Leadership

Pamela Harris, President
Pamela Harris, President

Pamela Harris co-founded Caring Voice Coalition, Inc. and operates as president of the organization. Her focus is on fundraising, direct management and new program development. She is a certified grief counselor and has more than 20 years of nonprofit management experience with an extensive background in case management and reimbursement. Harris attended Harcum College in Bryn Mawr, Pa.

She feels strongly that advocates, working together with professionals from the health care industry, ensure that chronically ill patients will continue to receive direct access to medical treatment. Her work in health care has taught her that many patients are lacking the essential structures of education and support, necessary to overcome their illnesses.
In 2009, Harris joined the ranks of cancer survivors, which has allowed her to share her personal journey, thereby helping educate patients and empower them in battling their own illnesses.

 

Samantha Green, Vice President
Samantha Green, Vice President

Samantha Green provides hands-on management of daily internal operations while overseeing the strategic development and long-term institutional goals of Caring Voice Coalition, Inc. She is responsible for planning CVC’s growth strategy, cultivating opportunities in new and existing markets, and responding to the growing demand for CVC’s programs and services nationwide.

Green assists the president in the design, testing and execution of strategic programs based on CVC’s mission and vision. She works with executive management to create and monitor policies and procedures, ensuring high-quality programs and services for the organization’s patient communities and funders.

Green has over 10 years of experience in the health care industry. Before joining CVC, she worked as a radiology technologist in both hospital and imaging center settings. She attended Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond with a primary focus in radiologic sciences. She holds certifications in diagnostic radiography and computed tomography.

 

Rebecca App, Director of Finance
Rebecca App, Director of Finance

Rebecca App oversees the financial department and is responsible for the accounting at Caring Voice Coalition, Inc. App prepares the organization’s financial statements while working with donors to ensure adequate funding for patient programs. She and her team work closely with both the patients and pharmacy partners to ensure financial grants are paid efficiently and effectively.

App received her bachelor’s degree in history from Salisbury (Md.) State University and her master’s degree in education from The College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Va., before earning her post-baccalaureate certificate in accounting from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond. In addition, App received her Certified Public Accountant license from the Commonwealth of Virginia and is a member of the Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants. She brings more than 16 years of experience in the financial industry to CVC.

 

Jennifer Previtera, Director of Communications
Jennifer Previtera, Director of Communications

Jennifer Previtera oversees the marketing, events and communications departments for Caring Voice Coalition, Inc. She spearheads the development of educational, support and advocacy materials, including CVC’s Community magazine and social media.

Previtera also works with CVC President Pam Harris and Vice President Samantha Green in raising program awareness through patient events and conferences.

Before joining CVC in 2011, Previtera worked in the financial industry for more than 10 years. She studied business management at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Va., and brings leadership and management expertise to her current role. As a longtime supporter and volunteer for CVC, Previtera offers an in-depth knowledge of patients’ needs.

 

Ron Pisarz, Director of IT
Ron Pisarz, Director of IT

Ron Pisarz oversees the IT department and is responsible for all software and hardware, as well as the communications system at Caring Voice Coalition, Inc.

Pisarz, who joined CVC in 2013 as a systems architect, leads the IT team in developing and improving the technological aspects of CVC’s services, programs and infrastructure.

He holds a bachelor’s degree in economics and finance from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, with further graduate studies in finance. He brings more than 19 years in the IT industry to CVC.

 


Lauren RuizLauren Ruiz, Program Manager
Lauren Ruiz joined Caring Voice Coalition in 2011 and worked as senior case manager before becoming the Patient Services program manager in April 2015.

As program manager, Ruiz supervises a team of case managers responsible for CVC’s programs and services. She ensures that CVC patient programs adhere to compliance and are executed according to established policies and procedures. Ruiz trains and monitors the team to ensure service expectations are met. She also helps to develop patient education material related to insurance education and coverage and has spoken widely on the topic within the health care industry.

In 2013, Ruiz partnered with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and the Department of Health and Human Services to obtain certification for CVC as a Certified Application Counselor Designated Organization. Ruiz attended Virginia Tech in Blacksburg graduating with degrees in political science, mass communication and English.