Chairperson

Theresa W. Gillespie, PhD, MA, RNTheresa W. Gillespie, PhD, MA, RN
Associate Professor, Departments of Surgery and
Hematology and Medical Oncology
Emory University School of Medicine
Clinical Associate Professor
Emory University School of Nursing
Atlanta, Georgia

Dr. Theresa W. Gillespie is Associate Professor, Department of Surgery, and Department of Hematology and Medical Oncology, Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, Georgia, and Clinical Associate Professor in the School of Nursing. She has served in leadership roles in the Winship Cancer Institute for the past 2 decades, including Director of Clinical Research and Deputy Director, and as Co-Director of the Winship Cancer Institute’s Health Disparities Initiative. She previously was Director of Health Services Research at the Atlanta Veterans Affairs Medical Center.

Dr. Gillespie has extensive experience in clinical oncology, clinical trials, and cancer research, and has published and presented extensively for more than 30 years. As Principal Investigator and Co-Investigator on numerous grants, Dr. Gillespie has been funded by the National Cancer Institute and other National Institutes of Health institutes; the Centers for Disease Control; the US Department of Defense; US Department of Veterans Affairs; American Cancer Society, and Avon. Her funded studies have focused on decision-making by patients, the public, and clinicians, and on health disparities as they affect underserved populations in urban and rural settings, as well as quality and outcomes in cancer care.

Disclosures

Theresa W. Gillespie, PhD, MA, RN, has no real or apparent conflicts of interest to report.


Faculty

Jeannine M. Brant, PhD, APRN, AOCN®

Jeannine M. Brant, PhD, APRN, AOCN®
Oncology Clinical Nurse Specialist
Nurse Scientist
Billings Clinic
Billings, Montana
 
 
Dr. Jeannine M. Brant is an Oncology Clinical Nurse Specialist and Nurse Scientist at Billings Clinic in Billings, Montana. Her early work addressed cancer disparities in American Indians (AI), which led to the development of the AI Women Reaching for Wellness Program. The program spread from 2 reservations to 8, educated over 20,000 AI women, increased mammography in AI women from 5 to 200/year, and produced an award-winning film, Standing Strong Against the Cancer Enemy. A leader in cancer and palliative care, Dr. Brant currently serves on the Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) Pain Guideline Team, International Advisory Panel, and Regional Palliative Care Conference Planning Committee; the American Society of Clinical Oncology Palliative Care Symposium Planning Committee; and the National Cancer Institute Executive Committee with oversight for Palliative Care in the Middle East.
 
Dr. Brant is a prolific writer with more than 75 contributions to the literature on cancer, palliative care, and pain and symptom management and is an editor of the Oncology Nursing Society Standards of Oncology Nursing Practice, the ONS Core Curriculum, and the Journal of Advanced Practitioners in Oncology. As an internationally recognized speaker, she has given more than 200 lectures around the world with her most recent work focused in the Middle East, where she provides consultation and education to nurses and physicians from countries throughout the Middle East. Dr. Brant is an adjunct faculty member for the University of Montana Geriatric Education Center, University of Southern Indiana pain certificate program, and Montana College of Nursing.
 
Disclosures
 
Jeannine M. Brant, PhD, APRN-CNS, AOCN®, reported a financial interest/relationship or affiliation in the form of: speakers' bureau, Genentech, Inc.
 

Kelley D. Mayden, MSN, FNP, AOCNP®

Kelley D. Mayden, MSN, FNP, AOCNP®
Family Nurse Practitioner
Advanced Oncology-Certified Nurse Practitioner
Southwest Virginia Cancer Center
Norton, Virginia
 
 
Kelley D. Mayden is board-certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner and as an Advanced Oncology-Certified Nurse Practitioner. She is also the founder of the essential oil therapy–based corporation, Salt Tart Solutions, where she incorporates aromatherapy into holistic patient care. As a noted author and lecturer at local and national levels, Ms. Mayden’s interests include cancer prevention and wellness, blood disorders, breast cancer, and complementary and alternative medicine. She is a member of the Oncology Nursing Society (ONS), American Holistic Nurses Association, and the honor society of Phi Kappa Phi. She was honored in 2005 with a Nurse Practitioner of the Year award from the Northeast Tennessee Nurse Practitioners Association and ONS Nurse of the Year: Best in Clinical Practice 2005. Ms. Mayden received her Master of Science in Nursing in 2000 from East Tennessee State University, and obtained certification in aromatherapy through The Institute of Integrative Aromatherapy.
 
Disclosures
 
Kelley D. Mayden, MSN, FNP, AOCNP®, reported a financial interest/relationship or affiliation in the form of: speakers' bureau, Millennium Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Lisa S. Moss, MSN, ANP-C, AOCNP®

Lisa S. Moss, MSN, ANP-C, AOCNP®
Adult Nurse Practitioner
VCU Health Systems
South Hill, Virginia
 
 
 
Lisa S. Moss is an Adult Nurse Practitioner at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) Health System currently practicing medical oncology at VCU Community Memorial Hospital in South Hill, Virginia. She has worked as an adult nurse practitioner in oncology since 2008, and as an oncology nurse since 2004. Ms. Moss has worked in the community setting, providing care primarily to underserved populations to ensure that quality cancer care and access to clinical trials are available to all patients. She has been instrumental in the initiation of Survivorship Clinics and development of post-treatment summaries for all cancer survivors.
Ms. Moss’ clinical interests include hormone therapies, targeted therapies, quality of life for all cancer patients, and geriatric oncology. She received her Master of Science degree in Nursing from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill in 2008.
 
