ACC Senior Associate Commissioner to lead Kay Yow Cancer Fund

GREENSBORO, N.C. ( - The Kay Yow Cancer Fund®, in partnership with the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) and The V Foundation, announces the appointment of president and the addition of three new members to its Board of Directors.

Nora Lynn Finch, ACC Senior Associate Commissioner for Women’s Basketball Operations and Senior Woman Administrator, will begin her role as President, and Connie Rogers-Newcome, Adhesives Research executive account manager, will transition into the Past President position. University of Oklahoma head women’s basketball coach Sherri Coale, Penn State head women’s basketball coach Coquese Washington and ESPN’s Vice President Programming and Acquisitions Carol Stiff, have been named to the Fund’s Board of Directors starting September 1, 2012.

“The leadership of the Kay Yow Cancer Fund plays such an integral role in its growth,” said Rogers-Newcome. “We are excited to add these three individuals, who have already demonstrated amazing support and leadership in the fight against women's cancers, to the Board of Directors.”

The members of the Kay Yow Cancer Fund Board of Directors include:  Debbie Antonelli, Women’s Basketball Analyst; Geno Auriemma, University of Connecticut Head Women’s Basketball Coach; Beth Bass, Women’s Basketball Coaches Association Chief Executive Officer; Nikki Caldwell, LSU Head Women's Basketball Coach (Treasurer); Nora Lynn Finch, ACC Associate Commissioner for Women's Basketball Operations and Senior Woman Administrator (Vice President); Rosa Gatti, ESPN Senior Vice President; Stephanie Glance, Illinois State University Head Women's Basketball Coach (Past President); Mark Graham, Waverly Hematology Oncology; Jill Pizzotti, DePaul University Assistant Women's Basketball Coach (Secretary); Connie Rogers-Newcome, Adhesives Research Executive Account Manager (President); Marsha Sharp, Texas Tech University Assistant Athletics Director, Pat Summitt, University of Tennessee Head Coach Emeritus; Nick Valvano, The V Foundation Chief Executive Officer; and Susan Yow, Belmont Abbey College Head Women’s Basketball Coach.

The Board of Directors is comprised of 20 individuals responsible for the strategic leadership and governance of the Kay Yow Cancer Fund.

The Kay Yow Cancer Fund was officially founded on December 3, 2007, from the vision of the organization’s namesake Kay Yow, former North Carolina State head women’s basketball coach.  The Kay Yow Cancer Fund is a 501 (c)(3) charitable organization committed to being a part of finding an answer in the fight against women’s cancers through raising money for scientific research, assisting the underserved and unifying people for a common cause.