Community Advisory Board (CAB)

Responsibilities of the CAB Members


The overall goal of the Community Advisory Board is to work with the Partnership PIs and Core leaders to identify and set priorities to address the unique cancer burden among Latino communities in our region. Specific responsibilities include:

  • Work with Partnership faculty and staff to help the community understand and support current and future efforts. 
  • Provide information that may help Partnership faculty and staff better understand the community. 
  • Provide information communities’ research needs and concerns. 
  • Provide linkages to targeted communities and assistance in forming partnerships. 
  • Advise on how best to disseminate information about research results in a timely manner and review materials to ensure that they are appropriately crafted. 
  • Review new Research Project proposals. 
  • Review concepts for proposed research, informed consent plans, and related materials. 
  • Assist with study recruitment outreach. 
  • Participate in the protocol development and study implementation processes. 
  • Assist with translation of scientific information into lay language. 
  • Inform the broader community about the studies being conducted, their importance to the community, and their potential impact on treatment or prevention. 

Community Advisory Board Roster


Community Advisory BoardAffiliationAffiliation Role
Janet Adamian, MPHLogan Heights Family Health CenterRegional Director
Daniel “Stony” Anderson, MD, FACPCalifornia Colorectal Cancer CoalitionPresident
Kay Clark American Cancer Society, Inc.Health Systems Manager, Hospitals
Sara H. Fainstein, MPH, PhDCancer SurvivorPsycho-Social Oncology Consultant
Prisci Quijada, MPHCalifornia Department of Public Health Office of Binational Border HealthProgram Coordinator
Joanne ThomasenCancer Detection Program: Every Woman CountsHealth Educator