J. Steven Hart Joins Lung Cancer Alliance Honorary Board
Washington, DC [February 26, 2010] --Lung
Cancer Alliance (LCA) announced today that J. Steven Hart, a top
Washington attorney and former LCA Board Chairman has become a member
of its Honorary Board of Directors.
Hart is Chairman and CEO of Williams and Jensen, a
leading Washington, D.C. law firm. He has been frequently cited by
national publications as one of the top lobbyists in Washington, D.C.
In 2002 Hart joined the Board of LCA's predecessor
organization, the Alliance for Lung Cancer, Advocacy, Support and
Education (ALCASE) then located in Washington state and the first
national organization for lung cancer patients.
The following year he became chairman of the ALCASE Board to shepherd its transition to Washington, D.C.
"Steve saw immediately that to have any hope of
changing public health policy on lung cancer, the organization had to
be located in Washington DC, and had to be actively engaged in
presenting the case," said Laurie Fenton Ambrose, who became LCA
President and CEO in 2004.
"Steve oversaw the move and established political
credibility for the newly renamed and restructured Lung Cancer
Alliance," she said, noting that he has been a close friend and advisor
"We are deeply grateful to Steve and delighted that he has joined our Honorary Board," she said.
LCA's honorary board was initiated this year. Former Senator Chuck Hagel is also a member.
"LCA has already made an impact in Washington on lung
cancer policy in just a few years," Hart said. "I was pleased to be
able to help launch this important organization and am confident that
its influence will continue to grow so that we can finally see hope and
improvement in lung cancer outcomes."
LCA is the only lung cancer organization with full time
staff dedicated soley to patient, survivor and caregiver support
services as well as devising the strategies to secure increased
federal and state research funding for lung cancer.
Hart was in charge of processing federal judicial
nominations at the Justice Department during the Reagan administration
and also served in positions related to pension issues at the Office of
Management and Budget and the Department of Labor.
A recognized authority on employee benefit issues, Hart is also a CPA and a tax law specialist.
He is a Board member of the Congressional Awards
Foundation, a federally chartered youth organization, and a past Barto
Adams Fellow at the Michael F. Price School of Business
Administration at Oklahoma University.