The WYCC Steering Committee is responsible for making key operational decisions in conjunction with the coalition to guide cancer prevention and control efforts and accomplish the mission set forth in the Wyoming Cancer Control Plan. They focus efforts on developing priorities and increasing the visibility of the coalition and monitoring and evaluating the plan for progress on outcomes. They support the implementation of practices to help sustain WYCC efforts and monitor the progress of the WYCC, ensuring timely action on issues raised during meetings. The committee is also responsible for attending steering committee meetings as well as coalition meetings, recruit new members and organizations, appoint committees, as necessary, and communicate the mission and vision of the coalition.
Steering committee members meet at least quarterly, with two face-to-face meetings held in conjunction with the bi-annual WYCC meetings and two conference calls. Additional meetings or calls may be scheduled based on work projects. Members are also asked to serve a two-year term, which may be renewed.
WYCC Steering Committee Members
Founder and Executive Director
Community Resource Center of Johnson County
Shann is the founder and Executive Director of the Community Resource Center of Johnson County (CRC), which recently celebrated its 20-year anniversary.
Over several years, Shann has been a strong advocate for well-funded comprehensive tobacco control programs. She formed the Johnson County Tobacco Use Prevention Coalition and is a current member of the Johnson County Prevention Council and Wyoming Cancer Coalition.
Shann worked for the Wyoming Department of Health as a Tobacco Prevention Specialist. She currently serves on the Wyoming Department of Health, Tobacco Prevention and Control Program’s PACT group (Plans, Actions, and Capacity to Sustain Tobacco Control), which is focused on program sustainability and strategic planning.
Shann has worked in both the private and non-profit sectors for over 30 years. She serves on the Kaycee, Buffalo, Johnson County Economic Development Joint Powers Board.
Joe Grandpre, Phd, MPH
Chronic Disease and Maternal Child Health Epidemiology
Wyoming Department of Health
Joe became interested in cancer prevention and control because cancer is the second leading cause of death in Wyoming and because it sucks. He joined the WYCC because Chris Thomas asked him to join in 2002. Joe would tell individuals interested in joining the WYCC that while there have been many strides in treating cancer in the last decades we still need to work on prevention. We will never prevent all cancers but delaying cancer as long as possible is a worthwhile and noble goal for all of us.
Health Systems Manager, State & Primary Care
American Cancer Society
Gagan is the Health Systems Manager, State & Primary Care for Utah and Wyoming at the American Cancer Society, based in Salt Lake City, UT. She comes to us with an extensive background in population and public health, cardio-oncology research and substantive leadership experience, having sat on boards for several national and local non-profit organizations. Given her strong passion for creating a positive change in communities impacted by cancer she’s beyond excited to be given the opportunity to work with equally passionate leaders in manifesting greater health equity. Her interest is lead by an innate understanding of the far reaching advances of medicine yet the lack of accessibility to essential resources for those in equal or greater need of these innovations to foster healthier lives. She knows we aren’t going to find the answer in a day, month or possibly even the next few decades or years, but through collaboration, innovation and determination we can get closer to achieving that goal one day at a time.