Call Us: (847) 686-2233 - Email: info@aosw.org
 

 

Board of Directors

2019 Executive Committee

E-Borden-headshot.jpg                             President
Eucharia Borden, MSW, LCSW, OSW-C
Email: president@aosw.org
(Term: 1/1/2019 - 12/31/2019)
Eucharia received her MSW from Temple University. She has a strong passion for working with individuals living with a chronic illness, including mental illness, HIV/AIDS, and for the past 8 years, adults living with cancer in both inpatient and outpatient settings. Within AOSW, Eucharia was most recently Membership Director and previously served on the Education Committee. She has been a speaker for local organizations, actively participates in the Philadelphia area Social Work Oncology Group (SWOG) and is a member of the Cancer Transportation Advocacy Group (CTAG), advocating for the transportation needs of cancer patients in the Philadelphia area. Eucharia participated in the 2013 ExCEL in Social Work program. In 2012, she was one of 21 Oncology Social Workers across the country that received a LIVESTRONG Foundation Community Impact Project Grant to teach a 10-week online coping skills training course called Pillars4Life™, which addresses the social and emotional challenges associated with cancer, providing patients with the tools they need to thrive in the face of cancer. She was also the recipient of the American Cancer Society's 2012 Look Good...Feel Better® State Sunrise Award for Pennsylvania's East Central Division. Eucharia has been a field instructor to several students over the years. 
       
Sara-headshot-(1).jpeg     
President-Elect
Sara Goldberger, MSSW, LCSW-R
(Term: 1/1/2019 - 12/31/2019)

Sara Goldberger, MSSW, LCSW-R, has been an oncology social worker for 30 years. Currently she is the Senior Director, Program for the Cancer Support Community Headquarters. She has also worked in hospitals and community NFP settings. She is a member of several Advisory Boards is a frequent presenter and author.
As AOSW strives to continue to advance excellence in psychosocial oncology, Sara hopes to play a part in efforts to educate, advocate, develop resources, expand on research initiatives and create networking opportunities so that AOSW can improve the care of people impacted by a cancer diagnosis.
       
Michael-Grignon-(2).jpg     Secretary-Treasurer
Michael Grignon, LMSW, CCM, MBA
Email: mgrignon@care-anthem.com
(Term: 1/1/2019 - 12/31/2021)
Michael earned his MSW in 2004 and his MBA in 2009 from the University of Albany. As Director, Patient Access & Education for Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, he was responsible for the strategic management and growth of the patient services program for the Upstate New York/ Vermont Chapter. Currently Michael works as a Social Work Case Manager at Anthem (Blue Cross/Blue Shield). Michael believes that informed stewardship of AOSW's fiscal resources is critical to our ability to continue to fulfill our mission. With his unique set of social work and business management skills, Michael aims to promote financial growth while maintaining our commitment to our core values as social workers and our commitment to our mission.
 
    Past-President
Tara J. Schapmire, PhD, MSSW, CSW, OSW-C, FNAP, FAOSW
Email: tara.schapmire@louisville.edu​
(Term: 1/1/2019 - 12/31/2019)
Tara Schapmire, PhD, MSSW, CSW, OSW-C , FNAP, FAOSW earned her PhD in Social Work from the University of Louisville and she serves on the faculty of the University of Louisville’s School of Medicine and the Kent School of Social Work.  Dr. Schapmire’s research and teaching interests include psycho-social care of cancer survivors and their families, gerontology, palliative care, survivorship and inter-professional education.  She is a co-investigator on a National Cancer Institute grant funding the development of training program for 160 health science educators to provide interprofessional education in oncology palliative care at 35-50 institutions across the nation. This project aims to help students of the health sciences at these institutions learn the skills and knowledge essential for providing effective team-based, patient-centered palliative oncology care. She is co-investigator on a HRSA grant aimed at development of an interprofessional gerontology curriculum for learners in medicine, nursing, social work, dentistry, and pharmacy.  As a co-investigator on the Kentucky LEADS Collaborative, she and her team are dedicated to reducing the burden of lung cancer in Kentucky and beyond through development, evaluation, and dissemination of novel, community-based interventions to promote provider education, survivorship care, and prevention and early detection regarding lung cancer.

Directors

N-Miller-headshot-(2).jpg           Nina Miller, MSSW, OSW-C
Email: ninasue212@gmail.com
(Term: 1/1/2019 - 12/31/2021)
Nina currently serves on the National Navigation Round Table Steering Committee and the Comprehensive Cancer Control National Partners Leadership Team.  She is engaged with the CDC Distress Screening Research Project, the American Cancer Society Patient Reported Outcomes Research Project Advisory Team, and George Washington Cancer Institute Survivorship Research Project Advisory Group.  She leads the Advocacy Committee of the Commission on Cancer and the Advocacy & Outreach Committee of the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers. Nina’s clinical practice spanned 15 years.  She completed an Office of Cancer Communications fellowship at NCI and managed NCI’s Cancer Information Service at the University of Wisconsin.  At the American Cancer Society, Nina was divisional Director, Patient Services. She is currently with the American College of Surgeon’s Commission on Cancer.
       
