Jennifer Bires, LICSW, OSW-C

Executive Director of Life with Cancer and Patient Experience
Inova Schar Cancer Institute (ISCI)
Fairfax, VA

As executive director, Jennifer 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 diagnosis, treatments, and survivorship in the best possible way.

She specializes in working with young adults who have been diagnosed with cancer, helping them with end-of-life concerns and sexual health issues. Jennifer 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 as 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.

Last modified: May 24, 2022

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