Cancer Care

Cancer Patient Navigators

 A patient navigator is an oncology nurse or social worker who specializes in working with patients diagnosed with cancer. Your navigator is here to make sure you and your family have the support, advocacy, education, resources, and information you need to make the most informed decisions about your treatment plan. The service is free and provided at many MaineHealth locations.

As you move through the various phases of cancer care your patient navigator will be there with you every step of the way—removing barriers to care, facilitating communications with your care team and helping you understand your disease and treatments. As part of your health care team, the patient navigator will:

  • Answer any questions you may have
  • Explain the different treatment options for your cancer
  • Discuss any clinical trials that may be available to you
  • Schedule consultations for you and your family with specialists as needed
  • Provide information and literature relative to your specific diagnosis, treatment and follow-up care

Patient Navigator Directory

Franklin Memorial Hospital

  • Ashley Stevenson, RN, Nurse Navigator, 207-779-2198 
  • Tammy White, BSN, RN, Breast Oncology Nurse Navigator, 207-779-2430

LincolnHealth

  • Mikala Bousquet, MSW, LCSW, Oncology Patient Navigator, 207-373-2240

MaineHealth Maine Medical Center - Portland

  • Gina Z. Blaszyk, BSN, RN, OCN, CHPN, Gastrointestinal/Surgical Oncology Nurse Navigator, 207-662-1951
  • Cassidy Calvert, MSN, RN, CMSRN, Thoracic Oncology Nurse Navigator, 207-396-8255
  • Nicole Cantara, MSN, RN, OCN, Lower GI Oncology Nurse Navigator, 207-294-5838
  • Sara Cox, BSN, RN, CNRN, Neuro Oncology Nurse Navigator, 207-662-1539
  • Michelle Freers, BSN, RN, OCN, Thoracic Oncology Nurse Navigator, 207-396-7465
  • Daniele Heatley, RN, BSN, CMSRN, Neuroscience Patient Navigator, 207-662-1112
  • Summer Knight, BSN, RN, Genitourinary Oncology Nurse Navigator, 207-396-8055
  • Jayme Nicholas, RN, BSN, Medical Oncology Nurse Navigator, 207-662-6197
  • Amber O'Leary, BSN, RN, OCN, Head and Neck Oncology Nurse Navigator, 207-396-7452
  • Janessa Rich, BSN, RN, Gastrointestinal/Surgical Oncology Nurse Navigator, 207-662-2659
  • Jennifer Santiago, BSN, RN Breast Oncology Nurse Navigator, 207-396-7344
  • Alice Staires, BSN, RN Breast Oncology Nurse Navigator, 207-396-7891
  • Snow Tardif, BSN, RN, Lung Screening Nurse Navigator, 207-396-8324
  • Tina Wakefield, BSN, RN, Neuroscience Nurse Navigator, 207-662-2069
  • Tracy Watts, BSN, RN, OCN, Gynecology Oncology Nurse Navigator, 207-396-8767

MaineHealth Maine Medical Center - Biddeford/Sanford

  • Julie Davis, BA, BSN, RN, Breast Oncology Nurse Navigator, 207-294-5837
  • Susan Raposa, BSN, RN, Oncology Nurse Navigator, 207-294-5846

MaineGeneral Medical Center 

  • Theresa Begin, RN, Gastrointestinal Nurse Navigator, 207-626-4863
  • Ashley Bragg, RN, Breast Oncology Nurse Navigator, 207-621-6162
  • Nicole Brown, RN, OCN, ONN-CG (T) Lung Oncology Nurse Navigator, 207-621-6165
  • Lindsay Lapierre, BSN, RN, Head/Neck and Esophageal Oncology Nurse Navigator, 207- 621-6136
  • Erica Lombardi, RN, Breast Oncology Nurse Navigator, 207-621-6162
  • Andréa Martelle, RN, OCN, ONN-CG, Genitourinary Oncology Nurse Navigator, 207-621-6157
  • Kerri Medeiros, BSN, RN, OCN, ONN-CG, Lung Oncology Nurse Navigator, 207-626-4865
  • Sacha Genest, RN, Breast and Gynecology Oncology Nurse Navigator, 207-621-6125

Memorial Hospital

  • Amber O'Leary, BSN, RN, OCN, Oncology Nurse Navigator, 207-396-7452

Mid Coast Hospital 

  • Mikala Bousquet, MSW, LCSW, Oncology Patient Navigator, 207-373-2240
  • Hailey Thacker, RN, BSN, ONN-CG, Oncology Nurse Navigator, 207-373-4588

Penbay Medical Center

  • Lori Cobb, RN, BSN, Oncology Nurse Navigator, RN, ONN, 207-301-8974

Stephens Memorial Hospital 

  • Stephanie Leblond, LSW, Patient Navigator, 207-744-6174
  • Jeanne Rosato, RN, BSN, OCN, Oncology Nurse Navigator, 207-744-6173

Waldo County General Hospital 

  • Kevin Murphy, RN, Oncology Nurse Navigator, 207-505-4522