Greater Bay Area Chapter

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Greater Bay Area Support Groups


The following are Family Support Groups sponsored by The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Greater Bay Area Chapter. To attend a group, please contact the facilitator listed or contact the Patient Services staff at LLS.

Telephone Support

  • First Connection is one-on-one support from a volunteer survivor or caregiver. To request a match, email Patient Services Program Manager Lauren Wilkerson, M.P.H., M.S.W. or call (415) 625-1115.

East Bay

  • Berkeley/Oakland
    First Monday of every month at 7:30 p.m.
    Nancee Hirano, A.N.P., (510) 823-7286
    Gail Splaver, L.C.S.W., (510) 527-3871
  • Walnut Creek
    First Thursday of every month at 7 p.m.
    Alan Brast, Ph.D., (925) 277-7524
    Sarah Leonard, B.S.N., O.C.N., (925) 952-2797

North Bay

  • Greenbrae
    Second Tuesday of every month at 7 p.m.
    Fran Haghighi, R.N., (415) 925-7922
    Judith Sheridan, O.C.N., (415) 750-2202
    Fred Silverman, L.C.S.W., (415) 990-2704
  • Santa Rosa
    Third Thursday of every month at 12:30 p.m.
    Jennifer Hoegerman, R.N., (707) 874-2271
    Michele Kane, R.N., O.C.N., (707) 525-5300, ext. 6196

San Jose

  • Los Gatos
    Second Wednesday of every month at 6 p.m.
    Carolyn Green, L.C.S.W.
    Maureen O'Sullivan, (408) 626-7331
  • Palo Alto
    Second Tuesday of every month at 6:30 p.m.
    Anne Heideck, L.C.S.W., (650) 725-2041
    Suzanne Lambert, R.N., (650) 725-7055
  • MDS Group in Palo Alto
    First Friday of every other month from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
    Lenn Fechter, R.N., (650) 725-0744
    Andrea Linder, R.N.

San Francisco

  • UCSF Medical Center
    Second Tuesday of every month at 6 p.m.
    Julie Pasteur, M.S.W., (415) 353-0423
    Tiffany Raffino, M.S.W., (415) 353-2965
  • UCSF Medical Center In-Patient
    Every Wednesday at 1 p.m.
    Nina Balsamo, M.S.S., A.S.W., (415) 353-1304

Central Coast

  • Santa Cruz
    First and Third Tuesday of every month at 5:30 p.m.
    Anne Lindberg, R.N., (831) 462-7770
    Allison Brookes, M.S.W.                                                   
  • Santa Cruz Caregivers
    Second Tuesday of every month at 5:30 p.m.
    Anne Lindberg, R.N., (831) 462-7770
    Allison Brookes, M.S.W.

Children & Parents

  • Children's Hospital Oakland In-Patient: English
    Second and Fourth Thursday of every month at 12:30 pm
    Tracy Jones, L.C.S.W., (510) 428-3885, ext. 4797
    Alexina Cather, (510) 428-3885, ext. 4797
  • San Jose Spanish-Speaking Parents
    Fourth Monday of every month at 6 p.m.
    Rich Ramos, R.N., (408) 280-0811
  • Walnut Creek
    First Monday of every month at 6 p.m.
    Susan Bucker, L.C.S.W.
    Nancy Morgan, R.N., (925) 947-5272
last updated on Friday, April 11, 2014
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