Cancer Center Advisory Board Names New Members, Officers

November 10, 2010

The Advisory Board of the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) Comprehensive Cancer Center recently elected five new members to its roster as well as officers for 2010-11.


Serving as President is Ed Meyerson, an attorney with Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, P.C.; President-Elect I, Foots Parnell, Managing Member with InterFirst Capital, LLC; President-Elect II, William Harvill, Chairman of Intermark Group; and Secretary/Treasurer, Jeanie MacKenzie, a community volunteer.


New members elected to the board are: Mitzi Davis, Susie Denson, Helene Elkus, D.A. Tynes and Susan Williams.


The Advisory Board of the UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center is a volunteer group of community leaders, many of whom have been touched by cancer in some way. The mission of the board is to raise funds, provide patient amenities and increase awareness of the Cancer Center. Since its inception in 1984, the Advisory Board has raised more than $11 million for the center.

The UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center is dedicated to providing the highest quality of life for people diagnosed with cancer, while advancing the world’s understanding of cancer and translating this knowledge into improved prevention, detection, treatment and survivorship. Our vision is to eliminate cancer as a major public health problem. The Cancer Center is the only National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center located in Alabama, as well as the five-state area that includes Mississippi, Louisiana, Arkansas, South Carolina and Georgia.