Palm Beach Cancer Institute Foundation 

Governing Board

The Palm Beach Cancer Institute Foundation exists to significantly improve the lives of cancer patients and their families, through education, assistance, research and direct services. The Board is comprised of experienced oncologists, cancer survivors, business leaders and individuals active in our community.  The Sari Center is the primary initiative of the Palm Beach Cancer Institute Foundation.



Ms. Robin Malasky, M.Ed, CCC-SLP
Robin was born and raised outside of Boston and has been living in Florida since she graduated from Skidmore College with a Social work degree in 1989.

She earned a Masters Degree in Education with a concentration in Exceptional Student Education from Florida Atlantic University in 1997, in order to pursue a career in Speech/Language Pathology. Robin has worked with both adults and children with communication disorders, focusing on speech/language and swallowing disorders in the geriatric population.

Robin discontinued working in October 2004, when she was diagnosed with Stage II breast cancer to focus on her health and family. Her cancer was discovered when she was 37 after a routine mammogram and with no family history. Since Robin's diagnosis, she has become passionate about helping others who are not as fortunate as she was and do not have the support she had while going through her illness.

Robin has been co-chair of School Teams for the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure for two years, and was honored as a local "Komen Warrior" by the Komen Cancer Research Foundation. She is married to Stephen Malasky and they have two children.


Neal E. Rothschild, M.D.
Dr. Neal E. Rothschild is board certified in internal medicine, medical oncology and hematology. He is a magna cum laude graduate of Brown University, a graduate of New Jersey Medical School and he completed his residency and fellowships in hematology and medical oncology at Georgetown University Medical Center.

Dr. Rothschild is the chief of the Division of Hematology and Oncology at Good Samaritan Medical Center. He is also a clinical assistant professor at the University of Florida, Department of Medicine and consulting associate for the Duke University Medical Center.

He is a member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology and the American Society of Hematology. He serves on the board of directors of the Israel Cancer Association-USA and The Richard David Kann Melanoma Foundation.

Dr. Rothschild's direct office number is (561) 366-4131.


Robert J. Jacobson, M.D. FACP

Dr. Robert J. Jacobson is the Clinical Research Director of Palm Beach Cancer Institute and director of the bone marrow/stem cell transplant program. He is board certified in hematology and hematopathology.

His clinical interests include the use of high-dose chemotherapy and stem cell support for treating malignancies, determining the pathogenesis and clonality of hematopoietic malignancies and the diagnosis and treatment of lung cancer and blood diseases.

Dr. Jacobson earned his medical degree from the University of Witwatersrand Medical School in Johannesburg, South Africa, in 1966. He completed his residency in internal medicine at Sinai Hospital of Baltimore, Maryland, and hematology fellowship at Georgetown University Hospital, Washington, D.C.

He joined the faculty of Georgetown University in 1976 and was a professor of medicine and pathology. In 1994, he left Washington to join the Cancer Institute in West Palm Beach.

Dr. Jacobson is a consulting professor at Duke University Medical Center and he is a member of several leading professional organizations, including the American Society of Clinical Oncology and the American Society of Hematology and the local chapter of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of America.

He is a member of the board of directors of Hospice of Palm Beach County. Dr. Jacobson is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.


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David Josza

David Josza is a seasoned executive spending much of his career in the life sciences industry.  Currently, he is World Wide President for Depuy Synthes, a Johnson & Johnson company based in Palm Beach Gardens.  David has also held various commercial and strategic leadership positions with Stryker, Biomet and Zimmer, all leading manufactures in the medical device space.  He has spent most of the last 18 years in the Palm Beach County area with the majority in Jupiter and most recently in West Palm Beach.

David has three children.  His eldest son Jake is an engineering student at UCF in Orlando.  His son Evan and daughter Eden are both high school students at the Benjamin School.David holds a B.A. in Economics from The University of Texas and an M.B.A. from The University of Houston.  When away from work he enjoys golf and time on the water with his friends and family.
David, a cancer survivor himself, is anxious to bring his knowledge and experiences to the Sari Center fully appreciating the integrative approach as it helped him manage through his personal own journey.



Sydney Vickers
Twenty years ago my doctor made a comment about the number of people being impacted by cancer.  I thought a moment and innocently responded that no one in my world had experienced cancer.  That statement quickly turned around.   My father was diagnosed with multiple myeloma in 2003.  I was touched by breast cancer in 2008 and my husband, Peyton, died of esophageal cancer in 2012.  
My name is Sydney Vickers and my life is divided into two segments.  They are life before cancer and life after cancer. 
Chapter 1: I was born in Poughkeepsie, NY to amazing, loving parents.  My family moved to Boca Raton when I was 10 years old.  I have moved around a bit, but will always consider South Florida home.  My educational goal was to be a social worker, but after attaining my degree at FAU my life took me in a different direction.  I began working with BellSouth/AT&T and enjoyed a 35 year career that was both challenging and fulfilling.  Shortly after beginning my work life I met Peyton and we married a few years later.  We were blessed with 28 truly happy years.
Chapter 2:  Peyton will always be my inspiration.  He remained strong and positive up to the moment of his death.  Peyton prepared for his death in every way possible, from having total maintenance done on every item in our home, to writing a book for me called “After Peyton” with lists of whom to call for any eventuality.   His preparation made the difference in my survival.  He inspired me to take what I had learned and apply it to fighting the disease that had torn our life apart.  It became my passion to share what I had so tragically learned to help others traverse cancer and loss. I began doing esophageal cancer and bereavement counseling eventually expanding to the social media space developing a death, dying and bereavement facebookgroup called Until Death Do We Part. 
It is my personal mission to spend the second segment of my life helping support those fighting cancer, their families and the loved ones of the fallen.


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