MIF Staff

Catherine M. Poole

President and Founder

Catherine Poole, a 27 year melanoma survivor and patient advocate, founded MIF to provide the support and outreach that was so difficult to find during her own diagnosis and treatment. Poole is the author of Melanoma Prevention, Detection and Treatment, published by Yale University Press, revised in 2005. Her co-author is Dr. DuPont Guerry, former Director of the Melanoma Program at UPenn and world renowned melanoma expert. More recently, Melanoma: Not Just Skin Cancer was published by Poole and can be found on Amazon here. You are welcome to contact Catherine at: cpoole@melanomainternational.org

Lisa NewcombLisa Newcomb

Executive Director

Lisa has over ten years of experience working with non-profit organizations. She has been with MIF for over five years. She currently oversees and coordinates MIF’s website, Safe from the Sun, new initiatives and develops new partnerships and programs to better serve MIF’s mission. Contact Lisa at: lisa@melanomainternational.org


IMG_6930-001Alison Taylor

Event Director






Jessi-261x300Jessi Gulick

Administrative Assistant






UPDATED: November 15, 2016