Nancy Tucker, CEO CanCare

May 25, 2016

Media Contact: Cristina Vetrano
Phone: 713-461-0028

CanCare Announces Cristina Vetrano as new President and CEO

CanCare provides no-cost emotional support and resources to people facing any type of cancer. Nancy was one of the first patients helped by CanCare in 1990 by its founder, Anne Shaw Turnage, just months after the organization was formed. Because of the quality of service and a greater sense of hope Nancy received during her thyroid cancer diagnosis, she finished treatments and became a trained CanCare volunteer herself so that should could offer this vital support to others facing cancer.

After receiving support as a client, then becoming a volunteer, Nancy had the opportunity in 1991 to become the first full-time employee at CanCare, and was later appointed to president and CEO in 1997. “I have had the honor and privilege of working with outstanding members of our community who care about our cause and make that caring a reality through their time, talents and gifts,” Nancy shared. “I look back with gratitude for the opportunity to touch more than 300,000 individuals with our message of hope; heartbreak that cancer is still claiming the lives of many of the people we care about; and confidence that CanCare has built a strong foundation of community understanding and support for helping those with cancer.”

Ralph Waldo Emerson said, “The task before us is never as great as the power behind us.” Nancy relates, “The power behind CanCare is our solid history of service, our dedicated board of directors, our committed donors, our devoted support volunteers, our community partners, and our hard-working staff. And the greatest power of all driving CanCare forward is our faith.”

Nancy also shares, “I always believed that God did not want me to use my cancer experience as a stumbling block, but as a stepping stone in my life. What an incredible journey I have had with CanCare. As I now look forward to the next phase of my journey, I know that the same God who has guided all of us in the past, will continue to guide us in the future.”

The CanCare Board of Directors has engaged Edge Group, a leading executive search firm, to conduct a search for her successor.


About CanCare, Inc.
CanCare provides one-on-one emotional support to cancer patients and their families from a trained volunteer who has survived a similar type of cancer. CanCare volunteers help patients cope with a cancer diagnosis, give support during treatment and enable patients and family members to move forward with hope. Founded in 1990, CanCare now partners with more than 150 corporations, hospitals and congregations of varied faiths. All services are confidential and provided without charge. CanCare, Inc. is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization based in Houston, Texas and provides services to people world-wide. For more information, visit or call 888-461-0028.