Senior Executive Joins Cancer Prevention Institute of California as New COO

Fremont, California (EastBayDaily) — Reed Goertler, an executive with a strong background in research administration, has joined the Cancer Prevention Institute of California (CPIC) as its new Chief Operations Officer. In addition to being responsible for day-to-day operations of the organization’s administrative functions, Mr. Goertler will be looking at ways to broaden the organization’s revenue base and to add complementary business.

“We are excited to have Reed working with us,” said CPIC’s Chief Executive Officer, Sally Glaser, Ph.D. “He brings extensive relevant experience, including NIH, federal, state and private grant acquisition, as well as significant background in the for-profit sector. He is going to be a tremendous asset for CPIC.”

Mr. Goertler comes to CPIC from Touro University in Vallejo, Calif., where, as chief financial officer, he provided leadership and direction to all financial and selected administrative activities.

Prior to that, Mr. Goertler was vice president and chief business officer at UCSF’s Ernest Gallo Clinic and Research Center, a neurology-based addiction research center at which he had responsibility for strategic planning and financial management. His earlier work experience was in financial management at ALZA, Chiron and Clorox corporations.

“I am eager to get back into working with a research-based organization,” Mr. Goertler said. “Cancer is an important area that has touched my family and something that I have worked with in the past.”

Originally from Westchester County in New York, Mr. Goertler has been a Bay Area resident since the mid 1970s. He has three children.

About the Cancer Prevention Institute of California The Cancer Prevention Institute of California (CPIC) is the nation’s premier organization dedicated to preventing cancer and to reducing its burden where it cannot yet be prevented. CPIC tracks patterns of cancer throughout the entire population and identifies those at risk for developing cancer. Its research scientists are leaders in investigating the causes of cancer in large populations to advance the development of prevention-focused interventions. CPIC’s innovative cancer prevention research and education programs, together with the work of the Stanford Cancer Institute, deliver a comprehensive arsenal for defeating cancer. For more information, visit CPIC’s official website at


Stephen Texeira
Cancer Prevention Institute of CA