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PAF Leaders & Board Members

Dr. Robert “Bruce” Avery (June 1938 - May 2016)

Patient Advocate Foundation and National Patient Advocate Foundation mourn the recent passing of one of our founding board members, Dr. Bruce Avery, after a courageous battle with cancer.
As one of the first people to join our Boards in 1996, he served in multiple capacities over the years including Board President. He chaired multiple scientific initiatives addressed by our Board of Directors and hosted fundraisers for PAF in his hometown of Knoxville, Tennessee. Without his enduring support, particularly in the early stages of the organizations, PAF and NPAF may not be here today. Bruce addressed all issues we faced with a common- sense approach and often led our discussions to perfect solutions for complex issues.  -more-

Board Members

The Patient Advocate Foundation Board is comprised of a network of research and community oncologists, attorneys, legislators, healthcare industry representatives, and case managers committed to the goal of offering support to patients.

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