Oncology Nurse Navigators
- Answer general questions about your treatment options, including surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy
- Coordinate care with your health care team
- Direct you to health care services for further diagnosis and treatment
- Direct you to local resources and support
Please contact a member of our team at the location where you are receiving treatment:
Claudia Bartos, RN, CCRC, CNBN — Texas Medical Center
Karen Batiste, MSN-ED, RN-CMSRN — Texas Medical Center
Courtney Champagne, RN, OCN – Texas Medical Center
Courtney has been a registered nurse for 5 years and has worked with oncology patients in both the outpatient and inpatient settings. She obtained her bachelor’s degree in nursing from Texas Woman’s University and is an oncology-certified nurse. Courtney serves as an oncology nurse navigator for patients with head and neck, upper gastrointestinal, endocrine and uveal melanoma cancers. She enjoys educating patients about their diagnosis and treatment, as well as helping patients connect with hospital and community resources to assist with many challenging aspects of cancer-related care. You can reach Courtney at 346.238.6238.
Brenda Gates, BSN, RN, OCN, CN-BN, RN-BC — Baytown
Alyssa Sheffield BSN, RN, OCN — Baytown
Cassandra Green MSN, RN OCN — Clear Lake
Cassandra is a clinical nurse with 5 years nursing experience and certified in Oncology. She graduated with her BSN and MSN from Western Governors University. She has spent her entire nursing career in Radiation Oncology, where she served many different cancer types. She is a member of the Oncology Nursing Society local chapter and served on the board. She is active in the community by assisting with events and educating groups about cancer. She has served on the oncology nurse testing advisory board. Cassandra enjoys building relationships with patient and their families and empowering them through education.
Joan Burnham, MSN, RN, OCN — Sugar Land
Joan is an oncology nurse navigator at Houston Methodist Cancer Center at Sugar Land with over 30 years of oncology experience, working in the office, infusion, acute care and home health arenas. She received her Master’s Degree in Nursing in 2018, has served on the Oncology Nursing Society WOW Chapter board for 10 years, and has also served as an Oncology Nursing Society Chemotherapy Trainer. As an oncology patient navigator for thoracic, gastrointestinal and genitourinary cancers, she focuses on educating patients about their diagnosis, advocating for individuals undergoing cancer treatments, helping them make timely decisions about their treatment, providing assistance with scheduling and coordinating with the physicians involved in each patient’s treatment. Contact Joan at 281.672.8585.
Amalia "Rose" Gonzales, MSN, RN, OCN, CBCN — Sugar Land
Rose is an oncology nurse navigator at Houston Methodist Cancer Center at Sugar Land with over 14 years of experience caring for patients. She is an oncology certified nurse, and completed her Master’s Degree in Nursing with an education focus in June, 2017. As an oncology patient navigator for breast and gynecologic cancers, she focuses on educating patients about their diagnosis, advocating for individuals undergoing cancer treatments, helping them make timely decisions about their treatment, providing assistance with scheduling and coordinating with the physicians involved in each patient’s treatment. Contact Rose at 281.276.8989.
Peggy Reinhold, RN, MHA — The Woodlands
Peggy has more than 30 years of experience in a variety of roles as a registered nurse. As an oncology nurse navigator at Houston Methodist Cancer Center at The Woodlands, she is a strong and compassionate patient advocate who collaborates with the health care team to achieve the best outcomes and experiences for patients and their families. Peggy has a Bachelor of Science in Nursing as well as a master’s in healthcare administration. Peggy has been very active in community outreach in Montgomery County for more than 20 years which is an asset to patients as they seek additional support within their communities. Call Peggy at 936.270.3639.