Monica Dean

Director, Patient Navigation Program Development
Academy of Oncology Nurse & Patient Navigators

Monica Dean is the Director of Patient Navigation Program Development at AONN+.

As Director of Patient Navigation Program Development, Monica works on strengthening and forging relationships with advocacy groups to advance collaborative projects. She received her bachelor’s degree in health science with a minor in nutrition from Georgia Southern University.

Monica liaises with pharmaceutical interests to develop funding and support specifically for patient navigation educational initiatives.

She is also a member of the Professional Oncology Navigation Task Force, where she helped in the creation of the Oncology Navigation Standards of Professional Practice, providing clinical oncology nurse navigators, social work navigators, and patient navigators with clear information regarding best practices in the provision of professional care. This includes the knowledge and skills all professional navigators should possess to deliver high-quality, competent, and ethical services to people impacted by cancer.

Before joining AONN+, Monica was Director of the National Navigation Roundtable (NNRT) at the American Cancer Society global headquarters. She was responsible for supporting, planning, and implementing initiatives of the NNRT, overseeing long-term activities, and enacting strategic plans and task group action plans while creating and maintaining collaborative relationships with external partners and roundtable member organizations. Monica has been working in the field of patient navigation since 2007.

Last modified: April 15, 2024