AOSW 2020 Virtual Meeting Keynote Speakers
AOSW is pleased to present these keynote speakers during the AOSW Virtual Meeting.
Vicki Kennedy, LCSW, FAOSW, FAPOS
Vicki Kennedy is Executive Director, Oncology Strategy and Patient Engagement for Cullari Communications Global. Her extensive clinical and research experience with a focus in distress screening, shared decision-making, program development and survivorship provides a foundation for transformational strategies that address value, improved quality of life and
health outcomes. Previously, she served as Vice President of Program Development and Delivery for the Cancer Support Community. An oncology social worker for well over three decades, she is dedicated to ensuring that evidence-based psychosocial care is integral to the oncology eco-system. As Past-President of AOSW and Immediate Past-President of APOS, Vicki Kennedy was awarded AOSW’s Quality of Life in Cancer Award and recently inducted into AOSW and APOS Fellowship programs. A notable speaker and visionary, Vicki Kennedy is committed to inspiring psychosocial oncology professionals to be passionate leaders and change agents in cancer care.
Krista Nelson, MSW, LCSW, OSW-C, BCD, FAOSW
Krista Nelson is an oncology social worker who received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Washington, and her master of social work from Portland State University. She has been a part of the Providence Health & Services oncology since 1997 providing psychosocial care to those with cancer and their families. She has specialized in many cancers over the years and is interested in the effect of cancer on the family. Krista is a past President of the AOSW Board of Directors and past invited Director of the American Psychosocial Oncology Society (APOS). She has
been a speaker at local and national conferences on issues of survivorship, palliative care, breast and lung cancer, distress screening and children who have a parent with cancer. In 2015, Krista was named as a finalist in the
Schwartz Center Compassionate Caregiver of the year award and received and Innovation Award from the Association of Community Cancer Centers and was elected to their Board of Trustees in 2016.