Board of Directors

ECAA Officers
Rhonda Small
President
My husband was diagnosed at 56 years of age in June 2007 and had surgery immediately…[ read more... ]

Bill Drake
Vice-President
I was diagnosed with EC on September 11, 2013.  For the past 25 years I’ve been in the “persuasion” business — [ read more... ]
Melanie Collier
Executive Director

Melanie Collier and her husband, Bob lived in Cartersville, GA. for most of their twenty-three year marriage. Melanie owns a home based business, M. C. Collier Productions, Inc., which specializes in political consulting and event production. Upon moving to Cartersville…[ read more... ]

Roger Tunsley
Secretary
Diagnosed in April 2006 with stage 3 adenocarcinoma, I had chemo and radiation and then TTE surgery.[ read more... ]

Kathy Tunsley
Treasurer
In 2006 I had never heard of esophageal cancer, but that was the year that changed everything. [ read more... ]

Board of Directors
Brian Galgay
Board Member
In August 2007 at the age of 23 I was diagnosed with Stage II-B (T2N1) adenocarcinoma. Now I promote Awareness & Advocacy — and teach people how to pronounce “e-soph-a-ge-al”.[ read more... ]

Karen Kent
Board Member
I was diagnosed with Esophageal Cancer Stage II-B adenocarcinoma in September 2011. My treatment consisted of chemotherapy and radiation followed by an esophaectomy at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, MA.[ read more... ]

Steve Preston
Board Member
Steve graduated from the Culinary Institute of America in 1978 and has worked in the restaurant and hospitality industries. In 1987, Steve became a firefighter. He is a nationally certified safety officer and has been the union safety representative for six years. [ read more... ]

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