Northwest Georgia Regional Cancer Coalition Staff

Erin Hernandez

President/CEO

Erin Hernandez serves as President/CEO of the Northwest Georgia Regional Cancer Coalition. She brings over 20 years of experience in health education, cancer control research, grant management, and community health program development.  In her role as president/CEO, she is responsible for local, state, and national government relations, program and fund development, planning and marketing, and overall strategic direction of the organization.  Erin holds a Bachelor of Science in Education (Health Education) from the University of Georgia and a Master of Public Administration from Troy University.

Erin Hernandez

President/CEO

Erin Hernandez serves as President/CEO of the Northwest Georgia Regional Cancer Coalition. She brings over 20 years of experience in health education, cancer control research, grant management, and community health program development.  In her role as president/CEO, she is responsible for local, state, and national government relations, program and fund development, planning and marketing, and overall strategic direction of the organization.  Erin holds a Bachelor of Science in Education (Health Education) from the University of Georgia and a Master of Public Administration from Troy University.

Emily Rader

Communications Coordinator

Emily Rader serves as the Communications Coordinator for the Northwest Georgia Regional Cancer Coalition. In her role, she is responsible for the development of public relations and marketing materials, the creation of event and program promotional materials, social media, community outreach,  and website maintenance. Emily works to raise public awareness of NWGRCC and tell its story. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communications and a Minor in Creative Writing from Columbus  State University. 

Allison Agnew

Program Coordinator

Allison Agnew serves as the Breast and Cervical Program Coordinator of the Northwest Georgia Regional Cancer Coalition. She began working with the coalition in 2015 as an Affordable Care Program Navigator and Outreach Specialist.  In her current role, she works throughout the region to provide education in the areas of breast and cervical cancer prevention and screening, and HPV vaccine education and promotion. She is currently pursuing an Associates Degree in Business Healthcare Technology from Georgia Northwestern Technical College.

Berenice Vasquez

Program Coordinator

Berenice Vasquez is the Tobacco Program Coordinator. Berenice began working for NWGRCC in 2013 as the Cervical and Breast Cancer Program Coordinator. Before coming back to Northwest Georgia Regional Cancer Coalition, she worked for three years with the University of Michigan conducting a national healthcare and education study in Northwest Georgia and Atlanta area. She believes in the power of educating others and reducing barriers to healthcare. She holds a BA in Healthcare Administration from Reinhardt University.

Board Leadership

Janice Hopkins

Harbin Clinic

Chairman

Lanell Jacobs

AdventHealth Gordon

Vice-Chairman

Ernie Elemento

Hamilton Medical Center

Secretary/Treasurer

Board Members

Sandy McKenzie

Hamilton Medical Center

Rita Harris

Hamilton Medical Center

Amy Jordan

AdventHealth Gordon

Karen Steely

AdventHealth Gordon

Nathan Irwin

Redmond Regional Medical Center

Aimee Griffin

Floyd Medical Center

Council of the Regional Cancer Coalitions of Georgia

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