Richard Dickens, MS, LCSW-R

Director of Client Advocacy

Richard is the Director of Client Advocacy and involved in policy discussions on healthcare as well as working with stakeholders to broaden CancerCare’s services. He also is a social worker and manages CancerCare’s Mind-Body-Spirit Workshops as well as part of the Men’s Cancers Program team. Richard is a member of the Association of Oncology Social Work (AOSW). He is a mentor in the Zelda Foster Studies Program in Palliative and End of Life Care at New York University (NYU) School of Social Work, and has taught in the Weissman Center for Social Administration at Hunter College. Richard was a Guest Lecturer in Social Work at Columbia University and a supervisor and teacher in the Smith College End of Life Program. He has presented on numerous health care topics in North America, China, Australia, Ireland and South Africa.

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Richard shares, “Time and time again I am inspired by the resiliency of the human spirit as witnessed through our clients. That I can be part of that process is a privilege. That CancerCare provides these services free of charge to anyone is an honor, especially in this time when access to health care (mental and physical) is so often a privilege to only some.”