Vicki Kennedy, LCSW
As Vice President of Program Development & Delivery for the Cancer Support Community (CSC) global organization in Washington, DC, Vicki Kennedy, LCSW is responsible for development, delivery and quality assurance of CSC cancer support programs worldwide.
An oncology social worker for the past 34 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 Indiana University Cancer Center in bone marrow transplant.
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 as Treasurer of the American Psychosocial Oncology Society (APOS) and is on the editorial board for the Journal of Oncology Practice Management. A leading speaker for patients and families on cancer survivorship, Ms. Kennedy was awarded the AOSW Quality of Life in Cancer Care Award highlighting oncology social work’s commitment to improving the lives of people touched by cancer as well as the Central Indiana Women of Wellness Award.
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 dissemination of a computerized distress screening program and decision support counseling program for people facing important treatment decisions.