Alan Balch, PhD is the Vice President of the Preventative Health Partnership, a joint effort by the American Cancer Society, American Diabetes Association and the American Heart Association, created to promote healthy lifestyles by increasing public awareness of disease prevention and early detection. Dr. Balch's past experience as the Executive Director of the Friends of Cancer Research and his work with the medical and academic communities to overcome barriers to cancer research will be a strong asset to PAF programs and relationships. He also has an extensive background in economic and environmental policy.
Venus Gines, a breast cancer survivor of more than 15 years, is the founder of Dia de Le Mujar Latina, Inc., an organization dedicated to educating the Latino community about healthy living and disease prevention. Since Gines organized the first Latino family healthy fiesta, a collaboration of Latino organizations, private and non-profit health care groups, community leaders, community health departments and volunteers, more than 27,000 Latinos have participated. She has been nationally recognized as a leader in the Latin American community through her service on the President's Cancer Panel and the Susan G. Komen National Hispanic/Latina Advisory Council.
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