Skip to Main Content

About NAPT: The Voice of the Proton Community

The National Association for Proton Therapy (NAPT) is an independent nonprofit organization founded in 1990 to educate and increase awareness about the clinical benefits of proton therapy. Proton therapy is one of the most advanced methods of radiation treatment available today due to its unique ability to allow radiation treatment doses to be delivered to cancerous tumors while minimizing radiation exposure to healthy tissues and organs. Reducing unnecessary radiation for cancer patients results in the potential for fewer short and long term side effects.

The NAPT’s mission is to work collaboratively to;

  • educate and raise awareness of the clinical benefits of proton therapy among patients, providers, clinicians, payers, policymakers, and other stakeholders,
  • ensure patient choice and access to affordable proton therapy, and
  • encourage cooperative research and innovation to advance the appropriate and cost-effective utilization of proton therapy.

The NAPT’s supporting members include 29 of the nation’s leading cancer centers, a number of whom are National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer centers and National Comprehensive Care Network (NCCN) members.

Board of Directors

Vickie Miller, RN, MN, MBA
Board Chair

Operations Administrator
Radiation Oncology / Infectious Disease
The Mayo Clinic – Arizona

Stuart Klein
Secretary

Executive Director
University of Florida Health Proton Therapy Institute

Abram Gordon, J.D.
Treasurer

Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Proton Therapy Center

Annika Andrews

President & CEO
Seattle Cancer Care Proton Therapy Center

 

Jeff Bradley

Jeffrey Bradley, MD

Professor of Radiation Oncology
Executive Departmental Vice Chair
Emory University School of Medicine – Winship Cancer Institute

Chris Chandler

CEO
Proton International – South Florida Proton Therapy Institute & University of Alabama Birmingham

Andrew Chang

Andrew Chang, MD

Medical Director, Pediatrics
California Protons Cancer Therapy Center

Isabelle Choi, MD

Director of Research
New York Proton Center

Steven Frank, MD

Medical Director
MD Anderson Proton Therapy Center

James Gray, MD

Medical Director
Provision CARES Proton Therapy Center – Nashville

Keith Gregory

Senior Director of Proton Therapy & Radiation Oncology Operations
Inova Schar Cancer Institute

Yoly Magana

Yoly Magana, RN, MBA *

Director, Clinical Operations
James M. Slater, M.D. Proton Treatment and Research Center
Loma Linda University Health

Kristin Morris

Kristin Morris, MHA, MBA

Director of Operations – Radiation Oncology
Miami Cancer Institute, Baptist Health South Florida

Fern Nibauer-Cohen

Fern Nibauer-Cohen *

Director, Patient Engagement and Business Development
Radiation Oncology
Abramson Cancer Center
Penn Medicine
University of Pennsylvania

Jerry Rymar

Jerry Rymar *

Manager, Clinical Partnerships and Education
ProCure Proton Therapy Center – New Jersey

JJ Vitale

Director, Community Relations
Ackerman Cancer Center

Katina Wood

Executive Administrator & Director of Operations
Emory Proton Therapy Center

Board Advisors

Jason Caron, JD

Partner
McDermott Will & Emery, LLP

Joy Godby

Associate Director, Radiation Oncology
M.D. Anderson Cancer Center

Minesh Mehta, MD

Deputy Director
Chair, Radiation Oncology
Miami Cancer Institute
Baptist Health South Florida

James Metz, MD

Chair, Radiation Oncology
Henry K. Pancoast Professor
Executive Director, OncoLink
Abramson Cancer Center
Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine
University of Pennsylvania

Leonard Arzt

Board Member, Emeritus / Founder
National Association for Proton Therapy

Staff

Jennifer Maggiore, LCSW, OSW-C

Executive Director
National Association for Proton Therapy
Email: Jennifer@proton-therapy.org

Jane Fort

Program Manager
National Association for Proton Therapy
Email: jfort@proton-therapy.org
Phone: 202-919-5511