June 19, 2019
 
Executive Director at Facing Cancer Together to Step Down

Nancy Gaulin
April 14, 2019 — Facing Cancer Together, a Newton-based nonprofit that provides cancer support, caregiver support, diagnosis specific networking and bereavement groups, last week announced that its executive director, Nancy Gaulin, will step down from the post in July.

Although leaving as executive director, Gaulin will continue in the newly created position of clinical director for Facing Cancer Together (FCT).

FCT board chair Justin Doyle said the organization will conduct a search for Gaulin's replacement during the next several months.

"We cannot thank Nancy enough for the dedication, passion, enthusiasm and motivation she has given Facing Cancer Together as executive director," Doyle said. "We are pleased that she will be staying on as Clinical Director and are hopeful and excited for the next chapter of Facing Cancer."

Gaulin has served as executive director since 2014, during which time FCT expanded group programming from14 programs in three locations to 21 programs in nine locations planned for 2019.

In addition, FCT services grew 44% growth in communities served, including the only Portuguese speaking cancer support program in the state, while part-time staff increased from eight to 15.

FCT was founded in 2009 by a group of clinicians devoted to providing support, wellness, and educational services to all people affected by cancer, regardless of their ability to pay. FCT’s mission is to be an open and accepting community committed to creating a space full of connection and friendship, a place of growth and empowerment, and an atmosphere of hope and healing.

Since then, FCT has developed collaborations with different organization to promote access to important cancer support services for people with cancer and their family members in the Boston metropolitan area. They include the Brazilian American Center in Framingham, Open Spirit on the grounds of Edwards Church in Framingham, Team Cork at MetroWest Wellness Center, Waltham YMCA, and Oak Square YMCA.

In 2019, FCT plans to launch a cancer support group for Spanish-speaking people in collaboration with Charles River Community Health and expand its YMCA collaboration in Malden.

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