Oncology Nurse Navigators at the N.C. Cancer Hospital

At UNC Cancer Care, your oncology nurse navigator works with you and your doctor to help plan the best care for you, both in and out of the hospital.

UNC Cancer Care offers Nurse Navigation services at the N.C. Cancer Hospital at no extra cost. Nurse Navigators are trained to ensure that your journey before, during or after the cancer experience is as smooth as possible.

Oncology Nurse Navigators at UNC Cancer Care provide support by:

  • Acting as the single point of contact for patients and caregivers in order to resolve barriers to care
  • When possible, accompanying patients to initial appointments
  • Assessing patients’ physical, emotional, psychosocial, spiritual and financial needs
  • Initiating referrals to ensure patients are connected with community resources
  • Coordinating diagnostics, procedures and specialist appointments
  • Providing patient education
  • Collaborating with the oncology team
     

Meet the Oncology Nurse Navigator Team at N.C. Cancer Hospital

NameClinical AreaStaff Profile

Tammy Allred, RN, OCN

Bone and Soft Tissue Oncology Program

Thoracic Oncology Program

Staff profile
Delma Armstrong, RN

UNC Breast Center

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Betsy Blanton, BSN, RN

UNC Breast Center

Staff profile

Michele Busshart RN, BSN, OCN

Nurse Manager for the Adult Oncology Clinic and Oncology Nurse Navigator Program

Staff profile
Amy DePue, BS, RN, OCN  

UNC Breast Center

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Julie Fly, RN

Thoracic Oncology Program

Hazel Hampton, RN, BSN

Head and Neck Oncology Program

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Jennifer A. Hanspal, RN, BSN, MS, OCN

Patient and Family Resource Center

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Brooke Hayes, RN 

Leukemia and Lymphoma Oncology Program

Sonja Henretty, RN, BSN Neuro-oncology Program
Melissa Holt, 

RN, BSN, MSW, OCN

Urologic Oncology Program
Nancy Jensen, 

RN, BSN, BA

Head and Neck Oncology Program Staff profile
Joan Kurczak, RN

Urologic Oncology Program

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Judy Maloney RN, BSN, OCN

Gastrointestinal Oncology Program

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Carole H. Martz, RN, MSN, AOCN

Skin Cancer and Melanoma Program

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Jim McGowan, RN

Leukemia and Lymphoma Oncology Program Staff profile

Megan Moran, RN, BSN

Gastrointestinal Oncology Program

LuAnn Smith, RN, BSN

Urologic Oncology Program Staff profile

Jen Whitman, RN, BSN, OCN

Myeloma Program Staff profile