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Dave Dubin

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

Dave Dubin

founder and three-time cancer survivor and Lynch patient

Todd Eisner


Digestive disease consultant of South Florida

Susan Hertzberg


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

Elyse Azriel

Lynch syndrome previvor

Masters in Genetic Counseling student at Northwestern University

Tara Kirk

Lynch syndrome individual and patient advocate

David Masur


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

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

Dale Mintz

Nonprofit consultant

Rodnell Workman

Lynch syndrome colon cancer survivor, 

Senior Vice President, Marketing & CommunicationsSenior Vice President, Marketing & Communications

New York Road Runners

Jordan Karlitz


Senior Medical Director, Medical Affairs, Grail

Robin Dubin


Executive Director and co-founder at AliveAndKickn

Medical Advisory Board

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

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

Hematology/Oncology Intermountain Healthcare

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

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

Heather Hampel, M.S., CGC

  • Associate Director, Division of Clinical Cancer Genomics, City of Hope Comprehensive Cancer Center

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

  • 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.

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