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Allison Schaffer
Program Manager – Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer (VICC) Center Patient and Family Resource Center

Ali Schaffer LCSW is the program manager of the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer (VICC) Center Patient and Family Resource Center.  In this role, she oversees the management of the Resource Center and collaborates with medical professionals and local and national organizations to plan and implement educational programs for people impacted by cancer. 

Ali graduated with a BA in Psychology from Emory University and a Masters degree in Social Work from the University of Georgia.   Most recently, she was the social worker in the REACH for Survivorship Clinic at Vanderbilt providing psychosocial support to both pediatric and adult cancer survivors and their families.

Additional past experiences include working in both inpatient and outpatient oncology care settings as well as in community-based oncology support.  Ali is active with multiple VICC committees including the Cancer Wellness Committee, Integrative Oncology Committee and is the leader of the Oncology Expressive Arts Committee and held past leadership roles with the Georgia Social Work Oncology Group. Her special interests include increasing patient and caregiver education within the healthcare setting and addressing the psychosocial needs of people living with cancer through creative and interactive programming.  She is a nationally recognized speaker, delivering dynamic presentations on a variety of cancer-related topics.