(Baton Rouge, La.) – Renea Austin-Duffin, vice president of cancer support and outreach, Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center, has been appointed to serve as chair-elect of the Association of Community Cancer Center’s (ACCC) Membership Committee.
The ACCC is a community of more than 28,000 multidisciplinary practitioners and 2,100 cancer programs and practices nationwide. The organization brings together healthcare professionals across all disciplines in oncology to promote quality cancer care. The Membership Committee is charged with identifying and implementing strategies to promote new membership and member retention in ACCC as well as reviewing all prospective membership applications for approval. Members rely on ACCC for education and advocacy support in adapting and responding to complex changes and challenges in the delivery of quality cancer care.
“Renea has an unwavering commitment to advancing cancer care through her extensive experience in cancer prevention and early detection, clinical research, tumor registry and other key areas of the Cancer Center’s operations,” says Todd Stevens, president and chief executive officer, Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center. “Her passion for improving the health and wellbeing of every member of the community makes her a perfect fit to serve as chair-elect of this committee. There is no doubt that she will be a great representative for the Cancer Center and provide input and insights in this leadership role as she works with others to enhance quality cancer care across the country.”
Austin-Duffin has served as the vice president of cancer support and outreach at the Cancer Center for nearly 15 years. She is responsible for the oversight and strategic development for all mission based programs and services within a 30-parish service area to improve survivorship and lessen the burden of cancer in the community. These programs include education, tumor registry, research and early detection, including the management of two mobile medical clinics. She’s also responsible for the Cancer Center’s grants management program which has a portfolio of grants in excess of $3 million. Austin-Duffin also serves as the governmental affairs liaison for the Cancer Center at the local, state and federal level.