• Kathleen Nugent,
    MSW, LCSW

    I started working at CancerCare more than 40 years ago in CancerCare’s Long Island office. At that time, we provided home visits…

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  • Allison Moskowitz Duggan,
    MSW, LCSW

    I always wanted to go into a helping profession. Inspired by the passion and dedication of social workers in my first job…

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  • Sam Fortune,
    MSW, LMSW

    After some time in public relations, I became interested in counseling, as I wanted to provide emotional support for people coping with…

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  • Charlotte Ference,
    MSW, LMSW

    Although I had planned to go into policy and health care advocacy, after spending months in undergrad researching the health care system…

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  • Leeann Medina-Martinez,
    MSW, LMSW

    Cancer used to be something that was foreign to me, but it has greatly affected my life on a personal level in…

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  • Christine Calafiore,
    MSW, LSW

    My mother is a child protection social worker, and she inspired me to pursue a career in social work as well. It…

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  • Cecilia Acosta,
    MSW, LSW

    My interest in social work started at a very early age after seeing my mother struggle with health issues. Major health conditions…

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  • Marissa Fors,
    MSW, LCSW, OSW-C, C-ASWCM, CCM

    My personal and professional calling has always been to help others. I found and fell in love with social work because it…

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  • Lucia Fanjul,
    MSW, LMSW

    For most of my life, I worked in administrative and management positions in nonprofit agencies in Washington D.C. and New York. While…

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  • Danielle Saff,
    MSW, LCSW

    From a young age, I was taught the importance of social justice. The social work profession advocates for what is right and…

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  • Vilmarie Rodriguez,
    MSW, LCSW

    Early in my career, I worked as a cancer care technician at Calvary Hospital, the only hospital in the U.S. dedicated to…

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  • Angelique Caba,
    MSW, LCSW-R

    Though I had originally planned to pursue psychology, I took an introductory social work course in college and knew right away that…

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  • Paige Soleimani,
    MSW, LMSW

    I decided to become an oncology social worker after seeing the impact they can have firsthand. I had originally planned to be…

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  • Mary Hanley,
    MSW, LMSW

    I discovered my love and interest for psychology at age 16; positive experiences in my own therapy made me passionate to be…

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  • Lauren Bronstein,
    MSW, LCSW, LSW

    While working in financial services, I began to feel that something was missing from my life and started exploring ways I could…

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  • Victoria Puzo,
    MSW, LCSW

    I came into the oncology field by chance. In 2012, I was placed at CancerCare for my second year internship and I…

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  • Sarah Paul,
    MSW, OSW-C, LCSW

    The oncology community has a special place in my heart. My sister was diagnosed with Burkitt’s lymphoma in 2000. After six months…

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  • Marlee Kiel,
    MSW, LCSW

    I experienced at a young age how a cancer diagnosis can impact not only the patient, but their family members as well….

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  • Lauren Chatalian,
    MSW, LCSW

    Through personal experiences with children and chronic illness, I realized that many people have limited support systems. I have observed children fearful…

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