This Is Us

Cancer Care Connection is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization formed in 2000. We help people affected by cancer make well-informed decisions through professional coaching, personalized information, and resource connections.

Our Mission:

Help people affected by cancer to navigate the full range of issues they face, make informed decisions, and take action on their own behalf.

Our Vision:

Every person affected by cancer has what they need to obtain their best possible outcome.


An Affiliate of JFS Delaware

As of July 2020, Cancer Care Connection merged with and became an affiliate of Jewish Family Services of Delaware (JFS). With this mutually-beneficial partnership, JFS will increase community awareness of Cancer Care Connection and ensure the continuation of our important work, while Cancer Care Connection fills a gap in JFS’ current services by providing our oncology-specific, psycho-social expertise.

The complementary nature of Cancer Care Connection and JFS services affords opportunities to strengthen, expand, and—in the long term—create new programs to better serve their joined client base and grow a service that is desperately needed in the region. This strategic collaboration and “level of specialty and efficiency can change the entire trajectory for a cancer patient and their family,” shared a local patient advocate and mother with Stage 4 Metastatic Breast Cancer.



Janet F. Teixeira, MSS, LCSW

Executive Director

Carol Deputy, MSW, LCSW

Clinical Director

Carmela Longobardi, LCSW

Oncology Social Worker

Kathie Kamen, LCSW

Oncology Social Worker

Board of Directors

Jack J. Baroudi, PhD

Board Chair

Alfred Lerner College of Business and Economics, University of Delaware Associate Dean and Professor

Ann K. M. Gualtieri

Board Treasurer

E.I. DuPont de Nemours & Co.
Vice President (retired)

Clint Walker

Clint Walker

Vice Chair

Managing Director (retired)

Advisory Board


Advisory Board Chair
Founding Board Member

Penn Medicine Chester County Hospital
Palliative Medicine & Oncology Social Worker

Chris Clement CISSP

Longwood Gardens
Senior Systems Administrator & Security Manager

Elaine Concklin, M.S.

Founder, CEO

Donna O’Dell Hoke

Marked Promotions
Sales Executive

Tom Karinshak

EVP and Chief Customer Experience Office

Meg Maley, R.N., B.S.N

Founding Board Member

CanSurround, PBC
Co-founder and CEO

Joy Park

VP, CX Business Partner Strategy & Support

Many thanks to our Supporters and Partners




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