Celeste Vaughan-Briggs, LSCW has more than 27 years of social-work experience and now
serves as Manager of the Free Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening Program at Thomas
Jefferson University’s (Jefferson’s) Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center in Philadelphia. The program
serves several hundred women with diverse backgrounds each year from across the greater
Philadelphia area. As a skilled and compassionate oncology social worker, Vaughan-Briggs
provides vital navigation and psychosocial support to these women and men throughout their
course of treatment. She is an adjunct faculty member for the Temple University School of
Social Work and the previously with the Jefferson Community Health Worker Program. Prior to
her Jefferson tenure, Vaughan-Briggs provided trauma-informed care and advocacy for
individuals and families affected by sexual assault, domestic violence, and murder, and she has
years of experience providing training to Philadelphia’s behavioral health providers on the
impact childhood violence has on adults.
A lifelong resident of Philadelphia, Vaughan-Briggs
earned her undergraduate degree in psychology from Temple University and her Masters of
Social Work from the University of Pennsylvania.