CEOs Against Cancer California Chapter

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We're pleased to introduce you to 3 members of the California Chapter of CEOs Against Cancer: Cecelia Lakatos Sullivan, Vice Chair of the California Chapter and CEO of Pinnacle Telecommunications, Delta Dental of California’s President and CEO Gary D.Radine and N. Anthony Coles, MD, MPH, President, CEO & Member of the Board, Onyx Pharmaceuticals.

Cecelia Lakatos Sullivan
Chief Executive Officer
Pinnacle Telecommunications

Company Background
Pinnacle Telecommunications is California’s premier provider of mission-critical telecommunications solutions, designing and building the infrastructure that keeps telecommunications companies, government agencies, and businesses connected.

Biographical Information
Cecelia Lakatos Sullivan is the CEO of Pinnacle Telecommunications, Inc. (PTI), a hi-tech company headquartered in Loomis, CA that designs, builds, and installs wire line, wireless, structured wire and IT in California, Nevada and Arizona. In 2007 and 2008, Pinnacle was named as one of the Sacramento Business Journal’s Top 25 Women-Owned Businesses.

In 2007, Ms. Lakatos Sullivan was selected for the Outstanding Woman Leader Award, Woman Innovator by the Sacramento Chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners. She is a member of Women in Cable & Telecommunications, Women’s Business Enterprise National Council, United States Telecom Association, Vistage, SARTA, Special Olympics Sponsor and volunteer and is on the board of the American Cancer Society Partnership Council.

N. Anthony Coles, MD, MPH
Chief Executive Officer
Onyx Pharmaceuticals

Company Background
Onyx Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is a biopharmaceutical company committed to improving the lives of people with cancer. 

Biographical Information
Dr. Coles joined Onyx in March 2008 as President, Chief Executive Officer, and a member of its board of directors. Prior to joining Onyx, he was President, Chief Executive Officer, and a member of the board of directors of NPS Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Dr. Coles completed his cardiology and internal medicine training at Massachusetts General Hospital and was a research fellow at Harvard Medical School. He earned an M.D. degree from Duke University, a master's degree in public health from Harvard University, and an undergraduate degree from Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Coles currently serves as a trustee and member of the Executive Committee for the Johns Hopkins University Board of Trustees, as well as a member of the board of trustees for Johns Hopkins Medicine. Dr. Coles is also a member of the board of directors for Laboratory Corporation of America (LabCorp), as well as Campus Crest Communities, Inc., both NYSE traded companies. He is also a member of the board of the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO).


Gary Radine
Delta Dental of California/Dentegra Group

Company Background
Delta Dental of California, Delta Dental of Pennsylvania and Delta Dental Insurance Company, together with their affiliate companies, and Delta Dental of New York, form one of the largest dental benefits systems in the country. Delta Dental makes charitable contributions to support programs in dental education, community dental outreach programs and dental research.

Biographical Information
Gary D. Radine is president and CEO of Delta Dental of California, Delta Dental of Pennsylvania, and the holding company system, which operates in a total of 15 states plus the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico.

Since taking over the holding company system in 2000, membership for the enterprise has grown to 25 million, making it one of the nation's largest integrated dental benefit systems under single management. During that time, Mr. Radine has spearheaded a multi-year technology overhaul to provide a common platform throughout the enterprise; centralized advertising and marketing initiatives to increase brand recognition across the enterprise's fastest growing regions; and consolidated claims processing operations, thereby significantly reducing administrative costs, increasing hours of service and achieving integrated backup processing and business recovery capabilities for all enterprise regions at multiple locations.

A 30-year veteran of the Delta Dental system, Mr. Radine holds a bachelor's degree in public relations from San Jose State University and a master's degree in applied behavioral sciences from California State University-Dominguez Hills. He has also completed postgraduate work at the University of Georgia and Stanford University. For eight years prior to his joining the Delta Dental system, Mr. Radine served as dental care director for the California Dental Association.