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Krista Nelson, LCSW, OSW-C, BCD, FAOSW

Krista Nelson, LCSW, OSW-C, BCD, FAOSW

President-Elect of the Association of Community Cancer Centers

Krista, LCSW OSW-C BCD FAOSW is trained as an oncology social worker and works in clinical & research roles within the Providence Cancer Institute and is a Program Manager in the Department of Compassion. This blend has allowed her to bring her clinical expertise to work with those impacted by cancer, and to creating supportive infusions of compassion to caregivers within Providence Health & Services. Krista is also President-Elect of the Association of Community Cancer Centers.

Krista provides individual and group support for those affected with cancer and additionally has expertise in facilitating online support groups. She also coordinates a program that focuses on the care of children who have a parent with cancer.

Krista is a past President of the board of directors of the Association of Oncology Social Work and past Director of the American Psychosocial Oncology Society, National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers, & American Clinical Social Work Association. Krista was named as a finalist in the Schwartz Center Compassionate Caregiver of the Year award was awarded the American Cancer Society/Association of Oncology Social Work Leadership award in 2019.

Krista also has been a volunteer facilitator at retreats for women with breast cancer and annually at camps and programs that support grieving children. She also has volunteered annually on medical relief teams to Haiti since 2009. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, biking, photography, and cheering on her local soccer team, the Timbers!

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