Our Team.

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

CEO & President

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.

Our Team

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.  

Keith Menz
Director East Coast Operations
Also serves as the GSA Building Manager for the U.S. Federal Courthouse in Fort Myers, FL. Formerly the Director of Alumni Hall and Mahan Hall at the United States Naval Academy. Previously a defense contractor providing programmatic and acquisition support to an Intelligence Agency.
Anthony 'Tony' Minter
Director Midwest Operations
A ten year prostate cancer survivor and a retired Army Flight Medic, Tony brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in advocacy and prostate cancer education. He is committed to helping veterans through VPCa. He currently serves as a Senior Auditor for the State of South Carolina Department of Mental Health.
Charles Chas Rodgers
Director West Coast Operations
With over twenty-five years working in the health, wellness, and fitness industry, Charles bring a strong dedication to the health of Veterans and assists VPCa with outreach efforts. He is a proud member of the military team with F45 Training and serve as the Operations Performance & Outreach Officer.
Amy Koenig
Director of Marketing
As Head of Marketing, Amy brings over 20 years of experience working with a wide range of brands across multiple categories. Her focus is creative problem solving and helping brands tap into passion points that will engage and connect with consumers through creative and analytical strategies. 

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.

Shirley Lee
Chronic Care Management (CCM), Program Director at Genesis Healthcare Partners
Shirley Lee is the Chronic Care Management Program Director and a nurse practitioner for the Greater Los Angeles Division of Genesis Healthcare Partners. She is also the Vice President of Clinical Strategy for Preveta, a care coordination platform for specialty care. Lee is a graduate of the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing and Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Lee has practiced in urology since 2012 and is known for her exceptional patient care and deep clinical knowledge.
Nicholas Nickols
Associate Professor at UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine, Chief, Radiation Oncology, VAGLA
Nicholas Nichols, MD, PhD, is an Associate Professor of Radiation Oncology and Urology at UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine. Dr. Nickols earned his medical degree at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and completed his residency training in the UCLA Department of Radiation Oncology in 2014. Additionally, Dr. Nickols obtained his doctorate degree at the California Institute of Technology. Dr. Nickols specializes in exploring a chemical biology approach to the modulation of ionizing radiotherapy, overcoming treatment resistance mechanisms, and conducting combined therapy clinical trials for locally advanced prostate cancer.
Matthew Rettig
Chief of Hematology-Oncology at the VA Medical Center
Matthew Rettig, MD. is a Professor of Medicine and Urology at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, where he serves as the Medical Director of the Prostate Cancer Program. Dr. Rettig is also the Chief of Hematology-Oncology at the VA Medical Center in Greater Los Angeles and is the national Co-Director of the VA Precision Oncology Program Cancer of the Prostate (POPCaP). Dr. Rettig received his medical degree from Duke University and completed internal medicine residency at the University of Washington, before going on to a hematology-oncology fellowship at UCLA. Dr. Rettig’s focus is on management of genitourinary malignancies, with a clinical emphasis on advanced prostate cancer and research emphasis on identifying biochemical targets for therapeutic translation in castration-resistant prostate cancer.
Jeremy Shelton
Director of Surgical Informatics, National Surgery Office at U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
Jeremy Shelton, MD, MSHS, is the Director of Surgical Informatics in the VA National Surgery Office, core investigator at the HSR&D Center for the Study of Healthcare Innovation, Implementation and Policy (CSHIIP) at VA Greater Los Angeles, and Assistant Professor of Urology at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Geffen School of Medicine. He is board-certified in both Urology and Clinical Informatics. Dr. Shelton earned his MD from Cornell University, and his Master of Science in Health Services from the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health. He completed his urology residency training and a fellowship in health services research at UCLA. Dr. Shelton’s interest in patient-centered care led him to spearhead the implementation of the first general urology telehealth clinic in the VA, which has now served over 1,000 veterans.
Neal Shore
Chief Medical Officer, Surgical Oncology and Urology at GenesisCare USA
Neal Shore, MD. is the Chief Medical Office for Surgery/Urology at GenesisCare, USA. He is also the Medical Director for the Carolina Urologic Research Center. He practices with Atlantic Urology Clinics in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Dr. Shore graduated both Duke University and Duke University Medical School and completed his general surgery/urology residence at New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center/Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. He has conducted more than 350 clinical trials focusing mainly on genitourinary oncology. Dr. Shore has served on numerous executive, urology, government, and administrative boards throughout his career, including the Society of Urologic Oncology and the Bladder Cancer Advocacy.