CancerCare®, a national nonprofit organization providing free, professional support services to anyone affected by cancer, is pleased to welcome Chief Business Development Officer Christine Verini, RPh.
In her role, Ms. Verini will serve as a key member of CancerCare’s Executive Leadership Team, with a primary focus on expanding existing and future mission-based programs and enhancing and building organizational support and collaborations.
“CancerCare is a great organization that has always been a strong advocate for support of patients emotionally, financially, and with everyday, practical needs,” shared Ms. Verini. “I am excited to be a part of the CancerCare team to help the organization to continue to grow and support the needs of patients and their families.”
Ms. Verini brings a wealth of advocacy and strategic planning expertise to her new role, most recently serving as Vice President of Corporate Communications and Advocacy at Eisai. Prior to joining Eisai, Ms. Verini spent 8 years at Sanofi-Aventis United States. A registered pharmacist by training, she began her career at Sanofi as a medical liaison in oncology before serving in a number of marketing roles for the company’s oncology business.
Ms. Verini was also instrumental in creating Magnolia™, an Eisai women’s oncology program, which is designed to give women living with cancer a way to address their challenges. The program’s Magnolia Meals at Home™ initiative, which was launched in May 2012, provides meals at no cost to eligible patients and families living with breast and thyroid cancers.
Ms. Verini formerly served on the Board of Directors of CancerCare New Jersey and currently serves on the board of HealthyWomen, an independent health information organization that seeks to educate, inform, and empower women to make smart health choices for themselves and their families. ■