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Vicki Kennedy, LCSW

President of Program Development & Delivery
Cancer Support Community

As Vice President of Program Development & Delivery for the Cancer Support Community (CSC) global organization, Vicki Kennedy, LCSW is responsible for development, delivery and quality assurance of CSC clinical programs worldwide. An oncology social worker for the past 29 years, Ms. Kennedy has dedicated her career to ensuring that people touched by cancer have awareness of and access to evidence-based psychosocial care. Ms. Kennedy has served as Co-Founder and first Executive Director of the Cancer Support Community (formerly The Wellness Community) Central Indiana; psycho-oncology researcher at the Walther Cancer Institute in Indianapolis; and staff social worker of the IU Cancer Center in bone marrow transplant/hematology. Vicki is a past-president of Association of Oncology Social Work (AOSW) and has published numerous articles, co-authored patient education materials, and provided many professional and lay presentations on cancer survivorship. She currently serves on the board of the American Psychosocial Oncology Society (APOS) and the AOSW Senior Advisory Board. Ms. Kennedy was awarded the Association of Oncology Social Work’s 2011 Quality of Life in Cancer Care Award highlighting oncology social work’s commitment to improving the lives of people with cancer and assisting their caregivers as well as the Central Indiana’s 2011 Women of Wellness Award for extraordinary contributions toward bettering the lives of people affected by cancer and tirelessly advancing the mission of the Cancer Support Community. Vicki provides consultation in non-profit management and board development and is passionate about empowering oncology health professionals in quality psychosocial care. Currently, Ms. Kennedy is leading the CSC network-wide dissemination of a newly developed community-based distress screening tool and decision support counseling program for people facing important treatment decisions.

Last modified: April 23, 2015
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