Meet the Team

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.

Gena Cook   |   President and Founder

Gena founded Navigating Cancer with a vision to leverage technology to improve patient care in the era of precision medicine and value-based care. She led the company as the CEO for the first 10 years and now leads innovation and corporate development to accelerate the company vision. She spent her career in oncology launching and growing technology, distribution, healthcare services, data, and pharmaceutical products. Prior to founding Navigating Cancer, she was the Vice President of Sales and Marketing for McKesson Specialty Care Solutions and for Oncology Therapeutics Network (OTN) and held a variety of leadership positions with Bristol-Myers Squibb. Gena received her bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Washington.

Gena serves as the Chair of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) Foundation Board and is a director of the Washington Technology Industry Alliance (WTIA) Benefit Trust. Previously she was a director for the Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) Edge Board, a member of the Washington Cares about Cancer Survivorship Taskforce and the National Coalition of Oncology Nurse Navigators (NCONN) Survivorship Taskforce.

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 Ancestry.com, 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.

Linda Smith   |   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 Salesforce.com. 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.

Stacy Mecham   |  VP of Pharmaceutical Solutions

Stacy offers over 15 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 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.

Board of Directors

Jeff Bede

Head of ORIX Growth Capital

Bill Bunker

CEO
Navigating Cancer

Gena Cook

President and Founder
Navigating Cancer

Bob Crutchfield

Managing Director – BrightEdge Fund
American Cancer Society

Peter Neupert

Board Director
Navigating Cancer

David M. Rubin, PhD   Merck Logo

AVP, Managing Director
MERCK

Tim Scallen

Principal
Triple Tree Capital Partners

David Travers

CFO, ZipRecruiter
Partner, Rustic Canyon Partners

Tom Unterman

Managing Director
Rustic Canyon Partners

Megann Vaughn Watters

VP, Corporate Development
LabCorp

Medical Advisory Board

Joseph Bailes, MD

Medical Advisor

Ethan Basch, MD, MSc, FASCO

Medical Scientific Advisor