Meet the Navigation Committee Members

Members listed below are currently either on the General Navigation Committee , the Navigation Certification Committee or the Navigation Social Media Committee.


Kristie Bobolis MD, CGRA, BHCN - Certification Board President
Kristie is the Medical Director of the Breast Cancer Program at Sutter Roseville Medical Center (SRMC), the Immediate Past President and Fellow of the National Consortium of Breast Centers (NCBC). Dr. Bobolis focuses her practice caring for women with breast cancer and high-risk patients. She is the founding Medical Director of the Cancer Risk/Genetics and Lymphedema Programs and leads the multidisciplinary breast team at SRMC Cancer Center. She remains active in clinical research.

 

Nicole Centers MBA, BSN, RN, OCN, CBCN, CN-BN - Committee Chair
Nicole is the Executive Director of the Oncology Service Line as the Nurse Leader for WellStar Health System. Starting her oncology career as an infusion and compounding nurse, she has worked in many facets of oncology care in Kentucky, Florida, Texas, and Georgia. Having developed breast health and genetic clinics, overseen cancer clinic builds, and created several navigation programs, the impact of quality, patient-centered care is the focus of her career. Nicole serves on and leads several national committees with varying organizations to share best practices, develop testing, and standard set for varying professional components of the care continuum. Throughout her career, NCBC has remained a source of growth and experience, from certifying as a breast navigator, presenting posters of abstracts, serving on committees, presenting best practices in navigation, to now serving on their Board of Directors.

 

Tami Hudson, RN, BSN, BHCN, CGRA - Committee Co-Chair
Tami is the Breast Health Clinical Navigator at Singing River Health System in south Mississippi. She began her nursing career in 2006 after receiving an associate degree from Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College. She received her bachelor degree in nursing from University of Mississippi in 2020. In 2022, she completed the Intensive Course in Genetic Cancer Risk Assessment at City of Hope in Durante, California, and received her Breast Health Clinical Navigator certification from National Consortium of Breast Centers. Tami assisted with the development and implementation of the genetic testing and high-risk breast programs at Singing River Health System. She oversees screening and provides pre/post genetic test education and counseling for patients tested through the mammography department. She also manages high-risk breast patients who qualify for additional surveillance based on risk assessment scores and breast density. Tami also gained her CGRA Certification in 2023.

 


Christine Brown MS, BSN, RN, RD, OCN, BHCN - Chair Navigation Certification Exam
Christine currently serves as the Oncology Nurse Navigation and Cancer Program Coordinator for Legacy Health System. Staring her oncology career as an outpatient dietitian, she went on to obtain a master’s degree and subsequently served as a manager at the Cancer Center of Santa Barbara where she directed the development of regional cancer support services, genetics, and community outreach programs. The emerging field of oncology nurse navigation was the impetus for Christine to change careers and become a nurse.  She is dedicated to person-centered, quality-focused cancer care and has served on several national committees including NCBC. Christine plays a key role in maintaining NAPBC and CoC accreditations for Legacy’s integrated network cancer program.

 


Monique Tiffany MSN, RN, CGRA, BHCN
Monique is an experienced cancer genetics trained and certified nurse who serves as a clinical resource at Myriad Genetics for healthcare providers. As a Medical Science Liaison for Myriad, she consults with healthcare providers regarding cancer-genetics related clinical questions, identification of patients at risk, results disclosure, and clinical practice updates. As a Nurse planner she creates and delivers programs that support nursing continuing professional development.  Prior to joining the Myriad team, she worked as an oncology nurse navigator, specialized breast cancer nurse, and high risk/cancer genetics program coordinator in both oncologic surgery and imaging service lines.  In addition, she is a 20+ year triple-negative breast cancer survivor and a BRCA1 mutation carrier with a passion for helping those diagnosed with cancer and the prevention of cancer in those who are at risk.

