Nina Fishman's Bio
Nina is a committed advocate for the health and well-being of cancer patients. A breast cancer survivor for thirteen years, Nina was drawn to the work of the Cancer Center Community Advisory Board. She looks forward to applying her background in organizational and personal development to the work of this Board in its mission: to educate the community, in the dedicated work of the SBP Cancer scientists who probe and unlock the mystery of cancer. Being able to contribute to the community is the silver lining in the otherwise dark cloud of uncertainty that plagues all cancer survivors.
She is the daughter of Dr. William and Lillian Fishman, founders of Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute. She is proud of the work that her parents achieved, against the odds, in creating a culture in which scientific inspiration thrives to this day. She has recently participated in co-authoring a memoir about Sanford Burnham Prebys. With Dr. Eva Engvall and Nancy Beddingfield.
Her credentials include a Masters Degree in Education, an advanced certificate in Organizational Systems Development from the Gestalt Institute of Cleveland, and certifications in several powerful tools for achieving change. Nina is also a certified meditation teacher and aspiring Japanese Sumi-e artist. She has a deep interest in applying a multi-faceted approach to cancer prevention, treatment, and recovery, She believes that conventional treatment can be enhanced by mind/body practices, stress management, meditation, diet, and medicinal foods. After a successful career as an organizational development consultant, Nina and her husband Alan have co-founded a medicinal mushroom company, Myshroom.