B-Moore-headshot-(2).jpg     Communications Director
Brittany Moore, MSW, LSW, OSW-C 
Email: moorebj2@upmc.edu
(Term: 1/1/2019 - 12/31/2021)
Brittany Moore received both her Bachelors and Masters degree in Social Work, along with a certificate of psychosocial oncology, from the University of Louisville's Raymond A. Kent School of Social Work. Presently, she is an Outpatient Oncology Social Worker at Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC.
Statement: Since being a member of AOSW, Ms. Moore has served on the Advocacy Committee, Education Committee, as the Ambulatory Care/Fee-for-Service SIG Leader, the AOSW Navigator Kudos Column Editor, and as Social Media volunteer. As the Communications Director, Ms. Moore hopes to
maintain and improve clear communication between the Board and AOSW members on all platforms.
       
    Education Director
Chelsea Kroll, MSW, LMSW, OSW-C

Email: Chelsea.Kroll@eamc.org 
(Term: 1/1/2017-12/31/2019)
Chelsea Kroll will serve as Education Director. A member of AOSW since 2002, she previously served as AOSW Annual Conference Chair, Conference Planning Committee member, Education Committee member and State Representative. She has been an out-patient social worker for the past fourteen years and is currently employed by East Alabama Medical Center. Prior, she spent five years as a hospice and hospital social worker. Additionally, she has twenty years of combined active/reserve service in the U.S. Army. 
       
   
Membership Director
Kerry Irish, MSW, LCSW, OSW-C
(Term: 1/1/2018 - 12/31/2020)
Kerry Cox Irish, LCSW, OSW-C, has worked in oncology and hospice-care settings since 1995, and was intimately involved in the creation & development of the Patrick Dempsey Center for Cancer Hope and Healing as co-founder and founding director. She served in this capacity until October 2010, when she decided to “return to her roots” in direct practice as a clinical social worker. Kerry has her master’s degree in social work from the University of Georgia and is also an ordained interfaith/interspiritual minister, having completed a two year seminary program at One Spirit Interfaith Seminary in New York in 2015. She has advanced certifications in oncology social work and interactive guided imagery, and has published and also presented at multiple local and national conferences on a variety of psychosocial oncology care-related topics. Kerry has been a longtime active member of AOSW, serving on multiple committees, on the Board of Directors and as Chair of the 2012 Annual Conference. Kerry lives with her husband and two children, Jacob and Lilia, in Norway, Maine, and enjoys hiking, running, cross-country skiing, cooking, reading and writing
       

 

Sophia-Smith-final-2018-(4).jpg

   
Research Director
Sophia Smith, PhD, MSW
(Term: 1/1/2018 - 12/31/2020)
Sophia Smith has been an active member of the Research Committee for the past 8 years. In addition, she has served as the Research Editor for the AOSW Navigator newsletter for the past 3 years. She is an active member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) Survivorship Guidelines Panel and the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Survivorship Committee. In addition, she serves as a senior scientist member of the Duke Oncology Nursing Center of Excellence. As an Associate Professor and social work researcher at the Duke School of Nursing, Sophia focuses on improving the quality of cancer care including end of life and post-treatment survivorship. Her research focuses on identifying psychosocial needs and leveraging technology in delivering/testing behavioral health interventions among the cancer community. Sophia’s colleagues refer to her as a “Bridger”, i.e., someone who brings together diverse individuals from across the country to form a multidisciplinary team focused on improving cancer care. As a two-time cancer survivor, she is honored to apply her passion for oncology social work research as the AOSW Research Director
       
   
Director-at-Large
Meredith Cammarata, MSW, LCSW-R
(Term: 1/1/2018 - 12/31/2020)
Meredith Cammarata, LCSW-R is a Senior Clinical Social Worker at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC).  She provides psychosocial supportive counseling to outpatients being treated by the gynecological and sarcoma services and supervises licensed clinical social worker staff.  She has completed training and research focusing on utilizing cognitive behavior therapies in helping to relieve cancer related distress.  Her current clinical interest and research focus on parenting with cancer, creating interventions for families at the end of life, and the impact of cancer on body image. She graduated from Fordham University Graduate School of Social Service, with a master’s of social work degree specializing in children and families.  She has completed post-master’s education in palliative care and end of life, cognitive behavior therapy for cancer patients, hypnosis and social work leadership.   She has served on the AOSW Education and Conference Committees and was the AOSW 2017 Conference Chair.  Meredith was the recipient of the 2016 AOSW Clinical Social Worker of the Year Award. 
       
J-Dabney-(2).jpeg     Director-at-Large
Jane Dabney, LISW-S, OSW-C

Email: dabneyj@ccf.org
(Term: 1/1/2017-12/31/2019) 
Jane Dabney will join the Board as a Director-at-Large. Jane earned her master of social work degree from Cleveland State University, and is also a certified oncology social worker. A member of AOSW since 2001, she was leader of the Blood Cancer/Blood & Marrow Transplant Special Interest Group (SIG) from 2007 – 2016, and a member of the AOSW Membership Committee. In 2012 she was honored with the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Hematology/Oncology Social Worker of the Year Award. Jane provides clinical social work in the Blood & Marrow Transplant program at The Cleveland Clinic.