About Us

Our Mission

Triage Cancer is a national, nonprofit organization that provides free education on the legal and practical issues that may impact individuals diagnosed with cancer and their caregivers, through  eventsmaterials, and resources.

Joanna Morales and Monica Bryant present at a Triage Cancer conference in Chicago

We Believe . . .

Life never feels more valuable and finite than after diagnosis. We believe that those diagnosed with cancer should spend their time and energy how they choose, free from the stress and worry about what information they need and where to find it.

It is our belief that everyone should have access to the resources they need to manage their life beyond diagnosis regardless of their type of cancer, where they live or their financial situation.

Those diagnosed with cancer and their caregivers are too often underserved when it comes to information they need to find their best path forward, beyond diagnosis.

We see a different world…

Our Name . . .

A cancer diagnosis can be a life altering event, not only for the individual diagnosed, but also for an individual’s family, friends, caregivers, and community of support.

When someone is dealing with a cancer diagnosis there is information to learn, things that need to be dealt with, and decisions to make. Trying to juggle it all can be incredibly overwhelming. Our goal is to provide access to quality information about cancer related legal and practical issues that may arise after a diagnosis. Armed with that information, individuals not only see the big picture, but can better decide what needs to be handled first and what can wait until later – the very definition of triaging.

The concerns of an individual may change over time. When newly diagnosed, concerns might be focused on treatment options and cancer health insurance coverage. During treatment, issues related to managing treatment side effects, nutrition, employment & work rights may arise. After completing treatment, concerns may shift towards survivorship care planning, relationship issues, and managing finances.

Triage Cancer helps people move beyond diagnosis.

Our Vision . . .

We dream of a world where everyone has access to information and resources needed to find their best path forward. Beyond diagnosis.

We are all too aware how cancer changes how those diagnosed approach everything in their lives – their finances, their job, their relationships, their future.

In an instant it can feel like control is lost. In an instant a diagnosis can change everything. Plans previously made are no longer guaranteed. Never has every moment felt so important. There are new questions, new needs, new challenges. It can be daunting, tiring and frustrating for those diagnosed and those that care for them.

We believe everyone should be free to focus their time and energy on what’s important to them, secure in the knowledge that they have objective, accurate information and necessary resources to make the right decisions, for them, their families and their future.

We’re here to educate and empower those diagnosed with cancer and their caregivers as they focus on living their best lives beyond diagnosis.

Because for as long as there are questions, we’ll have answers.

How we achieve our mission . . .

A cancer diagnosis is the first step in a long, unexpected, and unwanted journey. Triage Cancer exists to ensure those diagnosed with cancer and their caregivers have access to the resources needed to make the best decisions, for them.

Through our cancer events, materials, and resources we ensure that the most objective, factual information is available to those that need it most, when they need it.

We not only provide much-needed education, we continuously advocate for the health care, finances, insurance, employment, and consumer rights of those diagnosed with cancer and their caregivers.

Triage Cancer also works to address cancer-related health disparities through the delivery of cancer-related education and collaborative education and cancer advocacy efforts.

By educating and advocating we ensure that those diagnosed with cancer and their caregivers are empowered to find their best path forward, beyond diagnosis.

Our History


Two cancer rights attorneys saw a need to help individuals diagnosed with cancer, caregivers, advocates, and health care professionals, navigate the plethora of legal and practical issues that arise after a diagnosis. Thus, Triage Cancer was founded.

Hosted the first In-Service Training for Oncology Health Care Professionals in New York, NY.


Triage Cancer received nonprofit, tax exempt status from the IRS.


Reached our 100,000th individual with cancer-related practical and legal information through educational events, blogs, articles, and website.


Launched the Triage Cancer Webinar Series.


Launched the Triage Cancer Conference Series.

Created CancerFinances.org as a toolkit for navigating finances after a cancer diagnosis.


Developed the Insurance & Finance Intensive, an educational program focused on training health care professionals about insurance and financial issues facing those coping with cancer.

Launched a series of animated videos designed to teach people about various cancer survivorship issues.


Hosted our 30th Triage Cancer Webinar.

Delivered our 49th In-Service Training for oncology health care professionals.


Reached our 50th state: delivered in-person educational programs in all 50 states, DC, & Guam.

Created our 40th Quick Guide and Checklist.

Delivered our 15th Insurance & Finance Intensive.


Hosted our 50th Webinar.

Delivered our 23rd Insurance & Finance Intensive.


In one year, doubled our annual reach to one million people.

Launched our Legal & Financial Navigation Program.

Our new Practical Guide to Cancer Rights won a Silver Digital Health Award and our new Planning Ahead Animated Video Series received a Merit Award from the Fall 2021 Digital Health Awards.

Our Partners


Our Impact in 2021

More than 1,000,000 people reached
315,022 materials distributed
54,460 people at 127 events
10,000 blog hits
926 people helped through the Legal & Financial Navigation Program
147 Blogs & Articles Writen, Podcasts Recorded, and Other media mentions.
Because of a Triage Cancer webinar on Medicare that I took over a year ago, I have been able to help over 20 people who were underinsured get connected to coverage prior to treatment. Thank you Triage Cancer, because you totally changed my practice and the financial income for my patients.
2021 Triage Cancer Annual Report
A map depicting how Triage Cancer has reached all 50 states, D.C. & Guam

In The News





Our Team

Joanna Morales

Joanna L. Fawzy Morales, Esq.

Chief Executive Officer

Monica Bryant

Monica Fawzy Bryant, Esq.

Chief Operating Officer

Kaylee Place

Communications Director

Claire Agosti

Claire Agosti

Creative Director

Nicole Jolicoeur

Nicole Jolicoeur, Esq.

Staff Attorney

Amanda Goodstadt

Amanda Goodstadt, Esq.

Staff Attorney

Melissa Salamon

Melissa Salamon, Esq.

Staff Attorney

Danielle Pardue

Danielle Pardue, Esq.

Legal Fellow

Nancy Fawzy

Nancy Wilkens Fawzy, PhD, RN

Accredited Provider Program Director

Board of Directors

Majid Abai
Board President

Soraya Tabibi Aguirre, Esq.
Board Secretary

Carey Banner

Monica Bryant

Monica Bryant, Esq.
Chief Operating Officer

Margaret Chapman

Margaret Chapman, MA

Matt Collier

Matt Collier

Kat Davis

Kat Davis

Mark Jackson

Mark Jackson

Jason Ketchum

Michelle Mekky

Michelle Mekky

Joanna Morales

Joanna Morales, Esq.
Chief Executive Officer

Ellen Tenenbaum

Ellen Tenenbaum, Esq.

Business Advisory Council

The Business Advisory Councils works to deepen our relationships with the business community in order to better address the needs of the individuals diagnosed with cancer, caregivers, and health care professionals that we serve.

Interested in joining us? Learn more about the Business Advisory Council.

Legal Advisory Council

Wondering how you can use your legal experience to help the cancer community?

Learn more about Triage Cancer’s Legal Advisory Council!

Scientific Advisory Council

Triage Cancer engages scientists and health care professionals in its efforts to educate the cancer community.

Interested in joining us? Learn more about Triage Cancer Scientific Advisory Council!