Steering Group

A Steering Group convened in 2022 to provide guidance and advice on the work of reenergizing the structure and work of the Partnership and to launch the Connecticut Cancer Plan, 2021- 2026.

Members are:

  • Juana Adams, Cancer Support Strategic Partnerships Manager, American Cancer Society
  • Brenda Cartmel, PhD, Yale University School of Medicine
  • Lou Gonsalves, PhD, CT DPH Tumor Registry
  • Beth A. Jones, PhD, MPH, Research Scientist and Lecturer, Yale School of Public Health, Associate Director for Engagement, Center for Community Engagement and Health Equity, Yale Cancer Center and Smilow Cancer Hospital, Founding Director, Smilow Center for Cancer Screening & Prevention
  • Chioma Ogazi, DVM,MS, RN, Supervising Nurse Consultant, Cancer Program Director, Comprehensive Cancer Program, CT Department of Public Health
  • Andrew L. Salner, MD, FACR, Ned C. and Janet C. Rice Chair, Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute at Hartford Hospital, Director, Helen & Harry Gray Cancer Center


  • Lucinda Hogarty, MPH, Executive Director, Connecticut Cancer Partnership
  • Kathryn Shuttleworth, Health Program Associate, Comprehensive Cancer Program Coordinator, CT Department of Public Health
  • Amy Griffin, Director, Health Evaluation Initiatives, The Consultation Center at Yale, YaleEVAL

September 2022