Before founding Just4Cancer, in 2011, Clifford founded celeBritys4africA, Inc (celebritys4africa.org) a cancer charity with focus on awareness, screening and treatment in Africa. Under his leadership, the charity has been successful in its campaign to many underprivileged communities in English speaking Cameroon, where, more than 5000 women have been screened for breast and cervical cancers with free need base treatment assistance extended to many families as well.
Clifford is a planning committee member of the International Oncology Leadership Conference (IOLC) and formerly sat on the membership and vendor committees of the Association of Cancer Executives (ACE). In September 2019, Clifford was nominated to serve on the Association of Cancer Executives’ Board of Directors in the capacity of Director at Large (2020-2022).
Clifford has many years in oncology information systems, information technology, agile transformation, coaching and agile project/product management. He is a Certified Scrum Master, Product Owner and an Agile Coach.
Vasu started and guided many start-ups and small companies, which in turn have accomplished multi-million dollar revenue starting from zero in less than two years. He has equally been a part of 18 start-ups growing in leaps and bounds in the last 9 years. He acted as an architect with a technology vision, an architect that delivers a market ready product and makes it successful. He is an experienced professional in all aspects of new venture formation, execution and launch
Barry has 36 years’ experience enabling organizations to scale & open new markets, become the industry go to brand, and improve sales and customer retention by executing best in class customer care. He has deep expertise in Entrepreneurship, Marketing, Sales and Customer Care.
He is currently an Adjunct Professor of Entrepreneurship & Marketing at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. As well as guiding the go to market for two companies. The first Everything Food is a food tech platform and the other, Just4Cancer, is a cause-based organization focused on relieving the financial burden of cancer treatment.
Barry is an industry expert in modern demand generation systems & processes, digital marketing, go to market execution, lead generation, business development, business operations, prospect nurturing, customer service, and customer retention programs.
Over the past 36 years he has held fractional executive roles for organizations like Western Digital, Targus International, Q-See/Digital Peripheral Solutions, ATEN/IOGEAR. He founded and operated (for 18 years) Advantage Plus Marketing Group, Inc. (APMG), an early pioneering B2B marketing services firm focused on executing demand/lead generation marketing programs for major technology brands (HP, Oracle, Sun, DEC, Compaq, IBM, Cognos, Avnet, WebEx, Audi, Hyandai, Liberty Mutual, HireRight, etc.). Before Advantage Plus Marketing Group he was in key marketing roles at Avnet Computer and was a major account sales manager with Hewlett-Packard.
In addition, Barry has an MBA with honors from Chapman University and a BS from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. He is a mentor and guest lecturer at Cal State Fullerton, Chapman, and UC Irvine. Barry is an Angel Investor and advocate for entrepreneurship
Claire is an accomplished global healthcare communications strategist leading communications for the Association of Professors of Gynecology and Obstetrics, National Resident Matching Program, US Oncology/McKesson Specialty Health and the University of Maryland Medical System.
She began her focus on patient advocacy as teenager watching her mother’s courageous battle with Huntington’s Disease. Claire’s older sister, Heloise developed Huntington’s Disease along with Aplastic Anemia and passed within two years after a failed bone marrow transplant. Claire is now a deeply committed patient advocate.
Claire earned her bachelor’s degree in public relations from the University of Texas in Austin, and is a MFA graduate candidate at the Savannah College of Art and Design. She lives in Annapolis, Maryland with Jack her husband of 32 years and two spoiled golden retrievers, Bishop and Boots. Her two daughters Jacey and Julie live and work together nearby in Washington, DC.
Doretha Bounds-Burrell, better known as Dee, is a small business coach who loves to encourage, inspire and motivate others to live life to the fullest. As a Mother, Nana, Breast Cancer Survivor, Toastmaster, World Traveler, Keynote Speaker, Event Planner and a Just4Cancer advisory board member, Dee has a wealth of knowledge and experience. Dee has worked in the corporate world, private schools in Princeton, NJ, and for the past eight years, she has supported a well-known and respected retired United States Federal Court Judge in his role as the Ombudsman for the world's #1 gas and oil company.
