Scientific Leadership

Pediatric Steering Committee

Pediatric Melanoma Leadership

The MRF’s Pediatric Melanoma Leadership is made up of two different groups: the Scientific Steering Committee and the Parent Steering Committee. These volunteers dedicate their time and efforts to advancing the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of pediatric melanoma.

Scientific Steering Committee

  • Morganna Freeman, MD – City of Hope Cancer Center
  • Robin Gheris, MD – Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh
  • Cynthia Herzog, MD – MD Anderson Cancer Center
  • Jane Messina, MD – H Lee Moffitt Cancer Center
  • Alberto Pappo, MD – St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
  • Krista Rubin, NP – Massachusetts General Hospital & Children’s Melanoma Prevention Foundation
  • Brittani Seynnaeve, MD – Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC
  • Vernon Sondak, MD – H Lee Moffitt Cancer Center

Parent Steering Committee

  • Collette Dahl – California
  • Daniell Jarrell – Louisiana
  • Kara Little – Georgia
  • Stephanie Mainer – Florida
  • Andrea Smith – Utah
  • Ali Thackeray – Utah