Please welcome Diane Blum, new Senior Vice President of NESC’s New York Social Services sector.
Diane has had a distinguished career in the psychosocial care of cancer patients, oncology research and education, and nonprofit management. Until August 2013, she was CEO of the Lymphoma Research Foundation. Previously, she spent 20 years as Executive Director of CancerCare Inc., a national nonprofit support organization. Diane was formerly Director of Social Service at CancerCare, and Social Work Supervisor at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and at the Dana Farber Cancer Center. She is co-founder of the National Alliance of Breast Cancer Organizations, and a founder of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Her awards include the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Board of Sponsors of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the Special Recognition Award from the National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship, the Republic Bank Breast Cancer Research Foundation Award, and the Special Recognition Award of the American Society of Clinical Oncology.
Diane has written and lectured extensively. Additionally, her research has been published in a variety of medical journals.
She received a Bachelor’s from the University of Rochester and a Master’s from the School of Social Welfare at the State University of New York at Buffalo.
“I worked on three NESC consulting engagements, and was impressed with the people and the organization,” says Diane. “When the opportunity arose to use my background in Social Services to participate with NESC, I was delighted to accept.”