 


Jenifer Dumire BSN, RN, CVRN-BC, BHCN, CGRA
Jenifer is a Nurse Navigator at The Breast Center at Midland Health in Midland, Texas who is passionate about providing the highest standard of breast care. She heads the Comprehensive Breast Committee, responsible for The Breast Center’s NAPBC (National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers) accreditation. She also spends many hours in community outreach, identifying patient populations that are underserved to reach those patients with early detection by education through churches, civic gatherings and health fairs. She serves as the Genetic Navigator who developed a high-risk clinic at The Breast Center identifying those who are at increased lifetime risk for breast cancer, guiding these patients to receive recommended screening.  She is also responsible for the implementation of the center’s genetic testing.

 

Lisa Spencer M.Ed., BSRT(T), BHCN, OPN-CG, CMF
Lisa is the Breast Care Patient Navigator at Penn State Health – St. Joseph in Reading, Pennsylvania. Lisa holds certifications in Radiation Therapy, Breast Imaging Navigation, Oncology Navigation and Mastectomy Fitting. Lisa has worked at Cancer Centers in Detroit, MI, Chicago, IL and now in Reading, PA.  Lisa is an educator at heart and does many hours of volunteer service for St. Joseph in the Reading community.  Lisa is also a former President (2015 – 2020) and current Board of Directors member at Breast Cancer Support Services (bcssberks.org) and volunteers there as well. “Cancer is just a chapter in our lives and not the whole story.”

 

Char Vasile R.T. (R) (M), BHCN
Char will soon be retiring as the Program Manager for the Breast Center of Excellence at St. Mary-Corwin Hospital in Pueblo, Colorado.  She has 30 years of breast imaging experience and has been responsible for NAPBC and NQMBC accreditation.  She also has been responsible for MQSA for two facilities and assisted in St. Mary-Corwin’s BiCOE accreditation.  She as helped develop a High Risk Breast care clinic and navigation program.  She has also worked with Myriad and Volpara/CRA to integrate genetics into the EPIC mammography  workflow.

 

Kristi Denny RT(R)(M)(BS) BHCN, CGRA - Navigation Social Media Committee Chair 
Kristi has over 25 years of breast imaging experience and is registered in multiple modalities. Her current role is the Genetic Navigator at Grandview Cancer Center in Birmingham, AL.   In her time there she has been responsible for building their Interdisciplinary Breast Program as well as the Genetics Program and pursuing Centers of Excellence for Lung, Base of Skull, and Pancreas.  Kristi also runs the Cancer Support Group to help those walking through cancer build community with others.

 

 

Kimberlee Moses RN, BSN, OCN
Kim graduated from Calvin College in Grand Rapids, MI, in 1996 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing.  After receiving her RN license, Kim accepted a position on an oncology floor and developed a deep passion for this patient population and love of the role.
These feelings haven’t changed over the past 26 years.  Kim has been blessed to work in a variety of specialties within the cancer world; inpatient medical oncology, pediatric bone marrow transplants, surgical oncology outpatient, radiation oncology and since 2006, cancer navigation.   Currently, Kim is the Breast Cancer Nurse Navigator at the PeaceHealth St. Joseph Cancer Center in Bellingham, WA.
In addition to nurse navigation, Kim has lectured to various local and national groups and serves on the NCBC Navigation Committee.

 

Adrianne Alexander BSN, RN - Navigation Social Media Committee CO- Chair
Adrianne currently serves as the Nurse Navigator and Administrative Program Manager of the High-Risk Breast Cancer clinic at CJW Medical Center in the HCA Healthcare System. Adrianne started her career in critical care nursing nearly 20 years ago specializing in cardiothoracic patients before transitioning to nurse navigation. During her time as a cardiothoracic nurse navigator Adrianne directed the development of cardiac navigation clinics in California and Nevada before moving to Virginia. After the loss of her daughter to breast cancer she was driven to change her career and focus on breast cancer prevention.  She has been the driving force in the development and implementation of her High-Risk Breast Cancer Program in partnership with Sarah Cannon Research Institute. As a two-time cancer survivor, Adrianne is dedicated to patient centered care and devotes many hours to volunteering and patient advocacy. Adrianne has performed extensive outreach throughout the community and with referring providers to build referral patterns and resources for patients.  She is an active member of the American Cancer Society, Cancer Action Coalition of Virginia, Virginia Patient Navigators Network, Virginia Breast Cancer Foundation, Virginia Breast Cancer Taskforce, National Navigation Round Table, and the National Consortium of Breast Centers. She serves on committees and taskforces for these organizations and is a frequent speaker and presenter for both local and national conferences and meetings.