Dee's numerous job experiences enhanced her skills and expertise by working closely with people who reach out to her for advice. All of this experience and trust from others is what led Dee to start a life coaching consulting business.
Dee enjoys spending quality time with her daughter and granddaughter; Andrea and Jayla, traveling, volunteering as a wine pourer at wine festivals and recently serving as a volunteer with World Central Kitchen.
Dee loves being near the water. "It is something about the sound of the waves, the birds chirping and the smell of the fresh air, that keeps my mind focused and at peace" says Dee
A published author and a fashion designer, Keeon Rudder founded the company Von Elijah, which gives businesses the opportunity to promote their own apparel brand with their logo on comfortably, curvy clothes.
Cancer sadly claimed the lives of Rudder's uncle, aunt, and grandma. A few Von Elijah employees have also lost loved ones in their battle to cancer. Von Elijah remains committed to the fight against cancer.
Ngosong Fonkem, is a trade compliance lawyer with broad experience working in diverse business sectors in the USA and internationally. He has worked on a variety of international trade related issues including energy consulting in Southeast Asia, and teaching as a full-time member of the law faculty at the oldest private university in Malaysia. From 2016 to 2018, he served on the Board of Harbor Commissioners at the port of Green Bay.
In 2016, he assisted Bruce Aitken and former WTO Dep. Director Chulsu Kim in launching the Trade Negotiations Training Center at a conference in Kuala Lumpur in conjunction with the Inter-Pacific Bar Association (IPBA) and the Malaysian Bar Council. And he co-authored, with Mr. Aitken and Ambassador. Kim, an article on the Trade Negotiation Capacity Gap in Least
Developing and Developed Countries, which was published In the IPBA Journal in 2016.
He currently assists companies with day-to-day compliance with U.S. trade laws and related audits, investigations, and civil enforcement proceedings. He is Vice-chair of the “Next Generation” Committee of the Inter-Pacific Bar Association. In 2018, he was nominated to serve as an industry sector advisor] within the US Trade Representative’s Industry Sector Technical Advisory Committee (ITAC) on “Customs and Trade Facilitation.” The official appointment confirmation is pending completion of the applicable top-level security clearance. Mr. Fonkem lives in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Steve is retired after serving the American Cancer Society for thirty-three years, starting in 1982 as a stock clerk while attending the University of Texas in Austin. After college, Steve began his full time employment as a Field Representative in Bryan/College Station in 1983. Other positions held include: Field Services Director based in Austin, Income Development Director based in El Paso, Executive Director based in Ft Worth, Vice President for Field Operations for the Texas Division, Chief Staff Officer for Relay For Life for the High Plains Division, Sr Vice President, Operations for the High Plains Division and most recently as National Vice President for Relay For Life.
In his most recent role, Steve provided leadership and strategy for the world’s largest community-based fundraising initiative, Relay For Life. He also provided leadership to more than 6,000 events and 4 million Relayers globally. Steve has also served on numerous National workgroups including the Relay Advisory Team, Nationwide Talent Management Team and the Income Development Council.
Steve and his wife Kerry have two grown children and reside on a ranch outside of Austin Texas.
Uly Labilles, M.D, Ph.D
Ulysses Labilles received his Doctor of Dental Medicine from Centro Escolar University, then finishing top of his class and hooded with Ph.D in Applied Public Health Epidemiology in January 2018. He is the past chapter president of the Golden Key International Honour Society of Walden University, and has led several groundbreaking evidence-based studies, strengthening his background in Applied Public Health Epidemiology. His metatheory on Unified Paradigm of Cancer Causation (UPCC) was registered for copyright protection, not only has the promised in standardizing guidelines in the investigation of cancer development and economic burden, but also can be applied to other population health issues using its environment-genetic interaction context. Dr. Labilles main interest is in pathopoiesis mechanism of environmental, genetic, biodemographic, behavioral risk factors in cancer development. Dr Labilles lost his younger brother to prostate cancer.
