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The Young Supporters Board of the O'Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center at UAB was established in 2006 to introduce the next generation of Alabamians to the importance of cancer research and awareness. The board is comprised of up-and-coming professionals between the ages of 22 and 40, all of whom have been touched by cancer.

The Young Supporters Board hosts projects and fundraisers throughout the year, including its signature event Fiesta Ball, which raises funds to support the board’s Young Investigator Grants, which fund the research of early-career scientists at the O'Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Young Supporters Board Officers

Rebecca Beers

Rebecca Beers



Rumberger, Kirk & Caldwell

Cameron Bishop

Cameron Bishop

Income Development Co-chair

Commerical Relationship Manager

Peoples Bank of Alabama

Elizabeth Burle

Elizabeth Burle

Public Relations & Silent Auction Co-chair

Compensation Analyst

Regions Bank

John Dobbins

John Dobbins

Vice President of Strategic Planning

Vice President of Finance

Daniel Corporation

Allen Dye

Allen Dye

Income Development Co-chair

Commercial Banking Officer

ServisFirst Bank

Erica Hale

Erica Hale

Patient & Family Services Co-chair

Senior Analyst

Forensic Strategic Solutions

Carolyn Smith

Carolyn Smith

Patient & Family Services Co-chair

Pediatric Nurse

Children's of Alabama

Devan Snider

Devan Snider

Vice President of Advisory Board Relations

Senior Associate

Vaco LLC

Katie Wilson

Katie Wilson


Associate Attorney

Bressler, Amery & Ross, PC

Megan Wise

Megan Wise

Vice President of Strategic Planning

Director of Business Development

RealTime Medicare Data

Jimmy Young

Jimmy Young

Public Relations & Silent Auction Co-chair

Regulatory Analyst

Alabama Power

Young Supporters Board Members

Averie Armstead


Starnes Davis Florie LLP

Joey Azar

Triad Properties Corporation

Nelson Bean Jr.

Cobbs Allen

Cliff Bell

Senior Manager, Client Strategy & Consulting


John Bissell

Product Design Engineer

McWane Global Inc.

Adrian Burch

Customer Service Manager

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama

Sarah Callahan

Ernst & Young

Courtney Callis

PCH Hotel and Resorts

Barnett Chenoweth

Director, Quality Assurance

The Valletta Group

Mackenzie Derr

Human Resources Coordinator

Encompass Health

Mackenzie Fowler

Graduate Research Assistant

UAB Department of Epidemiology

Xeris Gregory


Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC

Joe Griffin

Middle Market Portfolio Manager


Rachael Guenter

Graduate Research Assistant


Benjamin Harmon


Lightfoot, Franklin & White LLC

Matt Harris

Asset Manager

Shannon Waltchack LLC

Leila Deep Head

Account Manager

Prepaid Technologies

Katie Jean Henry

Registered Nurse

UAB Emergency Services – Trauma/Burns

Jessie Heppenstall

Controller Advisor

Level10 CFO

Brendon Herring

Graduate Student Trainee


Charlotte Huff

Nutrition Support Dietitian

Option Care Health

Lisa Kafchinski, M.D.

Assistant Professor

UAB Department of Orthopaedic Surgery

Hilary Murrell

Supplemental Instruction Program Coordinator & Success Coach


Wilson Nash

Associate General Counsel

Brasfield & Gorrie LLC

Whitney Price


Mary Elizabeth Roberson

Director of Public Affairs

Peritus Public Relations

Shuntrell Rudolph

Wells Fargo

Chris Walker

Portfolio Manager

Regions Financial Corporation

David Ward

Financial Advisor

Bridgeworth Wealth Management

Heather Watts

Communications Specialist

UAB Department of Pediatrics

Marc Wendorf

Project Manager

Brasfield & Gorrie

Ashley Whatley

Membership Director

Leadership Alabama

Callen Whatley

Director of Recruiting

Burr & Forman LLP

Matthew Winne


Lightfoot, Franklin & White