Meet the Team

Bill Bunker

Bill Bunker

Chief Executive Officer

Bill has spent the last 20 years of his career building software and data companies in the Pacific Northwest. As CEO and President of multiple companies, he brings extensive experience in the healthcare market and software development to Navigating Cancer. Prior to joining, he held leaderships roles at technology companies including Kernal Labs, EagleView Technologies, Clarity Health and Vertafore. Bill earned his bachelor’s degree from Dartmouth College and an MBA from Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University.

Clara Behnke

Clara Behnke

Director of Human Resources

Clara brings over 15 years of HR leadership experience primarily building HR infrastructure in start up environments.  She partners with executive leadership and management to drive change by focusing on organizational structure, workforce planning, goals based performance management in alignment with corporate objectives, coaching and conflict resolution. She is passionate about employee engagement as well as cultivating a healthy company culture and celebrating diversity.  Her expertise spans many industries and more recently has been focused in the biotech and healthcare space. Clara has a bachelor’s degree in Biology from the College of William and Mary. 

Bill Bunker

Michael Graff

Co-Founder and Chief Product Officer

Michael has managed many software-development projects and teams over his 20-year career in technology. Prior to Navigating Cancer, Michael was an executive with, serving as Senior VP and General Manager responsible for consumer & family site strategy, design and development. Previously, Michael spent 14 years at Microsoft as a General Manger, Product Unit Manager and Group Product Manager for products such as Microsoft Access, PowerPoint, Office, MapPoint, Streets & Trips, and Windows Mobile. At Microsoft, Michael launched multiple version 1.0 products and led businesses targeting consumers, enterprises, and software developers. Michael earned his bachelor’s degree in Management Information Systems from the University of Idaho.

Jeff Groh

Chief Financial Officer

Jeff has over 20 years of CFO experience, working primarily with technology and healthcare companies in driving financial performance, strategic initiatives and company valuation optimization. He has experience with early and growth stage private companies.  Prior to joining Navigating Cancer, he was CFO at several companies including SCI Solutions, Clarity Health, Vertafore, and divisions of GE and JP Morgan/Chase.  Jeff received his bachelor’s degree in Accounting/Finance from the Pennsylvania State University.

Stacy Mecham

Stacy Mecham

Senior VP of Pharmaceutical Solutions
Stacy offers nearly 20 years of pharmaceutical commercialization experience, the majority of which is dedicated to the oncology space. Throughout her career, she has led strategic research and consulting functions in the Academia, Pharmaceutical and Professional Services sectors. Stacy’s expertise in Oncology focuses on Data and Analytics, Business Development, Executive Client Management, Sales Force Effectiveness, Patient Relationship Management and Launch Strategy. She has worked for top bio-pharmaceutical companies, leading market research and consulting functions for in-line oncology agents. Prior to joining Navigating Cancer, Stacy was the Oncology Center of Excellence Lead within IQVIA’s Primary Intelligence group. Stacy has a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from West Chester University of Pennsylvania and a master’s degree in Counseling Psychology, specializing in Behavioral Research, from Temple University.
Ryan Newsome, CTO

Ryan Newsome

Chief Technology Officer

Ryan is an entrepreneurial and results-oriented leader who is experienced at building award winning products for ambulatory physicians across the healthcare industry. At Navigating Cancer, Ryan applies expertise from his career in healthcare and technology to develop insightful strategies and help translate customer’s needs into innovative solutions. He believes this is best achieved through a close collaboration with customers and partners. Ryan has over 15 years of leadership experience serving in technology and software companies. Prior to joining Navigating Cancer, he held increasingly prominent leadership positions in Product Management, Engineering, and IT at Nextech Systems, SRS Health, and MapInfo. Ryan earned his bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from Siena College.

Linda Smith

Linda Smith

Senior VP of Provider Solutions

Linda Smith has 25 years of management experience in capital equipment and healthcare informatics companies. Prior to joining Navigating Cancer, she was the VP for Neuroscience sales and marketing in the U.S. for Elekta, Inc., the manufacturer of the Gamma Knife and Linear Accelerators. Linda also has operations experience with Elekta where she was responsible for revenue cycle management and lead the training & implementation teams for the full product portfolio. Most recently, Linda served as the VP of Commercial Transformation, where she led the global sales team on the adoption of Earlier in her career she gained extensive oncology health care informatics experience with IMPAC Medical Systems, Inc. Linda holds a master’s degree from Saint Joseph College and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Rhode Island.

Board of Directors

Jeff Bede

Head of ORIX Growth Capital

Bill Bunker

Navigating Cancer

Megann Vaughn Watters

VP, Corporate Development

Kael Reicin

American Cancer Society

Peter Neupert

Board Director
Navigating Cancer

David M. Rubin, PhD   Merck Logo

AVP, Managing Director

Adam Letson

Vice President
Triple Tree Capital Partners

David Travers

CFO, ZipRecruiter
Partner, Rustic Canyon Partners

Tom Unterman

Managing Director
Rustic Canyon Partners

Medical Advisory Board

Joseph Bailes, MD

Medical Advisor

Ethan Basch, MD, MSc, FASCO

Medical Scientific Advisor