Below are the speakers who presented at the 2022 West Coast Conference on Work & Cancer.
Rachel Becker, LMSW
RACHEL BECKER, LMSW, is Senior Director of Programs at Cancer and Careers. Rachel’s responsibilities include oversite of Cancer and Careers’ 12 accredited webinars. She also provides direct support and referrals to CAC’s diverse audiences; co-manages the travel scholarship program for the National Conference on Work & Cancer; and works to ensure all programs meet the continuing education accreditation standards of various state and national accrediting bodies. Additionally, Rachel regularly presents on topics related to cancer and work at community-based events and cancer conferences around the country.
Before joining Cancer and Careers, Rachel was Head of Client Services at CarePlanners (cofounded by Dr. Nancy Snyderman), where she designed and implemented a technology-based infrastructure for delivering and monitoring support services. Prior to that, she completed a fellowship in psycho oncology at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, and worked in a clinical capacity at the Jewish Child Care Association and New York Methodist Hospital.
Rachel holds a BA from Rutgers University and graduated summa cum laude with an MSW from NYU’s Silver School of Social Work. She is a member of NASW, AOSW, and a proud recipient of the Zelda Foster Fellowship in Palliative and End-of-Life Care.
Nicole Jarvis, LMSW
Nicole Jarvis joined the CAC team in October of 2015. As Assistant Director of Programs, she oversees the Financial Assistance Grant Program, Professional Development Micro-Grants program, the coordination of all 12 annual Cancer and Careers webinars and the regional conferences. Additionally, Nicole provides direct support and referrals to the many patients, survivors and healthcare professionals who reach out to the organization, assists with the regional and national conferences, and presents to patient audiences around the country.
Nicole received her Bachelor of Arts degree in sociology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, with a focus on women’s health. While in Madison, she was actively involved with Planned Parenthood Advocates of Wisconsin, pursuing work on legislative issues related to access to reproductive healthcare. Following graduation, she worked at Memorial Sloan Kettering for four years in the chemotherapy unit and for a renal oncologist, until attaining her Master of Social Work degree from Hunter College, in 2013. Nicole worked as a social worker in the child welfare arena, advocating for parents in family court, prior to joining Cancer and Careers. Nicole currently resides in Denver, CO.
Julie Jansen — author, executive and career coach, motivational speaker, and resume and LinkedIn profile writer empowers professionals to find success, satisfaction, and fulfillment at work. She works with clients of every age, across all functional areas and industries to develop and enhance skills and competencies. Julie is also a vocational expert for divorces and discrimination dismissal cases.
Her book I Don’t Know What I Want, But I Know It’s Not This: A Step-by-Step Guide to Finding Gratifying Work (Penguin; second revised edition) has also been published in the U.K., Germany, Austria, Romania, the Czech Republic, and Indonesia.
Julie is also the author of You Want Me to Work With Who? Eleven Keys to a Stress-Free, Satisfying and Successful Work Life…No Matter Who You Work With as well as a workplace coach e-booklet series. She is frequently interviewed on TV and radio and quoted in numerous national publications as a career and workplace expert.