Donna is a Business and Intellectual Property attorney with over 17years of experience in Trademark and Patent. Her practice spans a broad array of products encompassing diverse technology areas, includingoptical and electro optical communication devices and systems,microprocessor and computer system architecture, integrated circuitmanufacturing, digital video and audio signal compression and processingsystems, mass-flow meters, mass spectrometers as well as variousmechanical systems. Donna’s practice also includes substantialexperience in trademark, trade dress, theft of trade secrets, falseadvertising and copyright litigation. Donna also counsels clients on theimplementation of procedures and programs to identify and protectclients' intellectual property, the transfer of intellectual propertyand the validity, infringement and enforcement of intellectual property.
Donna has represented clients in various federal district courtsthroughout the United States, including those in the Eastern District ofTexas, District of Delaware, Northern District of California, EasternDistrict of Virginia, Middle District of Florida, Northern District ofIllinois, and District of Oregon. She is admitted to practice in theUnited States District Courts for the Central and Northern Districts ofCalifornia, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, theSupreme Court of the United States, and before the United States Patentand Trademark Office.
Tameka N. Ellington,Ph.D
Dr. Tameka N. Ellington is a tenured Associate Professor at the Kent State University (KSU) Fashion School. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in fashion design from KSU and a Master’s of Arts degree in apparel & textile design from Michigan State University.She graduated with her degree of Doctor of Philosophy in curriculum and instruction in August 2011 from KSU. Dr. Ellington has worked for several years in the fashion industry. Her experiences include visual merchandising, design, and technical design. She began her teaching career at KSU in 2005, specializing in technical design and apparel manufacturing.
Her creative scholarship is often inspired by African and African American fables and folklore. Dr. Ellington publishes research in the discipline of social-psychological aspects of dress for African Americans and other minorities, such as people with disabilities. Within this realm of research, she focuses on the self-esteem and self-efficacy of African American people within the topics of dress and hair. Her work has been shown internationally including two exhibitions in Beijing, China, semi-solo exhibition with two other artists as well as an exhibition of her work in a solo show entitled RETOLD: African culture and fables reinterpreted into fashion Fall 2016. Dr. Ellington curated a museum exhibition, (dis)ABLED BEAUTY: the evolution of beauty, disability, and ability in partnership with Dr. Stacey Lim from Central Michigan University in Fall 2016/Spring 2017 boasting international recognition and has been featured in numerous national media outlets. She has published in international peer-reviewed journals and is a three-time featured author in the Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion. Her publications on African American hair have reached national and international recognition being featured in peer-reviewed journals as well as dress and culture encyclopedias.
Dr. Ellington has received over $36,000 in grants to help fund her scholarly work. Her upcoming projects include an exhibition entitled, “The History and Art of Black Hair,” opening at the KSU museum Fall 2020. Which will feature artifacts from Dr. Willie Marrow’s collection – The author of 400 years without a comb. She is also editing a book entitled, “Navigating the Black Hair Phenomenon in a White World.”
Dr. Ellington has received numerous awards for her work and service including the 2015 Mother, Mentors and Muses Award, the 2016 KSU College of the Arts Distinguished Faculty Service Award, and the 2017 Harambe Alumni Legacy Award which is given annually to recognize an alumnus for their distinguished contributions and extraordinary service in the areas of diversity and social justice. In November 2017 Dr. Ellington was awarded the highest honor in her field, the ITAA Rising Star Award. This past Fall semester, she was recognized by Provost Diacon at the Ohio Board of Trustees banquet dinner for her research contributions to the field. She was also honored to have President Warren congratulate her on her contributions during the State of the Address. Dr. Ellington became the first African American Professor of Fashion at the KSU Fashion School in 2012. She recently was promoted to Associate Dean of the College of the Arts and has the honor of blazing a trail in that role as the first African American Dean of the college.
Dr. Ellington grew up in Cleveland, Ohio and attended Lee Memorial AME Church during her youth. After marrying, she joined her husband at his family’s parish, St. Agnes Our Lady of Fatima Church; where she has taught Sunday school for more than 5 years. She has received numerous awards for her service of teaching and mentoring the Fatima youth. She resides in Akron, with her husband Aaron, three boys: Aaron Jr., Xavier and Maxwell, and their cat, Aloof.
Michelle Sophia has more than 3 years of experience working as a researcher, data encoder, social media management and administrative process acceleration. Outside work, she enjoys spending quality hours at home with her husband and 2 kids. She is a strong believer that all things are given to us at the right time so while you are waiting for that right time, you can start doing something to make it happens.
