In her role as Manager of the Clinical Trial Support Center, Leah Szumita supports The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) efforts to educate and support patients and caregivers affected by blood cancers. Through education, advocacy, coaching and decision-support services, Leah and the team of nurses help patients and their caregivers navigate the process of identifying and participating in clinical trials, and providing support through the continuum of their treatment and care. Prior to LLS, Leah was a Clinical Nurse Specialist and Clinical Nurse Educator at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, Mass. In her earlier career, she was a staff nurse in the Medical Intensive Care Unit at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Leah is certified as an Adult Health Critical Care Clinical Nurse Specialist, Critical Care RN and gerontology RN. Leah graduated from Saint Anselm College with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and obtained her Master of Science in Nursing at the University of Massachusetts Boston. She currently resides in Foxboro, Mass. with her husband and three children Mack, Maeve and Sarah.