Nurse Navigators

Learning you have cancer can be frightening and overwhelming. Our Nurse Navigators offer a warm welcome into a world of cancer care.

Your doctors, nurses and other care providers are there to help, but it can be hard to process all the information you’re receiving. Hartford HealthCare Nurse Navigators are here for you, helping you make the most educated choices about your care and treatment. With their cancer expertise, they can help you understand your diagnosis and treatment, and provide assistance when you need it most.

They'll talk you through difficult decisions. Coordinate appointments. Partner with you to assure your needs are met so you feel more comfortable and confident.

Our Nurse Navigators can:

  • Educate you and your loved ones about your individual cancer diagnosis and treatment options
  • Help you make informed decisions about your treatment and care
  • Advocate for you during treatment
  • Coordinate the team of physicians, nurses and other healthcare professionals
  • Assess your individual needs, connecting and referring you to appropriate supportive services and resources
  • Help you with your recovery and rehabilitation plans
  • Provide moral support and a sympathetic ear
Hartford Region Nurse Navigators
  • Susanne Carrier, RN, MSN, OCN

    Tel. 860.972.5768
    Fax. 860.545.5698

  • Allison Kane, RN, BSN

    Breast, Gynecology
    Tel. 860.972.1519
    Fax. 860.545.5698

  • Sharon Nelson, RN, MSN, OCN

    Hematology, Thoracic
    Tel. 860.972.5807
    Fax. 860.972.9782

  • Lauren Savage, MSP, BSN, RN, OCN

    Lauren Savage

    Gastrointestinal, Neurology
    Tel. 860.972.5764
    Fax. 860.545.5698

  • Candie St. Jean, BS, RN, OCN
    Candice St. Jean

    Genitourinary, Head & Neck
    Tel. 860.972.5808
    Fax. 860.545.5698

  • Silvia Willumsen, RN, BSN

    Hartford HealthCare system-wide Bone Marrow Transplant Coordinator
    Tel. 860.972.1130
    Fax. 860.972.9782

    Central Region Nurse Navigators
    • Lisa Beckman, BSN, RN, OCN

      Lisa Beckman

      The Hospital of Central Connecticut
      C. 860.372.1152
      Tel. 860.696.4815
      Fax. 860.832.8704

    • Ashley George, RN, OCN

      Hematology, Melanoma/Skin
      The Hospital of Central Connecticut
      Tel. 860.539.1417

    • Erin Hurlburt, BS, RN, OCN

      Thoracic, Head & Neck
      The Hospital of Central Connecticut
      Tel. 860.331.9769

    • Priscilla Moreira, RN, OCN

      Breast, GI, Gynecology, Melanoma
      MidState Medical Center
      Tel. 203.694.8463
      Fax. 203.694.7630

    • Amanda Recchini, RN, BSN, OCN

      Gynecology, Gastrointestinal
      MidState Medical Center
      C. 203.376.5862
      Tel. 860.696.4940

    • Rachael Rheaume, BA, RN, OCN

      Rachael Rheaume

      Genitourinary, Neurology
      The Hospital of Central Connecticut
      C. 860.918.6768
      Tel. 860.696.4974

    • Karen Stavris, MSN, RN, OCN

      Karen Stavris

      Genitourinary, H&N, Hematology, Thoracic
      MidState Medical Center
      Tel. 475.222.7017

    East Region Nurse Navigators

    Northwest Region Nurse Navigators
    • Tammy Rouleau, RN, CN-BN

      General Oncology,
      Charlotte Hungerford Hospital
      Tel. 860.496.6753
      Fax. 860.496.6762

    Fairfield Region Nurse Navigators
    • Brandi Buskey, RN, BSN

      Tel. 475.210.5181
      Fax. 203.581.6590

    • Laurie Saad Shepard, BSN, RN

      Laurie Shepard

      Gastrointestinal, Melanoma/Skin
      Tel. 475.210.4996
      Fax. 475.210.4541

    • Catherine Voccia, RN, BSN, OCN, CN-BN

      Catherine Voccia

      Genitourinary, Neurology, Thoracic
      Tel. 959.261.6553

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