Join us Saturday, September 30, 2023 for

Oncology Professionals Gratitude Day logo

An afternoon of speakers, music, camaraderie, community and art celebrating and thanking the oncology professionals of the North Bay.

NBCA is a unique bridge connecting cancer centers, treatment facilities and cancer agencies in our area. We’re bringing together hard-working oncology professionals for a few hours of fun, laughter and appreciation.

Social workers, managers, patient navigators, receptionists, schedulers, nurses and everyone working in oncology is invited. The day is an opportunity to renew and strengthen the bonds of our oncology community, hear from great speakers, meet your colleagues, and have some fun.

Lunch | Music | Prizes | Speakers

If you work in oncology in the North Bay, please join us Saturday, September 30, 2023, 11 am – 2 pm at Finley Community Center, Person Senior Wing small auditorium in Santa Rosa.

To RSVP fill out the form at the bottom of this page. This is a free event.

The Ceres Project

Lunch prepared by The Ceres Project

A free lunch will be prepared by The Ceres Project that reflects the healing food they prepare weekly for clients with ingredients that are 100% organic, sustainable, local, seasonal and gluten-free.

Lunch includes

BBQ free-range chicken (pulled)
BBQ glazed tempeh (vegan option)
Quinoa pilaf
Carrot salad with roasted almonds
Greek salad (set up in separate components, to assemble as desired)
Gluten-free cashew butter chocolate chunk cookies

The Ceres Project provides beautiful, delicious and medically tailored meals for those facing a serious illness like cancer.

2023 Speakers

Jonah Paquette


Jonah Paquette, PsyD

Clinical psychologist and author specializing in the science of well-being.​

Joshua Biddle, MD and
Nicole Bullock, LCSW

Marin Health Palliative Care Program

Joshua and Nicole will talk about addressing physical, emotional, psychological and spiritual suffering. They will reveal new information about the use of psychedelic medicines, particularly psilocybin, to treat existential and psycho-spiritual distress in patients with serious illness.


Anne-Marie Allen
Deep Breath Healing Gardens

Anne-Marie landscapes healing spaces for cancer patients. Her work has been featured in the Press Democrat.

Dr. Sara Keck

Sara Keck, MD
Providence Medical Group

Dr. Keck will give a brief introduction to self-compassion and then lead a guided practice called Compassion with Equanimity for Caregivers.

An art exhibit by cancer survivors

“Cancer forever changed my life, but through art I have found peace. Art has helped me to deal with grief, loss and to find courage to try new things that bring peace, as I rise up and work to rebuild my life. This piece is a reminder of that for myself and many others. I was proud to have won first place in the fair last year with it.”

—Lorri P. participant in Art from the Heart and multiple cancer survivor

Drawing of Round Barn by Lorri P.
Art from the Heart is a free art therapy program for cancer survivors. More information is at NBCA’s list of support groups.

This year’s events

Avelo Airlines jet

Oncology Professional of the Year Award

Two round trip ticket prizes to anywhere Avelo Airlines flies

Register here

    This event is FREE to all Oncology Professionals in the North Bay Area of California.

    Please tell us a bit about yourself, so that we can reserve a place for you at the event on Saturday, September 30, 2023.
    Please provide information for each field.

    We look forward to seeing you. Dress is casual for this free event.

    Thank you to our 2022 sponsors & community partners

    Summit State Bank logo
    Avelo Airlines logo
    Bennett Valley Golf Course logo
    Buff logo
    Logo for Flamingo Resort, Santa Rosa
    Landmark Vineyards logo
    Monticello Vineyards logo
    Oliver's Logo
    Session Climbing logo
    Trione Vineyards and Winery stacked logo