Aaron Schilz

Aaron Schilz, MPA, Named Masonic Cancer Center’s Interim Executive Director

Seanne Falconer, MBA, FACHE Accepts Executive Director Position at the Moores Cancer Center at UC San Diego Health

Aaron Schilz, MPA, Named Masonic Cancer Center’s Interim Executive Director

Aaron Schilz has been appointed as the Interim Executive Director for the Masonic Cancer Center, University of Minnesota. He has been with the center for over 14 years, most recently serving as the center’s Assistant Director for Administration. He has been a key member of the center’s administrative leadership team for seven years and brings extensive grants administration experience to the position, including playing key roles in the submission process of our previous four Cancer Center Support Grant renewal submissions. He is widely regarded as a national expert in cancer center administration and has consulted for many other NCI-designated cancer centers, advising on data collection and management, strategic planning, CCSG strategy and planning, and shared resource management.

Mr. Schilz received his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in German and International Studies before receiving his Master of Public Affairs, with a focus on nonprofit management and leadership, from the University of Minnesota’s Humphrey School for Public Affairs.

Mr. Schilz is a familiar face in the MCC community, and you can often see him biking to the office, kayaking the Minneapolis Chain of Lakes, and spending time with his wife, Julie, and their two children, Jane and Henry. He assumes the position previously held by Seanne Falconer, MBA, FACHE, effective immediately. Ms. Falconer will stay on as an advisor and assist with the transition through September 24.

Seanne Falconer, MBA, FACHE, has accepted the role of Executive Director, Administration at the Moores Cancer Center at UC San Diego Health.

Ms. Falconer came to the Masonic Cancer Center in 2014 from Harvard Catalyst | The Harvard Clinical and Translational Science Center and had an immediate and lasting impact on the growth of our center. She worked with institutional leaders to secure legislative funding and launch the Minnesota Cancer Clinical Trials Network (MNCCTN). Seanne elevated MCC’s image around the Twin Cities and greater Minnesota, including the widely popular Goldy vs. Cancer event at the Minnesota State Fair. She was also instrumental in growing our Community Outreach and Engagement office, helping position our center to address the cancer burden in Minnesota. She, along with Aaron, led the administrative efforts to launch an evaluation program and strategic planning processes that helped the MCC achieve the merit descriptor of “Outstanding,” our best score to date, in 2018.

I personally want to thank Seanne for her seven years of leadership and management of the Masonic Cancer Center’s Administration. She has made significant contributions and provided visionary leadership to ensure MCC will achieve its strategic goals. She has left us well-positioned for success in the future.

Please join me in congratulating Aaron on his new role and wishing Seanne all the best in her next endeavors.

Sincerely yours,

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Douglas Yee, MD

Director, Masonic Cancer Center, University of Minnesota