Rebecca V. Nellis is the Chief Mission Officer for Cancer and Careers. Since 2004 Rebecca has helped evolve the organization from early concept to national prominence.
Rebecca now oversees all mission-driven initiatives, including the long-term strategy and growth of Cancer and Careers’ many programs and services. As an expert on cancer workplace issues, she travels the country speaking at national cancer conferences and community events–nearly 100 presentations to-date about the intersection of life, work and cancer. Rebecca also serves as spokesperson to the press, with recent interviews published in The ASCO Post, Everyday Health, NY Daily News, AOL Finance, NPR, and on NBC New York.
Prior to this position, Rebecca served as Vice President of Programs and Strategy. Under her leadership, Cancer and Careers launched the National and Regional Conferences on Work & Cancer, the accredited Educational Series for Healthcare Professionals, and the program’s library of Spanish language resources. As an active member of the cancer community, she is currently on the grant advisory committee for “Work Ability in Young Adult Cancer Survivors (WAYS): A Mixed-Methods Study,” at Wake Forest University, and has served on committees for the Livestrong Young Adult Alliance (now Critical Mass) and Stupid Cancer.
Rebecca holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from New York University and a Master of Public Policy from Georgetown University. Her graduate thesis was entitled, “Implications of Cancer Survivorship on Financial Assets, Work Productivity and Employment Circumstances.”