Center for Patient and Care Partner Engagement
Since Nikki Mitchell's passing in 2013, the Nikki Mitchell Foundation envisioned a physical Center where patients and their care partners could seek counseling, financial support, peer support, patient advocacy, and more.
NMF realized that a virtual Center could have a wider reach and would create a greater impact. In 2021, Nikki Mitchell Foundation partnered with The Andrew Page Pancreas Cancer Fund to reimagine cancer navigation and enhance the patient experience.
The Center for Patient and Care Partner Engagement launched in 2022 to supplement critical gaps in health care delivery by providing accessible and compassionate peer support to all patients with pancreatic disease and their care partners. It encompasses NMF's long standing patient financial aid programs, (Bridge of Wings, Hope Suite Hope, and Witches of St. Andrews), and the new peer support groups, (Nancy Lyle Ambassador Program and Thrive Together).
The center continues to expand toward its vision of providing compassionate support to all patients with pancreatic disease and their care partners.
Clinical, Patient & Care Partner Ambassadors
Lindsey L. Manos,
Director, Strategic Innovation Center for Patient & Care Partner Engagement
Nikki Mitchell Foundation
Dr. Andrew J. Page, MD
Pancreatic Cancer Survivor