UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center Magazine Fall 2016 - Page 31

quick takes NEWS & EVENTS Cancer Center Adds Development Staff The UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center has recently added two new staff members to its Office of Development and Community Relations. Joining the group as senior director of development is Lisa Roth, who brings more than 30 years of development experience to the Cancer Center. Prior to joining UAB, Mrs. Roth was a national senior vice president at the American Cancer Society, where she developed high-level initiatives and best practices at local, regional and national levels. For the Cancer Center, she will oversee all development and fundraising initiatives, including the center’s major gift efforts. Mrs. Roth is a graduate of the University of Alabama. Also joining the Cancer Center is Melissa Juliano Donaldson, who comes on board as manager of corporate development and special events. She will be responsible for managing the center’s various fundraising events, including the annual ArtBLINK Gala and Fiesta Ball, as well as serving as the liaison between the Cancer Center and its Advisory and Young Supporters Boards. She will also work closely with development staff in recruiting and cultivating corporate donors for the Cancer Center. Mrs. Lisa Roth Melissa Juliano Donaldson Donaldson received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Alabama and joins the center having previously served as an events specialist in the UAB Events Office. Cancer Center Hosts PaintFest In partnership with the Foundation for Hospital Art, the UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center hosted PaintFest America on July 14 at UAB Hospital. Patients, families and staff stopped by throughout the morning to paint different colorful panels for three large murals that will ultimately hang in the hospital. The event was part of a larger nationwide tour encouraging cancer patients and survivors to contribute to artwork that gives comfort and love. Cancer Center director Ed Partridge, M.D., even lent his artistic expertise! # K N O W U A B C C C • U A B . E D U / C A N C E R 29