Young Supporters Board

The Young Supporters Board of the UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center was established in 2006 to introduce the next generation of Alabamians to the importance of cancer research and awareness. The board is comprised of up-and-coming professionals between the ages of 22 and 40, all of whom have been touched by cancer in some way. Several members are survivors themselves.

The Young Supporters Board hosts projects and fundraisers throughout the year, including the annual Fiesta Ball. The proceeds from these events go toward the board’s Young Investigator Grants, which fund the research of young scientists at the Cancer Center.

The board also provides services and activities for cancer patients in both the center’s inpatient and outpatient units. Throughout the year, board members visit and talk to patients and provide them with meals and holiday treats.

Interested in joining the Young Supporters Board? Download an application.

The board encourages younger members of the community to volunteer with its events and/or patient service activities. To learn more, call call Danya Segrest at (205) 934-0034 or e-mail

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Young Supporters Board Officers
Katie Kimbrell– President
Whitney Price – Vice President of Strategic Planning
Jennifer McEwen – Vice President of Advisory Board Relations
Callen Whatley – Secretary/Treasurer
Alicia Waters – Scientist Liaison
Rebecca Beers and Lochrane Smith – Income Development Chairs
Caroline Davis and Carolyn Smith – Patient and Family Services Chairs
Leila Deep and Megan Wise – Communications and Public Relations Chairs
Scott Laney – Immediate Past President

Young Supporters Board Members
Charlie Adams – Past President
Joey Azar
Jacob Baker
Cliff Bell
Cameron Bishop
John Bissell
David Blackmon
Bess Booth
Danae Boyd
Harrison Bradford
Mary Margaret Brown – Past President
Barnett Chenoweth
Molly Clinton
Mackenzie Derr
John Dobbins
Chance Dye
David Foster
Cole Gresham
Joe Griffin
Erica Hale
Anna Harris
Virginia Hazelrig
Jessie Heppenstall
Frank Ippolito
Lisa McCullough
Maloree McDonough
Wilson Nash
Victoria Rutledge
Devan Snider
Elizabeth Sparrow
Katie Terry
Chris Walker
Marc Wendorf
Reed Williams
Katie Wilson

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