Meet the Team
Jackie Foster and Anna DeSalvo are a mighty team of two, helping patients through their clinical trials journeys.
Jackie Foster, MPH, RN, OCN is the Manager of the Jason Carter Clinical Trials Program (JCCTP). Jackie manages the day-to-day operations of the program, plans and develops clinical trial patient education resources, and builds relationships with partner organizations. Jackie has been a BMT and oncology nurse since 2005. Her expertise is in patient education and program development.
She received a B.A. in nursing and Hispanic studies at St. Olaf College in Northfield, MN and completed the Master of Public Health program focused on community health education at the University of Minnesota School of Public Health.
Anna DeSalvo, MS, LCGC is a Patient Education Specialist with the Jason Carter Clinical Trials Program (JCCTP). In addition to keeping the JCCTP clinical trial search tool up-to-date and creating educational content, Anna regularly assists patients in any part of the clinical trial search process.
Before joining the JCCTP, Anna worked in multiple different clinical settings as a certified genetic counselor. During her most reason clinical position, she was part of the oncology care team ordering and interpreting genetic test results in order to choose the most effective treatment options or to prevent cancer from occurring. She also has experience with many different rare genetic conditions, including hemoglobinopathies and inborn errors of metabolism, among others.
Anna received her Master of Science in Genetic Counseling from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York, NY and is a board certified and licensed genetic counselor.
We’re here to help. Jackie and Anna’s first priorities are to help patients find and join clinical trials. If you have trouble finding a trial, have any questions about a specific trial or the process of joining a trial, do not hesitate to reach out.