The National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship (NCCS) announces the appointment of Shelley Fuld Nasso as Chief Executive Officer. Fuld Nasso previously served as Senior Director of Public Policy at NCCS and with her appointment as CEO, will assume responsibility for executing NCCS’ efforts to ensure that improving the quality of cancer care in the United States remains a federal priority. She will lead the management team with Ellen Stovall, Senior Health Policy Advisor, and Nina Wendling, who was recently named Chief Operating Officer.
“The NCCS Board and staff are thrilled to have Shelley at helm, especially during this time of rapid and fundamental change in our health care system,” said NCCS Board Chair Mike Kappel.
“NCCS and the cancer survivors we represent will benefit greatly from Shelley’s experience in cancer advocacy, and her collaborative approach to getting things done in a complex policy environment,” added Stovall.
Fuld Nasso also brings personal experience to NCCS as a caregiver to family members and friends diagnosed with cancer. In that role, she has observed the strengths and flaws of the cancer care system and witnessed the potential benefits to patients that federal reform can bring.
Most recently, Fuld Nasso served as Director of Public and Medical Affairs and Director of Public Policy at Susan G. Komen for the Cure. Prior to her tenure at Komen, she was Director of Community Philanthropy at The Dallas Foundation and held management positions at communications and technology enterprises. She is a graduate of Rice University and holds a Master of Public Policy from the Harvard Kennedy School.