Meet Our Social Workers

Being diagnosed with cancer can be a very stressful time for you and your family. We are here to support you during this difficult time.

Nicole McCallister, LMSW
Social Worker for West Valley Offices

Nicole McCallister is a Master Social Worker.  Nicole received her Master’s in Social Work from Arizona State University in August 2017.  She received her Bachelor’s in Criminal Justice Studies in April 2003 from Grand Valley State University in Grand Rapids, MI.  Nicole has spent the last 15 years working with children and families in the child welfare system of Arizona.  She completed a social work internship with Ironwood under the supervision of Kelly Huey from August 2016 through May 2017.  Nicole has volunteered with Ironwood’s breast cancer support group in Scottsdale after her internship was complete.


Services Offered:

Coping with your Diagnosis, Caregiver Support, Community Resource Referrals, Individual and Family Counseling, Advance Directives, Coping with your Diagnosis, Caregiver Support, Support Groups, Assistance in Resolving Barriers to your Treatment.



When a person has cancer, the last thing they should have to worry about is money for food.  But the truth is, cancer is financially difficult for patients and their families.  When a person can’t work because he or she is sick, it can be difficult to pay for basic living supplies.  Some cancer patients can’t afford to eat every day.   

Government nutritional assistance programs don’t allow the purchase of items such as toothpaste, soap, and household cleaning supplies.

Ironwood Cancer & Research Centers is trying to help by providing essential items and food for their patients in their time of need.  Patients can visit the pantries at our Glendale or Chandler locations and pick out the items they need for free.

If you have unopened personal care items or non-perishable food you can donate, Ironwood Cancer and Research Centers will make sure it gets to the families of a cancer patient that can use it.

We are grateful for any donations but have the biggest need for:

Paper towels, toilet paper, tissues,  Ensure®, Gatorade, canned soups, canned meats such as tuna, beans, protein bars, healthy snacks, rice, pasta, canned vegetables, pudding, JELL-O, diapers, soap, and antibacterial hand sanitizer.

If you would like to meet with one of our Social Workers please e-mail or call Integrative Services at 480-314-6660.  Our support groups and services are available to our patients and we encourage you to attend.