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Corporate and Philanthropic Development Committee

The purpose of the Corporate and Philanthropic Development Committee is to seek opportunities that will bring revenue and potential long-term partnerships that support the work of the International Society of Nurses in Cancer Care.  The Corporate and Philanthropic Development Committee works with the ISNCC Finance and Audit Committee and reports to the ISNCC Board of Directors.

The primary objective of the Corporate and Philanthropic Development Committee is to diversify and secure revenue to achieve mission outcomes by performing the following functions:

  • Generate strategic alliances with key groups and organizations that will best serve the business development, values and mission of the Society
  • Source potential grants/opportunities and write business case/applications to fund strategic initiatives
  • Seek and support Society members interested in business development activities
  • Set annual targets with the Finance and Audit Committee
  • Review/monitor success of business activities and report to the Executive and Board of Directors
  • Develop a system for identification of corporate, foundation and philanthropic funding opportunities.
  • Promote and market ISNCC’s involvement in cancer control to potential partners

Committee Terms of Reference


2017/2018 Committee

Annie Young, SRN, PhD (Chair)
Professor of Nursing
Warwick Medical School, The University of Warwick
Coventry, United Kingdom




Airong Lu
Associate Director of Nursing Department
Cancer Hospital, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences, National Cancer Center of China
Beijing, China

Catherine Johnson, RN
Gastrointestinal Cancer Care Coordinator
Calvary Mater Newcastle
Newcastle, Australia


Deborah McLeod, RN, PhD
Clinician Scientist, Psychosocial Oncology Team (NSCC)
QEII Health Sciences Centre
School of Nursing, Dalhousie University

Halifax, Canada


Kevin Schreffler, MSN, RN, OCN
Director of Clinical Operations
Atlanta Cancer Care, Northside Hospital Cancer Institute
Atlanta, United States


Julia Downing

Deputy Executive Director
African Palliative Care Association
Kampala, Uganda




Elaine Lennan, PhD
Consultant Nurse
University Hospital Southampton
Southampton, United Kingdom


Nwozichi Chinomso Ugochukwu
Nurse Educator/Researcher
Babcock University
Ilishan Remo, Nigeria
Susanne Cruickshank
Senior Lecturer/Reader in Cancer Nursing
Edinburgh Napier University
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Gillian Blanchard
Oncology Nurse Practitioner
University of Newcastle
Newcastle, Australia


Stella Aguinaga Bialous, RN, MSc, DrPh, FAAN (President, Ex-Officio)
Tobacco Policy International
San Francisco, USA


Patsy Yates, RN, PhD, FACN, FAAN (President Elect, Ex-Officio)

Queensland University of Technology
Brisbane, Australia


Janice Stewart, RN, BScN, MHS (Treasurer, Ex-Officio)
Clinical Director
Princess Margaret Hospital
Toronto, Canada