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Oncology Nurse Navigator
Intermountain Cancer Center Cedar City Hospital
Cedar City, Utah
Cheryl Bellomo is a multi–disease-site oncology nurse navigator for the Intermountain Healthcare system. She is a solo navigator serving in community-based care of oncology patients connected to Cedar City Hospital, radiation and medical oncology services, local surgical and primary care physician offices, and a variety of community resources in Cedar City and southwestern Utah. She received her degree in nursing at St. Vincent Charity School of Nursing in Cleveland, Ohio, and undergraduate bachelor of science degree in nursing and master’s degree in nursing education from Western Governors University.
Executive Director, Life with Cancer and Patient Experience
Inova Schar Cancer Institute
Jennifer Bires, MSW, LICSW, OSW-C, is Executive Director of Life with Cancer and Patient Experience for the Inova Schar Cancer Institute. She previously served as the Executive Director at Smith Center for Healing and the Arts in Washington, DC, after almost a decade of experience as an oncology social worker in the DC area. Jennifer has a passion for improving access to psychosocial services for those impacted by cancer. She specializes in working with young adults who have been diagnosed with cancer, communication around end-of-life concerns, and sexual health. She currently serves at the Chair of the Board of Oncology Social Workers, and she was awarded the 2017 Oncology Social Worker of the Year award from the Association of Oncology Social Workers.
Native American Cancer Research Corporation, Native American Cancer Initiatives, Inc, Denver, CO
Linda Burhansstipanov has worked in public health since 1971. She taught at universities for 18 years (CSULB and UCLA). She developed and implemented the Native American Cancer Research Program at the National Cancer Institute from 1989-1993. She is the founder of Native American Cancer Research Corporation (non-profit) and President of Native American Cancer Initiatives, Incorporated (for-profit). She currently is the principal investigator and subcontractor for >4 NIH grants. She serves on multiple federal advisory boards. She has over 125 peer-reviewed publications, of which most address Native American cancer, community-based participatory research (CBPR), patient navigation, evaluation, public health and data issues.
Christian G. Downs, JD, MHA, is Executive Director of the Association of Community Cancer Centers (ACCC). Mr Downs brings more than 15 years of association management expertise, guiding associations in their work on national policy and educational programming. He has been instrumental in working with healthcare providers, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, and Congress on association-specific issues. He has led the ACCC’s efforts on such critical issues as easing implementation of new regulations, ensuring patient access to new cancer therapies, and refining physician office payments for delivery of services.
Senior Scientist, The Center for Injury Research and Prevention; Adjunct Associate Research Professor, Cancer Prevention & Control, Fox Chase Cancer Center, Philadelphia, PA
Linda Fleisher, as a principal investigator (PI) at Fox Chase Cancer Center, has developed and led a broad array of health communications research projects. She has considerable experience in behavioral research, health education, development and evaluation of ehealth and mhealth interventions, health disparities, and patient/community engagement.
Chair
AONN+ Policy and Advocacy Committee
Elizabeth Franklin is Senior Director of Policy & Advocacy at the Cancer Support Community (CSC), where she is responsible for the development and implementation of CSC’s regulatory and legislative agenda, securing and growing relationships with policymakers and stakeholders across multiple sectors, and engaging national partners to identify areas of common work and consensus to collectively advocate for positive change for people affected by cancer.
Program Director, AONN+
Breast Nurse Navigator
Novant Health Derrick L. Davis Cancer Center
Winston-Salem, North Carolina
Sharon Gentry is the key to an ongoing successful Breast Nurse Navigator program at the Novant Health Derrick L. Davis Cancer Center. She is part of a team that acts like a seamless thread in community-based care of breast cancer to connect 2 hospitals, a Breast Mammography Clinic, a Regional Cancer Center, 3 surgical offices, and a variety of community resources in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
Oncology Survivorship Navigator,
Sibley Memorial Hospital, Johns Hopkins Medicine,
Washington, DC
Pamela Goetz is a survivorship navigator at Sibley Memorial Hospital, Johns Hopkins Medicine, where she navigates neuro-oncology patients and caregivers, supports survivorship efforts, manages various educational and integrative health programs, and assists with the management of the hospital’s Commission on Cancer accreditation.
Vice President, Provider Partnerships
New Century Health
Rani Khetarpal is Vice President of Provider Partnerships at New Century Health, a leader in value-based oncology pathways and risk relationships with payers and providers. Rani has an MBA degree from St. Joseph’s University. With a rich background in oncology, value-based care initiatives and navigation/care coordination and pharmaceuticals, her work also has her heavily involved in advocacy and policy development with various oncology stakeholders, as well as public and private payers. Rani is also the founder of Global Transitional Care (GTC), the first Medicare-approved provider organization centered on clinical transitional care.
Founder/CEO
Cancer Survivorship Training, Inc.
Associate Professor of Medicine
Division of Clinical Oncology
Director, Cancer Survivorship
The University of Kansas Cancer Center
Westwood, Kansas
Jennifer Klemp is Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Clinical Oncology, Director of Cancer Survivorship, and Co-Program Leader for Cancer Prevention and Survivorship at the University of Kansas Cancer Center. Her clinical practice is focused on cancer genetics. She is the founder and CEO of Cancer Survivorship Training, Inc., an eLearning company supporting healthcare professionals, and is Principal of Cancer Resource Partners, LLC.
Associate Center Director,
Patient-Centered Initiatives & Health Equity,
GW Cancer Center
Washington, DC
Mandi Pratt-Chapman is Director of the Institute for Patient Centered Initiatives & Health Equity at the GW Cancer Center. She is responsible for strategically planning and implementing patient-centered initiatives and addressing significant health equity challenges in Washington, DC.
Editor-in-Chief, JONS; Co-Founder, AONN+; University Distinguished Service Professor of Breast Cancer, Administrative Director, The Johns Hopkins Breast Center; Director, Johns Hopkins Cancer Survivorship Programs; Professor of Surgery and Oncology, JHU School of Medicine; Co-Creator, Work Stride-Managing Cancer at Work
Lillie D. Shockney has been the Administrative Director of the Johns Hopkins Breast Center, Baltimore, Maryland, since 1997. A 2-time breast cancer survivor, Lillie has worked tirelessly to improve the care of patients with breast cancer around the world. She is a registered nurse with a bachelor of science in health administration from Saint Joseph’s College, New York, and a master of administrative science from Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore. She has worked at Johns Hopkins since 1983 and has been Director of the Breast Center since 1997.

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