Moving Through Cancer Task Force

The mission of the Moving Through Cancer (MTC) initiative is to assure that all people living with and beyond cancer are assessed, advised, referred to and engaged in appropriate exercise and rehabilitation programming as standard of care. 

Moving Through Cancer Task Force
Kathryn Schmitz, Ph.D., M.P.H., FACSM, FTOS

University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Professor of Hematology/Oncology at the Hillman Cancer Center
Associate Director of Population Sciences, UPMC Hillman Cancer Center
Expert Panel Member, YMCA/Livestrong Foundation Cancer Survivorship Collaborative
Past President, American College of Sports Medicine
Founder, Moving Through Cancer

Anna Campbell, Ph.D., M.B.E.

Edinburgh Napier University
Associate Professor, School of Applied Sciences
Consultant, Macmillan Cancer Care


Chris Draft

Former NFL Linebacker
Founder, Chris Draft Family Foundation


Jessica Gorzelitz, Ph.D., M.S.

Cancer Prevention Postdoctoral Fellow
Metabolic Epidemiology Branch, Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics
National Cancer Institute


Neil Iyengar, M.D.

Breast Medical Oncologist
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Mary A. Kennedy, Ph.D., ACSM-EP

Edith Cowan University
Postdoctoral Research Fellow

John Lovelace

President, Government Programs and Individual Advantage
at UPMC Health Plan

Melissa Maitin-Shepard, M.P.P.

Founder and Principal, MMS Health Strategies, LLC

Sharyl Nass, Ph.D.

Director, Board on Health Care Services
Director, National Cancer Policy Forum
National Academy of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine

Shelley Fuld Nasso, MPP

Chief Executive Officer
National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship

Anna L. Schwartz, Ph.D. F.N.P.-B.C., F.A.A.N.

University of Nebraska Medical Center, Professor, College of Nursing, Omaha
Expert Panel Member, YMCA/Livestrong Foundation Cancer Survivorship Collaborative
Board Member, American Cancer Society: Nutrition and Physical Activity

Jonas M. Sokoloff, D.O. 

New York University Langone Health
Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine
Director, Oncological Rehabilitation

Kristen Sullivan, M.S., M.P.H.

Director, Nutrition and Physical Activity
Population Science Department
American Cancer Society


Christopher Wilson, DScPT, D.P.T., GCS

Associate Professor
Oakland University

Karen Wonders, PhD

Professor, Wright State University
Founder and CEO, Maple Tree Cancer Alliance

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