I am a Social Work Manager in the Department of Social Work and oversee social work services at Memorial Sloan Kettering (MSK) Commack, Hauppauge, and Nassau. At MSK Commack, I also work with patients who are being cared for by our Breast Medicine and Breast Surgery services. In this role, I provide supportive counseling, psychoeducation, and practical guidance to patients and their families.
I have training in cognitive behavior therapy, as well as palliative and end-of-life care, and I am experienced in both inpatient and outpatient settings. I am currently a co-investigator of the research study “Creating a Communication Tool for Families Faced with Advanced Cancer” and have published research exploring the benefits of hypnosis to relieve pain and anxiety for patients undergoing bone marrow biopsies.
Additionally, I am a member of the Social Work Department’s Anti-Racism Committee and the Talking with Children about Cancer Program. I also serve as an ambassador for MSK’s Patient and Family Advisory Council for Quality (PFACQ).
Outside of MSK, I am an active member of the Association of Oncology Social Work. I received a Master of Social Work from Fordham University and joined MSK in 2012.