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

    Genitourinary
    Tel. 860.972.5768
    Fax. 860.545.5698
    Email

  • Allison Kane, RN, BSN

    Breast, Gynecology
    Tel. 860.972.1519
    Fax. 860.545.5698
    Email

  • Sharon Nelson, RN, MSN, OCN

    Hematology, Thoracic
    Tel. 860.972.5807
    Fax. 860.972.9782
    Email

  • Lauren Savage, MSP, BSN, RN, OCN

    Lauren Savage

    Gastrointestinal, Neurology
    Tel. 860.972.5764
    Fax. 860.545.5698
    Email

  • Candie St. Jean, BS, RN, OCN


    Candice St. Jean

    Genitourinary, Head & Neck
    Tel. 860.972.5808
    Fax. 860.545.5698
    Email

  • Silvia Willumsen, RN, BSN


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


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

      Lisa Beckman

      Breast
      The Hospital of Central Connecticut
      C. 860.371.1152
      Tel. 860.696.4815
      Fax. 860.832.8704
      Email

    • Ashley George, RN, OCN

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

    • Erin Hurlburt, BS, RN, OCN

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

    • Priscilla Moreira, RN, OCN

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

    • Amanda Recchini, RN, BSN, OCN

      Gynecology, Gastrointestinal
      The Hospital of Central Connecticut & MidState Medical Center
      Tel. 203.376.5862
      Email

    • Rachael Rheaume BA, RN

      Rachael Rheaume

      Genitourinary
      The Hospital of Central Connecticut & MidState Medical Center
      C. 860.918.6768
      Tel. 860.696.4974
      Email

    • Karen Stavris, MSN, RN, OCN

      Karen Stavris

      Genitourinary, H&N, Hematology, Thoracic
      MidState Medical Center
      Tel. 475.222.7071
      Email


    East Region Nurse Navigators
     
    • Jessica Lathrop, RN

      General Oncology
      Windham Hospital
      Tel. 860.456.6952
      Fax. 860.456.6788
      Email

    • Melissa Vargas, BSN, RN

      Melissa Vargas

      General Oncology, Melanoma/Skin
      Backus Hospital
      Tel. 860.885.6478
      Fax. 860.892.2772
      Email


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

      General Oncology,
      Breast
      Charlotte Hungerford Hospital
      Tel. 860.496.6819
      Fax. 860.496.6762
      Email


    Fairfield Region Nurse Navigators
     
    • Brandi Buskey, RN, BSN

      Breast
      Tel. 475.210.5181
      Fax. 203.581.6590
      Email

    • Maria Marini, RN, BSN

      Maria Marini

      Thoracic
      Tel. 475.210.6593
      Fax. 475.210.5445
      Email

    • Laurie Saad Shepard BSN, RN

      Laurie Shepard

      Gastrointestinal, Melanoma/Skin
      Tel. 475.210.4996
      Fax. 475.210.4541
      Email

    • Mary Porter, DrPH, MSN, RN

      Genitourinary
      2660 Main St., Bridgeport
      Tel. 475.298.6823
      Fax. 203.694.7630
      Email


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