 

Nelly Ulate MSN, RN, CN-BN, ONN-CG

 

 

 

 

Nancy "Charlie" Ulrickson Swopes MSN, RN,  OCN, CBCN, CN-BN
Charlie is the Lead Nurse Navigator at The Hospitals of Providence in El Paso, TX.  She has been in oncology nursing for 17 years and found her true passion to be in breast cancer. Mrs. Swopes earned her Bachelor's Degree in Nursing from the University of Texas at El Paso and her Master's Degree in Nursing from Grand Canyon University.  Currently, she is part of the leadership team at her network that is responsible for the Commission on Cancer and National Accreditation Programs Breast Centers accreditations.  She is a long-standing member of NCBC and the Oncology Nursing Society.   Charlie has also served on the test writing committee for the ONS Certified Breast Nurse Exam.  She is proud to have successfully started the first Local Navigator Network chapter of AONN + in her area.    Another important aspect of her career is patient advocacy with our lawmakers in Washington D.C..  She is serves on the board of directors for the Rio Grande Cancer Foundation.

 

Katie Viola, BSN, RN, CGRA
Katie Viola is the Breast Health and Genetics Nurse Navigator at Erlanger Hospital in Chattanooga, TN. She attended East Tennessee State University, where she graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree.  Katie joined the Erlanger Cancer Support Services family in 2016 where she assumed the role of Breast Cancer Nurse Navigator. Katie has a passion for high risk patients, furthering her education with the City of Hope Intensive Course in Genomic Risk Assessment and obtaining the Cancer Genetic Risk Assessment Certification through NCBC. She has helped to develop the High Risk and Cancer Genetics Program at Erlanger, where she remains an integral part of high risk screening and care. Katie also established the Well Woman Early Detection Program at Erlanger. This program, through a partnership with the State of Tennessee, provides no cost cancer screenings for uninsured, low income women in the Chattanooga area. This program has provided cancer detection services for thousands of women, identifying cancers, and ultimately saving lives of women in need. Katie is actively involved with women affected by breast cancer, from screenings to survivorship, she is a passionate advocate for patients and their families.

 


Jessica D. Fodrocy, MSN, APNP, FNP-C, CBCN
Jessica is a Breast Care Nurse Practitioner at Froedtert & The Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. In practice, Jessica helps support a busy 6-surgeon breast surgery practice, caring for a variety of breast care patients, including benign, high risk, breast cancer post-operative care, and breast cancer survivorship. Prior to this role Jessica served as the Breast Cancer Nurse Navigator at MyMichigan Health in Midland, Michigan for 10 years. At MyMichigan Health Jessica established a successful breast care navigation program, working with patients from the moment of diagnosis through survivorship. Jessica also played a pivotal role in achieving MyMichigan Health’s designation as a NQMBC Certified Quality Breast Center of Excellence, and participated in several successful National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers accreditation surveys. Jessica is passionate about navigation, breast health, and patient education.

 


Deneice Breedlove B.S. RT (R) (M), CN-BI
Deneice is a mammography technologist with Onsite Women’s Health.  She has been performing mammography exams for 30+ years.  Deneice also works with a foundation called the Denise Flaherty Foundation.  This foundation was founded to help all cancer patients with their needs during their cancer journey.  She enjoys daily interactions with her mammogram patients to ensure that they not only our provided with great imaging but with a great experience.

