CancerCare recently announced Patricia J. Goldsmith has been named the organization’s Chief Executive Officer. CancerCare is a national nonprofit organization providing free, professional support services to anyone affected by cancer. The announcement comes as the group celebrates 70 years of service to the oncology community.
“As CancerCare marks seven decades of helping the cancer community, we are thrilled to have found an exceptional leader in Patricia Goldsmith,” said CancerCare National Board of Trustees President Susan Smirnoff. “Patricia is a dynamic oncology visionary with an outstanding record of achievement, and we look forward to expanding CancerCare’s service offerings under her leadership.”
Ms. Goldsmith brings more than 20 years of nonprofit management and strategic planning experience to her new role. She previously served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN), where she was responsible for overall operations and provided oversight for a multitude of programs and national initiatives.
Well Positioned for Pending Changes in Health Care
“CancerCare is a remarkable organization that does so much good for so many,” said incoming CEO Patricia Goldsmith. “As the leading social service organization in cancer, CancerCare is well-positioned to support the coming changes in our health-care system directly relating to the psychosocial and financial effects of diagnosis, treatment and survivorship. I have admired the organization for many years and am honored to have been chosen to become the next [Chief Executive Officer]. I look forward to working with the talented staff and Board of Trustees to achieve even greater success in the coming decade.”
Watch future issues of The ASCO Post for an in-depth discussion with Ms. Goldsmith regarding CancerCare’s future initiatives. ■