National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) named Cheryl Rusten program manager of their executive office in June 2014. NCCN, a nonprofit alliance of 25 of the world’s leading cancer centers devoted to patient care, research, and education, is dedicated to improving the quality, effectiveness, and efficiency of cancer care so that patients can live better lives. In her role as program manager, Rusten is responsible for providing assistance to the organizations president and chief operating officer.
Prior to her position at NCCN, Rusten served as the manager of program operations in the health communications and health disparities department for Fox Chase Cancer Center. Fox Chase Cancer Center is one of 41 institutions designated by the National Cancer Institute as a Comprehensive Cancer Center. As manager of program operations, Rusten was responsible for identifying funding opportunities and assisting with proposal development, submission and monitoring. As well as designing evaluations of current projects, developing and monitoring budgets, and special projects, all related to cancer education, health communications or cancer disparities.
Rusten graduated from the Maxwell School in 1991 with a master’s degree in public administration.