CancerCare® Welcomes Ellen Miller Sonet as Chief Strategy and Alliance Officer

Former Memorial Sloan-Kettering VP to join national nonprofit for people coping with cancer

NEW YORK, NY (July 22, 2014) – CancerCare, the leading national nonprofit organization providing free, professional support services to anyone affected by cancer, is pleased to welcome Chief Strategy and Alliance Officer Ellen Miller Sonet.

In her new role, Sonet will serve as an integral member of CancerCare’s Executive Leadership Team charged with strategic branding, cultivating alliances within the oncology community and advancing the organization’s national policy agenda.

“I’m honored to be joining this extraordinary organization, which is at the forefront of supporting cancer patients and families both locally and nationally,” Sonet said.

In her nearly 17 years as Vice President of Marketing at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Sonet was an avid patient advocate who was devoted to understanding the complex nature of health care decision-making and the needs of people affected by cancer. Her work showed an unfaltering focus on clear and relevant communication that facilitated making informed health care choices and supported patients and families through their cancer experiences.

“Ellen is a creative and passionate health care marketing and strategy professional with in-depth experience at executive levels in the hospital and pharma industries,” said CancerCare CEO Patricia J. Goldsmith. “Her expertise and vision will undoubtedly elevate our status as a national oncology leader and will help us to build on 70 years of success. Our leadership team feels confident that with Ellen’s expertise, we will have an even greater capacity to help anyone coping with a cancer diagnosis.”

Prior to her tenure at Memorial Sloan-Kettering, Sonet worked in pharmaceutical marketing on brands such as Afrin Nasal Spray and Bayer Aspirin. She holds a BA in political science from Brown University, and an MBA and JD from Boston University.

About CancerCare®

Founded in 1944, CancerCare is the leading national organization providing free, professional support services and information to help people manage the emotional, practical and financial challenges of cancer. Our comprehensive services include counseling and support groups over the phone, online and in-person, educational workshops, publications and financial and co-payment assistance. All CancerCare services are provided by oncology social workers and world-leading cancer experts. Headquartered in New York, NY, CancerCare maintains three additional locations in Norwalk, CT, Ridgewood, NJ and Syosset, NY.

To learn more, visit www.cancercare.org or call 800-813-HOPE (4673).

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