Melissa Stewart, LCSW, is a senior non-profit professional and a former Director of Programs for the LIVESTRONG Foundation. Her diverse expertise in program development and management, including relationship building, strategic planning, and visionary leadership helped her design and implement comprehensive public health programs for the foundation while in the midst of extraordinary organizational change. Melissa was a pioneer with LIVESTRONG, creating new and previously un-tapped strategies such as non-traditional partnerships that allowed scalable growth while providing more cancer survivors with much needed support services.
Prior to serving with the LIVESTRONG Foundation, Melissa spent five years in direct social service delivery in health care sectors. This included working as a clinical social worker for one of the top-rated pediatric medical settings in the United States. While providing familial support to those awaiting a heart or kidney transplant, she also initiated the first of its kind ‘Family Centered Care’ within her medical unit. In addition to her work in the pediatric hospital, she spent time as a clinical social worker in Hospice care and provided much needed support during end-of-life settings.
In January 2015, Melissa launched Melissa Stewart Consulting; a high-impact non-profit consulting firm focused on helping organizations solve complex program development and operational challenges.
Topics: Clinical Assessments; Coping Techniques; End of Life Care; Hospice Care; Oncofertility; Patient Navigation; Psychosocial Care Practice; Social Work Practice; Survivor Experiences; and Survivorship Care Planning.