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Welcome Eric Hargis, CEO

Posted on January 27, 2014

Today marks a decisive moment in Colon Cancer Alliance history as we pause to welcome Mr. Eric Hargis as our new CEO. Eric brings more than 30 years of relevant leadership experience in national health organizations to his new role as our fearless leader.

“Our Board of Directors and executive staff selected Eric after a nationwide search. As a seasoned executive, his strong leadership abilities, history in strategically growing health organizations and passion for our mission make him the right candidate to take our organization to the next level and move our mission forward,” says Jasmine Greenamyer, Colon Cancer Alliance COO.

Eric joins our team after serving as the Executive Director for the National Parent Teacher Association. Prior to the National PTA, Eric served as CEO of the Epilepsy Foundation of America, COO of the Arthritis Foundation and Director of Development for the American Diabetes Association. He has a proven track record of being a transformational leader, specifically leading nonprofit organizations through strategic growth plans. Nationally, Eric has successfully led the development of numerous programs, partnerships, events and fundraising initiatives.

“I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to be a part of the Colon Cancer Alliance, an organization that is directly saving lives,” says Eric. “The foundation has already been laid: more people than ever before know they need to get screened, but yet, colon cancer is still the second leading cause of cancer death in the United States and it shouldn’t be. Through early detection and lifesaving screening, we can fulfill our mission to knock colon cancer out of the top three cancer killers. I’m committed to this organization and know that with the support of our Board of Directors, staff, sponsors and volunteers, we can save more lives than ever before.”

Eric graduated with a degree from the University of San Diego.  He lives in Maryland with his wife and two children.

6 Responses to “Welcome Eric Hargis, CEO”

  1. Candace Henley says:

    Welcome Eric!

  2. So happy to hear this news! Congratulations Eric for taking the helm of such an important organization. I look forward to meeting you and collaborating on future initiatives for patients with CRC.
    -Allyson J. Ocean, M.D.

  3. Mary Collins says:

    I am dying of stage 4 colon cancer that has spread to my lymph nodes, my doctor is just saying more chemo, but I don’t think that will get it! Please help me!!!

    • Becky Kerner says:

      Hi Mary. We’d love to chat with you and see how we can help. Please call our free Helpline at (877) 422-2030 any time Monday thru Friday 9-5 pm. ET. We look so forward to hearing from you and are thinking of you!

  4. Penny Martin says:

    Welcome aboard! I’m excited to have you on our team and you will lead us through positive efforts to help us reach our goals!

    Congratulations on your new journey to help make an impact on so many lives!

  5. Marcia Mullins says:

    Welcome to the Colorectal Cancer community!

    I want to thank you for your statement to the FDA
    Advisory Board in support of Exact Sciences Cologuard.

    Marcia Mullins
    Know More Colorectal Cancer
    “Knowledge Is Power”

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