co-founder & 3-time Lynch cancer survivor
message from the founder
My genes don’t define me. I am AliveandKick'n. Pretty bold statement. AliveandKick'n 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 AliveandKick'n!
Board of Directors
founder and three-time cancer survivor and Lynch patient
Digestive disease consultant of South Florida
Field Reimbursement Manager at Genentech Inc
Michele R. Teichner
financial executive with expertise developing and executing strategies to ensure compliance across investment advisory and mutual funds
Lynch syndrome previvor
Masters in Genetic Counseling student at Northwestern University
Lynch syndrome individual and patient advocate
Associate Athletic Director and head men's soccer coach at St. John's University, caregiver to spouse with Lynch Syndrome
Director of research at J Monahan Center for Gastrointestinal Health and Associate Attending Physician at the New York- Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center
Lynch syndrome colon cancer survivor,
Senior Vice President, Marketing & CommunicationsSenior Vice President, Marketing & Communications
New York Road Runners
Senior Medical Director, Medical Affairs, Grail
Executive Director and co-founder at AliveAndKickn
Medical Advisory Board
Ora K. Gordon, MD
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
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.