Nurse navigators at Winship

The nurse navigators at Winship Cancer Institute are clinically trained professionals responsible for the identification and removal of barriers to timely and appropriate cancer care and treatment.

When faced with a cancer diagnosis, you will deal with a host of logistical, emotional, financial and other challenges that may make it difficult for you to focus on your treatment and get back to routine life.

This is where one of our nurse navigators can help you "connect the dots." As experienced oncology-certified nurses, our nurse navigators can help you better understand your diagnosis and treatment options, which can help reduce anxiety and expedite your care. Because they are your first point of contact after you schedule your appointment, you can begin addressing concerns you have by asking questions right away.

A nurse navigator will:

  • Prepare you for your visit before you even arrive on campus.
  • Work with clinicians to coordinate your schedule and your appointments.
  • Make you aware of the various phases of your treatment, the people you will meet, and where you will need to go.
  • Help you navigate the health care system.
  • Act as your advocate and central point of contact during your care at Winship.

Contact a Nurse Navigator

At Winship, you have access to a nurse navigator dedicated to guiding you through the entire treatment process. If you have questions about your treatment options and what to expect, please call (404) 778-1900 and ask for a nurse navigator or email the nurse navigator team directly at winship.navigators@emoryhealthcare.org.

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Rebecca Hanik, RN, MSN, CNL, OCN

Rebecca Hanik, RN, MSN, CNL, OCN

Senior Nurse Manager for Navigation
Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University

As Senior Nurse Manager, Ms. Hanik oversees the nurse navigators across all locations for Winship.

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Tiffany Brosius, RN, BSN, OCN

Tiffany Brosius, RN, BSN, OCN

Gastrointestinal Cancer Nurse Navigator
Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University

An Oncology Certified Nurse, Mrs. Brosius is a nurse navigator working with patients with solid gastrointestinal tumors.

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Linda Byrd, ADN, RN, CGRN

Linda Byrd, ADN, RN, CGRN

Oncology Nurse Navigator
Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital

Ms. Byrd assists patients being treated for breast and lung cancers at Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital.

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Caitlyn Carson, RN, BSN

Caitlyn Carson, RN, BSN

Oncology Nurse Navigator
Emory Johns Creek Hospital

Ms. Carson is responsible for navigating all oncology patients from the point of diagnosis to survivorship.

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Dawn Henry, RN, BSN

Dawn Henry, RN, BSN

Nurse Navigator
Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital

Ms. Henry works with the multidisciplinary prostate and genitourinary cancer teams at Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital.

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Pattie Ketchum, RN, BSN, OCN

Pattie Ketchum, RN, BSN, OCN

Oncology Nurse Navigator
Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University

Ms. Ketchum assists breast cancer and sarcoma patients through out their treatment.

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Jessica Milbury, RN, BSN

Jessica Milbury, RN, BSN

Thoracic Oncology Nurse Navigator
Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University

Ms. Milbury works with thoracic oncology patients.

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Capraro Mosby, RN

Capraro Mosby, RN

Oncology Nurse Navigator
Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University

Ms. Mosby works with patients affected by genitourinary and neurological cancers and benign hematology.

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Janet Nizam, RN, BSN, OCN

Janet Nizam, RN, BSN, OCN

Head and Neck Cancer Nurse Navigator
Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University

As a nurse navigator, Ms. Nizam works with the head and neck cancer, and thyroid cancer teams.

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Heather Pinkerton , RN, BSN, OCN

Heather Pinkerton , RN, BSN, OCN

Breast Oncology Nurse Navigator
Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University

Ms. Pinkerton joined the breast oncology team at Winship in May 2010 as Winship's first nurse navigator.

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Rachel Veldman, RN, BSN, OCN

Rachel Veldman, RN, BSN, OCN

BMT Referral Office Nurse Manager
Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University

Ms. Veldman works with inpatient and outpatient bone marrow and stem cell transplant patients.

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