Welcome to Health Union's Community Team. Our Community Team is made up of a diverse group of employees of Health Union who bring you engaging, accurate information about living with blood cancer. The Community Team partners with the Editorial Team to provide clinical content that helps people live better with their condition. Meet your Blood-Cancer.com team below.
The Blood-Cancer.com Team
Rackel has previous experience working as human resources manager, most recently at a nonprofit in Philadelphia and previously at a nephrology medical practice. She graduated with a BS in health policy and administration from Penn State University and is currently pursuing her master of public health degree at West Chester University. Rackel also is an immigrant from Kenya and draws a lot of her passion and drive from this experience. She lives in Philadelphia with 2 roommates and the sweetest dog, Frankie.
Kathy Troy Smyser
Kathy lives in Pennsylvania with her graduate student daughter and 2 big dogs. Kathy came to Health Union following a position as director of marketing and external relations at Rosemont College. She loves words and language, whether through reading, writing, or helping others find their voices. She enjoys traveling with and visiting her 3 adult children, which has taken her to 10 countries on 4 continents.
Amanda De Leo
Cross Community Moderators
Lori Duffy Foster