CancerCare® Welcomes Kim Czubaruk as Senior Director, Strategy and Policy
CancerCare, the leading national nonprofit organization providing free, professional support services to anyone affected by cancer, is pleased to welcome Kim Czubaruk to the organization as its new Senior Director, Strategy and Policy.
In this role, Kim will oversee the direction of CancerCare’s advocacy efforts, through strategic branding, cultivating alliances within the oncology community and advancing the organization’s national policy agenda to ensure equal access to quality, safe, affordable and comprehensive cancer treatment.
“I am thrilled to join CancerCare to advance health policies and practices that are driven by and reflect the needs, concerns and priorities of all people affected by cancer,” said Kim.
She brings valuable advocacy experience to CancerCare from her previous role as the Senior Director of Policy and Advocacy with the Cancer Support Community’s Cancer Policy Institute. As an attorney with a background in civil litigation and disability law, Kim’s focus on health policy and advocacy to improve the lives of patients and their families closely aligns with CancerCare’s continued mission to advocate for individuals impacted by cancer.
“We are so thrilled to welcome Kim to our team of passionate professionals,” said CancerCare CEO Patricia J. Goldsmith. “Her personal connection to our organization’s work towards improving health outcomes and advancing cancer-related health care policies nationwide will help us continue to better serve our clients and anyone navigating the challenges of a cancer diagnosis.”
Prior to joining the Cancer Support Community, Kim served as Policy Manager with the American Academy of Nursing and legal consultant with the Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Network. While with the Academy, Kim developed and led multiple national initiatives, built cross-sector collaborative partnerships, and worked with Academy fellows to advance health policy. Through her advocacy on behalf of children and adults with food-induced anaphylaxis, Kim improved the education, prevention, emergency response and legal protections for severely food allergic individuals. Her achievements earned her the Muriel C. Furlong Award for Making a Difference. She holds a BA in political science from Union College and a JD from George Washington University Law School.
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 resource navigation, 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 master’s-prepared oncology social workers and world-leading cancer experts.