Nancy is a licensed psychologist with a background in pediatric psychology and a specialty in oncology. She worked at The Dana-Farber Cancer Institute for over 20 years, seeing pediatric patients and their families as outpatients at Dana-Farber and inpatients at Children’s Hospital who have been affected by diagnosis, treatment, loss, and death. She also served as the Training Director for graduate students in the fields of social work and psychology.
Nancy started at The Children’s Room as a volunteer facilitator for one of our adult groups. She now serves as a Coordinator for the Monday peer support group. Nancy oversees the Program team, supervises staff and students, provides professional trainings, and co-coordinates the Intern Training Program. Along with the Program team, she trains volunteers, provides information and referrals to callers, and develops workshops for presentation at conferences. As a member of the senior management team, Nancy also serves on the Strategic Planning Committee.
The addition of a Clinical Director has also allowed TCR to expand and enrich our internship program for graduate and undergraduate students, educating the next generation of professionals entering the mental health field while increasing TCR’s capacity to serve grieving children and teens in our center and a growing number of off-site locations. Nancy has developed a weekly seminar for the interns to provide a didactic component to their training. She and all staff will serve as instructors for this seminar.
Donna Smith Sharff, TCR’s Executive Director, was thrilled to welcome Nancy on staff, saying,
“Nancy is an extraordinary addition to our already strong team. Her depth of knowledge and experience combined with her style are the perfect combination to help us strengthen and grow our programs and services.”
In addition to her role at TCR, Nancy currently teaches graduate students at Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology in the area of Health Psychology and has a private practice in Lexington, MA.
Nancy has been a meditation practitioner for over twenty-five years and has a particular interest in teaching meditation to children and in mindfulness and parenting. She has particular interests in training in the areas of grief and loss, oncology, and the importance of leadership in many forms.
Nancy holds a BA from the University of Michigan, an MA from Lesley University, a JD from Boston College Law School, and a Psy.D from Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology.