Nicole Katze, MA
Nicole oversees LBBC’s online and print educational publications, including the medical and psychosocial content of LBBC.ORG, LBBC’s library of educational brochures, and our national newsletters, Insight and Insights on Metastatic Breast Cancer. She conceptualizes and selects content, assigns writers, works with medical reviewers and ensures consistency of messaging across media.
Since joining LBBC in 2012, Nicole has authored, edited and developed educational brochures, feature articles, and news stories on medical, psychosocial and practical concerns of people with breast cancer. She oversaw the publication of LBBC’s first Breast Cancer inFocus brochure, a mini-guide about communicating with healthcare providers about sexuality for LGBT people diagnosed with breast cancer. The series has grown to include titles for men with breast cancer and women diagnosed while pregnant. In December 2014, Nicole attended the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium as a scholarship advocate through the Alamo Breast Cancer Foundation’s Patient Advocate Program. Most recently, Nicole managed the development, information architecture, creation and updating of LBBC.ORG’s educational content.
Nicole earned her master’s degree in writing studies from Saint Josephs’ University and a bachelor’s degree in English from Wittenberg University. Prior to joining LBBC, Nicole worked as a staff writer for the office of university communications at Saint Joseph’s, where she wrote for the school’s print and web publications as well as public relations and media materials.
What inspires my work at LBBC:Every day I am deeply involved making the answers to some of the most challenging questions about breast cancer available to as many people as possible. To provide the information a woman needs – or to help her understand what questions she’s been meaning to ask – is a truly enriching way to spend a workday.
Quote to live by:“Worry a little bit every day and in a lifetime you will lose a couple of years. If something is wrong, fix it if you can. But train yourself not to worry: Worry never fixes anything.” – Ernest Hemingway