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Steven Delco

Survive Cancer Inc. President and Treasurer, Healthcare Analyst and Immunologist

Steven has worked in the life sciences industry for over thirty years as an educator, scientist, securities analyst, hedge fund manager, and CEO.  His career began when he leveraged his undergraduate degree and his doctoral studies in the life sciences to innovate and succeed in the emerging healthcare biotechnology industry of the 1980s.  In 1982 he founded the first biotech market research firm, and in 1996 he began publishing Biovest, one of the first biotech investment newsletters.

 

He then excelled in working for several leading investment firms.  At Miller Tabak he was ranked the top biotech analyst in the industry in 1999 based on a 296% return.  At Fortis Bank and Natexis Bleichroeder he built and managed world-class biotech investment research teams.  As principal portfolio manager in health at Weiss Peck & Greer/Robeco, Steven achieved a composite performance of over 52%.  Recognized internationally as a thought leader at the intersection of biotechnology and finance, he has been quoted in, among other publications, the Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg Online, and Reuters and has also contributed regularly to Forbes.com. 

 

After graduating from Fairfield University with a degree in biochemistry, Steven completed doctoral graduate course work in immunochemistry and biochemistry at the University of Minnesota. He has had teaching and research appointments at Sloan-Kettering Institute for Cancer Research, University of Minnesota, and City University of New York.

 

As president of Survive Cancer, Steven is now seeking to connect cancer patients with immunotherapies, genomic testing, and other potentially life-saving research.  He has been an active member of the board of directors of Gateway for Cancer Research, which funds innovative clinical trials.

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Suzanne Solensky

Secretary and Strategic Partnerships and Communications

Suzanne is an experienced educator, writer, and administrator with a long-standing commitment to mission-driven institutions.  For nearly twenty-five years she has worked in higher education, with experience that spans admissions, academic support, and advising.  After stepping away from a full-time administrative role two years ago, she has continued to teach and advise first-year students as an adjunct faculty member, through courses in academic skills, inquiry, critical thinking, and research.  Her expertise is assisting students in transition, such as those who are the first in their families to attend college, those who are changing majors or schools, and those who are rebounding from academic or personal setbacks.  Through one-on-one advising and the development and management of advising and curricular programs, Suzanne has fostered greater knowledge of options and more informed decision-making by hundreds of students. 

 

In addition to teaching and advising, she volunteers regularly with YaleWomen Connecticut, Literacy Volunteers of Southern Connecticut, and the Climate Reality Project.  From 2018-19 Suzanne was secretary and executive board member of the nonprofit Connecticut ACE Women’s Network, an organization of women professionals in higher education and an affiliate of the American Council on Education, and she is currently on the executive committee of 1stGenYale, a startup nonprofit and alumni group dedicated to supporting first-generation, low-income students and connecting them with alumni.  When she was a full-time writer, researcher, and editor, Suzanne specialized in science, medicine, and health topics.  She holds degrees from Yale University and Wesleyan University.

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Louise Beach

Cancer Nutrition Advisor

Louise believes in the power of functional foods to profoundly improve our health in a multiplicity of ways. Certified as a Food for Life instructor by the Physician's Committee for Responsible Medicine, she co-teaches Cancer Prevention and Survival cooking classes at the Tully Health Center in Stamford, CT. In her private clinical practice as an integrative nutritionist, she works with clients facing a wide range of health issues, while always maintaining a focus on prevention, survival and reversal of chronic disease. Louise holds a Masters of Science degree in Clinical Nutrition from Maryland University of Integrative Health and an eCornell certificate in Plant-Based Nutrition from the T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies.

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Jose Carlos Campos

Marketing and Creative Director

Jose Carlos has provided marketing and design expertise and creative work to multinational clients and American companies for over 9 years. 

 

His top clients include some of the leading corporations in the Americas:  Repsol, the market leader in Spain, Argentina and Peru in the energy and petrochemicals sector;  Nutresa, the fourth largest food company in Latin America; KUMO a rubber tire company in Asia, SNC-Lavalin, one of the top engineering and construction groups in the world; AeroParacas a major charter flight airline over the Nasca Lines in southern Peru; Pan American Silver Corporation, one of the prominent silver mining companies in the world as well as other important companies.  Jose completed his bachelor’s degree summa cum laude in art and graphic design from Universidad San Ignacio de Loyola, one of the leading universities in Lima Peru.

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Christy Jefremow

Cancer Counselor

Christy has worked in healthcare for over 30 years as a Dental Hygienist guiding her patients to better care for their oral and overall health.
In 2016 she was diagnosed with two cancers, Uterine and Primary Peritoneal Clear Cell Carcinoma.  It was ultimately revealed that she has a mismatch repair gene mutation known as Lynch Syndrome placing her at higher risk for certain cancers. Currently she is being monitored for nine other cancers including recurrence of the Primary Peritoneal.   She must remain vigilant about being on top of her tests, scans and doctors appointments.  Knowing all too well how overwhelming navigating cancer care can be she believes in being well organized and informed,  “Information is power and if you know what cards you have, you can change the game”.   An avid runner and 11 time marathoner she does not give up easily.

Her personal survivorship has transformed her to want to help others with cancer.  Christy applies her personal experience and has learned many tips and tricks to help deal with the permanent and ongoing physical and emotional side effects of treatments. She feels it is her personal mission to help people with the daunting task of having a cancer diagnosis.

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Maria Delco

Home Care Aide

Maria provides companionship and help with a variety of tasks, including primary care duties.

She has excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Maria had previously worked in hospitality for many years, from were she gained experience to provide compassionate and uplifting care.