CSC’s Board of Directors Chooses New Executive Director

A letter from CSC’s former Executive Director, Meg Symes:

Dear wonderful amazing friends and generous supporters of CSC,

Being a part of this amazing CSC community as a volunteer, staff member and participant member over these past 10 years has been beyond wonderful for me, and now I have great news to share with you! 

After a four-month executive search, the CSC Board of Directors has chosen Patricia V. Ostiller, JD, CFRE to serve as the organization’s new Executive Director. A graduate of Northwestern University and Loyola Law School, Patricia has served as CSC’s Director of Development since 2015. Since that time, I have had the joy of working with her.

During my tenure as Executive Director over the past three years, Patricia and I have worked closely to ensure the steady growth of this wonderful organization that we both love. I have witnessed firsthand her commitment to our members and our mission, her tireless work ethic, her valuable skill sets, and her genuine compassion and grace.

We share a passion for helping families in our community who are facing cancer. I am so happy for Patricia and CSC, and I’m confident that with your continued support, Patricia will lead CSC to new heights for families facing cancer.

Please join me in extending congratulations to Patricia, my friend and colleague.

And enormous thanks to both Patricia and Laura Wending, our Program Director, who stepped in as Co-Executive Directors during my medical leave.  CSC has never skipped a beat through this transition!


P.S. Before retiring in June 2020, I will assist Patricia with leadership succession and also help with the planning of CSC’s 30th anniversary Gala on May 2, 2020 to be held at The Langham in Pasadena. We hope to see you there!!!!  Gala planning is full steam ahead!