Professional Advisory Council

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Beth High

I am currently the breast oncology nurse navigator with the University of Arizona Cancer Center. I became interested in survivorship when I was selected to participate in an 18 month study that trained nurses to provide survivorship care.

Alex Holland

I am a M.Ac. and L.Ac. who believes that integrative medicine is the key to healthcare. I work with the Professional Advisory Council to bring Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) into the Council's integrative approach to education, health and healing. I am the current President of Han University of Traditional Medicine, and I have been practicing and teaching TCM for 30 years. I am the author of Voices of Qi - An Introductory Guide to Traditional Chinese Medicine and also a musician and composer.

Cheri Lacasse, MS, RN, OCN

I am a clinical nurse specialist engaged in cancer survivorship research and education of students and professional nurses. I believe in high quality supportive care for all cancer survivors using an intergrative approach to health and wellbeing. My experience in nursing practice, education, and research has led me to focus on the many facets of gero-oncology, comprehensive symptom management, and quality cancer survivorship care.

Susie Leigh

As both an oncology nurse and a long term cancer survivor, I have worked nationally to raise awareness about issues related to cancer survivorship and patient empowerment. For decades I have promoted the development of cancer-related resources along with access to them. But resources – local, regional and national - are only worthwhile if people know about them. Community Cancer Connections is filling a huge gap by collecting, organizing, vetting and marketing information that will be helpful to anyone who is dealing with cancer.

Abby Lohr

I am the Affiliate Outreach and Grants Grants manager for Susan G. Komen of Southern Arizona. I work with breast cancer survivors, directing them to needed resources; I also manage the Susan G. Komen of Southern Arizona community grants program.