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City of Hope is a world renowned cancer research and treatment center based in southern California. It is a National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center, in addition to being a founding member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, making it a national leader in advancing research and treatment protocols. For over a decade, City of Hope has been identified as one of the nation’s elite cancer hospitals by U.S. News & World Report.
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, MA is a Harvard Medical School teaching hospital. It is the #1 ranked cancer hospital in New England by US News & World Report. Nationwide, it is the only cancer hospital to be ranked in the top 5 for both adult and pediatric oncology care. Dana-Farber is dedicated to a unique balance of cancer care and research, translating discovery into new therapies for patients around the world and offering more than 1,100 clinical trials.
Dana-Farber is a founding member of the Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center (DF/HCC), an NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, a founding member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, the top academic recipient of grant funding from the National Cancer Institute (NCI), and has the most highly cited research of any U.S. cancer center.
Emory Healthcare, with more than 24,000 employees and 11 hospitals, is the most comprehensive academic health system in Georgia. System-wide, it has 2,796 licensed patient beds, more than 2,800 physicians practicing in more than 70 specialties, serving metro Atlanta with 250 locations. It also provides services to greater Georgia through a joint venture at St. Francis–Emory Healthcare Hospital in Columbus, 10 regional affiliate hospitals, and its clinically integrated physician network.
As the National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated comprehensive cancer center for the state of Georgia, Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University discovers, develops and delivers some of the world's most effective ways to prevent, detect, diagnose and treat each patient's unique cancer. Winship leverages the depth and breadth of Emory University and collaborates with other NCI-designated cancer centers and leading cancer organizations. Winship investigators conducted more than 300 therapeutic clinical trials and enrolled more than 900 patients in 2020. Winship has more than 500 faculty and received $80 million in cancer research funding in 2020, $33 million of that from the NCI.
Northwestern Medicine is a nationally recognized health system that provides world-class care. Anchored by Northwestern Memorial Hospital, ranked No. 1 in Illinois and No. 9 in the nation by US News and World Report. Northwestern Medicine encompasses more than 200 locations including 10 hospitals, the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and The Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center.
Backed by the Lurie Cancer Center, Northwestern Memorial Hospital is ranked #9 in the nation by US News and World Report and is part of a select group of National Cancer Institute (NCI) designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers. Dedicated to overcoming cancer through scientific discovery, the Lurie Cancer Center provides compassionate, leading edge cancer care in a state of the art facility.
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center combines adult cancer care and advanced scientific research, and has a history of discoveries that treat, cure and identify prevention strategies for cancer and infectious diseases. The organization was renamed in April 2022, following the merger of long-time partners, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and Seattle Cancer Care Alliance. Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center is an independent, nonprofit organization that serves as UW Medicine’s cancer program.
Fred Hutch has been a National Cancer Institute-designated cancer center since 1973. Global leadership in bone marrow transplantation, HIV/AIDS, immunotherapy and COVID-19 helped Fred Hutch earn recognition as one of the world’s leading cancer, infectious disease and biomedical research centers. Based in Seattle, Fred Hutch operates eight clinical care sites that provide medical oncology, infusion, radiation, proton therapy and related services, and has network affiliations with hospitals in five states.
As part of the Johns Hopkins Medicine academic health system and Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, the Kimmel Cancer Center has five locations in the Baltimore and Greater Washington, D.C., regions. Designated by the National Cancer Institute as one of the first comprehensive cancer centers in the country, its physicians and scientists are recognized leaders throughout the nation and the world.
The Kimmel Cancer Center understands that each patient is unique and it provides a tailored approach to care by multidisciplinary teams of specialists. Its patients have access to a large number of clinical trials and supportive care resources for themselves and their caregivers. From immunotherapy and proton therapy, to molecular tumor board-guided treatments, its physicians, nurses, and pharmacists are dedicated to providing the best care possible backed by innovative research.
Chief Executive Officer
As CEO, Mark drives the overall strategy and direction of AccessHope. His prior leadership experience includes successes with BridgeHealth, HealthSmart Holdings, Inc., Aon Hewitt, Great-West Healthcare, UnitedHealthcare and more.
Chief Medical Officer
Dr. Todd Sachs leads AccessHope’s clinical team and oversees the remote delivery of our cancer support services. Passionate about addressing healthcare disparities and promoting value-based care, Todd is deeply dedicated to staying in the know on the newest protocols and medications in the always-advancing field of oncology.
Board certified by the American Board of Surgery and a fellow of the American College of Surgeons, Todd specializes in endocrine surgery of the thyroid and parathyroid glands. He also belongs to the California Medical Association and Los Angeles Surgical Society.
Chief Commercial Officer
Jonathan creates a strong customer and consultant experience as CCO. His history in the healthcare consulting, brokerage, and health plan industries includes significant leadership experience with Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. and Willis Towers Watson.
Chief Information Officer
Abhishek is responsible for the management, strategy and operations of IT infrastructure and oversees the IT Strategy and Information Security Program. His experience includes success with Johns Hopkins, City Of Hope and Johnson & Johnson.
Chief Product Officer
Joy drives product strategy and innovation to ensure cancer care—pioneered by the best and brightest—is readily accessible by all. She’s a serial entrepreneur with 20 years in healthcare, including OncoHealth, Optum, Wellcare Health Plans, and Accenture.
Chief Clinical Advisor | AccessHope; VP, Government Affairs and Senior Medical Director for Employer Strategy, Clinical Professor, Hematology/HCT | City of Hope
Dr. Alvarnas is AccessHope’s Chief Clinical Advisor with a passion for changing the healthcare system to ensure the delivery of first-class cancer care. He’s also a Clinical Professor of Hematology, the Vice President of Government Affairs, and the Senior Medical Director for Employer Strategy at City of Hope, a world-renowned independent cancer research and treatment center. For the center, he leads advocacy efforts at the federal, state, and local levels, and assists in developing, marketing, and operationalizing the clinical infrastructure and activities related to employer and payer strategies.
Vice President, Marketing & Communications
Melissa drives the AccessHope brand and marketing strategy and oversees member engagement. Her 20 years of experience include successive leadership roles with StayWell as well as positions with Willis Towers Watson and RBC Capital Markets.
Vice President, Foundational Partners
Cory is the VP of Foundational Partners for AccessHope. He brings 17 years of project/program management and leadership experience in the healthcare industry to his role.
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