Florida Cancer & Control Research Advisory Council Membership

Christopher Cogle, MD

Chair
University of Florida Shands Cancer Center
Senate President's Appointee

Clement Gwede, PhD, MPH, RN, FAAN

Vice Chair
H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute

Celeste Philip, MD, MPH

Florida's Surgeon General

Jessica Bahari-Kashani, MD

Florida Medical Association

Robert Cassell, MD, PhD

Association of Community Cancer Centers

Asher Chanan-Khan, MD

Florida Hospital Association

Representative Jamie Grant

House Speaker's Appointee

Lawerence Hochman, DO, FACRO

Florida Osteopathic Medical Association

Erin Kobetz, PhD, MPH

Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center
University of Miami

Duane Mitchell, MD, PhD

University of Florida Shands Cancer Center

Amy Smith, MD

Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children
Governor's Appointee

Megan Wessel, MPH

American Cancer Society

Senator Dana Young

Senate President's Appointee

Vacant

Florida Nurses Association

Vacant


House Speaker's Appointee

Florida Cancer Control & Research Advisory Council Composition

Pursuant to 1004.425(4)(a), Florida Statutes, there is created within the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute, Inc., the Florida Cancer Control and Research Advisory Council. The council shall consist of 15 members, which includes the chairperson, all of whom must be residents of this state. The State Surgeon General or his or her designee within the Department of Health shall be one of the 15 members. Members, except those appointed by the Governor, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, or the President of the Senate, must be appointed by the chief executive officer of the institution or organization represented, or his or her designee. One member must be a representative of the American Cancer Society; one member must be a representative of the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center of the University of Miami; one member must be a representative of the University of Florida Shands Cancer Center; one member must be a representative of the Florida Nurses Association who specializes in the field of oncology and is not from an institution or organization already represented on the council; one member must be a representative of the Florida Osteopathic Medical Association who specializes in the field of oncology; one member must be a member of the Florida Medical Association who specializes in the field of oncology and who represents a cancer center not already represented on the council; one member must be a representative of the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute, Inc.; one member must be a member of the Florida Hospital Association who specializes in the field of oncology and who represents a comprehensive cancer center not already represented on the council; one member must be a representative of the Association of Community Cancer Centers; one member must specialize in pediatric oncology research or clinical care appointed by the Governor; one member must specialize in oncology clinical care or research appointed by the President of the Senate; one member must be a current or former cancer patient or a current or former caregiver to a cancer patient appointed by the Speaker of the House of Representatives; one member must be a member of the House of Representatives appointed by the Speaker of the House of Representatives; and one member must be a member of the Senate appointed by the President of the Senate. At least four of the members must be individuals who are minority persons as defined by s. 288.703.