Be the Boss Over Cancer

Please note: Additional topics being added. Sessions and speakers subject to change. Final Conference agenda will be available in April.   



8:00 AM

Registration & Breakfast with Exhibitors

9:00 AM


Kate Sweeney, Executive Director, Cancer and Careers

9:15 AM

The Healthcare Professional's Perspective

Christopher Anrig, LCSW-R, MSSW, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center; Alan Astrow, MD, Maimonides Cancer Center; Ruth Oratz, MD, FACP, NYU School of Medicine

10:00 AM

Work & Cancer: Practical and Legal Issues

Joanna F. Morales, Esq., Cancer Rights Attorney; CEO, Triage Cancer; Rebecca V. Nellis, MPP, Chief Mission Officer, Cancer and Careers

12:15 PM


  Breakout Sessions         (Choose one)
1:15 PM

Managing Your Finances

Monica F. Bryant, Esq., Cancer Rights Attorney; COO, Triage Cancer


Julie Jansen, Executive & Career Coach and Author

Self-Employed/ Contract Worker

Kathy Flora, MA, PHR, NCCC, Executive Coach; Gail Tolstoi-Miller, CEO & Chief Staffing Strategist, Consultnetworx

2:15 PM Coffee Break
  Breakout Sessions         (Choose one)

Career Change

Julie Jansen, Executive & Career Coach and Author

Health Insurance Options

Monica F. Bryant, Esq., Cancer Rights Attorney; COO, Triage Cancer

Taking         Time Off

Joanna F. Morales, Esq., Cancer Rights Attorney; CEO, Triage Cancer

3:30 PMCoffee Break
 Breakout Sessions         (Choose one)
3:45 PM

Cancer, Privacy & Your Online Footprint

Thea Linscott, MS, Manager, Relevance New York; Monica McCarthy, Experience Impresario, Holstee; Jurgen J. Van Staden, JD, LLM, Counsel & Director of Policy, Network Advertising Initiative

Flexible Work: What It Is, How to Get It and How to Make It Work for You

Scott Behson, PhD, Professor, Author & Founder, Fathers, Work and Family blog; Gina Cleo Bloome, Dir., Leadership Acquisition & Employer Branding, Healthfirst; Kristin Thomas, Dir., Employee Partnerships, FlexJobs; Kate Sweeney, Executive Director, Cancer and Careers

5:00 PM Conference Concludes