About Us

IMPACT Melanoma is the nation’s leading non-profit dedicated to significantly reducing the incidence of melanoma in the United States and saving lives.

We Seek Partners in Prevention

These are all the partners who help us make an IMPACT, including advocating for and influencing urban development policies to address shade equity in America.
Partners in Prevention

Committed to Support

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In addition to skin cancer prevention education and programs, we are committed to supporting melanoma patients, their families and care givers so they are not alone. We are here to support you.

Real world solutions. Right now.

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Unlike other non-profits working to combat melanoma, funding medical research is not our focus. While research is undoubtedly important, we concentrate on applying the vast scientific knowledge already proven about melanoma and securing the resources to make an immediate impact. Not in the future. Not tomorrow. Today.

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Our History

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IMPACT Melanoma New England
IMPACT Melanoma USA
In 1999, we started as the Massachusetts Melanoma Foundation; then grew to be the Melanoma Foundation of New England and expanded again to focus on the United States.

Our Team

IMPACT Melanoma Team

We’re passionate and dedicated, focused on significantly reducing the incidence of melanoma in the United States and saving lives.

Deb Girard

Deb Girard

Executive Director

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Laurie Seavey

Laurie Seavey

Director of Sales and Operations
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Amy Mason

Amy Mason

Events Manager

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Kelli Braga

Kelli Braga

Support Services Manager

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Melissa Huette

Melissa Huette

Project Manager

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Tracy Sconyers

Tracy Sconyers

Office Manager and Volunteer Coordinator

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Theresa Deer

Theresa Malcolm

Project Manager

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Sara Goodman

Sara Goodman

Staff Accountant

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Our Board of Directors

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Deb Girard

Executive Director

Medical Advisory Board

IMPACT Melanoma Medical Advisory Board
Our Medical Advisory Board is comprised of the top melanoma thought leaders, providing guidance, updates on the latest in state-of-the-art melanoma treatments and research for a cure. Our Medical Advisors speak at our symposiums, review our prevention education programs, and provide clinical content related to our mission.

Elizabeth I. Buchbinder, MD
Senior Physician
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Alan C. Geller, RN, MPH
Senior Lecturer, Social and Behavioral Sciences
Deputy Director, Public Health Practice
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

David Fisher, MD, PhD
Chief, Dermatology Service
Director, Melanoma Program, MGH Cancer Center
Director, Cutaneous Biology Research Center
Massachusetts General Hospital

Frank Stephen Hodi, MD
Director, Melanoma Center
Director, Center for Immuno-Oncology
Sharon Crowley Martin Chair in Melanoma
Profession of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Donald Lawrence, MD
Massachusetts General Hospital

Gary Mendese, FAAD, FACMS
DSH [Dermatology & Skin Health]

Sherry L . Pagoto, PhD
Adjunct Professor
UMass Chan Medical School

Krista M. Rubin, NP
Nurse Practitioner
Center for Melanoma

Brooke C. Sikora, MD
SkinCare Physicians

Robin L. Travers , MD
SkinCare Physicians

Hensin Tsao, MD, PhD
Clinical Director, MGH Melanoma & Pigmented Lesion Center
Director, MGH Melanoma Genetics Program
Massachusetts General Hospital

Emily Wise, MD
Founder
DermWellesley