Nina Wendling – Executive Director
Shelley Fuld Nasso – Senior Director of Policy
Woulita Seyoum – Senior Director of Finance & Operations
Ellen Stovall – Senior Health Policy Advisor
Etsegenet Tekeste – Staff Accountant
Jordan Jennings - Development & Communications Manager
Nina Wendling joined NCCS in 2006 and currently serves as Executive Director. Nina has filled several leadership roles within the organization, including the Senior Director of Operations and Communications and Senior Director of Development where she provided leadership and oversight for the organization’s day-to-day operations and management.
Having served for more than two years as a primary caregiver to a friend who lost her life to breast cancer, Nina’s experience with cancer is deeply personal. Prior to coming to NCCS, she worked as the strategic planning director at Education Access Strategies, Inc., and as the assistant to the president at the National Park Trust.
Nina received her B.S. from the University of Maryland.
Shelley Fuld Nasso
Senior Director of Policy
Shelley Fuld Nasso joined NCCS in 2013 as Senior Director of Policy. In this role, she is responsible for the development and implementation of NCCS public policy initiatives. Prior to joining NCCS, she served in leadership roles at Susan G. Komen for the Cure.
Having lost her best friend, Dr. Brent Whitworth, to renal cell carcinoma, Shelley is passionate about advocating for cancer survivors and improving quality of care.
Shelley earned her B.A. in Political Science and Managerial Studies from Rice University and Master of Public Policy degree from the Harvard Kennedy School.
Senior Director of Finance & Operations
Woulita joined NCCS in 2007 as Director of Finance. She works closely with the President & CEO and Senior Director of Operations. Having lost her father to colon cancer three years ago, her connection to cancer is very personal.
Prior to joining NCCS, Woulita was the Director of Finance at POPAI , a trade association dedicated to the advancement of marketing at retail medium.
Woulita graduated from Old Dominion University with a degree in accounting.
Senior Health Policy Advisor
Ellen L. Stovall is a 40-year survivor of three bouts with cancer and has been advocating for more than 30 years to improve cancer care in America. Ms. Stovall is the Senior Health Policy Advisor at the National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship and was a founding member of the Institute of Medicine’s National Cancer Policy Board and its successor, the National Cancer Policy Forum. The Forum allows government, industry, academic and survivor advocacy representatives to meet and privately discuss public policy issues that arise in the prevention, control, diagnosis and treatment of cancer.
Prior to the establishment of the Forum, Stovall was vice-chair of the National Cancer Policy Board and co-chaired its Committee on Cancer Survivorship. In that capacity, she co-edited the Institute of Medicine’s report “From Cancer Patient to Cancer Survivor: Lost in Transition,” which addressed the issues adult cancer survivors face.
Ms. Stovall served as vice-chair of The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s National Advisory Committee to Promote Excellence in Care at the End of Life, and as the vice-chair of the Foundation’s National Advisory Committee for Pursuing Perfection: Raising the Bar for Health Care Performance.
Ms. Stovall served on the Boards of Directors of the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) and The Leapfrog Group, and she served on a committee of the National Quality Forum (NQF) to establish consensus around cancer care quality measures. In 2010, Ms. Stovall co-chaired with Dr. George Isham, an NQF Committee convened for the purpose of creating a Measure Development and Endorsement Agenda for the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as well as serving on an IOM Committee charged with recommending Standards for Developing Trustworthy Clinical Practice Guidelines.
Ms. Stovall has served on several advisory panels, working groups and committees of the National Cancer Institute (NCI), American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) and the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO. Ms. Stovall also served a six-year term on the National Cancer Institute’s National Cancer Advisory Board (NCAB), an appointment she received in 1992 from President Bill Clinton.
Etsegenet joined NCCS in March 2008. Her responsibilities at NCCS include processing all account payable invoices and account receivable transactions, performing General Ledger reconciliations and providing administrative support. Prior to NCCS, Etsegenet worked at the Ministry of Health in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia in the finance department.
Etsegenet is a graduate of Addis Ababa University, College of Commerce, Ethiopia.
Development & Communications Manager
Jordan Jennings joined NCCS in 2011 to support NCCS’s fundraising efforts and has since assumed management of online communications. Prior to joining NCCS, Jordan worked as a technology coordinator in elementary education and managed a non-commercial educational radio station.
Cancer survivorship is an issue that is personal to Jordan due to her mother’s ongoing experiences with post-treatment care for breast cancer.
Jordan received a B.A. in Sociology from the University of South Carolina.