West Cancer Foundation Board of Directors

West Cancer Foundation was founded thanks to the leadership and generosity of community volunteers. West Cancer Foundation’s board of directors is dedicated to serving the Memphis community and fueling the fight against cancer through research, education, patient support, and community outreach.


Steve Wishnia

Founder, Highland Capital Management, LLC

Stephanie Simpson

Vice President
Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer, New South Capital Management


Harry Smith

Retired Chairman and CEO, Shilling Enterprises


Leighanne Soden

Executive Director, West Cancer Foundation

Mark Billingsley

Shelby County Commissioners

Bob Blankenship

Managing Director Finance Americas, Sedgwick

Lori Guyton

Partner, On Brand Communications

Mike Keeney

Attorney, Lewis Thomason Law Firm

Joel Kimbrough

Retired, Former CEO

 Marian Levy

Associate Dean, University of Memphis School of Public Health

Janie Lowery

Development, Church Health Center

Jason Motte

Founder, Jason Motte Foundation

Susan Murrmann, MD, FACOG

Founder, CMO, and Medical Director,
McDonald Murrmann Center for Wellness and Health

Tim Nicholls

Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer,
International Paper

Robin Orgel

Community Volunteer

Jon Peters

President, AnovoRx

Kim Pitts

Co-Owner, ANK Forwarding, LLC

J. Martin Regan, Jr.

Legal Counsel, Lewis Thomason Law Firm

Jenny Mallery Vergos

Agent, Marx-Bensdorf

William H. West, MD Emeritus


DeAngelo Williams

Founder, The DeAngelo Williams Foundation

Kevin Woods

Memphis Market President, BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee

Pastor Dianne Young

Pastor, The Healing Center


Founding Members 2020-2023

Art Gilliam

Chairman and President, Gilliam Communications


Jennifer Chandler

Food & Dining Reporting, The Commercial Appeal



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