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 Area
Megan Couch RN, BSN, PCCN

Nurse Manager Oncology Nurse Navigation Program

Tammy Allred RN, OCN

Bone and Soft Tissue Oncology Program

Thoracic Oncology Program

Delma Armstrong RN, BSN, OCN

Gastrointestinal (GI) Program

Betsy Blanton RN, BSN, OCN

Breast Cancer Program


Breast Cancer Program

 Karyn Jean (KJ) Daguerre RN, BSN, BA, MPH

Hematology-Oncology Program

Julie Fly RN, BSN, OCN

Thoracic Oncology Program

Hazel Hampton RN, BSN

Head and Neck Oncology Program

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

Patient and Family Resource Center

Sonja Henretty RN, BSN Neuro-oncology Program
Elissa Poor RN, BSN, OCN Genito-urology (GU) Program
Allison (Ally) Postlethwait RN, BSN, OCN Head and Neck Oncology Program 
Wendy Riggsbee RN, BSN, OCN Gastrointestinal (GI) Program
Kathryn (Betsy) Wehe RN, BSN Breast Cancer Program
Dana Yeazle RN, BSN Hematology- Oncology Program
Michael Yellin RN, BSN Hematology-Oncology Program
Cheri Young RN, BSN Hematology-Oncology Program