hecht, MD – UCLA
  • Patrick Jackson, MD – Georgetown University Hospital
  • Nancy Kemeny, MD – Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
  • Christopher Lieu, MD – University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus 
  • John L. Marshall, MD – Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center
  • Frank Sapienza, - Drug and Chemical Advisory Group
  • Paul Sapienza, PhD – University of North Carolina
  • Sharon L. Stein, MD -  University Hospital/ Case Medical Center Cleveland
  • Ira Steinberg, MD - Boston Biomedical Pharma, Inc.


Young Professional Board:

  • Karla Cato, Contract Officer with the Federal Government
  • Joe Echenique, Self-Employed Security Consultant
  • Ryan Hansan, Founder at scratchDC
  • Lacey James-Echenique, Clinical Research Nurse
  • Leslie Lamont, Client Services Manager, DC Metro Food Tours & Food Tour Corporation
  • Lisa Lamont, Inside Sales Executive, Fishbowl Marketing
  • Amy McCabe, Trumpet/Cornetist, The President's Own United States Marine Band
  • Vishal Sandesara, Consultant, CSC
  • Michael Swallow, Consultant, AE Strategies
  • Shannon White, YPB Co-chair, Contract Specialist for USAID
  • Boris Willis, Chief Artistic Officer, Boris Willis Moves and Associate and Professor of Interactive Game Design, George Mason University

Are you at Risk For Colorectal Cancer?

  • 2nd leading cause of cancer deaths for men and women combined
  • Colonoscopies not only discover cancer, but can also stop cancer
  • 50% of Americans still do not get colonoscopy reimbursement
  • Colon cancer research is still vastly under-funded

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