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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

September 12, 2017

Cancer Support Community Welcomes New Senior Leaders

Hildy Dillon and Ted Miller bring diverse set of experiences to organization focused on empowering people affected by cancer

WASHINGTON, DC — The Cancer Support Community (CSC), an international nonprofit, is pleased to announce the addition of a national public health leader and a former Obama administration official to its leadership team.

Hildy Dillon, MPH, will serve as Vice President, Education and Support Programs, and Ted Miller will assume the post of Vice President, Development and External Affairs.

Kim Thiboldeaux, CEO of CSC, a nationally recognized thought leader, author, and advocate for cancer patients, said Dillon and Miller would be a critical part of the organization’s mission to keep the patient experience at the forefront in the conversation on cancer.

“I am thrilled to welcome Hildy and Ted to our team,” said Thiboldeaux, who was recently named to the board of directors of the Biden Cancer Initiative. “They both bring considerable expertise and track records of accomplishment. Working with our already strong and growing staff and affiliate network, they will further enhance the resources we provide patients and expand the number of supporters engaged in advocating for people affected by cancer.”

Vice President, Education & Support Programs

Hildy Dillon, MPH, joins CSC as the Vice President, Education and Support Programs. In this role she oversees CSC programs and services for people living with cancer, their caregivers and loved ones, including education and outreach, the Cancer Support Helpline, online virtual support services, programmatic professional training and program development and dissemination across CSC’s affiliate network and beyond.

Prior to joining CSC, Dillon was Vice President for Mark Krueger & Associates (MK&A), a global healthcare stakeholder relations firm. Before MK&A, Dillon spent nearly 15 years at the national headquarters of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, most recently as the senior vice president of patient & professional programs. Prior to LLS, Dillon was the manager of smoking or health programs at the national office of the American Lung Association and began her career at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC) in the Clinical Chemistry Research Department and in the MSKCC Office of Cancer Communications.

Dillon serves as the patient advocate on the Lymphoma Committee of the National Clinical Trial Network’s Southwest Oncology Group and for the National Cancer Institute’s Lymphoma Steering Committee and has served as an advisor for industry and many non-profit organizations, including CSC’s CML and Myeloma Cancer Experience Registries.

Dillon holds a B.S. in Biology from the SUNY College of Environmental Science & Forestry and an MPH from CUNY Hunter College Graduate School of Health Sciences.

Vice President, Development and External Affairs.

Ted Miller joins CSC as the Vice President, Development and External Affairs. He oversees the CSC’s individual fundraising efforts, special events, and communications. He is also charged with elevating CSC's patient-focused mission through partnerships and cause marketing efforts.

Before joining CSC, Miller served in the Obama administration as the Chief of External Affairs at the Corporation for National and Community Service, a federal agency that administers AmeriCorps and provides $600 million in funding to more than 3,000 nonprofits.

In 2014, Miller directed the 20th anniversary of AmeriCorps, which culminated in a White House event with Presidents Obama and Clinton, simultaneous ceremonies in all 50 states, and digital engagement that reached 52 million social media users in 24 hours. Miller also served as a strategic advisor for partnerships with corporations and foundations whose financial contributions enabled thousands of additional individuals to participate in AmeriCorps.

The University of Kansas graduate’s previous experience includes senior-level roles with former Senate Democratic Leader Tom Daschle and then-Rep. Sherrod Brown of Ohio. Miller also worked with multiple campaigns and at NARAL Pro-Choice America, where he secured funding for groundbreaking programs focused on Latino and millennial voters.

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Media Contact:

Henry Duong

626-283-9563

hduong@cancersupportcommunity.org