Kayla joined the Dear Jack team in March 2019 as the Director of Program Delivery. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and devoted her time to working with oncology patients and their families. She comes to Dear Jack with 9+ years of hospital oncology social work experience and nonprofit program development and evaluation.
She has always pursued her passion to improve the quality of life of AYA patients through her clinical role in pediatric oncology, as well as her experience as Co-Chair of an AYA Task Force responsible for assessing and raising awareness about AYA needs through community engagement and increasing funding for AYA-targeted programming through grant preparation. More recently she was the Program Director for a Colorado nonprofit with a focus on youth suicide prevention and support.
Kayla lives with her husband, young son, and their dogs – Brigley (Boston Terrier) and Sicilia (French Bulldog). She adamantly believes Taco Tuesday should be Taco Every Day, will always choose Summer over Winter, and is still on the hunt for the best gluten free donut.