I am the Social Work Manager at the David H. Koch Center for Cancer Care at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. I earned my master’s in social work the University of Wisconsin–Madison Sandra A. Rosenbaum School of Social Work and have specialized in oncology social work since 1992.
At MSK, I work with people who are being cared for by our Head and Neck Service and our Endocrinology Service. In my role, I provide psychoeducation, supportive counseling, and practical guidance to patients and their family members. I also supervise and mentor other social workers.
I have expertise in psychospirituality in healthcare and am particularly interested in the role of spirituality in the cancer experience, as well as in grief and resilience. I am dedicated to pursuing and developing socially just, anti-oppressive, and anti-racist social work practices in the medical setting.
Outside of work, I am a lover of poetry and read and recite it as a core spiritual practice.