Hester Hill Schnipper, LICSW, BCD, OSW-C
Ms. Hill Schnipper is chief of oncology social work at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, an adjunct professor at Simmons College School of Social Work and Susan G. Komen for the Cure’s first Hatcher Professor of Survivorship. Her daily clinical work includes the care of women living with all stages of breast and gynecologic cancer; she facilitates five support groups and develops other support and educational resources for her institution's oncology community. She has authored two books: Woman to Woman: A Handbook for Women Newly Diagnosed with Breast Cancer and After Breast Cancer: A Commonsense Guide to Life after Treatment.
In 1993 and again in 2005, Ms. Hill Schnipper was diagnosed with breast cancer and underwent surgery, radiation, chemotherapy and hormonal therapy. She has two young adult daughters and lives with her husband in Concord, Massachusetts.