Wendy Griffith, MSSW, LCSW, OSW-C

Sr. Social Work Counselor, MD Anderson Cancer Center

Wendy Griffith, MSSW, LCSW, OSW-C is a senior social work counselor at MD Anderson Cancer Center. For many years, she was a licensed clinical social worker in the outpatient Head and Neck Clinic, where she worked with a large percentage of young adult cancer patients. Witnessing the disparities they experienced first-hand opened Griffith’s eyes to a problem that she didn’t know much about. That motivated her to get involved in AYA cancer support.

In addition to becoming more familiar with young adult specific organizations and resources, Griffith also became a member of MD Anderson’s Young Adult Advisory Council, which she now co-chairs. She started and facilitates a support group specifically for young adults with cancer.