 

 

Gretchen Cash, MBA, MSN, RN, CN-BN, PHRN
Gretchen is a Breast Nurse Navigator at St. Luke’s University Health Network in Northeast Pennsylvania.  She earned her nursing diploma from St. Luke’s School of Nursing in 1997.  She then went on to receive a bachelor’s degree in nursing and master’s degree in nursing education from Cedar Crest College.  Needing something more to do with her time during the pandemic, Gretchen completed her master’s degree in Business Administration from Southern New Hampshire University in 2023.  Gretchen has worked in many different aspects of nursing throughout her career spending most of it in the emergency room as a nurse and working on an ambulance as a pre-hospital RN, however, she has really found her passion working with the breast cancer community.  She assisted in the opening of two new breast centers that have made a tremendous impact on their communities.  She oversees screenings and assists patients with obtaining diagnostic imaging and breast biopsies.  She also assists patients in furthering their care for breast surgeons, genetic testing and education.  Gretchen received her Certified Navigator-Breast Nurse from the National Consortium of Breast Centers.

 

Sherry Bogar, CMA (AAMA), CN-BC
I have been a Certified Medical Assistants for over 20 years.  In 2021, I became a Certified Navigator for Breast Cancer.  As the medical assistant and patient navigator for the Breast Surgical Oncology Clinic, I work directly for the Director of the Breast Clinic and Chief of Staff along with the Assistant Chief of Surgery.  As a patient navigator in the surgical oncology clinic my focus is on the coordination of care for our Breast Cancer patients.  I strive to be a vital team member of the healthcare team in assuring that our patients are provided safe and quality patient care. I have proven to be a professional teammate by taking the initiative in the development of processes to streamline the oncology navigation process while incorporating it into the breast clinic flow. I firmly believe that a great navigator can be anyone who is invested in providing amazing patient care while serving their profession and community.  They should have a passion for caring for others and treating them like they would want their family treated.

 

Amanda H. Philyaw, BS, RT(R)(M)(CT), BCHN
Amanda H. Philyaw is the only Cancer Navigator at Rutherford Regional Medical Center in Rutherfordton, North Carolina. Amanda has an Associate’s Degree in Radiography from Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute and Bachelor’s Degrees in Business Administration and Healthcare Management from Gardner-Webb University. She completed her ARRT registries in Radiography in 1996, Mammography in 1997, and Computed Tomography in 1998. Amanda obtained her BCHN in June of 2023.Amanda managed an outpatient imaging center for seven years, including being the Mammography Supervisor and managing Breast Navigation. She also helped start a Mobile Wellness Mammography Screening Unit.Amanda lives with her husband in Lenoir, North Carolina. She enjoys being MalMal to their granddaughter. In her spare time, she enjoys boating, kayaking, bicycling, and driving her antique car.

 

Janice Turner RN BHCN
Janice is a Breast Health / Oncology Navigator at Medical Center Health Systems in Odessa Tx. She works closely with the Breast Center at Medical Center and Texas Oncology. Covering 902 square miles and serving an area of 19 counties in the West Texas area, Janice is busy sending referrals, assisting and counseling patients and their families through their cancer journey. Janice started her career in Nursing in 1997 as an LVN and advancing to a RN in the Med Surgical Unit. There, she cared for patients at the bedside with a wide variety of diagnoses. After several years she moved on to use her skills as a Hospice Nurse, helping patients and families through the difficult decisions dealing with end of life. Janice worked as a Hospice Nurse for 7 years and in 2017, returned to Medical Center in Case Management. She took on the role of Care Coordinator, assisting patients with safe discharges home while working through barriers with medication costs, treatments and finding PCPs. In 2022, the position of Breast and Oncology Navigator became available, and it was a perfect fit for Janice. While she has never had a cancer diagnosis herself; she has cared for and lost several family members, including both her parents and her brother to different types of cancers. This helped to fuel her passion for helping other patients and their families. She helped start a new Cancer Support Group after the COVID pandemic closed all meetings in the area. She still attends the monthly meetings to support her patients who want to attend but are unsure of what to expect. Janice is passionate about her role in the breast health world, and eagerly looks for diverse ways to educate the large population about breast health and the importance of annual screenings. She does this by attending local health fairs, as well as some lunch and learns for local businesses. Among her goals for the next few years are to complete her BSN education, to obtain her certification through the AONN and grow the Breast Center and her role as navigator at Medical Center Health Systems. She is a member of the National Consortium of Breast Centers and the Texas Nurses Association.