Disclosures
 
Lisa S. Moss, MSN, RN, ANP-C, OCN®, has no real or apparent conflicts of interest to report.

Kristi K. Orbaugh, MSN, RN, RNP, AOCN®

Kristi K. Orbaugh, MSN, RN, RNP, AOCN®
Adult Nurse Practitioner
Community Hospital Oncology Physic (CHOP)
Indianapolis, Indiana

Kristi K. Orbaugh is an Adult Nurse Practitioner with Community Hospital Oncology Physic (CHOP) in Indianapolis, Indiana. She is in collaborative practice with 6 adult oncology/hematologists. Prior to joining CHOP, Ms. Orbaugh worked for over 10 years as an adult nurse practitioner with Indiana Community Cancer Care and 9 years with Indiana Oncology Hematology Consultants. There, she provided symptom management and routine health care to oncology patients. She also provided comprehensive histories and physical examinations for patients enrolled in clinical trials.

Ms. Orbaugh received her Master of Science degree in Nursing from the Indiana University – Purdue University of Indianapolis. She is a member of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, the Oncology Nursing Society, and many other interest groups. Ms. Orbaugh has lectured frequently and has several published works on oncology-related topics.

Disclosures

Kristi K. Orbaugh, MSN, RN, RNP, AOCN®, reported a financial interest/relationship or affiliation in the form of: advisory board, Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation; speakers' bureau, Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation.


G. Lita Smith, MSN, RN­, NP

G. Lita Smith, MSN, RN­, NP
Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Supervisor
University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center
Ann Arbor, Michigan

G. Lita Smith is an Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Supervisor at the University of Michigan Breast Cancer Center, Ann Arbor. She has worked as a nurse practitioner in oncology since 1999, and as an oncology nurse since 1990. Her clinical interests include symptom management, targeted therapies, and psychosocial support for patients with breast cancer. In 2012, she received the American Cancer Society National Lane Adams award for quality of life. Ms. Smith received her Master of Science degree in Nursing from the University of Michigan.

Disclosures

G. Lita Smith, MSN, RN, NP, reported a financial interest/relationship or affiliation in the form of: speakers' bureau, Genentech, Inc.


Carrie Tompkins Stricker, PhD, RN, AOCN®

Carrie Tompkins Stricker, PhD, RN, AOCN®
Oncology Nurse Practitioner
Abramson Cancer Center at the University of Pennsylvania
Chief Clinical Officer
On Q Health, Inc.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
 
Dr. Carrie Tompkins Stricker is an Oncology Nurse Practitioner in the Hematology/Oncology Division of the Abramson Cancer Center at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia. She also serves as a lecturer and has held an adjunct faculty post in the School of Nursing at the University of Pennsylvania for more than 15 years, primarily focused on the education of advanced practice nurses in oncology. Dr. Stricker is recognized for her clinical and research expertise in cancer survivorship care, as well as in evidence-based symptom assessment and management, particularly in women with breast cancer. She has published in journals such as Journal of Clinical Oncology, the Journal of Cancer Survivorship, and the Oncology Nursing Forum. Dr. Stricker received her doctorate in nursing from the School of Nursing at the University of Pennsylvania in 2007, and thereafter served as Director of Clinical Programs for Penn’s Abramson Cancer Center Survivorship Center of Excellence from 2007 to 2013.
 
In 2013, driven by a desire to overcome gaps in care by leveraging information technology solutions, Dr. Stricker cofounded and became Chief Clinical Officer of the oncology-focused health information technology company, On Q Health, Inc. At On Q, Dr. Stricker is responsible for overseeing the clinical development, implementation, and evaluation of On Q Health’s software solutions focused on oncology supportive care planning and symptom management.
 
Disclosures
 
Carrie T. Stricker, PhD, RN, has no real or apparent conflicts of interest to report. 

Debra Winkeljohn, MSN, RN, CNS, AOCN®

Debra Winkeljohn, MSN, RN, CNS, AOCN®
Clinical Nurse Specialist
Hematology Oncology Associates
Albuquerque, New Mexico
 
 
 
Debra Winkeljohn is a Clinical Nurse Specialist at Hematology Oncology Associates in Albuquerque, New Mexico, where she has been employed for the past 10 years. She is a member of the Oncology Nursing Society and New Mexico Cancer Care Alliance. Ms. Winkeljohn is a former associate editor for the Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing and has written numerous publications.
Ms. Winkeljohn received her Bachelor Science of Nursing (BSN), as well as her Master of Science in Nursing from the College of Nursing at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque. Since completing her BSN program, she has worked solely in oncology.
 
Disclosures
 
Debra L. Winkeljohn, MSN, RN, CNS, AOCN®, has no real or apparent conflicts of interest to report.