American College Of Surgeons - Inspiring Quality: Highest Standards, Better Outcomes

Cancer Programs Staff Information

Commission on Cancer
633 N Saint Clair Street
Chicago, IL 60611-3211
Phone: 312-202-5085 
Fax: 312-202-5009
Staff available during business hours
Monday-Friday, 8:00 am to 4:15 pm (Central Time)

General CoC inquiries:

CoC Datalinks inquiries:

Cancer Programs | Accreditation and Standards | AJCC | Clinical Research Program 

Cancer Programs Staff

David P. Winchester, MD, FACS
Medical Director 

Lynda Watt
Administrative Assistant


Asa Carter
CoC Senior Manager


Susan Rubin
Manager, Accreditation Program Business Development


Lauren Dyer
Customer Relations Assistant


Accreditation and Standards

CoC Accreditation Programs: 312-202-5103

For questions, please use the Contact CoC form.

Standard-related questions: Please review or submit question via the CAnswer Forum website.


Vicki Chiappetta
Accreditation Technical Specialist

Karen Stachon
Accreditation Technical Specialist

Erin DeKoster
Accreditation Technical Specialist

Carol Woody
Accreditation Administrator

Melissa Howard
Administrative & Customer Service Coordinator

American Joint Committee on Cancer (AJCC)

AJCC inquiries:


Martin Madera

Chantel Ellis
Education and Product Development Administrator

Donna Gress
Technical Specialist

Judith Janes

Laura Meyer 
AJCC Eighth Edition Project Administrator

Ashley Yannello
Electronic Production Administrator

Clinical Research Program

Clinical Research Program Inquiries:


Amanda Francescatti
Senior Manager

Anne McCarthy
Project Manager

Zahed Mohammed

Cancer Liaison Initiatives

Cancer Liaison Initiatives and Cancer Liaison Physician inquiries:


Nina Miller

Carolyn Jones

Education and Promotions

For questions, please use the Contact CoC form.


Elena Siampos

Andrea Scrementi

National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC)

NAPBC inquiries:

General inquiries: 312-202-5185


Karen Pollitt
Senior Manager

Ashley Logan
Technical Specialist

Steffanye Hawbaker Mack
Education Administrator

Karen Taubert-Boone
Program Coordinator

National Cancer Database (NCDB)

NCDB inquiries (CP3R, Survival, Benchmarks, Completeness and Default Overuse Report, FORDS coding, NCDB Call for Data):

Cancer Quality Improvement Program (CQIP) inquiries:

Rapid Quality Reporting System (RQRS) inquiries:

Participant Use File (PUF) inquiries:

For any other questions, please use the Contact CoC form.



Ryan McCabe
Senior Manager

Karen Taubert-Boone
Program Coordinator


NCDB Data Standards

Kathleen Thoburn
Manager, Data Standards 


Anna Delev
User Support Specialist 


Susanne Kessler
User Support Specialist


Jeff Reed
Database/ETL Developer


NCDB Research Unit

Greer Gay
Manager, Research Unit 


Kathy Mallin
Senior Statistician


Bryan Palis
Senior Statistician, Project Manager


Amanda Browner


Elizabeth Wawszczak
Business Analyst

NCDB Information Technology

Kenneth Pristas
Manager, Information Technology


Dmitry Eremin
Senior Developer 


Florin Petrescu
Senior Cancer Data Analyst 


Natalie Goodwin
Software Developer