Seasoned professionals bring passion and vision to new roles
Chester, N.J., April 13, 2023 – Cancer Hope Network (CHN), one of the nation’s leading 1:1 peer support nonprofits for adult cancer patients and their loved ones, announces the election of Terri-Ann Feindt as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer and Beth Blakey as Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer. Their combined leadership will drive forward CHN’s mission and strategic plan to serve more people and expand access to programming nationwide.
Founder & Chief Executive Officer of industry-leading technology solutions and strategy firm, Double Eagle Consulting, Feindt has been an active member of CHN’s Board of Trustees for more than two years, during which she chaired the Development Committee, dedicated her time and talents as a member of the Vision 2025 Strategic Planning Committee. In her role as Chairman & CEO, Feindt will apply her experience advising top companies in the IT space to execute CHN’s Vision 2025 Strategic Plan.
“I’m honored to be selected as Chairman and CEO of this amazing organization and to help execute the vision the planning committee worked hard to create,” said Feindt. “I’m excited to help lead our efforts to serve more people, providing and measuring high-quality services, engaging strategic partners and collaborators in the oncology space, and driving financial viability. Our vision is a world where no one faces cancer alone. Broadening awareness of our program and raising the funds to support it will be the cornerstones that help us reach our goals and actualize our vision.”
Feindt is an active member of Women in Technology, NetApp, and DMN Marketing Forum. A dynamic leader, dedicated supporter, and compassionate advocate, she brings a wealth of corporate and nonprofit expertise to CHN’s board and is deeply connected to the spirit of CHN’s mission through her own experience as a caregiver to her late father.
As a seasoned non-profit veteran of over 20 years, spending four of them with Cancer Hope Network in Fundraising & Development, Blakey partners with CHN’s Board of Trustees, Medical Advisory Board, and Board Committees to ensure the excellence and quality of CHN’s peer support program. As Executive Director & COO, Blakey will drive the development of CHN’s programming and fundraising.
“I’m honored to work alongside such a strong leadership team that’s deeply passionate about growing Cancer Hope Network’s program to best serve our current and future patients, caregivers, and volunteers,” said Blakey. “My goal alongside Terri-Ann is to reach everyone who might benefit from our services, making our organization more accessible and ensuring no one has to face cancer alone.”
Previously working for a variety of nonprofits including Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, the Rutgers University Foundation, and the Mayo Theatre and operating her own nonprofit and corporate communications consulting business for 13 years, Blakey’s expertise includes fundraising, organizational assessments, strategic planning, operations, and business development.
Forty-two years ago, Cancer Hope Network was the first in the nation to provide 1:1 peer support for cancer patients. For over four decades, the organization has remained steadfast to the simple, yet profound concept upon which we were founded—that through meaningful connection with someone with shared lived experience, cancer patients and their loved ones can navigate cancer with a greater sense of well-being and hope.
About Cancer Hope Network
Cancer Hope Network provides free and confidential 1:1 peer support for cancer patients, survivors and the people who love them. Our trained survivor and caregiver volunteer mentors provide support from diagnosis, through treatment and into survivorship. They have faced more than 98% of the cancers that will be diagnosed in 2023, speak 15 languages and are prepared to offer hope and guidance through a wide variety of challenges that accompany a cancer diagnosis.
All volunteer and client matches are overseen and supported from beginning to end by a team of healthcare and social work professionals.