Working as the Patient & Family Support Specialist, Katie will support the JAF Treatment Transportation Program and (Up)Beat Opportunities while developing strong relationships with patients and families. Katie will also manage JAF Mission Ambassadors - patient grant recipients, healthcare partners and Foundation supporters - helping them to share their stories with our community.
Katie received her social work degree from Regis College (Weston, MA) in 2015 where she also played lacrosse. Previously, she served as the Director of Campus Ministry and coach for girls’ field hockey and lacrosse at a Rhode Island private school. Katie is also a volunteer facilitator for a child bereavement group at Friends Way in Warwick, RI, and at PeaceLove Studios’ for their expressive arts workshops for various populations.
Get to Know Katie
What drives you each day at the Joe Andruzzi Foundation?
The mission to “provide help, hope and a reason to smile” is directly connected to my passion of caring for others with an understanding and empathetic heart. Cancer diagnoses have directly impacted my family. I understand the importance of focusing on treatment, recovery, and quality time with loved ones. Being able to provide that for others is what fulfills the drive of my work each day.
What is your favorite thing about working for the Joe Andruzzi Foundation?
The community of people who work at JAF are empathetic humans who strive to connect and provide love and hope to those most in need. They send off energy that is inspiring!
List a “fun fact” about yourself that others may be surprised to learn.
I have a miniature sheepadoodle, Pippa, that I got in July 2021, and she is my real-life teddy bear that keeps me on my toes.