Co-Founder, Pathfinders for Cancer; Clinical Social Worker and Counselor
Tina Staley is a social worker in Denver with 25 years of experience in mental health and chronic illness, emphasizing quality of life for cancer patients and caregivers and specializing in end-of-life issues. She is the co-founder of Pathfinders in Aspen, CO, and developed the Kindness in Action project. Staley’s background includes creating clinician-researcher partnerships for cancer care and instructing integrative oncology at Duke Cancer Institute. Her quality-of-life interventions, counselling, and research with terminally ill breast cancer patients at Duke is the subject of the film, What Love Is, Pathfinders 50 on PBS. She co-authored Living Fully, Dying Well, has presented at TEDxAsheville, and provides counselling, presentations, and interactive workshops.