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
  • Bruce Minsky, MD – MD Anderson 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
  • Coco Combemale, Manager of Operations, Chris4Life Colon Cancer Foundation
  • 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
  • Michael Paul, Program Manager, Chris4Life Colon Cancer Foundation
  • Vishal Sandesara, Consultant, CSC
  • Michael Swallow, Consultant, AE Strategies
  • 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, YPB Co-chair, 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

October 27

3rd Annual Hulkower Fund Tailgate

Washington, DC
The Mark Hulkower Fund and Chris4Life will hold the 3rd Annual Hulkower Fund Tailgate ... Read More »

November 1

Scope It Out 5K Run/Walk Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City, UT
The 1st Annual Scope It Out 5K Run/Walk Salt Lake City Read More »

November 1

3rd Annual Scope It Out 5K Run/Walk Detroit

Detroit, MI
The 3rd Annual Scope It Out 5K Run/Walk in Detroit Read More »

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