What We Do

Our programs and services are always provided at no cost to ensure that we do not increase the financial burden of those already coping with life-threatening issues. We serve all people with cancer—any diagnosis, any stage—and their families and caregivers. Our comfortable setting helps people find a sense of community among others with whom they can share, learn and improve their quality of life.

All of our programs, including support groups, are managed and facilitated by licensed mental health professionals who are specifically trained in Cancer Support Community philosophy, methodology and administration. Cancer Support Community provides only programs that are both purposeful and proven to be effective by sound research.

From the President/CEO

Read a special welcome message from Bev Soult, President and CEO of Cancer Support Community Central Ohio.

  I feel extraordinarily privileged to work for this great organization. Our Board of Directors, management team, facilitators and volunteers do outstanding work every single day. As a result of the continued generosity of the central Ohio community, not only have we been able to increase our number of programs and services, but we also continue to provide them at no cost. We remain faithful to our mission to ensure that all people impacted by cancer are empowered by knowledge, strengthened by action and sustained by community. Over the next several decades, more people than ever will receive a diagnosis of cancer, and more people than ever will survive cancer. With the foremost goal of improving the lives of patients with cancer and their families, Cancer Support Community will continue to provide psychosocial services and programs to those affected by cancer, patients with cancer, survivors and their families and friends. On behalf of the Cancer Support Community, I thank all the individuals, foundations and corporate funders who provide financial and in-kind support. Thank you for your part now and in the future in ensuring that all people diagnosed with cancer have access to the comprehensive, quality cancer care they deserve. Bev Soult
President and CEO

Our Staff

Our Support Team

Dietitian: Michelle Mills

Board of Directors

Many thanks to our board members, who are so generous in donating their time and talent in serving our community.

See a list of our 2020 Board Members


Ryan Szymanski, Partner, Avenue Partners

Immediate Past Chairman 
Craig Lerner, President, Involve and Involve Media

Past Chairmen

Steve Weyl, Partner, Sandler Sales Systems and Founder and Past CEO, Able Roofing

Skip Weiler, President, The Robert Weiler Company

Mark Swepston, President, Atlas Butler Heating & Cooling

Dan Bradley, President and General Manager (Retired), NBC4

Vice Chairman
Ken Pritchett, President (Retired), Midwest Retail Services, Inc.

Chris Avondet, Vice President & Territory Manager, Lamar Advertising Company of Columbus


Julie Shane, Assistant Vice President, Product Program Leader, Grange Insurance

Bev Soult

Arthur G. H. Bing, MD, FACS, Plastic Surgeon (Retired) and Developer

Frank Carson, JD,  Attorney, Frost Brown Todd LLC

Marlene A. Casini, President (Retired), Delaware County Foundation

Devra Cornell, Chief Human Resources, Corporate Giving and Philanthropy, Bob Evans Farms, Inc.

Sarah Eagleson, Realtor & Partner, Keller Williams Classic Properties

Ken Freedman, Vice-President & General Manager, NBC4-WCMH-TV

Barry Gasaway, Founder & President, SmartLife Chocolate

Susan Haller, Principal, Susan L Haller & Associates

Paul Hurd, Assistant Vice President, Corporate Research, Grange Insurance

Judith Kimchi-Woods, President, Chamberlain College of Nursing, Columbus Campus

Lisa King, President and Founder, Brownie Points, Inc.

Tom Lesko, JD, Vice President & Senior Consultant, Manning & Napier Advisors

Pete Maravich, Regional Business Leader, Giant Eagle

Michael Murphy, Chairman & Owner, Murphy Development Company

Frank Pacetta, Coach/Advisor/Speaker, Kensington Partners

Arlene Reitter, Managing Director, Development and Communications, Alvis, Inc.

Dean C. Ringle, Executive Director, County Engineers Association

Dennis Shaffer, President & CEO, Civista Bank

Ryan Szymanski, Partner, Avenue Partners

Kevin Walsh, Senior Vice President, Investments, Merrill Lynch Wealth Management, The Walsh Group

Emeritus Members

Jasmin Tucker, President, Advantage Media

Greg Ubert, Founder & President, Crimson Cup Coffee & Tea

Terry Weinsenstein, CPA (Retired)

2018 Annual Report

Financial information including current IRS Form 990 is available at Guidestar.com.

Cancer Support Community Blog

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Our Community

Read the stories of others in Central Ohio living with, through and beyond cancer.

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