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
  • Julia Grove  --  Senior Marketing Manager, SkyBitzInc.
  • Alison Hansan  --  Colorectal Cancer Advocate
  • Lisa Harwood  --  Marketing Specialist
  • 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
  • Tiffany Richardson --  Professional Musician
  • M. Jean Russell  --  PhD, Regional Academic Director, National Capital Region, Webster University
  • 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 

Leadership Team:



Scope It Out Leadership Team:

  • Michael Paul, Race Director
  • Nicole Hawkins, Asst. to the Race Director
  • Shelli Vasser Gilliam, Volunteer Coordinator
  • Maurisa Potts, PR/Marketing Director


Business Advisory Committee:

  • Dave Gorrie, Media, IT Manager



  • Nicole Hawkins, Event Planner and PR Consultant, Nicole Hawkins Comunications
  • Maurisa Potts, Marketing/PR Strategist, Spotted MP LLC
  • Pamela Sorensen, Social Media Consultant, Pamela's Punch
  • Lindsay Taub, Pacific Punch

Medical Advisory Board:

  • Martin Bashir, MD, FACP, FACG – American College of Physicians
  • Julie Cernosek, RN, BSN, OCN – Georgetown University Hospital
  • 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
  • Sharon L. Stein, MD -  University Hospital/ Case Medical Center Cleveland
  • Frank Sapienza, - Drug and Chemical Advisory Group
  • Paul Sapienza, PhD – University of North Carolina 

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
  • Rachel Yingling, YPB Co-chair, Budget Analyst, Dept. of Labor
  • Mary Beth Young, NatureServe

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

Events in Your Neighborhood

March 22

10th Annual Scope It Out 5K Washington DC

Washington, DC
The 10th Annual Scope It Out 5K Washington DC on March 22, 2015 at 9:00am Read More »

March 31

3rd Annual Chris4Life's Eat4Life

Washington, DC
3rd Annual Chris4Life's Eat4Life: A Chef Cook-Off Read More »

April 12

5th Annual Cookies4Chris

Pittsburgh, PA
Join Chris4Life for The 5th Annual Cookies4Chris Luncheon & Vendor Show Read More »

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