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Committees & Task Forces

COA Committees and Task Forces are the foundations from which the organization considers and acts on major challenges faced by patients, professionals, and practices. They are comprised of community oncology professionals nominated by the COA Board of Directors and who volunteer their time to discuss, debate, and provide direction.

Committee on Oncology Payment Reform

The COA Committee on Oncology Payment Reform consists of physician leaders and practice administrators with deep experience in payment reform efforts. It is helping move oncology payment reform projects from concepts to reality and success.

  • Sibel Blau, MD
  • Northwest Medical Specialties, PLLC
  • Tacoma, WA
  • Edward “Randy” Broun, MD
  • President & Chairman
  • Oncology Hematology Care, Inc.
  • Cincinnati, OH
  • Sarah Cevallos
  • Chief Revenue Cycle Officer
  • Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute
  • Fort Myers, FL
  • Michael Diaz, MD
  • Florida Cancer Specialists
  • St. Petersburg, FL
  • Bo Gamble
  • Director of Strategic Practice Initiatives
  • Community Oncology Alliance
  • Washington, DC
  • Staff Contact
  • Lucio Gordan, MD
  • Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute
  • Gainesville, FL
  • Bruce Gould, MD
  • Chair
  • Northwest Oncology Centers, PC
  • Marietta, GA
  • Chris Henderson
  • Executive Director, Payer & Public Health Relations
  • Texas Oncology
  • Fort Worth, TX
  • Jeff Hunnicutt
  • Chief Operating Officer
  • Northwest Medical Specialties, PLLC
  • Tacoma, WA
  • Terrill Jordan
  • President & Chief Executive Officer
  • Regional Cancer Care Associates
  • Hackensack, NJ
  • Ed Licitra, MD, PhD
  • Regional Cancer Care Associates
  • East Brunswick, NJ
  • Aaron Lyss, MBA
  • Director, Value-Based Care
  • Tennessee Oncology
  • Nashville, TN
  • Sashi Naidu, MD
  • Carolina Blood & Cancer Care
  • Rock Hill, SC
  • Scott Parker
  • Executive Director
  • Northwest Georgia Oncology Centers, PC
  • Marietta, GA
  • Kashyap Patel, MD
  • Carolina Blood & Cancer Care
  • Rock Hill, SC
  • Debra Patt, MD, MPH, MBA
  • Texas Oncology
  • Austin, TX
  • Jeffrey Patton, MD
  • Chief Executive Officer
  • Tennessee Oncology
  • Nashville, TN

Conference Committee

The COA Conference Committee is responsible for the planning of the annual Community Oncology Conference. Its members provide direction on the Conference theme, faculty of experts and speakers, content, and overall execution.

  • Robert Baird, Jr., RN, MSA, CASC
  • Dayton Physicians Network
  • Centerville, OH
  • David Eagle, MD
  • Lake Norman Hematology Oncology Specialists
  • Mooresville, NC
  • Lucio Gordan, MD
  • Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute
  • Gainesville, FL
  • Mary Kruczynski
  • Community Oncology Alliance
  • Washington, DC
  • Debra Patt, MD, MPH, MBA
  • Texas Oncology
  • Austin, TX
  • Jeffrey Patton, MD
  • Tennessee Oncology
  • Nashville, TN
  • Barry Russo
  • The Center for Cancer & Blood Disorder
  • Fort Worth, TX

Government Affairs & Policy Committee

The COA Government Affairs and Policy Committee guides official positions and comments regarding public policy. Members are actively involved in COA government affairs work and regularly are in Washington, DC advocating for community oncology.

  • Lakshmi Aggarwal, MD
  • Fort Wayne Medical Oncology & Hematology
  • Fort Wayne, IN
  • Robert Baird, Jr., RN, MSA, CASC
  • Dayton Physicians Network
  • Centerville, OH
  • Edward “Randy” Broun, MD
  • Oncology Hematology Care, Inc.
  • Cincinnati, OH
  • Michael Diaz, MD
  • Florida Cancer Specialists
  • St. Petersburg, FL
  • Stephanie D. Jackson, RN
  • Cancer Care Specialists of Illinois
  • Effingham, IL
  • Anshu Jain, MD
  • Ashland Bellefonte Cancer Center
  • Ashland, KY
  • Terrill Jordan
  • Regional Cancer Care Associates LLC
  • Hackensack, NJ
  • Todd Murphee, PharmD
  • Clearview Cancer Institute
  • Huntsville, AL
  • Kathy Oubre, MS
  • Pontchartrain Cancer Center
  • Covington, LA
  • Kashyap Patel, MD
  • Carolina Blood & Cancer Center
  • Rock Hill, SC
  • Debra Patt, MD, MPH, MBA
  • Texas Oncology
  • Austin, TX
  • William “Bud” Pierce, MD
  • Oregon Oncology Specialists
  • Salem, OR
  • Maryann Roefaro, MS
  • Hematology-Oncology Associates of CNY
  • East Syracuse, NY
  • Mark Thompson, MD
  • Chair
  • The Mark H. Zangmeister Center
  • Columbus, OH
  • Jeff Vacirca, MD, FACP
  • New York Cancer & Blood Specialists
  • East Setauket, NY
  • Seaborn “Donny” Wade, MD
  • Virginia Cancer Institute
  • Mechanicsville, VA

Biosimilars Committee

  • Edward “Randy” Broun, MD
  • Oncology Hematology Care, Inc.
  • Cincinnati, OH
  • Leslie “Les” Busby, MD
  • Rocky Mountain Cancer Centers
  • Boulder, CO
  • Steve D’Amato, BScPharm
  • New England Cancer Specialists
  • Scarborough, ME
  • Marsha DeVita, NP
  • Hematology Oncology Associates of CNY
  • East Syracuse, NY
  • Michael Diaz, MD
  • Florida Cancer Specialists
  • St. Petersburg, FL
  • Kathy Oubre, MS
  • Pontchartrain Cancer Center
  • Covington, LA
  • Kashyap Patel, MD
  • Chair
  • Carolina Blood & Cancer Center
  • Rock Hill, SC
  • Bob Phelan, CEO
  • Cancer Specialist of North Florida
  • Jacksonville, FL
  • William “Bud” Pierce, MD
  • Oregon Oncology Specialists
  • Salem, OR
  • Jeff Vacirca, MD, FACP
  • New York Cancer & Blood Specialists
  • East Setauket, NY

CAR-T Task Force

  • Jesus G. Berdeja, MD
  • Tennessee Oncology
  • Nashville, TN
  • Edward “Randy” Broun, MD
  • Oncology Hematology Care, Inc.
  • Cincinnati, OH
  • Lucio Gordon, MD
  • Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute
  • Gainesville, FL
  • Houston Holmes, MD
  • Texas Oncology
  • Dallas, TX
  • Ed Licitra, MD, PhD
  • Regional Cancer Care Associates, LLC
  • East Brunswick, NJ
  • Joseph Lynch, MD
  • Geisinger Medical Center
  • Danville, PA
  • Jeff Patton, MD
  • Tennessee Oncology
  • Nashville, TN
  • Jessica Reynolds
  • Northwest Medical Specialties, PLLC
  • Tacoma, WA
  • Frank Senecal, MD
  • Northwest Medical Specialties, PLLC
  • Tacoma, WA