Joel Helmke - Board of Directors

Joel Helmke is a seasoned heath care leader with almost 30 years in the field.  Nearly his entire career has been spent in large academic medical centers, with the majority of his years focused in NCI designated comprehensive cancer centers.   Previous stops in his career have included the St David’s Healthcare System in Austin, TX, Houston Methodist and the MD Anderson Cancer Center at the Texas Medical Center in Houston, TX, the WellStar Healthcare System in Atlanta, GA, and City of Hope in Los Angeles, CA.


In his current role as Chief Operating Officer at the Fox Chase Cancer Center, he is responsible for the clinical operations of an internationally recognized academic cancer center in Philadelphia, PA.   He is currently involved in developing new facilities to house their growing programs, and facilitating their ongoing integration effort with the Temple University Health System.    


He is a native of Houston, TX, received his undergraduate degree from the University of Houston, his graduate degree from Texas State University and is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives.