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Lisa Schulmeister, RN, MN, FAAN

Oncology Nursing News
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Oncology Nursing News Advisory Board
Melissa Andres, BSN, RN, OCN®, CBPN-C
St. Vincent Indianapolis Hospital
Indianapolis, IN

Melissa Baker, RN, MSN, OCN,

Adult Blood & Marrow Stem Cell
Transplantation Program
John Theurer Cancer Center
Hackensack, NJ

Kristin Barber, RN, MSN, APRN, AOCNP
Utah Cancer Specialists
Salt Lake City, UT

Sharon Bartelt, MSN, MBA, RN, CPHQ, CSSBB, OCN
MDC Manager
Hematological, Cutaneous, Neuro Navigator
Gibbs Cancer Center and Research Institute
Spartanburg, SC

Emily Mason Beard, RN, OCN, CBCN
Coordinator, Women’s Oncology Program
Northside Hospital Cancer Institute
Atlanta, GA

Lea Ann Biafora, MS, RN, OCN, CPHQ
Founder and President
Beacon Oncology Nurse Advocates
St. Petersburg, FL

Marieta Branis, APN, NP-C
John Theurer Cancer Center
Hackensack, NJ

Carol J. Bush, BS, RN
ONS Nurse Navigator SIG - Leadership Team
Nurse Navigator
Midwest Cancer Alliance
The University of Kansas Cancer Center
Kansas City, KS

Pamella Ivey Chavis, EdD, MSN
Nurse Educator–Disease Control
Clinical Associate Professor
North Carolina A&T State University
Greensboro, NC

Katherine Clements, RN, OCN, CBCN, CBPN-I, C
Breast Health Specialist
MidState Medical Center
Meriden, CT

Barbara J. Daly, PhD, RN, FAAN
Gertrude Perkins Olivia Professor
in Oncology Nursing
Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing
Case Western Reserve University
Cleveland, OH

Penny Daugherty, RN, MS, OCN
Oncology Nurse Navigator
Gynecologic Oncology
Multiple Myeloma
Northside Hospital Cancer Institute
Atlanta, GA

Frank delaRama, RN, MSN, AOCNS
Clinical Nurse Specialist
Prostate Cancer Nurse Navigator
Palo Alto Medical Foundation
Palo Alto, CA

Elizabeth Prechtel Dunphy, RN, MSN, CRNP, BC, AOCN
Senior Lecturer
University of Pennsylvania
School of Nursing
Philadelphia, PA
Lori Dyer, RN, OCN
Oncology Nurse Navigator
Cancer and Blood Disorders
Lewiston, ME

Peg Farrer, MS, RN
Instructor, Carrington College
Reno, NV

Betty Farrell, PhD, MA, FAAN, FPCN
City of Hope
Duarte, CA

Charlene Forcier, RN, MS, CHPN
Oncology Nurse Navigator
Catholic Medical Center
Manchester, NH

Sean Gallagher, RN, BSN, MA, OCN
Nurse Navigator
Multidisciplinary Head & Neck Oncology Program
UNC Health Care
Chapel Hill, NC

Jan Garza-Dennis, RN, ANP-C, AOCNP
APN Leukemia DepartmentMD Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, Texas

Denice Gibson, MSN, RN, OCN
Bone Marrow Clinical Nurse Specialist
Cancer Transplant Institute at Virginia G. Piper Cancer Center
Scottsdale Healthcare Shea Medical Center
Scottsdale, AZ

Karen Hahn, RN, MSN, OCN®, HNB-BC
Nurse Coordinator
CoxHealth’s Hulston Cancer Center
Springfield, MO

Pamela Ann Hall, RN, OCN, BSN
Patient Navigator/Radiation Oncology
Welch Cancer Center
Sheridan, WY

Rajni Kannan, BS, MS, RN, ANP-BC
Adult Nurse Practitioner
Perlmutter Cancer Center
at NYU Langone
New York, NY

Rebecca Kronk, PhD, MSN, CRNP
Assistant Professor of Nursing
Duquesne University
Pittsburgh, PA

Dara Leichter, RN, MHA, OCN
Director, Outpatient Breast Imaging
and Navigation Services
Regional Cancer Center
Fort Myers, FL

