FORT WASHINGTON, Pa., March 6, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The NCCN Foundation®, which, through private philanthropy and grants, advances the mission of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network® (NCCN®) to improve the quality, effectiveness, and efficiency of care for patients with cancer, welcomes John Greene, Senior Director of Customer Centric Engineering at Salesforce.com, as the newest member of the NCCN Foundation Board of Directors.
As Senior Director of Customer Centric Engineering at Salesforce.com in San Francisco, California, Mr. Greene and his team ensure customer success by triaging, troubleshooting, and debugging complex customer issues on the Salesforce.com platform.
Prior to his career at Salesforce.com, Mr. Greene spent six years providing and managing enterprise Technical Support at BEA/WebLogic and served as Vice President of Community and Support for an online virtual world. He holds a bachelor's degree in Computer and Information Sciences from the University of Massachusetts.
In November 2010, Mr. Greene was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML). After several rounds of chemotherapy and a successful stem cell transplant at UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center in March 2011, Mr. Greene is doing well and back to his everyday activities. He returned to work full-time in September 2011, and, in just one month, led Salesforce.com in raising more than $60,000 for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) annual Light The Night Walk in San Francisco. In 2012, he led Salesforce.com in tripling that amount to more than $180,000. A personal account of Mr. Greene's experience with cancer is available on his blog: http://jgwkia.com/.
"NCCN is delighted to welcome John Greene as the newest member of the NCCN Foundation Board of Directors," said Patricia J. Goldsmith, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, NCCN. "Through his survivorship and dedication to philanthropy, as well as his customer-centered professional experience, John brings to the NCCN Foundation Board a unique perspective. From the moment I met John, I was struck by his passion, as well as his insights into cancer care and the importance of addressing survivorship."
"Surviving cancer affects everyone differently," said Mr. Greene. "With a wife and two young children, I knew that a full recovery from my illness was the only option—not just survival. An unexpected gift from my battle was learning about organizations like NCCN and LLS and realizing how much my experience and passion could help these great organizations. I am honored to be given the chance to serve with this distinguished Foundation."
Through private philanthropy and grants, the NCCN Foundation advances the mission of NCCN to improve the quality, effectiveness, and efficiency of care for people with cancer. The NCCN Foundation began full operations in 2010. Chaired by Sam Donaldson, ABC News veteran and a cancer survivor, the NCCN Foundation Board of Directors is comprised of members from various corporations, academic medical institutions, and advocacy groups who are committed to gaining philanthropic support for resources and programs for patients with cancer, as well as research dollars to further the careers of young investigators, clinicians, and nurses at NCCN Member Institutions.
About the National Comprehensive Cancer Network
The National Comprehensive Cancer Network®(NCCN®), a not-for-profit alliance of 21 of the world's leading cancer centers, is dedicated to improving the quality, effectiveness, and efficiency of care provided to patients with cancer. Through the leadership and expertise of clinical professionals at NCCN Member Institutions, NCCN develops resources that present valuable information to the numerous stakeholders in the health care delivery system. As the arbiter of high-quality cancer care, NCCN promotes the importance of continuous quality improvement and recognizes the significance of creating clinical practice guidelines appropriate for use by patients, clinicians, and other health care decision-makers. The primary goal of all NCCN initiatives is to improve the quality, effectiveness, and efficiency of oncology practice so patients can live better lives.
The NCCN Member Institutions are: City of Hope Comprehensive Cancer Center, Los Angeles, CA; Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women's Cancer Center | Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center, Boston, MA; Duke Cancer Institute, Durham, NC; Fox Chase Cancer Center, Philadelphia, PA; Huntsman Cancer Institute at the University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT; Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center/Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, Seattle, WA; The Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins, Baltimore, MD; Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University, Chicago, IL; Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY; Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa, FL; The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center - James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute, Columbus, OH; Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Buffalo, NY; Siteman Cancer Center at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO; St. Jude Children's Research Hospital/The University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, TN; Stanford Cancer Institute, Stanford, CA; University of Alabama at Birmingham Comprehensive Cancer Center, Birmingham, AL; UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center, San Francisco, CA; University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center, Ann Arbor, MI; UNMC Eppley Cancer Center at The Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE; The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX; and Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center, Nashville, TN.
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