Rebecca Nellis is the Chief Mission Officer for Cancer and Careers. Since 2004, she has helped evolve the organization from early concept to national prominence.
Rebecca now oversees all mission-driven initiatives, including the long-term strategy and growth of Cancer and Careers’ many programs and services. As an expert on cancer-workplace issues, she travels the country speaking at national cancer conferences, leading hospitals and community events — more than 100 presentations to date — about the intersection of life, work and cancer. Rebecca also serves as spokesperson to the press, with recent interviews published in The ASCO Post, Today.com, NY Daily News, Women’s Health, and Huffington Post, as well as on NBC New York and CBS Salt Lake City.
Prior to this position, Rebecca served as Vice President of Programs and Strategy at Cancer and Careers. Under her leadership, the organization launched its National and Regional Conferences on Work & Cancer, accredited Educational Series for Healthcare Professionals and library of Spanish-language resources. As an active member of the cancer community, she is currently on the steering committees for Workplace Transitions for People Touched by Cancer and Breast Cancer: A Story Half Told — Supporting Workplace Conversations, and has served on committees for the Livestrong Young Adult Alliance (now Critical Mass) and Stupid Cancer.
Rebecca holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from New York University and a Master of Public Policy degree from Georgetown University. Her graduate thesis was entitled “Implications of Cancer Survivorship on Financial Assets, Work Productivity and Employment Circumstances.”
Topics: Balancing Work & Cancer