The Cancer Support Community is pleased to announce the newest addition to its growing and vibrant staff; Linda House, RN, BSN, MSM, will be joining CSC as Executive Vice President of External Affairs. In this capacity, Linda will oversee all communications, development and policy efforts on behalf of the headquarters organization.
Linda has most recently served as Executive Director of St. Vincent Cancer Care in Indianapolis where she has led a team to deliver care across the cancer continuum including screening, genetic counseling, cancer clinical trials, navigation and all modalities of therapy.
Prior to her role at St. Vincent, Linda served as Senior Advisor of Advocacy and Professional Relations for the Lilly Oncology Business Unit where she led the global strategy and outreach efforts for consumer organizations and professional society engagement.
Other roles were those of Senior Director of Advocacy and Professional Relations for the U.S. Affiliate which included leading a team of individuals in strategy and outreach across a number of therapeutic areas, including diabetes, mental health, oncology, women’s health, cardiovascular and acute care.
Linda also has a rich history as an oncology nurse where she had served in various roles, including inpatient, outpatient and hospice care. Included in those roles, Linda was instrumental in leading and developing a multi-specialty medical clinic. She initiated the Peripherally Inserted Central Catheter (PICC) program in her facility and subsequently, multiple facilities across the state of Indiana.
Linda received her initial nursing degree in 1984 from the University of Indianapolis. In 2005, Linda received her master’s degree in management from Wesleyan University, where she completed her course work relative to the cancer non-profit marketplace and graduated with honors.
In addition to serving as the Board Chair for Y-ME National Breast Cancer Organization, sitting on the C-Change Together Value of Cancer Care work group and the National Cancer Institute Directors Consumer Liaison Group, the Board of Trustees and Professional Advisory Board for the Cancer Support Community of Indianapolis (past), and the Patient Advisory Board for the Cancer Patient Resource Guide, Linda is active in her community as a volunteer for the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Tissue Bank and Indianapolis Animal Care and Control, among other volunteer work for many community events.
Please join the Cancer Support Community Headquarters in welcoming Linda House to this new role.