message from the founder

Dave Dubin

co-founder & 3-time Lynch cancer survivor

My genes don’t define me.  I am AliveAndKickn.  Pretty bold statement.  AliveAndKickn is more than just a name.  It’s a way of life.  I joke that Lynch syndrome is the genetic predisposition to colon cancer, endometrial cancer, other cancers…and soccer.  But that’s just me.  Besides half a dozen surgeries since 1997, I have and still play the game I love. You may find your own game, or hobby, or solace in something that can help you in your day. Lynch Syndrome, other hereditary cancers, even other disorders are difficult to absorb and overcome.  We’re here for you.  We are looking to make a difference for you and others, both current and future with hereditary cancer. Part of that is helping you navigate the system, offer insights into options, share a smile, look for research trials, but most importantly, aggregate pertinent data to research potential cures.  

Genetics is taking huge strides almost every day.  Precision medicine, immunotherapy and gene sequencing are the future. We thank you for being a part of our lives.  I’m humbled to be part of yours.  Be resilient.  Be AliveAndKickn! 

board of directors

Dave Dubin

founder and three-time cancer survivor and Lynch patient

Todd Eisner


Digestive disease consultant of South Florida

Rodnell Workman

Lynch syndrome colon cancer survivor

AVP, Marketing Communications, Healthfirst

Michele R. Teichner

financial executive with expertise developing and executing strategies to ensure compliance across investment advisory and mutual funds

Jordan Karlitz


Associate Professor, University of Colorado School of Medicine, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, Senior Medical Director, Medical Affairs, Grail 

Tara Kirk

Lynch syndrome individual and patient advocate

Felice Schnoll-Sussman


Director of research at J Monahan Center for Gastrointestinal Health and Associate Attending Physician at the New York- Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center

David Masur


Associate Athletic Director and head men's soccer coach at St. John's University, caregiver to spouse with Lynch Syndrome.

Elyse Azriel

Lynch syndrome previvor

Masters in Genetic Counseling student at Northwestern University

Dale Mintz

Nonprofit consultant

Susan Hertzberg


Field Reimbursement Manager at Genentech Inc.

Robin Dubin


Executive Director and co-founder at AliveAndKickn

medical advisory board

Associate Professor of Life Sciences, University of Mobile

Karen Brown, M.Sc. 

Genetic Counselor, Assistant Professor Genetics and Genomic Sciences at the Ichan School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai

  • Jay and Isabel Fine Professor of Oncology, Department of Medicine, Professor, Department of Urology, Assoc Dir Cancer Services Perlmutter Cancer Center, NYU Langone Medical Center

  • Assistant Professor, Health Psychology, Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

  • Director of Medical Genetics and Integrative Medicine at the Roy and Patricia Disney Cancer Center, Providence Medical Institute, Associate Professor of Medicine at the UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine

  • Clinical Cancer Genetics Program; Professor, Clinical Division of Human Genetics Department of Internal Medicine, The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center

  • Professor of Medicine, Associate Director of The Dr. Henry D. Janowitz Division of Gastroenterology, and Director of the GI Fellowship Program at Mount Sinai School of Medicine.

Blair Lewis, MD, PC
  • F.A.C.P., F.A.C.G. board certified Gastroenterologist, partner Carnegie Hill Endoscopy, Clinical Professor of Medicine at the Ichan School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai

  • Assistant Professor, Department of General Oncology, Division of Cancer Medicine, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

  • Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Henry D. Janowitz Division of Gastroenterology at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. 

  • Director of Research at J Monahan Center for Gastrointestinal Health and Associate Attending Physician at the New York- Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center

  • Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, Specialties: Solid Tumors, Oncology, NYU Langone Medical Center




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