Moving Through Cancer Task Force

ALS Headshot2020 copy croppedThe 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. 

This initiative is housed under ACSM’s Exercise is Medicine (EIM) initiative. The MTC initiative is directed by the MTC Task Force, which is purposely multidisciplinary and international. This task force reports up through the EIM Governance Board and the ACSM Board of Trustees. Task Force members through 2022 include:

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

Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine
Associate Director, Population Sciences
Professor, Department of Public Health Sciences
Professor, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Expert Panel Member, YMCA/Livestrong Foundation Cancer Survivorship Collaborative
Past President, American College of Sports Medicine

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

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


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

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


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

Edith Cowan University
Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Jennifer Ligibel, M.D.

Director, Leonard P. Zakim Center for Integrative Therapies and Healthy Living
Director, Center for Faculty Well-Being
Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Melissa Maitin-Shepard, M.P.P.

Founder and Principal, MMS Health Strategies, LLC
Public Policy Consultant, American Institute for Cancer Research


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

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