Dr. Tom Brien, Gastrointestinal Pathologist with Diagnostic Pathology Services, has been named president of the Greater Chattanooga Colon Cancer Foundation (GCCCF) Board of Directors, succeeding Michael Ringering, who held the position for the last year, the organization announced Monday.
“We are very pleased to have Dr. Brien leading the GCCCF board,” said Dr. Shauna Lorenzo-Rivero, GCCCF Board Chair and Colorectal surgeon at University Surgical Associates. “His experience and leadership will be a tremendous value to GCCCF and we are looking forward to seeing what all the organization will accomplish under his leadership.”
Dr. Brien became involved with GCCCF in 2011 working as a race planning committee member for their annual 5K fundraiser, now known as the Rump Run. In 2012 he volunteered to help at the race again and became a board member as the organization was established as a 501c3 non-profit organization.
“GCCCF fills a void – there aren’t any organizations dedicated only to colon cancer awareness, prevention and support in the Chattanooga area,” said Dr. Brien. “GCCCF changed that last year and we are working to get the word out about our organization as well as colon cancer awareness and prevention. You will be seeing us a lot in the community.”