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Our Team

Phyllis NassiPhyllis Pettit Nassi, MSW, manager of special populations at Huntsman Cancer Institute, is enrolled in the Otoe-Missouria Tribe and a member of the Cherokee Nation. She has traveled extensively throughout the western United States and Alaska to help educate American Indians, Alaska Natives, African Americans, Asian Americans, Pacific Islanders, and Hispanics about cancer prevention and treatment. She is also a graduate student at the University of Utah, College of Social Work, pursuing a PhD.

Associations/Membership

  • Alliance for Clinical Trials in Oncology - 2011 -
    • Patient Advocate Committee - 2011 -
    • Health Disparities Committee - 2011 -
    • Pharmacogenomics Committee - 2014 -
    • Respiratory Committee - 2014 -
    • Breast Committee - 2011-2013
  • Cancer Information & Support Network Advocate Advisory Board - 2008 -
  • Intercultural Cancer Council, Co-Chair Southwest Region - 2008 -
    • Ensuring Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services in Cancer Research Advisor - 2009
    • The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society: Cultural Competence Training Faculty - 2010
  • Susan G. Komen for the Cure - 2006 -
    • Multicultural Advisory Committe - 2010 -
    • Advocates In Science - 2010 -
    • American Indian Alaska Native National Advisory Council - 2006-2010
    • 2007 Mission Conference Advisory Committee - 2006
  • Association American Cancer Researchers - 2007 - 2015
    • Scientist<>Survivors Program - 2007 - 2011
      • Advocate Mentor - 2011, 2015
      • Advocate - 2007 - 2010

Lynne HallLynne Hall, MSW, is the administrative program coordinator for the Native American Outreach Program. Lynne is enrolled in the Klamath Tribes and a descendent of the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs. Lynne travels throughout the Intermountain West attending health fairs, conferences, and powwows to educate American Indians/Alaska Natives about cancer and the importance of early detection. She is a member of the American Association for Cancer Research.