Kate Landis has been the Program Director for Southcentral Foundation’s National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program through the CDC (NBCCEDP) for the past 14 years. Prior to that, she worked as Data Manager for Arctic Slope Native Association’s NBCCEDP program for 7 years. She has been the Chair of the NBCCEDP Council representing this program with the National Association of Chronic Disease Directors (NACDD) and is currently the Chair for the NACDD Cancer Council. In addition, she serves as program director for the CDC Wisewoman and Colorectal grants. Kate also oversees an Avon Foundation grant and an IHS Diabetes grant. Although she manages several grants, her passion is with the Breast and Cervical Early Detection program. She is a five-year breast cancer survivor. She has a bachelor of arts degree in biology from Northwestern University.
Cheley Grigsby is the grant manager and Program Director for the State of Alaska’s Breast and Cervical Health Check program (BCHC), which screens more than 8,000 women annually. BCHC is one of the five federally funded grant awardees in Alaska. Cheley has more than 12 years’ experience working in the field of population-based cancer screening. The mission of these programs is to reach under-screened women in order to diagnose cancers in the early stages.