Rosanne Carter who will be speaking on “The 6 A’s to Protecting Your Peace and Creating Meaning Along the Way”.
Rosanne was diagnosed at 40 years old with stage 2b ER/PR+ breast cancer. A wife and mother to 2 young children at the time, Rosanne integrated her love for creating community and promoting awareness by publicly sharing her story on social media. Through authentically sharing, she learned that being vulnerable and sharing her own challenges helped others with their own survivor story. Rosanne’s motivation to re-write her story, heal, and lean into vulnerability is inspired by the young children and families she has worked with in her 23 years of working with families with young children.
Rosanne believes that protecting your peace, emotionally and physically, is an important pathway to healing, creating meaning, and re-writing your story.
Dr. Emily Stevens from Northwest Medical Specialties who will be speaking on “Biomarkers, Precision Oncology, and Personalized Approaches to Treatment Decisions”.
Dr. Stevens is a Hematologist and Oncologist with a focus on benign hematology, hematologic malignancies, and breast cancer. She has a special interest in cellular therapies, immuno-oncology, and precision oncology. She has been active in oncology and cancer research dating back to 1998. She completed the medical scientist training program (MD, PhD) at the University of Wisconsin, residency in internal medicine and fellowship in hematology and oncology at the University of Washington and Fred Hutch Cancer Center. Prior to joining NWMS, she specialized in myeloid neoplasms, stem cell transplant, and using predictive features and biomarkers to identify which patients were most likely to benefit from novel cancer therapies studied in clinical trials and real-world data.
Dr. Stevens’ practice focuses on evidence-based individualized care that considers the whole person. She strives to meet patients where they are and support their goals and needs to make care decisions together. She finds human connection with patients and their support systems rewarding.
Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with family playing board games, visiting Kauai, gardening, and training dogs.
Michelle Massey, MSW, LICSW, OSW-C who will be speaking on “Fear of Recurrence”.
Michelle is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Oncology Social Worker who has spent the majority of her career working in medical social work at the University of Washington Medical Center, Gilda’s Club/Cancer Pathways, and her private counseling practice, Massey Counseling.
She has worked in Oncology Social Work for 23 years providing psychosocial care and mental health services specializing in patients and family members living with cancer survivorship, grief and loss, chronic and traumatic stress, medical trauma, depression, anxiety and PTSD.