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Shaber, M.D.

Ruth Shaber MD is the founder and president of the Tara Health Foundation, which promotes health, well-being and opportunity for women and girls through innovative evidence-informed programs. She is also the co-founder and board chair of Rhia Ventures, a group of foundations and investors that collaborate to bring new types of capital and enterprise to the field of reproductive health in the United States.


Ruth started her career as an Obstetrician and Gynecology and has held many leadership roles including as Medical Director at the Kaiser Permanente Care Management Institute. 


Ruth received her B.A. from Yale University and her medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania. She served her residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of California in San Francisco.

Ruth Shaber, M.D.

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Greg Simon most recently served as the President of the Biden Cancer Initiative. Prior to this role, he was the Executive Director of the White House Cancer Moonshot Task Force, a position created by President Barack Obama and for which he was chosen by Vice President Joe Biden in March 2016. As Executive Director, Greg assembled and led a team of eight professionals to support the work of the Vice President in developing and promoting the goals of the Cancer Moonshot.

In his career, Greg has developed a reputation as a visionary strategist, a dynamic public speaker and writer, and as a knowledgeable analyst of emerging trends in healthcare, information technology, innovative drug research and development and patient advocacy.

Greg Simon

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Cecilia Arradaza


For more than 20 years, Cecilia Arradaza has developed, designed, and delivered communications strategies that provoke discourse, engage broad audiences, and inspire action. Cecilia is founder and chief strategist of C.A. Collaborative, specializing in navigating complex situations through clear, compelling communications strategies. She also serves as Executive Director of Strategy for creative marketing agency Wondros, where she leads a broad-based public awareness and engagement effort for the National Institutes of Health’s All of Us Research Program. 


Previously, Cecilia led communications and engagement efforts for the Biden Cancer Initiative, Brunswick Group; the Milken Institute and its centers, FasterCures and the Center for Financial Markets; and public affairs firms Chandler Chicco Agency, Hyde Park Communications, and Powell Tate.

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Carla Tardif


Running enthusiast, patient advocate, and CEO of Family Reach, Carla Tardif is a spirited leader who isn’t afraid to go the distance. She’s been leading the charge against Cancer-Related Financial Toxicity (CRFT) for over 10 years, making tangible impacts for cancer patients and their families through innovative solutions and collaboration.

Tardif led Family Reach from a family-founded organization to a national nonprofit with the mission of preventing and reducing the financial burden of cancer for families today, while developing collaborative solutions to enable systemic change. Family Reach has expanded from $200,000 annually to over 10 million dollars annually. Such tremendous growth means Family Reach can impact more than 40,000 people affected by cancer each year.

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