Conquering cancer through collaboration

Policy & Systems Change Implementation Group

Implementation Groups are those that advance and support the various goals of the Nebraska Cancer Plan.  Examples of work for the Policy & Systems Change group could include work site policy changes to insurance to cover cancer screenings or preparation for screenings, work to support sun safe environments at outdoor events, and smoke free multi housing units . 

If you'd like to learn more about or join the Policy & Systems Change group, please email us.

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David Watts, MD

Dermatology Specialists of Omaha

Dr. Watts, Vice-chair of NC2, is a skin cancer surgeon in private practice in Omaha, NE. A “farm kid” from rural mid-Nebraska, he graduated from University of Nebraska-Lincoln and the University of Nebraska College of Medicine. He completed residency training in internal medicine and dermatology at Mayo Clinic Rochester, and surgical fellowship training at the Cleveland Clinic, before returning to Omaha to be near family. He is a past president of the Nebraska Dermatology Society and the Metro Omaha Medical Society, and is currently a board member of the Nebraska Medical Association, for which he serves as the Chair of the NMA Legislative Commission. He enjoys yard work, trees, meditation, and home carpentry projects in his spare time.



Nick Faustman
Nebraska Government Relations Director
American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, Inc.

Nick Faustman is a lifelong Nebraskan with roots in the panhandle. He studied political science, history, international affairs and conflict resolution at the University of Nebraska. Following graduation, he was lucky to land a position as a staffer at the Legislature. Passionate about influencing change and helping people through advocacy, he has been involved with creating solid state-level public policy ever since. Nick has represented non-profit health care provider groups before the Nebraska Unicameral Legislature, and now, with 20 years’ experience in legislative and government affairs, he specializes in health care issues, working as the Nebraska Director of Government Relations for the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network. In his free time, he loves to work outdoors, in the garden, and with animals. He lives in Lincoln with his wife, son, daughter and rescued shelter mutt.

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