Meet Our Team
We are proud of our committed and diverse team driven by our common goal to create lasting well being for veterans and their families.
Mike 'Bing' Crosby
Mike Crosby has been involved with the Veterans Administration as a volunteer and patient since leaving the US Navy in 2009. Through his annual physicals and persistent requests for prostate cancer screening, he was diagnosed with prostate cancer at the Phoenix VA in October of 2015. Crosby elected to seek treatment outside the VA system because he felt the options being offered at the Phoenix VA were not the most current technology and not the best option. He elected to be treated by CyberKnife Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy (SBRT) at the Swedish Hospital Radiosurgery Center in Seattle.
In December 2016, Crosby formed Veterans Prostate Cancer Awareness Inc., a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization focused on raising awareness and educating our nation’s heroes about prostate cancer, the number one diagnosed cancer within the VA System. He holds a Master of Science in Systems Management from the University of Southern California and is a 1983 graduate of the United States Naval Academy with a Bachelor of Science in Applied Science. He is also a graduate of the U.S. Navy Fighter Weapons School “TOPGUN” and the NATO Allied Air Forces Central Europe “Tactical Leadership Program.” Crosby has logged over 3,000 hours in multiple tactical jet aircraft, including the F-14, F/A-18, B-1B, Mirage 2000, Tornado GR1, Harrier, F-15, and F-16N.
Most of the Leadership of VPCa is comprised of Veterans who have all experienced the journey of prostate cancer. Each has also held positions of leadership in the US Military and have a relationship with their local Veteran Healthcare Administration Medical Center. We know the strengths of the VHA system because we are treated by it. We also know the mission of VPCa to educate and raise awareness around the number one diagnosed cancer in the VHA system, prostate cancer.
Medical Advisory Committee
The VPCa Medical Advisory Committee is intended to be a collaborative organization supporting VPCa’s mission and to assist with the engagement with external advisors specific to the Prostate Cancer Ecosystem. The charter does not limit engagements to within the greater VHA but also includes the Private Healthcare Industry. The VPCa Medial Advisory Committee is to act as a “Sounding Board” for VPCa to ensure our mission, goals and activities are supportive, and acceptable to those practicing medicine, and leading the care for Veterans with prostate cancer.