About Us

Twist Out Cancer provides psychosocial support to cancer survivors and their loved ones through creative arts programming. We are a global community that enables anyone touched by cancer to connect, create, support and inspire.

Our Founding Story

Twist Out Cancer (TOC) was built on the belief that when you share, the world opens up. At the age of 29, Jenna Benn Shersher was diagnosed with grey zone lymphoma—a rare form of cancer which affects less than 300 people in the United States.

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Our Community

Our community is comprised of survivors, previvors, caregivers and artists who have been touched by cancer.

Survivors are individuals that have heard the three words “you have cancer.” For many, a cancer journey does not start and end with diagnosis and cure. We believe that anyone who has been diagnosed with cancer has survived a life-changing experience.

Previvors are individuals who are genetically predisposed to cancer.

Caregivers are individuals who love and care for an individual diagnosed with cancer or previvor.

Our Informational Brochure and Annual Report

Please check out our informational brochure and Annual Report.

Twist Out Cancer Informational Brochure

Annual Report 2023

Annual Report 2022

Annual Report 2021

Annual Report 2020 

Annual Report  2019

Twist Out Cancer is a registered (501-c-3) non profit and our community relies on philanthropic support to deliver our transformative programs.

Our Board Members
Jenna Benn Shersher
Founder and CEO and Board President
Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania
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Andrew Edelston
National Board Chair, Executive Board Member, Financial Advisor at Lakefront Group at Morgan Stanley
Glencoe, Illinois
Lakefront Group at Morgan Stanley
Jennifer Indig
Executive Board Member, Founder, Fern Hill Project
New York
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Emma Peck Block
Executive Board Member, Secretary,Clinical Social Worker at Formative Psychological Services
Chicago, Illinois
Formative Psychological Services
Cynthia Beck
Cynthia Beck
Executive Board Member
Chicago, Illinois
Danny Glick
Danny Glick
Executive Board Member, Real Estate Broker
Chicago, Illinois
The Danny Glick Group
Josh Taustein
Executive Board Member, Director of Marketing and Communications at Continuum Clinical
Morton Grove, Illinois
Twist Out Cancer
Jon Goldberg
Executive Board Member, President of Padcaster
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Padcaster
Dr. Christian Squillante
Executive Board Member, MD is a medical oncologist and internal medicine specialist
Philadelphia, PA
Erin Johnson
Executive Board Member, Searl Lamaster Howe Architects - Office Manager
Chicago, Illinois
Howard Aaron
Executive Board Member, Personal Trainer and Health Motivator
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Howard Aaron Fitness Coach
Joelle Bilow
Joelle Goldman Bilow
Executive Board Member
Glencoe, Illinois
Dan Hadad
Executive Board Member
Toronto, Ontario
Kevin Morgan
Executive Board Member, Partner, JMA Ventures, LLC.
San Francisco, California
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Alex Perry
Executive Board Member
Chicago, Illinois
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Jenn Katz Margolis
Executive Board Member, Global Coverage Officer, Private Equity ADP
Washington, District of Columbia
Donna Dang
Advisory Board Member, Principal Associate at Pew Charitable Trusts
Philadelphia, PA
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Elizabeth Tabas
Advisory Board Member, Partner at Sidney Austin LLP, Law and Finance
Philadelphia, PA
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Mara McCarthy
Advisory Board Member
Philadelphia, PA
Sonya Keshwani
Advisory Board Member, Founder & CEO; StyleEsteem
Greenwich, CT and New York City
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Kathleen Boord
Advisory Board Member, Senior VP of Operations at Fanatics Sportsbook
San Francisco Bay Area
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Jennifer Dee
Advisory Board Member, Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Bryn Mawr, PA
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Mahwish Syed
Advisory Board Member, Founder/Owner, Mahwish Syed Designs
New York, NY
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Mignon Dupepe
Advisory Board Member, Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and Registered Art Therapist
Chicago, Illinois
Creative Possibilities Counseling
Gudrun Wu Snyder
Advisory Board Member, Doctor of Acupuncture and Owner of Moon Rabbit Acupuncture
Chicago, Illinois
Moon Rabbit Accupuncture
Jeff Guerrero
Advisory Board Member, Senior Product/UX Designer - Firefox
Chicago, Illinois
Jacqueline Carmody
Jacqueline Carmody
Advisory Board Member, Licensed Clinical Art Therapist
Chicago, Illinois
Integrative Psychotherapy Associates
Anna Feneis
Anna Feneis
Advisory Board, Fine Artist
Denver, Colorado
Ella Hawk
Advisory Board, Nurse Practioner at Cooper University Health Systems
Swedesboro, New Jersey
Dr. Martin Hogan
Advisory Board, DDS
Glencoe, Illinois
Bari Murphy
Advisory Board
Chicago, Illinois
Shelby Zitelman
Advisory Board, Sr. VP., Business Development at Zitelman Partners
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Kenny Lapins
Advisory Board, Writer, Artist, Poet
Chicago, Illinois
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Kara Thomas
Advisory Board, Artist
Detroit, Michigan
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Tanya Kertsman
Advisory Board, Pharmacist & Blogger
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Bari Fleischer
Advisory Board, Artist
Chicago, IL
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Soraya Fata
Advisory Board, Attorney
Chicago, Illinois
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Joe Lombardo
Advisory Board
Chicago, Illinois
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Our Staff
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Jenna Benn Shersher, she/her
Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania
Founder and Chief Executive Officer, MSW
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Amelia Hanrahan, she/her
Chicago, Illinois
Chief Operating Officer
August Spree, she/her
Detroit, Michigan
Director of Programs
Ana Gordon
Ana Gordon, she/her
Chicago, Illinois
Clinical Director, LCSW
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Jackie Carmody
Jacqueline Carmody, she/her
Chicago, Illinois
Clinical Art Therapist, LCPC, ATR-BC
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Lindsay Patton
Lindsay Patton, she/her
Grand Rapids, Michigan
Director of Digital Strategy
Jenna Koch, she/her
Potomac, Maryland
Clinical Social Work Intern
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Our Twistshop Facilitators
Headshot of Artist Jacqueline Carmody
Jacqueline Carmody
Director of Twistshops based in Chicago, Illinois
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Lindsay Taucher
Twistshop Facilitator based in Austin, Texas
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Headshot of Artist Mignon Dupepe
Mignon Dupepe
Twistshop Facilitator based in Winnetka, Illinois
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Kim Spalding
Twistshop Facilitator based in Media, Pennsylvania
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When you share -
the world opens up”

Jenna Benn Shersher, Founder of Twist Out Cancer