Kim Thiboldeaux joined The Wellness Community in 2000 as President and Chief Executive Officer. In 2009, the headquarter offices of The Wellness Community and Gilda’s Club joined forces to become the Cancer Support Community, one of the largest providers of social and emotional support worldwide, where Kim has maintained her role as President and CEO. The combined organization is also likely the largest employer of psychosocial oncology mental health professionals, advancing the idea that psychosocial care is as important as medical care in the face of a cancer diagnosis. The Cancer Support Community provides social and emotional support through a network of nearly 50 local affiliates, more than 100 satellite locations and online at www.cancersupportcommunity.org. The organization also maintains a Research & Training Institute in Philadelphia, PA.
Formerly the Director of Patient Relations for Oncology & Transplant at Hoffmann-LaRoche, Inc., Kim brings to this position a wealth of experience in health care, patient education and national patient advocacy. Kim serves in numerous leadership roles in the cancer and health care communities including: founding board member of ENACCT (Education Network to Advance Cancer Clinical Trials), member of the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer, Co-Chair of the Alliance for Quality Psychosocial Care, and Advocacy Board Member of the Ruesch Center for the Cure of GI Cancers at Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center. Prior to joining Roche, she served as the Director of Corporate Relations at Whitman-Walker Clinic, a Washington, D.C.-based clinic that provides comprehensive services to people with HIV and AIDS.
Kim co-authored The Total Cancer Wellness Guide, which was published by BenBella Books on June 1, 2007. This timely book is a roadmap for all people affected by cancer and offers helpful tips on treatment decisions, side effect management, social and emotional issues and more. She is also the host of Frankly Speaking About Cancer with the Cancer Support Community, an award-winning Internet talk radio show that airs weekly on VoiceAmerica.com and is aimed at informing and inspiring listeners to live well with cancer.