Director, Patient Navigation and Survivorship
Angie Patterson is the Georgia Cancer Coalition’s Director of Patient Navigation and Survivorship Programs and supports the day-to-day operations of the Coalition. Ms. Patterson has been a member of Georgia’s Comprehensive Cancer Control Plan Steering Team since April 2006. She also serves on the Steering team for the Georgia Pain Initiative and the Stop Childhood Cancer Alliance. Ms. Patterson was a co-founder of the Cancer Patient Navigators of Georgia (CPNG) organization. In 2009, Ms. Patterson was invited to be a steering team member for the LIVESTRONG Survivorship Centers of Excellence Network. Most recently, she co-authored “Survivorship Navigation Outcome Measures: A Report From the ACS Patient Navigation Working Group on Survivorship Navigation”.
Her diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer in 2001 began her career path transition. Having earned her undergraduate degree in Computer Science at the University of Georgia, her professional life had focused on information technology. She worked for BellSouth for 17 years, starting as a programmer and moving up the ladder to become Director of BellSouth Technology Group.
Since 2002, Ms. Patterson has been very actively involved in many cancer volunteer organizations, such as the American Cancer Society Reach to Recovery program and Relay for Life. From 2002 – 2004, she was the President of the Network of Hope – a Breast Cancer Survivors' organization at Northside Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia. In 2002, Ms. Patterson was a Co-Founder of the BellSouth Life Counts Cancer Program, an innovative grass-roots program which provides an educational resource for persons diagnosed with cancer, and educates employees regarding cancer risks, prevention, and early detection. Ms. Patterson also chaired the Health Care team in the BellSouth Women's Networking Alliance since 2003.
Ms. Patterson received an undergraduate degree in Computer Science from the University of Georgia.
Director, Research Programs
Amy C. Moore, Ph.D, is the Georgia Cancer Coalition’s Director of Research Programs, overseeing the operation and evaluation of the Distinguished Cancer Clinicians and Scientists program; Cancer Research Awards; and the BioRepository Alliance of Georgia for Oncology. She came to the Coalition from Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee, where she worked on an NIH Training Grant and an American Cancer Society Postdoctoral Fellowship in cancer research.
Dr. Moore earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Furman University in Greenville, South Carolina, and her Ph.D. in microbiology and immunology from Wake Forest University School of Medicine in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. She was an NIH Training Grant Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Michigan Medical School. At Furman, Wake Forest and Vanderbilt Universities she also served as a teaching assistant, lecturer, course director and mentor to graduate and undergraduate students.
She is a Fellow in Training of the American Society of Hematology, an Associate Member of American Association for Cancer Research (AACR), and a Member of AACR-Women in Cancer Research, the National Postdoctoral Association, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. In 2007, she was honored with the AACR-Aflac, Incorporated Scholar-In-Training Award.
She lives in Decatur with her husband, Dr. Martin Moore, an Assistant Professor in the Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases at Emory University.