Cancer Support Community announces new president/CEO

Board of directors appoints Kathryn McKenzie of Rehoboth Beach
February 20, 2013

Kathryn “Kate” McKenzie of Rehoboth Beach has been named president and chief executive officer of Cancer Support Community Delaware, a statewide nonprofit organization that provides support services, free of charge, to people with cancer and their loved ones. She succeeds Cindy Dwyer of Wilmington, who is retiring. Dwyer, a cofounder of CSCD, served as executive director since 2000.

McKenzie has been Delaware field representative for Susan G. Komen for the Cure, Philadelphia Affiliate, since 2011. At AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP, she was senior manager for Corporate Affairs, Alliance Development for Oncology, responsible for national and international oncology programs. This included National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a collaboration of 17 cancer organizations. She managed oncology charitable contributions, in addition to educational and marketing program development. She is past president of the Komen Board of Directors, Philadelphia Affiliate, and past president of the Westside Family Health Service in Wilmington.

McKenzie holds a BA degree from Rowan University, Glassboro, N.J., and an MS degree from Wilmington University. She is licensed as a registered nurse in Delaware and New Jersey.

Xavier DeCaire, chairman of the CSCD Board, said, “We enthusiastically welcome Kate to Cancer Support Community Delaware. Her impressive record of success in the oncology and related medical fields and her many affiliations throughout the state of Delaware will serve her well as she leads CSCD.”

Cancer Support Community Delaware is part of a national nonprofit organization that provides support, education and hope to people with cancer and their loved ones. Complete information is available at

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