Young Supporters Board

The Young Supporters Board of the O’Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center at UAB was established in 2006 to introduce the next generation of Alabamians to the importance of cancer research and awareness. The board is comprised of up-and-coming professionals between the ages of 22 and 40, all of whom have been touched by cancer.

The Young Supporters Board hosts projects and fundraisers throughout the year, including its signature event Palate & Palette, which goes to support O’Neal’s NextGen Awards, which fund the research of early-career scientists at the O’Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Interested in joining the Young Supporters Board?

For more information, contact Paige Goldschmidt at (205) 934-0034 or

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Young Supporters Board Officers

Megan Wise


Community Volunteer



Nelson Bean, Jr.

Vice President of Advisory Board Relations

Vice President, Employee Benefits

Cobbs Allen

Elizabeth Burle

Vice President of Strategic Initiatives, President-Elect

Vice President, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Program Manager

Regions Bank

Adrian Burch

Community Engagement Co-Chair

Customer Service Manager

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama

Allen Dye

Income Development Co-Chair

Vice President, Commercial Banking

ServisFirst Bank

Devan Given


Senior Associate

Vaco LLC


Rachael Guenter

Scientist Liaison

Postdoctoral Researcher

University of Alabama at Birmingham

Thomas Henry

Income Development Co-Chair

Director of Development

The Sanders Trust

Jessie Heppenstall

Patient & Family Services Co-Chair

Controller Advisor

Level 10 CFO

Hannah Lillo

Silent Auction Co-Chair

Client Service Associate

Stifel Financial Group


Carolyn Smith

Silent Auction Co-Chair

Pediatric Nurse

Children’s of Alabama


Patrick Williamson

Patient & Family Services Co-Chair

Manager, Insurance

Vulcan Materials Company

Katie Wilson

Community Engagement Co-Chair

Associate Attorney

Bressler, Amery, & Ross, P.C.

Young Supporters Board Members

Brandon Baird

Vice President

JH Berry Risk Services

Grace Bertram

Communication & Marketing Coordinator

UAB Callahan Eye

Cameron Bishop

Vice President, Commercial Banking

Regions Bank

Lizzie Bonhaus

Loan Officer

Method Mortgage

Mazie Bryant

Associate Attorney


Madison Caswell

Associate Wealth Manager

Meld Financial

Liza Davis


Liza Davis Consulting

Benjamin Harmon


Lightfoot, Franklin & White LLC

Matt Harris

Leasing Manager

Shannon Waltchack

Brendon Herring

MD/ PhD Research Student

University of Alabama at Birmingham

Charlotte Huff

Student Coordinator

Christ Health Center


Averie Armstead Jones

Associate Attorney

Starnes Davis Florie

Raven King

Account Manager

Smith and Nephew

Gordon Lehman

Accounting Manager

Medical Properties Trust

Kristy Medley

Director of Marketing

StoneRiver Company

Miya Moore


Maynard Cooper & Gale PC

Alexis Sankey

Development Operations Coordinator

Children’s of Alabama

Chris Sullivan

Private Wealth Advisor

Synovus Bank

Fletcher Talley


Raymond James

Marc Wendorf

Project Manager

Brasfield & Gorrie

Callen Whatley

Community Volunteer


Peyton Whitehead

Commercial Credit Analyst II

Synovus Bank

Matthew Winne

Associate Attorney

Lightfoot, Franklin & White

Jon Wright


Borland Benefield, P.C.

Jimmy Young

Marketing Strategy Manager

Alabama Power

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