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Rob Tufel

Rob Tufel, MSW, MPH, brings more than 25 years of experience working in the non-profit sector where he created, implemented and managed a variety of innovative social service, research and health programs. He began his career working in low-income communities impacted by HIV which deepened his passion and dedication to health. Rob is currently the CEO of Cancer Support Community San Francisco Bay Area. He has also worked as the Executive Director of the Scleroderma Research Foundation, a non-profit foundation based in San Francisco whose mission is to seek out and fund the most promising, highest quality research aimed at improved therapies and, ultimately, a cure for scleroderma; the Executive Director of Cancer CAREpoint, a non-profit organization in Silicon Valley that provides free support services to cancer patients and their families; the Executive Director of the Ben and Catherine Ivy Foundation, the nation’s largest private funder of brain cancer research; and the Executive Director of the National Brain Tumor Foundation, a non-profit organization that provided patient and caregiver support and funded research. Rob has volunteered at numerous organizations including the San Francisco AIDS Foundation, the Susan Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, Axis Dance Company and Kaiser Permanente Santa Clara. He received his B.A. from Oberlin College and Masters’ Degrees in Social Welfare and Public Health from U.C. Berkeley.

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