John N. Dornan, Jr. is the Executive Director of the CEO Roundtable on Cancer, a non-profit organization of cancer-fighting CEOs dedicated to eliminating cancer as a public health threat. John provides administrative oversight to the group’s initiatives including the CEO Cancer Gold StandardTM workplace accreditation program which recognizes employers who provide state-of-the-art preventive care, wellness support and cancer treatment and the Life Sciences Consortium, which encourages researchers to work collaboratively to accelerate the discovery and development of new therapies for cancer patients. John also serves as Chief Operating Officer of Project Data Sphere, LLC, an independent initiative of the Life Sciences Consortium. The Project Data Sphere® platform provides one place where the research community can broadly share, integrate and analyze patient-level, comparator-arm data from academic and industry phase III cancer clinical trials.
John formerly headed corporate public reactions for SAS, the world’s largest privately held software company and served as Vice President of Trone, a mid-Atlantic regional advertising and public relations agency, where he specialized in communications related to corporate mergers and acquisitions. He also held marketing and communications positions with Healthsource North Carolina prior to its acquisition by CIGNA. He began his career in North Carolina’s Department of Health and Human Services where he provided outreach and communications services for the state’s welfare reform efforts and programs for children and families including the nationally renowned Smart Start early childhood initiative created by Gov. James B. Hunt, Jr.