Navigating Financial Concerns During and After a Melanoma Diagnosis

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Amy Niles

Executive Vice President

PAN Foundation

Amy is responsible for strategic leadership ofexternal facing initiatives of the Patient Access Network (PAN)Foundation.  The PAN Foundation is a national not-for-profit organizationthat provides financial assistance to people who are underinsured and advocatesfor improved access to affordable care.  Amy establishes relations and partnerships with the patient advocacy andprovider community, always seeking to educate and raise awareness about theavailability of patient assistance resources. She is also the visionaryleader for PAN’s policy and advocacy programs. As such, Amy keeps an eye on theever changing legislative and regulatory environment and establishes andexecutes an enterprise-wise advocacy strategy to drive legislative change.

Before joining the PAN Foundation in 2014, Amy served foreight years as Chair, Medical Relations and Advocacy for the Together Rx Accessprogram, a national program to remove barriers to access to care for people whowere uninsured. Prior to that, she was President and CEO of the NationalWomen’s Health Resource Center, now known as HealthyWomen, for more than adecade.  

Amy has aMaster of Business Administration degree from Baruch College, City Universityof New York, and an undergraduate degree in Biology from the University ofRochester. 

Joanna Fawzy Morales


Triage Cancer

Joanna Fawzy Morales, Esq., is a cancer rights attorney, author, speaker, and CEO of Triage Cancer, a national, nonprofit organization providing free education on practical and legal issues that may impact individuals coping with cancer and their caregivers, through events, materials, and resources.

Ms. Morales has spent nearly thirty years working on behalf of individuals with cancer, including five as an Adjunct Professor of Law at Loyola Law School, teaching a seminar in Cancer Rights Law, and eight at the John Wayne Cancer Institute’s Psychosocial Care Program and Positive Appearance Center. She has also taught a Community Advocacy Clinic, as an Adjunct Professor of Law at Wayne State University Law School.

Ms. Morales has presented nearly one thousand educational seminars on employment, insurance, health care, and advocacy issues throughout the country for individuals diagnosed with cancer, caregivers, health care professionals, advocates, lawyers, employers, and the general public.

Ms. Morales has received several awards and recognition for her service to the cancer community and her work in the area of legislative advocacy, including the 2009 Susan G. Komen for the Cure® Public Policy Advocate of the Year and the 2015 Legacy Advocate Award from Stupid Cancer. In 2010, she was recognized by the Los Angeles Daily Journal as one of the Top 20 Attorneys in California Under the Age of 40.

Ms. Morales earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science with an emphasis in International Relations from the University of California Los Angeles and a Juris Doctor from Loyola Law School Los Angeles.

Victoria Tripp, MSW, LICSW

Helpline Community Navigator

Cancer Support Community

Victoria joined CSC as a Helpline Community Navigator in May 2022. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and completed her education at the National Catholic School of Social Service at Catholic University with a concentration in clinical and medical social work. Victoria began her career in oncology during her graduate school internship and has never left. In her free time, she loves to spend time with her family, go hiking in Shenandoah, and cuddle up with her dog and a good book.


Navigating Financial Concerns During and After a Melanoma Diagnosis
08/23/2022 at 7:00 PM (EDT)   |  60 minutes
08/23/2022 at 7:00 PM (EDT)   |  60 minutes
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