Us TOO Names New Board Reps for 2010  
At their Annual Meeting held December 4, 2009 in Chicago, the Us TOO International Board of Directors elected new Executive Committee officers, announced three new Board members, and bid a fond farewell to three whose terms have been fully served.

Fred Mills, Chairman, Us TOO Board of Directors

The newly elected Board of Directors officers and Executive Committee members serving from January through December 2010 are Fred Mills, San Antonio, TX, Chairman; Kay Lowmaster, MSW, LCSW, Pittsburgh, PA, Vice-Chair; Carl Frankel, Esq., Pittsburgh, PA, Secretary; and David Houchens, PhD, Columbus, OH, Treasurer. Ridge Taylor, Lake Oswego, OR, was named Assistant Treasurer/Secretary. The newly elected Board members are Jerry Hardy of Detroit, MI, Jean Jeffries of Meridian, ID, and David M. Lubaroff, PhD, of Iowa City, IA, whose 3-year terms all begin January 1, 2010.

See complete Board of Directors and officer bios here

Jerry Hardy, New Director

Jerry Hardy, New Director
Jerry Hardy is a prostate cancer survivor, counselor, speaker, and advocate. He is a member of the Us TOO Livonia, Michigan Chapter, a peer reviewer for National Cancer Institute, and with wife (and retiring Board member) Jo Ann Hardy, shared their personal prostate cancer story in The Circles of Love Collection, published by Us TOO International. He has recently retired from 35 years with the United States Postal Service, serving as a National Association of Letter Carriers union steward and USPS supervisor. Jerry is a pianist and choir director, and is on the Board of Deacons at Trinity Baptist Church in Detroit.


Jean Jeffries, New Director

Jean Jeffries, New Director
Jean Jeffries is an active member of the Treasure Valley Us TOO chapter in Idaho. Jean’s husband was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2009 and is currently undergoing treatment. Her service work includes being a Board Member of the Ada County Community Guardians, the Vancouver Women’s Resources Centre Society of the University of British Columbia, and the Lower Mainland Grief Recovery Society. Jean is a founding member of the Widowed Journey which is an outreach program by the University of British Columbia for widows, widowers and their families.


David Lubaroff, New Director

David Lubaroff, PhD, New Director
David M. Lubaroff, PhD, is a Professor in the Departments of Urology and Microbiology and in the Interdisciplinary Graduate Program in Immunology as well as Associate Director in the Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center, all at the University of Iowa. His research is centered on immunologic aspects of prostate cancer, in particular immunotherapy for the disease. Currently, David is the Principal Investigator in a Phase II clinical trial of a vaccine for the treatment of recurrent prostate cancer.

Continuing service on the Us TOO International Board of Directors is Rick Lyke, Charlotte, NC, Founder of the very active Pints for Prostates national awareness campaign, Greg Bielawski, Wheaton, IL, Steering Committee Co-Chair for the 2009 Chicago SEA Blue Prostate Cancer Walk, and Tom Kirk, President & CEO, Us TOO International, Downers Grove, IL.

The 2010 Board committees will be named in January, and with open positions yet on the Board, an active top priority is for the Membership Committee to continue identifying candidates for Board service.

After the dinner portion of the evening’s events, Chairman Fred Mills and Director Emeritus and Immediate Past-Chair Jim Kiefert recognized three Board members, whose terms of service have been completed, with warm thanks and appreciation to Jo Ann Hardy, Detroit, MI; Bob Fidoten, PhD, Pittsburgh, PA; and Tom Hiatt, Esq., Hilton, NY.

“Us TOO has had the advantage of having Bob, Jo Ann and Tom serve on the board for the past several years,” said Mills. “They each have brought specific talents and experience that has benefited the Board in so many ways. They had a large part in helping guide the organization to grow and expand during their terms on the Board. Thank you Bob, Jo Ann and Tom for your contribution to our success and we wish you the very best as you continue to support Prostate Cancer education and awareness.”

Jo Ann and Tom were each presented a silver Us TOO watch in appreciation of his/her years of service and commitment to the organization. Bob, who was not able to attend the event, will receive his in a special delivery.


Outgoing Us TOO Board members Jo Ann Hardy and Tom Hiatt, Esq. receive gifts of appreciation for their service


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