Jennifer Bires, LCSW, OSW-C

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Inova Schar Cancer Institute (ISCI)

Jennifer Bires, LCSW, OSW-C, is the Executive Director of Life with Cancer and Patient Experience for the Inova Schar Cancer Institute (ISCI).  As Executive Director, she works to ensure that patients, survivors, and their family members have access to psychosocial care at no cost to them to help individuals cope with cancer, its treatments, and survivorship in the best possible way. She specializes in working with Young Adults who have been diagnosed with cancer, communication around end of life concerns, sexual health and has over a decade of experience running groups for people impacted by cancer. She oversees the ISCI Arts and Healing program ensuring patients have access to the arts as a modality of healing and part of their treatment process.  Jennifer earned her master’s degree from Washington University in Saint Louis.  She earned her bachelor’s degree at Clemson University.  She was awarded the Oncology Social Worker of the year in 2017 from the Association of Oncology Social Workers, sits on the Leadership Council for AONN+ and is the past chair for the Board of Oncology Social Work.