The Holden Community Advisory Board (CAB), comprised of Iowans with diverse identities, locales, and experiences, was established in 2019.  The CAB serves as the communities’ voice with respect to cancer research at Holden. CAB members participate in quarterly meetings to provide guidance to leaders and learn about research efforts at Holden. CAB members are actively involved in reviewing seed grant proposals, writing letters of support for researchers, and identifying priority areas for Holden research.

Current CAB Members

Christina Alamo, LPN
Meskwaki Tribal Health Clinic

Shannon Benson, RN, BSN, MSN
Iowa Oncology Research Association

Thom Bonagura, PhD
Buena Vista University

Mandy Engel-Cartie, BA, MPA
Girls Inc. of Sioux City

Paul Gilbert, PhD
University of Iowa College of Public Health

Nalo Johnson, PhD
Mid-Iowa Health Foundation

Joyce Mbugua
Iowa Department of Public Health

Lisa McConnell
Sieda Community Action

Jessica Nelsen
United Way of Central Iowa

Alexia Sanchez
LULAC Iowa City

Erin Sullivan Wagner
After Cancer

Bridget Toomey, MS, CPC
University of Iowa Health Care

Miriam Tyson, PhD

Kara Urlis-Comer RN, BSN
Wayne County Hospital

Kara Vogelson, MHA, CPH
Cerro Gordo County Department of Public Health

Oliviah Walker
Iowa Department of Public Health

Shelley Walker
American Cancer Society

Barb Werning, MS
Heritage Area Agency on Aging

Daniel Zinnel, EdD
Proteus, Inc