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We are a community brought together by the bounds of disease.

Thank you from the bottom of my heart for creating this amazing resource for those living with cancer!
— Ainslie, CQ Community Ambassador

team

Zach Weismann
Co-Founder & CEO

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For the last 10+ years, Zach has been working with major brands, NGOs, and Fortune 500 companies to create lasting impact. His work has spanned over 25 countries with some of the world's biggest companies. 

Zach holds a Bachelors degree from Claremont McKenna College and a Masters degree from the University of Texas in Austin. He also serves as a Board Member on the National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME).

Bradley Weismann
Co-Founder & CIO

With over 12 years of experience in the tech and media sectors, Bradley brings the expertise and technical wherewithal needed to harness the power of technology. He previously lead the IT support team at Parkland Hospital overseeing a team of 20. 

Bradley holds a Bachelors degree from Indiana University. As an avid hockey fan, he also works for the NHL as an Arena Technical Coordinator.

Dan Palfrey, Advisor

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Dan serves the CancerQ leadership team as an advisor with nearly 20+ years in the healthcare system as a healthcare consultant. He has helped healthcare systems and organizations improve their performance through technology and innovation.

He previously served as VP of Sales & Marketing at Med Access and Business Group Manager at Merck.


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chris Arriola 

With 5 years of experience in mobile and web development, Chris's expertise lies at the intersection of technology, health, education, and economic empowerment.

Chris holds a BS degree from Rutgers University in Biomedical Engineering and a MS degree from the University of Pennsylvania in Computer Science. He is currently consulting and building mobile apps for technology startups.

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With over 35 years experience in the healthcare sector, Dr. Marks served as an Associate Professor at Southwestern Medical School where she conducted research in the Rheumatic Diseases division of the Department of Internal Medicine.

Through her work for the past 17 years, Dr. Oppenheimer-Marks has been an advocate for the elderly and cancer patients. Her PhD in Cell Biology and her many years at Southwestern Medical School give her a strong fundamental knowledge base on the science of cancer and other diseases. She also serves on the board of directors for Friends of Senior Affairs and the Texas Chapter of the Home Care Association of America.

Katie Wilcox

Katie Wilcox, Senior Manager of National Events at the Bonnie J. Addario Lung Cancer Foundation, oversees all aspects of ALCF’s national fundraising efforts. Prior to coming to ALCF, Katie worked at several large corporations, but when her mother passed away from cancer she chose to pursue work in the non-profit health sector. Most recently she worked for the American Cancer Society (ACS) where her responsibilities included: overseeing their largest grass-roots fundraiser; recruiting, coaching, and managing 100+ volunteers; executing a portfolio of fundraising events with accountability for significant income targets; and event-related mission and advocacy activities.

Born and raised in Sunnyvale, CA, Katie is a graduate of the University of CA, Berkeley, where she played soccer. 

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Monica holds a Bachelors degree in Middle East and North Africa Studies from Scripps College. Her senior thesis on family planning practices of Palestinian refugee women in Beirut led her to the health field. After graduation, Monica worked and volunteered in community health, striving to make health care more accessible and responsive to patient needs.

She received her Master's of Nursing from Columbia University and is now a Registered Nurse at Ottenheimer Women's Health. 

Richard Anastasi

With over 30 years of sales and support experience in the computer software industry, Richard left the software industry after the loss of his mother to liver disease in 2004. He launched his own business with the objective of drawing attention to the needs of those providing care for the critically ill and providing a wide-range of support to caregivers. 

After receiving his BA from Boston College and MBA from Wharton, he joined Arthur Andersen as a staff consultant and held leadership positions at numerous leading software companies. He currently serves as President of Talk of the Tower Toastmasters in Dallas and previously served on the board of The Dallas Business Club. 


cancer q Ambassadors

Our CancerQ Ambassadors have direct experience with specific cancers either as a patient, caregiver, or family member. Connect with them today through our Ambassador Program. 


contributors

nitin savant

Writer / Editor

kevyN Klein

Community Engagement Advisor

Ben
Paul

Data Scientist Advisor

Bryce
Mcdonald

Intern, Summer 2016


Join our team

Interested in joining our team or learning how you can help? Drop us a note! 


All photography provided by Zach Weismann, CancerQ Co-Founder