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The Leadership, Excellence, Advancement, and Development (LEAD) program advances the leadership culture at Huntsman Cancer Institute. Meet the program alumni below.

2023 Class Members

Sarah Alexander-Fryer

Post Award Grants and Contracts Officer,
HCI Research Administration

Clay Bolton, MBA

Director of Finance

Adriana Coletta, PhD, MS, RD

Assistant Professor,
Department of Health and Kinesiology

Howard Colman, MD, PhD

Professor,
Department of Neurosurgery

Bailee Daniels, MS

Programs Manager

Janis Gunnell, BS

Clinical Nurse Manager,
HCI Clinical Staff Education

Justin Hurst, BS, MBA

Operations Manager,
HCI Strategy and Business Development

Skyler Johnson, MD

Assistant Professor,
Department of Radiation Oncology

Deanna Kepka, PhD, MPH

Associate Professor,
College of Nursing

Michelle Mendoza, PhD

Assistant Professor,
Department of Oncological Sciences

Kate Modzelewska, PhD

Associate Director,
Preclinical Research

Jennyffer Morales, MEd, MPhil

Program(s) Manager,
David Wetter Research Program

Gayatri Nachaegari, MS

Program Manager,
Clinical Trials Office

Brock O’Neil, MD

Associate Professor,
Department of Surgery

Sagar Patel, MD

Assistant Professor,
Department of Internal Medicine

Mary Playdon, PhD, MPH, RD

Assistant Professor,
Department of Nutrition and Integrative Physiology

Andrew Post, MD, PhD

Director,
HCI Research Informatics

Melanie Ward, BA

Associate Director,
Cancer Center Support Grant