Julie Lanford, MPH, RD, CSO, LDN – Wellness Director
Julie Lanford MPH, RDN, CSO, LDN, is the Wellness Director for Cancer Services. She is a registered dietitian, licensed nutritionist and a board-certified specialist in oncology nutrition. Julie developed www.CancerDietitian.com, a healthy living web site for Cancer Services that translates evidence-based nutrition guidelines into consumer-friendly messages for everyday life. The site reaches thousands of people across the country who are interested in cancer nutrition and the most current topics on healthy lifestyle in our culture. Since 2007, Julie has written more than 250 articles and has over 5,000 subscribers to her e-newsletter.
In addition to writing articles, Julie provides prevention and survivorship education to Winston-Salem and surrounding rural communities. She has been a cancer nutrition speaker for many groups both locally and nationally and is an active member of the Oncology Nutrition Practice Group of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
Julie received a B.S. in Biology from North Carolina State University and a master’s degree in public health nutrition from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her professional experience prior to Cancer Services includes nearly three years as an outpatient oncology dietitian, and nutrition education for diabetes, cholesterol and weight management. Her passion is wellness for cancer prevention and survivorship, and she specializes in making healthy living fun! Lanford enjoys life away from work when she is traveling with her personal “circus,” a husband, two children, and a lively dog.
Contact Julie at firstname.lastname@example.org or 336-760-9983.
Gloria Hall – Outreach Coordinator
Gloria began working with Cancer Services in May of 2016. Originally from Medellin, Colombia, Gloria has lived in the United States for 14 years. Previously she worked in a financial institution providing customer care and assisting with financial educational classes, building on her experience in Colombia as a University teacher and business administrator.
Hall received her BS degree in Business Administration with a Minor in International Trade and Logistics from Esumer University at Medellin – Colombia. In her career experience, she found that educating is one of her biggest passions; she loves it!
At Cancer Services, Gloria has transferred her passion and experience in teaching to educating the Winston-Salem Hispanic/Latino community in health promotion and cancer risk reduction. She does this by offering “Prevencion,” a six-week series on the basics of cancer risk reduction. She also teaches Cooking Matters, a 6-week cooking class in partnership with the Second Harvest Food Bank and a 12-class lifestyle physical activity program called Active Living Every Day.
In addition to risk reduction programs, Gloria is the point person for Cancer Services’ Spanish Speaking cancer clients. She assists the Patient Advocate Team with communication and provides advocacy to clients. She also plans and facilitates the sobrevivientes (survivorship) programs for clients, including a monthly support group and Cancer Transitions en español.
Contact Gloria at email@example.com or 336-760-9983.
Joyce Hairston – Outreach Educator
Joyce Hairston is a Winston Salem native and has a passion for serving the community. She spent many years working as a paralegal prior to working for Cancer Services.
Joyce teaches Cooking Matters (a program partnership with Second Harvest Food Bank of NWNC), Active Living Every Day, and attends many health-oriented events in our area.
Joyce’s favorite recipes to make with participants are black bean brownies, oven “fried” chicken, noodles with vegetables and peanut sauce, yogurt parfait and stovetop mac & cheese. She loves to hear about participants who have made changes that enhance their health.
Joyce and her husband are members of Galilee Missionary Baptist Church and she is a proud mother, and grandmother of 3 beautiful girls.
Contact Joyce at firstname.lastname@example.org or 336-760-9983.