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Nurse Navigators

Clinical Nurse Navigators are a unique asset to Hoag’s comprehensive cancer program. The navigator serves an important role as facilitator and guide for patients, answering questions and providing support through each phase of treatment.

Hoag’s cancer clinical nurse navigator provides:

  • Emotional support and guidance for the newly diagnosed patient and family
  • Education for patients and family members about cancer
  • Information about community resources and Hoag support services
  • Help in coordinating the multidisciplinary care plan
  • Assistance in navigating the healthcare system during and after treatment

To speak with one of the nurse navigators listed below, please call 949-722-6237.


Support services are provided without fees to patients who receive their care at Hoag, thanks to community support. If you would like to make a gift of any amount to help ensure the availability of these valuable services, click here.

Janet Batt, R.N., C.N.S., M.A

Nurse Navigator for:
Palliative Care

Lori Berberet, R.N., M.S.

Nurse Navigator for:
Brain Cancer
Bone & Soft Tissue Sarcoma

Traci Swenson, B.S.N., R.N., O.C.N.

Nurse Navigator for:
Breast Cancer

Diane Eadie, R.N., B.S.N.

Nurse Navigator for:
Gastrointestinal Cancers, including
​Colorectal Cancer

Ann Marie Williams, B.S.N., R.N., O.C.N..

Nurse Navigator for:
Melanoma-Advanced Skin Cancer
Head & Neck Cancer

Lilian Reed, R.N.C.

Nurse Navigator for:
Hematologic Cancer
Lung Cancer

Sandy Southerland, B.S.N., R.N., O.C.N.

Nurse Navigator for:
Urologic Cancer (Prostate, Kidney & Bladder)
Gynecologic Cancer