Lauren Chatalian, MSW, LCSW

Women and Children’s Program Manager

Lauren is an oncology social worker at CancerCare and CancerCare’s Women and Children’s Program Manager. As an oncology social worker at CancerCare, Lauren provides supportive services to individuals and families impacted by a cancer diagnosis. Lauren maintains a clinical concentration in Women’s Cancers and Childhood Cancers, keeping current of changing trends and new knowledge that affect the programs and delivery of clinical interventions.

Lauren coordinates programmatic activities and outreach related to the Women’s Cancers Program and CancerCare for Kids. She creates and implements numerous support groups and community events throughout the year. Lauren also participates in local and national presentations, workshops, and advocacy boards. She has been a speaker in several CancerCare Education Workshops as a leading expert in the field.

Lauren is a member of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) and The Association of Pediatric Oncology Social Workers. Lauren holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology degree with a concentration in Human Services from Quinnipiac University and a Master of Social Work Degree from Boston University Graduate School of Social Work.

Lauren shares, “Hearing that I, or CancerCare, made a difference in someone’s life is really rewarding. It’s hearing the genuine gratefulness from people who are going through such a challenging time. To be able to observe a client’s progress throughout each session, to see changes that are made. Honestly, to just be there and listen to someone is rewarding in itself. To be connected with other social workers with similar values, similar vision is really gratifying. It’s incredible to be a part of something important every day.”