Office of Workforce Development Team

Meet Our Team


Candace Burns, Director

Candace oversees the development and implementation of the Workforce Development Office and Program. Candace holds a Bachelor's in Marketing and Communications from Babson College and a Master's in Management from Lesley University. Candace has over 25 years of experience in the healthcare industry and in program development, serving underrepresented and high-risk communities, and has served as director of Workforce Development for the past ten years. She works with community-based organizations to create access to, and opportunities for, careers at Dana-Farber. Candace also works with existing staff and department managers to establish programs that support skill and career development.


Rachada Hiranyaket, Program Manager

Rachada manages the day-to-day activities of the Student Training Program. Rachada holds a Bachelor's in Education and Mathematics from Syracuse University and a Master's in Social Work from Boston College. With over 10 years of experience in classroom teaching and planning youth development programs, Rachada is responsible for coordinating the relationship between Dana-Farber and its partnerships with Boston's public high schools and community-based organizations.


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