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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 events, materials, and resources.

Our Vision

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

Life never feels more valuable and finite than after diagnosis. In an instant, plans change, and questions, needs, and challenges arise. Without the right answers and support, that diagnosis is daunting, frustrating, and overwhelming.

We believe that those diagnosed with cancer should spend their time and energy how they choose, secure in the knowledge that they have objective, accurate information, and necessary resources to make the right decisions.

How We Achieve our Mission

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.

We advocate for the health care, financial, 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, collaborative education, and cancer advocacy.

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 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.

A cancer diagnosis comes with a never-ending amount of information to learn and decisions to make. Trying to juggle it all can be incredibly overwhelming without the right support and guidance.

Our goal is to provide access to quality information about cancer-related issues that may arise after a diagnosis, whether they’re medical, legal, financial, or practical challenges and decisions. Armed with that information, individuals can better decide what needs to be handled first and what problems can wait until later – the very definition of triaging.

The concerns of an individual may change over time. When diagnosed, concerns may center around 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 History

2021

Doubled Annual Reach to 1 million+

And, launched the Legal & Financial Navigation Program.

2020

Hosted 50th Webinar

And, delivered our 23rd Insurance & Finance Intensive.

2019

Delivered in-person educational programs in all 50 states, DC, & Guam

And, created our 40th Quick Guide and Checklist.

2017

1st Insurance & Finance Intensive Held

2016

CancerFinances.org Goes Live

2016

Inaugural Conference Held

2015

Launched Webinar Series

2014

100,000 People Reached

2013

Granted Nonprofit Status

2012

Founded

  • 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.
  • And, Triage Cancer hosted the first In-Service Training for Oncology Health Care Professionals in New York, NY.

Our Impact

397,115 materials distributed in 2022
1,289 people helped through the Legal & Financial Navigation Program in 2022
Triage Cancer reached 42,990 people at 157 Educational Events
27,746 CancerFinances Module views in 2022
Delivered educational programs in all 50 states, D.C., Guam, and the U.S. Virgin Islands
2021 Triage Cancer Annual Report

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Partnerships

We're proud of the company we keep! Since 2012, we've developed partnerships with more than 125 organizations serving individuals diagnosed with cancer and caregivers through financial assistance, support groups, medical bill management, and much more.

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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

Sophia Alexander

Sophia Alexander

Events Coordinator

Abbey Boggs

Abbey Boggs

Development Coordinator

Carson Crochet

Carson Crochet

Outreach Coordinator

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

Ellen Tenenbaum

Ellen Tenenbaum, Esq.
Board Treasurer

Carey Banner

Monica Bryant

Monica Bryant, Esq.
Chief Operating Officer

Margaret Chapman

Margaret Chapman, MA

Kat Davis

Kat Davis

Mark Jackson

Mark Jackson

Jason Ketchum

Alexandra Massoud

Alexandra Massoud

Michelle Mekky

Michelle Mekky

Joanna Morales

Joanna Morales, Esq.
Chief Executive Officer

Councils

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!