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

UNC Medical Center Cancer Hospital (984) 974-0000

Breast Cancer

Name Position Disease
Betsy Blanton Navigator: Med Onc  Breast: Med Onc 
Justin Bullock New Intake Specialist  Breast Med Onc
Amy DePue Navigator: Med Onc   Breast: Med Onc 
Amanda Hall New Intake Specialist  Breast Benign
Ileanna Ottaway New Intake Specialist  Med Onc: Patient Last Name [P-Z]
Chelsea Newsom   New Intake Specialist  Med Onc: Patient Last Name [A-G]
Jacquelyn Webb Navigator: Med Onc  Breast: Med Onc 
Betsy (Kathryn) Wehe Navigator: Surgery Breast: Surg Onc
Vacant New Intake Specalist Med Onc: Patient Last Name [H-O]

Endocrine

Name PositionDisease
VacantNew Intake SpecialistSurgical Endocrine

Gastrointestinal Oncology

NamePositionDisease
Kim Bigelow  New Intake Specialist  Patient Last Name [A-L]
Nancy Braxton New Intake Specialist Patient Last Name [M-Z]
Stacy Forrester  Navigator: Med Onc  GI Medical Oncology  
Wendy Riggsbee Navigator: Med Onc  GI Medical Oncology  
Susie Whorley  New Intake Specialist  Patient last Name [M-Z]
Vacant Navigator: Surgery GI: Surgical Oncology 

Genitourinary Oncology

NamePositionDisease
Sondra Peloquin New Intake Specialist  GU
Ava Pettiford MOP Supervisor  GU
Fernanda Proper  New Intake Specialist  GU
Joan Martinho Navigator: Surgery  GU Surgery 
Trudi Tatton-Howard Navigator: Surgery  GU Surgery
Jenny Williams Navigator: Med Onc  GU Med Onc
Vacancy Navigator: Med Onc  GU Med Onc

Gynecology Oncology

NamePositionDisease
Karen Mitchell New Intake Specialist GYN Oncology 
Katrina Moore New Intake Specialist GYN Oncology
Sherri Singleton  New Intake Specialist GYN Oncology 

Head and Neck

NamePositionDisease
Glenda Blackwood  New Intake Specialist  Head & Neck: Med Onc 
Lee Dagenhart   Navigator Head & Neck: Med Onc 
Hazel Hampton  Navigator: Surgery  Head & Neck
Laura Miller  New Intake Specialist  Head & Neck: Med Onc 

Hematology Malignancy

NamePositionDisease
SuLin Anthony Navigator Lymphoma & Leukemia 
KJ (Karyn Jean) Daguerre Navigator Leukemia 
Belinda Gunn  New Intake Specialist  Malignant Heme
Eileen Horn  Navigator Myeloma 
Allyson Roney New Intake Specialist  Malignant Heme
Courtney Wolff  Navigator Lymphoma
Dana Yeazle Navigator Myeloma 
Cheri Young Navigator Leukemia

Melanoma

NamePositionDisease
Kim Bigelow  New Intake Specialist Patient Last Name [A-L]
Nancy Braxton

New Intake Specialist

Paula Landman Navigator Melanoma
Susie Whorley New Intake Specialist Patient Last Name [M-Z]

Neurology Oncology

NamePositionDisease
Tina Atwater New Intake Specialist  Neurosurgery
Sonja Henretty  Navigator Neuro Oncology
Bridgette Pinero New Intake Specialist  Neuro/Rad Onc
Lauria Themes New & Return Scheduler  Neuro/Rad Onc
Shama Turrentine New Intake Specialist   Neurosurgery

Sarcoma

NamePositionDisease
Kim Bigelow  New Intake Specialist  Patient Last Name [A-L]
Nancy Braxton

New Intake Specialist

Surgical Oncology
Lee Dagenhart    Navigator: Med Onc  Medical Oncology 
Vickie Dowdy New Intake Specialist  Medical Oncology  
Susie Whorley  New Intake Specialist  Patient Last Name [M-Z]
Vacant Navigator: Surgery  Surgical Oncology  

Thoracic Oncology

NamePositionDisease
Tammy Allred  Navigator Lung/Sarcoma
Vickie Dowdy New Intake Coordinator Lung/Sarcoma
Latsha Kincy  New Intake (CT Surgery) CT Surgery 
Amanda Maddry Navigator Lung Cancer
Bernice Newsome  Navigator: Surgery  CT surgery 

Manager: Navigation & Care Access/Multidisciplinary Oncology Program

NamePosition
Megan Fasold   Manager
Ava Pettiford   MOP Supervisor