Be the Boss Over Cancer

Rebecca V. Nellis is the Vice President of Programs and Strategy for Cancer and Careers. Since 2004, Rebecca has been developing initiatives to meet the needs of people who are working through cancer treatment and those who support them. She oversees the organization’s program portfolio and long-term strategy for growth in its services. Rebecca is in demand as an expert on the issues of balancing a diagnosis and employment, speaking regularly at national cancer conferences, community events and to press. Among the initiatives that Rebecca has launched are the National and Regional Conferences on Work & Cancer, the accredited Educational Series for Healthcare Professionals, and Cancer and Careers’ Spanish language resources. In addition, Rebecca is currently serving on the grant advisory committee for “Work Ability in Young Adult Cancer Survivors (WAYS): A Mixed-Methods Study,” at Wake Forest University. Rebecca has also served on committees for the Livestrong Young Adult Alliance and I’m Too Young For This! Cancer Foundation (aka Stupid Cancer).

Rebecca holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from New York University and a Master of Public Policy from Georgetown University. To complete her graduate degree Rebecca wrote a thesis entitled “Implications of Cancer Survivorship on Financial Assets, Work Productivity and Employment Circumstances.”