Mario Alberto Chávez Anduaga
Mario commonly known as 'MAC Anduaga' dedicated his last 12 years to creativity, including UI/UX and Digital Graphic Design, applying all the knowledge and experience in Marketing and Sales that his past jobs offered him. He is indebted to all his clients for the opportunity to grow with them. He is equally an experienced General Manager with a demonstrated history of working in the real estate industry with skills in Management, Marketing, Project Management, Customer Service, and Marketing Strategy. Mario is a solid operations professional who graduated from Universidad Anáhuac del Sur, A.C..
Jude Niba, Ed.D
Dr Jude Niba has more than 5 years of experience as a Scrum Master. He has managed projects in many different industries either as a consultant or an employee. He has equally been instrumental in many conversions from waterfall to agile with strong interest in agile transformation and coaching. He spends his off days either playing soccer or helping to transport veterans in Las Vegas Metro. He equally enjoys quiet moments at home watching a movie.
Experience in Administrating, Configuring & maintaining JIRA application, Creating JIRA workflow on the basis of PM's requirement & Handling user administration (e.g. User creation, separation, roles, permission) & Creating complex JIRA workflows and other supported elements (e.g. issue type, screens schemes, properties) & Editing, Importing and exporting workflow XML codes & Developing confluence pages & Data Management: Configuration of attachments, Data import and Export & Creating JIRA reports using JQL query for management purpose & Ensure systems are stable and available and that user issues are addressed in a timely manner & Work closely with all teams to align requirements where possible and to introduce new concepts and approaches to problems. Seasoned CTO-level technologist with recent multi-year in-depth experience with management and administration of Atlassian products, Jira, Service Desk and Confluence. Whether you need setting up Jira workflows, script-based automation, proper notifications, access control, Kanban boards or Service Desk customer portal, I am the expert you need.
Operate, maintain running Atlassian suite products including Confluence, JIRA, and BitBucket.
Systems and database performance tuning specifically around the Atlassian suite.
Deploy, upgrade and patch Atlassian instances.
Test new versions of the tools and plug-ins to ensure compatibility.
Ensure the reliability and security of the Atlassian suite, Linux environment, third-party products, and associated components.
Create and customize JIRA projects with various schemes, complex workflows, screen schemes, permission schemes, and notification schemes to support customer projects.
Ability to provide off-hours coverage and support for maintenance during outage windows.
Work with various Atlassian consumers on the effective use of their Spaces and Projects.
Demonstrate good judgment, identifying problems in advance and proposing solutions.
Prepare and maintain up to date documentation for internal and external customers detailing the configuration of deployed solutions.
Work with Security teams early in design phases to ensure solutions comply with FISMA controls and Federal security policies.
Participate in the creation of a DevOps-enabled automated CI/CD solutions that deliver tools and processes for rapid application development efforts and on-going production operations.
Collaborate with DevOps and infrastructure teams to create sound automation solutions. Troubleshoot automation issues and find practical solutions to address barriers, enabling forward movement in the application life cycle.
Senior System Engineer
Vamsi working as Open Source Web Developer from past 9 years including UI/UX and Database Management. He is indebted to all his clients for the opportunity to grow with them. Understanding and implementing of project management practices - Managing and delivery of projects from conceptualisation visualisation to technology mapping and final execution of projects - Managing Project scope and change requests. Interact with the client to create technology specifications from business requirements for modules within the project.
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MODEL Model is traditional Fundfinder with the simple difference of owning a competing interest for a place in our fashion event to raise additional money, raise awareness to support a specific cause and cancer charity.
DESIGNER / ARTIST Designer/Artist is traditional Fundfinder with the simple difference of owning a competing interest for a place in our fashion or art events to raise additional money, raise awareness to support a specific cause and cancer charity.
CHARITY Charity is a legal 501C3 cancer charity who wants to raise money using our dual fundraising concept and also compete for funding from our Cancer Charity Fund.
DONOR Donor is an individual or business with strong interest in the fight against cancer and financial toxicity as a result of a cancer diagnosis, and is interested in donating and supporting financially burdened members.
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