CancerCare is thrilled to announce that Brian Tomlinson, MPA, BSW joins the organization today as Chief Program and Communications Officer. Brian, who began his career as a social worker, is a highly respected national advocate for cancer patients and their families.
“I am excited to be joining such a remarkable organization with 70 years of history,” he shares. “I look forward to working with the dedicated CancerCare team to expand national awareness and to continue to carry out the incredible mission of helping people cope with the emotional and practical challenges of a cancer diagnosis.”
In his new role, Brian will lead CancerCare’s educational and patient assistance programs, as well as public affairs, brand management and communications. Most recently, Brian served as Chief Program Officer at the Lymphoma Research Foundation (LRF).
“We are delighted to welcome Brian to the organization,” says CancerCare National Board of Trustees President Susan Smirnoff. “His extensive knowledge and experience in oncology social services, education and program development perfectly align with our core mission and values. We’re excited to have such an outstanding addition to the leadership team as we plan for the future of CancerCare.”
Brian holds a masters degree in nonprofit management and public administration from Baruch College School of Public Affairs and a Bachelor of Science in social work from Long Island University. He is a member of several professional societies including the Alliance for Continuing Education in the Health Professions, the American Association for Cancer Education, the American Society of Clinical Oncology and the Association of Oncology Social Workers.