President & CEO - Corporate Office / Michigan
Richard (Rick) H. Profit, Jr. has been the Director, President and a board member of PAACT for over fourteen years. Rick is the stepson of Lloyd Ney, PAACT’s founder and the son of Janet Ney, Lloyd’s widow and PAACT Board Member.
Vice President of Advocacy & Education - Florida
Jan Manarite was a caregiver for her husband’s very advanced prostate cancer for over 13 years. Jan’s husband, Dominic lost his battle to prostate cancer in 2013, but far exceeded any prognoses, predictions or statistics regarding his cancer journey. During these 13 years Jan was hired by the Prostate Cancer Research Institute as an Educational Facilitator, where she worked from her home in Florida. She handled Helpline calls, did research and soon began to write articles. Her passion for patient empowerment soon led her to public speaking, advocacy and educational projects, multiple committee appointments, and many interviews, from newspaper to magazine to television.
In 2014, Jan was awarded the MAKERS Award from PBS Television in Lee County, FL. Her profile of helping others and empowering patients will be highlighted on PBS-TV throughout 2015 and in the WGCU/PBS magazine, Expressions.
Jan joined the PAACT team in May of 2015 and took the position of Vice President of Advocacy & Education. Her desire is to continue to help others, empower patients & caregivers, clarify important issues and help create solutions to whatever new challenges the prostate cancer community encounters.
Although she spends occasional time at the PAACT office in MI, Jan still works from her home in FL and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 239-208-4400. You may also contact the PAACT office to relay a message to Jan at 616-453-1477.
PAACT Helpline Volunteer - Pennsylvania
John Mullineaux was diagnosed with intermediate risk (Gleason 3+4) prostate cancer in 2004, at age 54. He had surgery in November of that year. His PSA started increasing rapidly 6 months later. John elected to work with Dr. Charles 'Snuffy' Myers, and together they determined that John would use a brief round of hormonal therapy as his secondary treatment, his cancer has been well controlled since then. For almost a decade, John was on the Executive Committee of the Lancaster, Pennsylvania Chapter of UsTOO and became a strong advocate for patient empowerment. John retired from Fenner Plc in 2014 after 37 years in various financial & general management positions and joined the PAACT Helpline as a Volunteer in July 2015.