Clinical Staff

Joyce Collier

Joyce Collier


Joyce Collier is a licensed clinical social worker with over 25 years’ experience in the Greater Boston area. She was a group facilitator at the former Wellness Community of Greater Boston. Prior to that, Joyce spent 15 years at Fenway Community Health as the Coordinator of The Violence Recovery Program and then as the Associate Director of Mental Health. She has a specialty in group therapy and remains actively involved in the Northeastern Society for Group Psychotherapy.

Susan Englander


Susan Englander is a licensed clinical social worker with over 30 years of experience in the Boston area. She has worked in a variety of mental health settings. At The Wellness Community of Greater Boston she directed the Kids Count Too program supporting families in which a parent has cancer and consulted to a number of school systems around issues of loss and bereavement. She currently works part-time at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute as a part of the Gastrointestinal clinic.

Quinn Pertman


Quinn Pertman has a doctorate in Clinical Psychology. She has completed internships in the area of psychooncology at Dana Farber Cancer Institute, at The Wellness Community of Greater Boston, and Facing Cancer Together. Quinn also completed her post doctoral fellowship at Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates and Facing Cancer Together. Quinn is now a clinical staff member who facilitates general cancer support groups and the ovarian networking group.

Julie Anderson


Clinical Psychologist

Julie Anderson is a clinical psychologist with a 25 year long private practice in Brookline.  She has specialized in working with young adults and with adults going through life transitions.  In the last decade she has also been active in the regional and national associations for group therapy, and runs several groups in her practice (including a training group for psychiatry residents).  Prior to her career in psychotherapy, Julie worked as a teacher and administrator in special education, and in the 1980's, helped Perkins School for the Blind remodel their high school program to incorporate mainstreaming.

Jacqueline Harris


Retired, Educator

Jacqueline Harris is a native Bostonian and a retired Boston Public Schools teacher. She now works as a private tutor and writing coach, and, to feed her spirit, designs and sells custom handbags.

After a breast cancer diagnosis and treatment, she became and continues to be a grateful recipient of the supportive and healing services of Facing Cancer Together.

Claire Willis

Claire Willis


Claire Willis is a body/mind licensed clinical social worker with over 25 years experience in individual and group work and 18 years experience teaching yoga and meditation. She was a faculty member at the Family Institute of Cambridge and is the former Stress Management Consultant for the Dean Ornish Program in Boston. She is an adjunct faculty at Andover Newton Theology School. For the last l0 years, she was on the staff at The Wellness Community of Greater Boston where she facilitated groups, taught yoga, meditation and therapeutic writing.