Our staff.

Meet our team

Hope is not an accident. At Cancer Hope Network, it’s made possible by our dedicated staff. They care and they love, they listen and they advise. They collaborate and learn. Most of all, they work with hundreds of volunteers, donors and clients to create hope in the face of cancer’s trauma. 

Learn more about our leadership by visiting our Board of Trustees page. Click the images below to learn more about each team member. 

Beth Blakey, Executive Director & COO

Beth Blakey is a seasoned nonprofit professional and proven leader who works with the Cancer Hope Network Board of Trustees, Medical Advisory Board, and Board Committees to ensure the excellence and quality of Cancer Hope Network’s one-on-one peer support program for cancer patients, caregivers, and those who love them. Ms. Blakey is responsible for driving positive programmatic outcomes, robust funding relationships/fundraising results, publicly representing and articulating Cancer Hope Network’s mission and vision to a national audience, encouraging and inspiring staff and volunteers, and providing operational oversight for all aspects of Cancer Hope Network’s business. In addition to her role as Executive Director & COO, Ms. Blakey is a trained Cancer Hope Network Caregiver Mentor. She is also certified in Mental Health First Aid, and she is an Integrative Nutrition Health Coach. Ms. Blakey is a passionate advocate for peer support as part of a whole-person, patient-centered care approach for people experiencing cancer.

Prior to joining the Cancer Hope Network team, Ms. Blakey honed her nonprofit fundraising and leadership skills at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, the Mayo Theatre, and the Rutgers University Foundation. She also ran her own nonprofit and corporate communications consulting business for 13 years.