Kim joined The Wellness Community in 2000 as President and CEO. In 2009, the headquarter offices of The Wellness Community and Gilda’s Club joined forces to become the Cancer Support Community, where Kim has maintained her role as President and CEO. Kim is the co-author of Reclaiming Your Life After Diagnosis (2012), The Total Cancer Wellness Guide (2007), and she is the host of Frankly Speaking About Cancer, an Internet talk radio show that airs weekly on VoiceAmerica.com. Kim also serves in numerous leadership roles in the cancer and health care communities.
Executive Vice President, External Affairs
Linda joined CSC with around 30 years of experience working in the cancer care environment, 17 years being direct patient care in the acute and hospice care setting. Immediately prior to joining CSC, Linda served as Executive Director of St. Vincent Cancer Care in Indianapolis. Prior to that, Linda was Senior Director of Advocacy and Professional Relations for Lilly Oncology.
Michelle Johnston-Fleece, MPH
Director, State Initiatives
Michelle Johnston-Fleece joined the Cancer Support Community’s Cancer Policy Institute in March, 2013 as Director, Policy and Advocacy. In that role she oversees policy and advocacy activities at the federal level and in coordination with CSC’s local affiliates across the United States.
Prior to joining CSC, Michelle worked for the American Board of Internal Medicine and ABIM Foundation, as well as Einstein Healthcare Network, focusing on health policy, health care delivery and patient advocacy. Prior to that, she worked for a number of nonprofit organizations focused on providing supportive services for the critically ill and social justice. She has also been an active advocate on cancer issues for a decade after serving as a caregiver for her husband Matthew, who died in 2004.
Libby serves as the CSC's policy consultant. Libby brings over 20 years of health policy experience, including a deep understanding of politics and process. She has helped numerous advocacy organizations shape and successfully advance their legislative and regulatory priorities as well as strengthen their strategic alliances and overall presence in Washington. Prior to starting Mullin Strategies in 1999, Libby held several senior positions on Capitol Hill.