2020 Winners

C2 Catalyst for Change Award

Lynette Bonar, RN, BSN, MBA, FACHE

CEO, Tuba City Regional Health Care Corporation (TCRHCC)

Bonar is a Fellow American College of Healthcare Executive (FACHE) and a member of the Navajo tribe. Her clans are Meadow People born for Manygoats, maternal grandparents are Bitterwater and paternal grandparents are Red Running into the Water. As CEO, she oversees more than 1,000 employees at: TCRHCC, a 73-bed hospital, more than 20 outpatient clinics, a mobile medical and dental van, and four satellite clinics; Sacred Peaks Health Center in Flagstaff; LeChee Health Center; Cameron Dental; and Bodaway/Gap Health Clinic. TCRHC has a 10-member board of directors and is a local self-governance Title V Tribal Organization serving three tribes: Navajo, Hopi, and San Juan Southern Paiute. Bonar is a veteran of the U.S. Army and Active Reserve as a Medic and LPN (1986) and has possessed an active RN license since 1992.

C2 Catalyst for Care Award

Jill Kincaid

Founder and CEO, Chemo Buddies

In 2009, Jill Kincaid walked into a treatment room for the first time with her sister, Karen Williams, who was being treated for metastatic triple-negative breast cancer. During her 8-hour treatment day, the two sisters wrote a proposal for “Chemo Buddies,” which would allow volunteers into the treatment room as helpers and support for patients while they receive chemotherapy. Kincaid founded the program as a 501c3 non-profit when Karen passed away in 2011. Today, Chemo Buddies serve at every local treatment facility in the region — helping more than 250 patients every weekday for a total of more than 66,000 people with cancer in 2019. Other programs that have formed under the Chemo Buddies umbrella are “Student Buddies,” with chapters in 42 local schools, and “Beauty Buddies” which teaches women cosmetic techniques to deal with their new appearance. All of Chemo Buddies’ services are free of charge, supported by the community. Even more exciting, this easy-to-use program can be replicated in a treatment room of any size, and Kincaid and her colleagues are planning a multi-state expansion. She lives in Evansville, IN, with her husband Johnny and fur baby Bandit.

C2 Catalyst for Precision Medicine Award

Lincoln Nadauld, MD, Ph.D.

Vice President & Chief of Precision Health and Academics, Intermountain Healthcare

Lincoln Nadauld founded the Intermountain Precision Genomics program with a vision of finding solutions to improve health and disease through genomics and precision medicine without increasing costs. With his vision in mind, he oversees the clinical implementation of precision genomics across Intermountain’s 24 hospitals and 160 physician clinics. In addition, he facilitates genomic research to better understand the human genome. Nadauld conceived and is leading the recently announced Heredigene, Population Study — a collaborative effort with deCODE Genetics in Iceland to collect and perform whole-genome sequencing on 500,000 participants in the Intermountain system. Nadauld’s work in founding Intermountain Precision Genomics was recognized with the Utah Governor’s 32nd Annual Science Medal for Industry, which is the highest civilian award to be bestowed by the state of Utah and honors significant contributions to science and technology. He is married with five children and enjoys attending their many activities and events, as well as water sports, fishing, and other athletic pursuits.

President’s Award

Richard A. Dean, Ph.D.

Volunteer, Patient and Family Advisory Council, Johns Hopkins Hospital

After retiring from the U.S. National Security Agency, Rich started the Cradlerock Children’s Center and taught at Morgan State University in Baltimore. Rich has had a lifelong history of participation in volunteer organizations. When his wife Janet developed ovarian cancer in 2009, he took on the role of caregiver and traveled with her on the journey that cancer becomes. He later took on that same role for his daughter Samara when she developed ovarian cancer in 2010. He welcomed an invitation to help start a Patient and Family Advisory Council at Johns Hopkins. There are now five connected councils in the various departments at Hopkins, and Rich serves as co-chair of the council at the Kimmel Cancer Center. Rich was also a catalyst for the creation of the Urgent Care Center at Kimmel — using his engineering background to help in the planning of the center and a modeling of the expected traffic. Rich has remarried, and he and his wife Sherry live in Marriottsville, MD, near his daughter Tammy and his three grandchildren Max, Ethan and Lucy.

2020 Finalists

Congratulations to the finalists who have been recognized by their peers for the inspiring work they do each day – all collectively working to make a difference for those living with and affected by cancer.

C2 Catalyst for Change Award

Finalists for this award bring high-quality cancer care to underserved populations. Consequently, their work drives change at the community-, neighborhood- or hospital-level that results in better cancer care for more people.

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Lynette Bonar, RN, BSN, MBA, FACHE

Tuba City Regional Health Care Corporation (TCRHCC)

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Stephenie K. Kennedy-Rea, EdD, MA

Director, Cancer Prevention & Control,
West Virginia University Cancer Institute

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Greensboro Health Disparities Collaborative (GHDC)

Represented by
Samuel Cykert, PhD, Professor of Medicine, University of North Carolina School of Medicine
Christina Yongue, MPH, MCHES, Assistant Professor, University of North Carolina, Greensboro

C2 Catalyst for Care Award

This group of finalists improves the cancer care experience for people with cancer and their loved ones. As a result, the work of these finalists makes each person’s experience as easy as possible during an extraordinarily difficult time.

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Jill Kincaid

Founder & CEO,
Chemo Buddies

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Ulman Foundation

Represented by Brock Yetso, MBA,
President & CEO

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Cancer Support Community Greater Philadelphia

Represented by Kelly Harris, MSS, LCSW,

C2 Catalyst for Precision Medicine Award

A finalist for this award significantly advances precision medicine in oncology to bring new, more personalized tests or treatments to people with cancer. As such, these finalists enhance the ability to provide the right treatment for the right patient at the right time.

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Razelle Kurzrock, MD

Director, Center for Personalized Cancer Therapy and Rare Tumor Clinic,
University of California, San Diego

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Indiana University Health Precision Genomics Program

Represented by
Milan Radovich, PhD, Associate Professor, Indiana University Simon Comprehensive Cancer Center
Bryan Schneider, MD, Medical oncologist and Professor, Indiana University Simon Comprehensive Cancer Center

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Lincoln D. Nadauld, MD, PhD

Vice President & Chief of Precision Health and Academics,
Intermountain Healthcare