Hope HealthCare Services President and CEO Samira K. Beckwith has been elected to the Board of Directors of the National Coalition for Cancer Survivors (NCCS).

NCCS is an advocacy organization that represents the millions of Americans who have lived with, through and beyond a cancer diagnosis.

“Having twice survived cancer, I feel strongly compelled to help others,” Beckwith said. “I am in a position to advocate for changes in how the nation researches, regulates and delivers quality care.”

Beckwith’s term on the NCCS board runs through 2014.