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Darcy has over 30 years of experience as an oncology nurse serving in a variety of roles. She is currently the Survivorship Nurse Navigator at the Helen F Graham Cancer Center & Research Institute. In addition to her clinical experience, she has held leadership positions in the local and national Oncology Nursing Society and has authored articles, book chapters, and has presented locally and nationally on numerous oncology topics. Darcy is passionate about mentoring new oncology nurses and helping patients maximize their quality of life.
Beth Thompson is the Nurse Navigator/Educator in the LiveWell Center for Young Women with Breast Cancer at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center. In this role, she provides education and support to women age 45 and younger and their families, recognizing the unique experience of young adults and families living through and with cancer. Following many years of critical care nursing, Beth was a busy wife and mother of four when she was diagnosed with breast cancer at age 40, and finds these personal and professional experiences invaluable in her education and support of patients and families in crisis. She is especially passionate about patient advocacy and giving voice to the patient experience. Follow her on Twitter @BreastCaUnder45
Matthew Bixler Eland, RN, BSN, is very fortunate. He has been given the opportunity to help many people by very different means. He has worked as an emergency department nurse at trauma-certified hospitals in two different states and has cared for patients in crisis during major health events. Currently, Matt is helping people in a different way. He works for HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital in Austin, Texas, with a specialized interest in oncology rehabilitation. He is excited to help oncology patients understand that this is not your new normal.
Pam McMillan a native to the Texas Panhandle is a registered nurse, wife and mother. During her career she has developed a passion for serving those suffering from cancer. Her current role is leading the survivorship program on behalf of the Harrington Cancer and Health Foundation. She continues to serve those individuals and families across the region that are affected by cancer. Follow her on Twitter @pammo10
Anna Skripnik Lucas RN, BSN, DNC and Kathryn Ciccolini RN, BSN, OCN, DNC are highly specialized oncodermatology research nurses working at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. Privy to exclusive knowledge, skill, expertise and access to the unique patient population, Anna and Kathryn are clinical experts in both fields. Both Kathryn and Anna are professionally and academically interlaced with various organizations and are points of contacts for several journals. Anna has earned her MSN as a Family Nurse Practitioner at Pace University and is pursuing her doctorate of nursing practice (DNP) at Duke University in oncodermatology. Kathryn is also earning her MSN as an Adult Acute Care Nurse Practitioner at New York University and plans to earn her DNP specializing in oncodermatology.
Virginia LeBaron is an Assistant Professor at the University of Virginia School of Nursing. She holds advance practice certifications as an acute care nurse practitioner (ACNP-BC) and in palliative care (ACHPN) and oncology nursing (AOCN). Virginia has been engaged in global health work since 2004 when she joined the Palliative Access Team of the International Network for Cancer Treatment and Research. She is passionate about improving the delivery of oncology palliative care services in low-and-middle income countries and supporting nurses who care for patients with advanced cancer. Virginia spent 9 months in India as a Fulbright Fellow studying cancer care at a government hospital, and is working on publishing a book related to her research.
Susan Krigel, PhD, is a licensed clinical psychologist with the Midwest Cancer Alliance. Her cancer-related career has spanned 10 years, and began when she worked as a Cancer Information Specialist for the National Cancer Institute. In her role at the Midwest Cancer Alliance, she utilizes her clinical and research skills to create and conduct programs with cancer patients across Kansas and western Missouri, focusing on improving the quality of life during survivorship. Programs are delivered both in person and via telemedicine. She also participates in professional development programs for healthcare providers.
Carol Bush, BS, RN, is a nurse consultant, blogger and social media Community Manager at The Social Nurse. An oncology nurse activist, she has a passion for helping nurses advance clinical practice by mastering digital tools. At home, Carol loves gardening, cooking, watching college basketball and playing with her granddaughter. Connect with Carol via Twitter @cbushrn or @TheSocialNurse
Michele Longabaugh is a wife, a mother of three children, a registered nurse and a small business owner in the Midwest. In February 2010, she was diagnosed with stage IV anal cancer. She hopes to shatter the stigma and fight the loneliness that accompanies this devastating type of cancer. Follow her on Twitter at @CrazyAssCancer
Lindy J. Jones is a Board Certified Acute Care Adult Gerontology Nurse Practitioner with over ten years of experience in the nursing field. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from Immaculata University, then went on to earn her Master of Science degree in Nursing from University of Pennsylvania. Prior to joining St. Mary Comprehensive Urologic Specialists - Langhorne, she has worked as both a House Nurse Practitioner in the Emergency Department and also as a Critical Care Staff Nurse at St. Mary Medical Center.
Alene is an oncology nurse, cancer exercise trainer & health coach, and is CEO/Founder of Cancer Harbors® and FIERCE® : Functional & Fit, Independent, Energized, Restored, Confident, & Empowered. Cancer Harbors is an online survivorship support resource. Cancer Harbors will be available in print and e-book versions in 2017.
Jennifer Brown, RN, BSN, CPN is the Childhood Cancer Survivorship Nurse for a Cancer Survivorship Center in the Texas Panhandle.  She has worked as a pediatric nurse for 15 years, taking care of pediatric hematology/oncology/stem cell transplant patients in some capacity her entire career. Having been a caregiver to two family members with cancer, Jennifer is dedicated to raising awareness for all types of cancer.
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