Pamela Harris co-founded Caring Voice Coalition, Inc. (CVC) 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 non-profit management experience with an extensive background in case management and reimbursement. Pamela attended Harcum College in Bryn Mawr, PA.
She feels strongly that advocates, working together with professionals from the healthcare industry, ensure that chronically-ill patients will continue to receive direct access to medical treatment. Her work in healthcare has taught her that many patients are lacking the essential structures of education and support, necessary to overcome their illnesses.
In 2009, Pamela 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 Harris provides hands-on management of daily operations as well as overseeing CVC's strategic development and long-term institutional goals.
Samantha has more than 10 years of experience in the healthcare industry. Before joining CVC she worked as a Radiology Technologist in both hospital and imaging center settings. She attended Virginia Commonwealth University and has a Bachelor's degree in Radiologic Sciences. She currently holds certifications in Diagnostic Radiography as well as Computed Tomography.
Rebecca App oversees the financial department and is responsible for the accounting at CVC. Rebecca prepares the organization’s financial statements, while working with donors to ensure adequate funding for patient programs. Rebecca and her team work closely with both the patients and pharmacy partners to ensure financial grants are paid efficiently and effectively.
Rebecca received her Bachelor’s degree in History from Salisbury State University and her Master’s degree in Education from The College of William and Mary before earning her post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Accounting from Virginia Commonwealth University. In addition, Rebecca received her CPA license from the Commonwealth of Virginia and is a member of the Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants. Rebecca brings more than 16 years of experience in the financial industry to CVC.
Michael Dermer oversees and adapts technology-driven solutions to the changing needs of the patient population and our organization. He has worked with CVC to architect the Patient Assistance Management System (PAMS), which is optimized to support our staff in managing all patient-related activities. He also ensures web and data security while managing disaster recovery.
Michael has more than 25 years of experience developing solutions for a variety of industries. With multiple certifications specializing in database administration and information security, he is a valuable member of the team. A graduate of the University of Pittsburgh, Michael received his Bachelor’s degree in Math and Computer Science.