Chief operating officer named for Cancer Institute

March 13, 2008

Joan "Joni" L. Pitcher has been appointed to the position of chief operating officer for the Penn State Hershey Cancer Institute. Pitcher received a  bachelor of science in nursing from Louisiana State University, a master of science in nursing from the University of Texas, and a master of business administration from Our Lady of the Lake University in San Antonio, Texas. Her responsibilities include leadership and administrative duties for the Cancer Institute to enhance clinical services, promote excellence in education and training programs, and establish and promote basic science and clinical research.

Pitcher has more than 20 years of cancer center experience, most recently as vice president of cancer services at UMass Memorial Health Care. She also spent 12 years at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, most of that time as its clinical administrative director.

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Last Updated March 19, 2009