The Board of Ambassadors Announce 2023 Tribute to Courage Honoree for Spirit of Hope Celebration


Dr. Christopher A. Peters

The Board of Ambassadors will honor Dr. Christopher A. Peters as the 2023 Tribute to Courage Honoree at their upcoming Spirit of Hope Celebration set for Friday, November 10, 2023, at Mohegan Pennsylvania.

Dr. Christopher A. Peters is a partner in Radiation Medicine Associates of Scranton (RAMAS). He is medical director of Northeast Radiation Oncology Centers (NROC) as well as its director of clinical research. In 2012, Dr. Peters joined the Board of Directors of the Northeast Regional Cancer Institute (NRCI) and served as Board Chairman in 2017 and 2018. He is an Associate Professor of Medicine at Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine. Dr. Peters has served as the physician Co-Chair, Health Care Division, for the Annual United Way Lackawanna and Wayne County Annual Campaign from 2012 to 2022. He was elected President of the Lackawanna County Medical Society in 2016.

Dr. Peters is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and received his Doctor of Medicine degree from Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, where he was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha national medical honor society. After completing an internship in Internal Medicine at Case Western Reserve Metrohealth, he performed his Radiation Oncology residency at Mount Sinai Hospital, New York City, serving as Chief Resident in his final year.

The Board of Ambassadors is a group of individuals and business leaders in northeast Pennsylvania who have come together to raise funds & awareness to fight cancer in the local community through their support and promotion of a gala event.

The Spirit of Hope Celebration benefits the Northeast Regional Cancer Institute’s Community-Based Cancer Screening Navigation Program. This program helps individuals in northeast Pennsylvania get their recommended colorectal, breast, cervical, and lung cancer screenings.

For more information about the upcoming Spirit of Hope Celebration, please call the Cancer Institute at (570) 904-8808 or visit


2023 Spirit of Hope Board of Ambassadors
Seated, from left to right: JoAnn Romano Hallesky, Marta Gomes, Leo Vergnetti, Chairman of the Board of Ambassadors, Meghan Gagorik, Kristie Hynoski, Traci Fosnot, and Robin Long.
Standing, from left to right: Joe Ferguson, Matt Beynon, John Heil, Vince Scarpetta, Dino Campitelli, Sonya Eddings, William Davis, Ed Cosgrove, Vito Pizzo, Nevin Gerber, and Steven J. Szydlowski, Ph.D.
Absent from the photo: Clarence Baltrusaitis, Thomas Blaskiewicz, Jim & Susan Brady, Trish & Nicholas Colangelo, Ph.D., Richard P. Conaboy, Jr., Thomas P. Cummings, Jr., Esq., Thomas P. Cummings, III, Esq., Tom DePietro, Julie Eisenman, Mary Erwine, Greg Gagorik, James T. Gorman, Jennifer Heil, Charles C. Jefferson, Angela Rempe Jones, John Mack, Linda Marino-Brooks, Joe Mattioli, Paul McGloin, Brian McQuestion, Evie Rafalko McNulty, Philip Medico, Dan Meuser, Chuck Morgan, Dana Morris, David J. Nape, Christopher A. Peters, M.D., John P. Rodgers, Esq., Tammy Saunders, Frank Sepko, P. Richard Scheller, Patrick Sicilio, Eugene D. Sperazza, Esq., Melissa Stites, Joseph S. Tomko, Joe Van Wie, Vanessa Vergnetti and Chuck Volpe.