 


Megan Valyou, BA, R.T ( R)(M)(BD), CN-BI
Megan is the manager of the Fern Feldman Anolick Center for Breast Health for HealthAlliance in Kingston, New York with 25 years of experience in women’s imaging. She is responsible for the center’s ACR, MQSA and BiCOE accreditations. Megan also serves as the patient navigator with a deep passion and high standard of care for all patients, guiding them from imaging through diagnosis. With a strong belief in advocacy, Megan also participates in community outreach, with the goal of helping women understand the importance of being an active participant in their health.

 

 


Rosamaria Roman RN, BSN, CN-BN
Rosamaria currently serves as the Breast Clinic Coordinator and Breast Cancer Nurse Navigator at the Hospitals of Providence Breast and Women's Health Center in El Paso, Texas. She has over 30 years of nursing experience and has been involved in the care of women with breast cancer in various roles throughout the years. She initiated and facilitated a bilingual breast cancer support group providing support and resources to meet the needs of a largely Hispanic community. In 2003 she was instrumental in the development of the breast center and concurrently starting the navigation program. In 2016, she implemented hereditary cancer risk assessment after completing the City of Hope Intensive Cancer Risk Assessment course. Rosamaria has a leading role in maintaining NAPBC accreditation ensuring quality services are continually provided to the patients she serves.

 

Jane Jachowicz RN, BSN, CN-BN, CBCN
Jane has been a breast care nurse navigator for over 20 years in University, community and military settings. She has transformed new programs to run efficiently and create workflow processes to ensure timely care for new diagnoses. Jane was a pioneer for Nurse Navigation telehealth intake appointments for the newly diagnosed cancer patients at the University of Colorado. She take great pride in ensuring that all of her patients are confident in their plan of care throughout their breast cancer journey. She loves to develop creative ways of explaining pathophysiology that resonates with each patient and supporting them uniquely from diagnosis, through active treatment and beyond survivorship. Jane has a strong passion for educating patients/family to enhance their experience through empowerment and understanding. She is known by her patients for her creative analogies and drawings provided during appointments.  Jane believes that certifications in breast care show not only a passion for knowledge, but also a strong commitment to our patients. She has maintained the NCBC certification for 13 years running.

 


Sara Minck, MA, RT(R)(M)(BD) CN-BI

Sara has been an imager for as long as she could hold a pencil or crayon. Over the years the modality of image creation has changed a bit. With a background in both fine arts and medical imaging she currently serves the Connecticut Valley Region as a Breast Imaging Navigator at The Hewitt Center for Breast Wellness at Griffin Hospital; she additionally co-facilitates their breast cancer support group. She is passionate about holistic, integrative healing and health equity throughout the continuum of care. Beyond her day job she can be found working on various community offerings in the realms of both breast health as well as the arts and music scene.

 

 


Anne-Marie Galvin, BSN, RN,BHCN

Anne-Marie is a patient navigator in the Lifespan Cancer Institute at Rhode Island Hospital. She is a graduate of Community College of Rhode Island, earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Southern New Hampshire University, and is currently enrolled in a master’s degree program for quality. She is a member of the Joint Commission champion team at Rhode Island Hospital and an active member of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control & Epidemiology (APIC),ONS. I work closely with breast cancer and gynecologic cancer patients at the Lifespan Cancer institute. She helps patients and their families navigate the healthcare system and their continuum of cancer care.  I look forward to becoming a active member of NCBC.In my free time I am a boating enthusiast and has spent most of my free time boating in the summer months in New England waters.  In the winter months I enjoy spending time with my Labrador retrievers.

 


Renee Robinson MSN, CN-BN

Renee has been a nurse for 20 years.  She began her career in 2003 as an LPN working on the Med-Surg unit, until she received her associate degree in 2004 from Eastern Oklahoma State College. She received her bachelor’s degree in 2008 from the University of Oklahoma. Renee has recently received her master’s degree from Southwestern Oklahoma State University in 2024.  Renee received her Breast Health Clinical Navigator certification form National Consortium of Breast Centers in 2016. Renee has been navigating surgical as well as oncology patients since 2014.

