Moffitt Cancer Center Appoints 2 Prominent Health And Cancer Advocates To National Board Of Advisors

March 27, 2009

Tampa, FL — Former West Virginia Gov. Bob Wise and prominent Washington, D.C., attorney Ann Morgan Vickery have joined Moffitt Cancer Center’s national Board of Advisors. Chaired by veteran ABC newsman Sam Donaldson, the advisors serve as Moffitt ambassadors and offer their expertise, advice and counsel on issues relating to the cancer center.                                       

Governor of West Virginia from 2001 to 2005, Wise now serves as president of the Alliance for Excellent Education, based in Washington, D.C. Under his leadership, the alliance continues to build its reputation as a respected authority on high school policy and advocate for reform in America’s secondary education system. He served in the U.S. House of Representatives representing the 2nd District of West Virginia from 1983 to 2001. Among his notable Congressional accomplishments are the Chemical Right to Know legislation, the Wise Amendment to the Clean Air Act and the first federal Mental Health Parity legislation.

Wise also serves on the board of directors of C-Change, an organization comprised of the nation’s key cancer leaders from government, business and nonprofit sectors. The mission of C-Change is to eliminate cancer as a major public health risk. 

Ann Morgan Vickery is managing partner of Hogan & Hartson’s Washington, D.C., office and director of the firm’s health practice. She represents manufacturers, associations, and providers of various health care products and services. She also counsels clients regarding the impact of payment policies on their businesses, with an emphasis on federal government regulation.

She also is active in the firm’s legislative practice and speaks frequently on Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement, legislative developments, and trends in health care.

About H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute

Located in Tampa, Florida, Moffitt Cancer Center is the only Florida-based cancer center with the NCI designation as a Comprehensive Cancer Center for its excellence in research and contributions to clinical trials, prevention and cancer control. Moffitt currently has 15 affiliates in Florida, one in Georgia and two in Puerto Rico. Additionally, Moffitt is a member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, a prestigious alliance of the country’s leading cancer centers, and is listed in U.S. News & World Report as one of “America’s Best Hospitals” for cancer. Moffitt’s sole mission is to contribute to the prevention and cure of cancer.