Nancy Lenfestey

Nancy Lenfestey is an advocacy and family relations specialist at the St. Baldrick’s Foundation. In this role, she cultivates the St. Baldrick’s Advocacy and Family Relations Programs by collaborating with the foundation’s network of more than 5,500 Honored Kids and Families on coordinated outreach including blogs, media interviews, op-eds, and event attendance to enhance childhood cancer awareness and research funding. She also engages with congressional offices on childhood cancer legislation, and plans and executes advocacy days on Capitol Hill that convene advocates from across the country for training and congressional meetings in support of legislative issues that impact kids with cancer. Ms. Lenfestey’s background is in public health policy and federally funded health services research. Prior to joining the St. Baldrick’s Foundation, she was a health policy research associate and qualitative methodologist; expertise in policy development; program implementation and evaluation; health communications; and grassroots advocacy. She is the parent of a childhood cancer survivor, and is a cancer survivor herself.