The New York Cancer Foundation has named Tina Toulon executive director overseeing the foundation’s daily operations while raising funds for cancer patients who are struggling financially.
Toulon, who holds skills in collaborative selling and account management with a focus on healthcare, plans to double the number of patients and families that the foundation assists this year by hosting fundraisers and applying her background in marketing and sales.
“I’m thrilled and honored to have been promoted to Executive Director,” said Toulon, who previously served as New York Cancer & Blood Specialists’ top physician liaison for Suffolk County. “The team in place is so dedicated to all the good we do and to all the good we will do. My vision is to take the foundation to the next level and help more patients than ever. Their stories are so inspiring, and it’s an honor to be able to assist them.”
The foundation has been awarding grants to qualifying patients undergoing cancer treatment since 2014. The ongoing Covid-19 pandemic has made it especially difficult for patients to leave their homes. Now more than ever, assisting these individuals, no matter how small or large, can make a difference.
“We couldn’t be more confident in the skills that Tina brings to the Foundation,” said Jeff Vacirca, MD, CEO. “She also brings creativity, compassion, and proven leadership, so I’m excited about the Foundation’s future in expanding the role it plays in relieving financial hardships for cancer patients.”