David Leos, RN, MBA, OCN
Manager, Clinical Protocol
Department of Plastic Surgery
The University of Texas
MD Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, Texas

Sandra Magee-Evans, RN, MSN, OCN
Clinical Breast Nurse Specialist
Mercy Suburban Hospital
Norristown, PA

Mary Mancini, RN, BSN
Oncology Nurse Navigator
Lourdes Hospital
Binghamton, NY

Karen Masino, MS, CNP, ACNP-BC, AOCNP, RN, RD, LDN
Oncology Certified Nurse Practitioner
Ingalls Memorial Hospital
Harvey, IL

Fiona McCaughan, RN, MS, OCN®
Hematology Oncology
Winchester Hospital
Stoughton, MA

Ruth McCorkle, PhD, FAAN
Florence Schorske Wald Professor of Nursing
Yale School of Nursing
New Haven, CT

Phyllis McKiernan, MSN, APN, OCN
Adult Blood & Marrow Stem Cell
Transplantation Program
John Theurer Cancer Center
Hackensack, NJ

Laura Metcalfe, MSN, RN, APN-C, AOCNS
John Theurer Cancer Center
Hackensack, NJ

Nancy Morrow, RN, BSN, OCN, CBCN
Breast Health Navigator
Bay Regional Medical Center
Bay City, MI

Jamie Myers, PhD, RN, AOCN
University of Kansas Medical Center
Kansas City, KS

Kristine S. Nuccitelli, MSN, BSN, ANP-BC, RN, OCN
John Theurer Cancer Center
Hackensack, NJ

Colleen M. O’Leary, MSN, RN, AOCNS
Associate Director Nursing Education
James Cancer Hospital
Associate Director Evidence-Based Practice, Wexner Medical Center
Department of Nursing Education
Columbus, OH

Betsy H. Quinn, RN, MA, MSN, OCN
Thoracic Oncology Program Coordinator
Thoracic Oncology Nurse Navigator
Chattanooga, TN

Breast Cancer Division
John Theurer Cancer Center
Hackensack, NJ

Janice Ross, RN, MSN, OCN, CBCN
Olcott Center for Cancer Education
Bloomington Hospital
Bloomington, IN

Laura Newton Rutledge, MA, RN
Assistant Professor
Department of Nutrition Sciences
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Birmingham, AL

Marsha Schmit, RN, BSN 
Breast Health Navigator
Hurley Medical Center
Flint, MI

Jean B. Sellers, RN, MSN
Administrative Clinical Director
UNC Cancer Network
Chapel Hill, NC
Anne Marie Shaftic, RN, NP-C, AOCNP
Nurse Practitioner, Oncology
Holy Name Hospital
Teaneck, NJ

Jayshree Shah, APN-C, MSN, RN, BSN, BS
Leukemia Division
John Theurer Cancer Center
Hackensack, NJ

Elizabeth (Libby) Stewart, RN, OCN
Oncology Nurse Navigator
Multidisciplinary Chest Cancers
Saint Francis Hospital
Tulsa, OK

Janice Famorca Tran, RN, MS, AOCNP, CBCN, ANP-C Nurse Practitioner-Breast Oncology
Texas Oncology
Houston, TX

Rebecca Trupp, RN, OCN, CBPN-IC
Oncology Nurse Navigator
Breast and Gynecologic Oncology
NCONN Vice-President and Co-Founder
Suburban Hospital
Bethesda, MD

Vicki Tuchman, MS, RN, APN, C, AOCNS
Breast Oncology Program
John Theurer Cancer Center
Hackensack, NJ

Mary Van Cleave, RN
Nurse Navigator
Mills Breast Cancer Institute
Urbana, IL

Kathy Wilkinson, RN, BSN, OCN 
Manager Cancer Research
Billings Clinic Cancer Center
Billings, MT

Jill Winschell, RN, BSN, CBCN, CBPN-IC
St. Luke’s Mountain States Tumor Institute
Boise, ID

Katherine A. Yeager, PhD, RN
Research Assistant Professor
Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing
Emory University
Atlanta, GA

Anne Zobec, RN, MS, AOCNP
Oncology Nurse Practitioner
Rocky Mountain Cancer Center
Colorado Springs, CO

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