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Joanna Bull, Gilda’s Club Founder
Joanna Bull, M.A., M.F.C.C., is the co-founder (along with Gene Wilder amd Joel Siegel) of Gilda's Club and is an Honorary Member of the Board of Directors of Gilda's Club Worldwide. Gilda's Club is named for Gilda Radner, with whom Ms. Bull worked as a cancer psychotherapist during the comedian's illness. Throughout her career, Ms. Bull has worked to establish free cancer support communities - first at the pioneering Center for the Healing Arts in Los Angeles - later at The Wellness Community in Santa Monica and Redondo Beach, California, and finally at Gilda’s Club. In addition to participating in the development and administration of such communities, she has trained and supervised therapists extensively in the concept, and has worked with hundreds of people who have cancer, as well as their family members, on psychosocial issues related to cancer.
Raised in Detroit, Ms. Bull attended the University of Chicago; she also studied at the Chicago Art Institute. Her Masters in Clinical Psychology was earned at Immaculate Heart College in Los Angeles. She is the author of Gilda's Club: Philosophy and Program, as well as numerous professional papers.