Joanna L. Fawzy Morales, Esq
Joanna L. Fawzy Morales, Esq, is a cancer rights attorney, author, speaker, and CEO of Triage Cancer, a national, nonprofit organization providing free education on practical and legal issues that may impact individuals coping with cancer and their caregivers, through events, materials, and resources. She has spent nearly thirty years working on behalf of individuals with cancer, including five as an adjunct professor of law at Loyola Law School, teaching a seminar in cancer rights law, and eight at the John Wayne Cancer Institute’s Psychosocial Care Program and Positive Appearance Center. She has also taught a community advocacy clinic as an adjunct professor of law at Wayne State University Law School.
Ms. Morales co-authored Cancer Rights Law for the American Bar Association – the first and only book of its kind. In 2020, she wrote a chapter "Cancer-Related Legal Issues," for the Oncology Nursing Society’s book, Oncology Nurse Navigation: Delivering Patient-Centered Care Across the Continuum. She has been published in a variety of cancer, health, and women's publications.
Including many hosted by Living Beyond Breast Cancer, Ms. Morales has presented nearly one thousand educational seminars on employment, insurance, health care, and advocacy issues throughout the country for individuals diagnosed with cancer, caregivers, health care professionals, advocates, lawyers, employers, and the general public. In addition, she has served on numerous cancer community committees and boards.
Ms. Morales has received several awards and recognition for her service to the cancer community and her work in the area of legislative advocacy, including the 2009 Susan G. Komen for the Cure® Public Policy Advocate of the Year and the 2015 Legacy Advocate Award from Stupid Cancer. In 2010, she was recognized by the Los Angeles Daily Journal as one of the Top 20 Attorneys in California Under the Age of 40.
Ms. Morales earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science with an emphasis in International Relations from the University of California Los Angeles and a Juris Doctor from Loyola Law School Los Angeles.