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 949-7-CANCER (722-6237).

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

Nurse Navigator for:
Brain Cancer
Bone & Soft Tissue Sarcoma

Rhonda Hjelm, M.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
Thoracic Cancer

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

Nurse Navigator for:
Palliative Care

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

Nurse Navigator for:
Urologic Cancer
Gastrointestinal Cancer

Michelle Booth, B.S.N., R.N.

Nurse Navigator for:
Breast Cancer
Gynecologic Cancer