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...helping navigate cancer survivorship


Joanna L. Fawzy Morales, Esq.
Chief Executive Officer

JLM Headshot 2014 - rtJoanna is a cancer rights attorney, author, speaker, and CEO of Triage Cancer, a national nonprofit organization connecting people to cancer survivorship information and resources through a national speakers bureau, educational events, and online tools.

Joanna has spent more than twenty years working on behalf of individuals with cancer, including five as an Adjunct Professor of Law at Loyola Law School, teaching a seminar in Cancer Rights Law, and eight at the John Wayne Cancer Institute’s Psychosocial Care Program and Positive Appearance Center.

Joanna has presented hundreds of educational seminars on employment, insurance, health care, and advocacy issues throughout the country for patients, survivors, caregivers, health care professionals, advocates, lawyers, employers, and the general public.

In addition, Joanna serves on numerous cancer community committees and boards, including as Chair of the Board of Directors for the California Division of the American Cancer Society, the National Advisory Board of CancerForward, and the Stupid Cancer Survivorship Advisory Council.  She has also served on the Executive Committee of the American Bar Association’s Breast Cancer Task Force.

She has been published in a variety of publications, such as Psycho-Oncology, Coping with Cancer, Women, and Ability Magazine. In 2009, she also contributed to a book entitled, “Work and Cancer Survivors.”  She has co-authored a book on Cancer Rights Law for the American Bar Association (to be released in 2015).

Mrs. Morales has received numerous awards and recognition for her service to the cancer community and her work in the area of legislative advocacy, such as the 2009 Susan G. Komen for the Cure® Public Policy Advocate of the Year.  In 2010, she was also recognized by the Los Angeles Daily Journal as one of the Top 20 Attorneys in California Under the Age of 40.

She also serves as Principal of North Star Alliances, a business and nonprofit consulting and service firm.  Mrs. Morales received a Bachelors of Arts degree in Political Science with an emphasis in International Relations from the University of California Los Angeles and a Juris Doctor from Loyola Law School Los Angeles.

Mrs. Morales can be followed on Twitter @CancerRights.

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Monica Fawzy Bryant, Esq.
Chief Operating Officer

Triage Cancer Chief Operating Officer

Monica is a cancer rights attorney, speaker, and author, dedicated to improving access to, and availability of, quality information on healthcare-related issues.   Monica is the Chief Operating Officer for Triage Cancer, a national, non-profit organization that provides education and resources on cancer survivorship issues.

Previously, Monica was Midwest Regional Director for a national cancer rights organization she forged relationships with cancer organizations, hospitals, law firms, other community partners, and members of underserved communities. Prior to relocating to Chicago, Ms. Bryant served as Legislative Counsel for U.S. Congresswoman Linda T. Sanchez and Law Clerk for U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein. During her time in Congress, Ms. Bryant focused on health, justice, civil rights, and women’s issues. She was also heavily involved in the nomination hearings for United States Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts and Justice Samuel Alito.

Throughout her career, Monica has provided hundreds of educational seminars, written articles and blogs, and appeared on community television and radio shows discussing healthcare-related legal issues.

Additionally, Monica is an Adjunct Law Professor at John Marshall School of Law in Chicago, teaching a class on Cancer Rights. Monica currently serves  on the Executive Committee of the American Bar Association’s Breast Cancer Task Force.

Monica received a Bachelors of Arts degree in Law & Society, with an emphasis in criminal justice, and Psychology from the University of California Santa Barbara and a Juris Doctor from The George Washington University Law School. She is a member of both the California and Illinois State Bars.

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Sarah Tehrani
Program Coordinator

Sarah Tehrani HeadshotSarah is the Program Coordinator for Triage Cancer, a national, nonprofit organization with the goal of connecting patients, caregivers and health professionals to the resources to navigate cancer survivorship.

Sarah comes to Triage Cancer with over 10 years of experience in marketing and advertising and 5 years of experience in the nonprofit world.  She has worked on multimillion-dollar advertising campaigns for everything from package goods to financial services, as well as grass-roots fundraising campaigns for education. Sarah received a Bachelor of Science degree in Mass Communication from Boston University.

Survivorship is a personal crusade for Sarah, as she was diagnosed with breast cancer at age 37, while taking a career break to raise her two young daughters.  With the love and support of her family, she fought the battle and is looking forward to a long, healthy survivorship.  Originally from the East Coast, she now lives with her husband and children in Southern California.

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Samantha Skelton
Marketing Assistant

Samantha Skelton is the Marketing Assistant for Triage Cancer, handling the digital marketing and communications efforts on behalf of our organization. Some of her roles include managing our social media, PR materials, and content that gets distributed in our newsletters.

Samantha has a background in writing and social media management, as well as experience in the digital advertising world. She thrives in a setting where she gets to create digital media and develop original written content. She has had the opportunity to work for a booming creative agency as their writer and social media manager, as well as for one of the top outdoor digital media companies in Los Angeles.

Samantha received a Bachelor’s Degree in Screenwriting from California State University Northridge. She developed a passion for non-profits in her previous volunteer experience. As an Alumni of Alpha Phi International Women’s Fraternity, she has worked with others to raise money for women’s heart health and other organizations. She currently resides in Los Angeles.

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