 

Sohnia Sandhu, RT(R)(M)(BS)(ARRT), BHCN
Sohnia is a multi-modality radiologic technologist based in California. She specializes in mammography, breast ultrasound, breast health navigation, patient education/advocacy, and MQSA adherence. She has been working in the field of radiology for 20 years and is currently actively involved in direct patient care. Sohnia has played a role in establishing and accrediting several facilities from the ground up. She continues to provide consultation as a navigator and advisor to support and maintain their programs. Her patients value, acknowledge, and trust her compassionate care and professionalism. This motivates her to realize the blessing of serving them and to continuously learn and expand her expertise. Sohnia has experience working with diverse demographics and has a special interest in assisting underserved and impoverished women who may lack resources, funds, or education to access preventive breast health care. She aspires to collectively engage in deeper work and to continue fighting against breast cancer and advocating for early detection education.

 


Tanya W. Moseley, MD, DBA, FACR, FSBI, PPHC, PMP, CMQ/OE, CN-BP
Tanya is a professor in the departments of Breast Imaging and Breast Surgical Oncology at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas. Her clinical interests and expertise include quality improvement, imaging efficiency, difficult interventional procedures, and disparities in health care. Dr. Moseley is a board-certified radiologist with the American Board of Radiology. Dr. Moseley obtained the PPHC (Pandemic Preparedness Healthcare Certification) in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Additionally, she is accredited as a Project Management Professional, a Manager of Quality and Organizational Excellence, and a Breast Patient Provider Navigator. She has written numerous articles and textbook chapters and co-authored the Clinical Breast Tomosynthesis textbook. 

 


Megan Flath, MSN, APRN, FNP-C
Megan is a Breast Care Nurse Practitioner at Edith Sanford Breast Center in Bismarck, North Dakota. Her specialty is within radiology and her focus is the diagnosis of breast cancers. She loves being the first point of contact for patients who are newly diagnosed with cancer and provides her patients with exceptional care.  Prior to this role and achieving her master’s degree, she worked within critical care.  Megan is incredibly passionate about breast health, patient education, and achieving excellent patient outcomes.

 

 


Erica Nigro R.T.(R)(M), ARRT, BHCN

Erica has over 10 years of healthcare experience, with 7 of those dedicated to Breast imaging and leadership. She is a seasoned professional known for her expertise in process improvement. As a proud member of the National Consortium of Breast Centers (NCBC) for two years, she remains committed to advancing best practices and enhancing patient care. Erica is currently the Breast Care Coordinator for Northside Hospital Cancer Institute in Atlanta, Ga where she combines clinical acumen with strategic vision to drive meaningful change and optimize outcomes in breast health and the care continuum.  

 


Arlanna Victorian ARRT(R)(M), CN-BI
Arlanna has been in Radiology for 25 years. She started in 2003 as a Radiologic Technologist at the VA Medical Center and then she did on the job training for CT. I went to Radiation Therapy School at Washburn University in Topeka, KD and completed that. In 2010. She went to Mammography school and received my Mammography Certification in 2016. She is CN-BI since 2021 and  graduated with her Bachelors Degree in Medical Imaging from Washburn University in December of 2022. She is currently preparing to sit for her Radiation Safety Boards through Nuclear Medicine. 

 

Geri Delgado ARRT, RT(R)(M)(BD), CN-BI
A native of Colorado, Geri is the Lead Breast Imaging Navigator for the Breast Center of Excellence located at St. Mary-Corwin Medical Center, in Pueblo, Colorado. Geri oversees navigation for St. Mary-Corwin, The Breast Center at Pueblo West, and St. Thomas More Hospital in neighboring Canon City. Passionate about breast health, Geri has more than 10 years' experience in the breast imaging field, including 4 years in Breast Imaging Navigation.  In addition to daily navigation, Geri’s duties include managing the High-Risk Breast MRI program for the St. Mary-Corwin High-Risk Clinic, resulting mammography, ultrasound, and MRI exams for the 3 facilities, tracking biopsies with the Breast Nurse Navigator, and more in the efforts to maintain a high quality of care for the patients. Geri has been instrumental in completing the most recent NQMBC and NAPBC accreditations for St. Mary-Corwin. She remains committed in her efforts to keep breast health in the forefront of her community.