Robert has over 25 years of progressive management, sales, and business experience. Currently, he is dedicated to helping neuroendocrine cancer patients live better, longer lives.
Robert began his relationship with NCAN in 2001, when his wife, Maryann, was diagnosed with a form neuroendocrine cancer (NET). Since then, together they’ve produced and spoken at more than 60 NET patient conferences nationwide, dedicating themselves to helping people gain a greater knowledge of neuroendocrine cancers and the many treatment options that are available.
Robert is a hands-on president and chairman, fully involved with the patients who rely on NCAN for information and encouragement. He’s a principle fundraiser, helps to oversee the many programs that NCAN provides, moderates conferences, and is proud of the fact that he’s one of the patients and/or caregivers who answers the phone hotline, which is open 7 days a week 365 days a year, from 9 am to 9 pm EST. In fact, the hotline is one of Robert’s greatest achievements at NCAN. Many patients and support groups receive information, merchandise, awareness items, and financial support by calling the hotline. In fact, he has stated, “we want the person calling to know that the person answering understands first-hand about the disease. There’s no message taking or passing the responsibility.”