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
Anjali Keshavamurthy, RN, OCN – Texas Medical Center
Anjali Keshavamurthy has been a nurse for over 10 years, all of which have been in oncology. She received her bachelor of science degree in nursing from Drexel University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and is an oncology-certified nurse. She is passionate about educating and supporting her patients in their health-care decisions while using her experience to ensure effective communication and collaboration to meet their health-care needs. She can be reached at 346.238.4475.
Kerrie Shojaie, MSN, RN, OCN – Texas Medical Center
Kerrie Shojaie has more than 30 years of nursing experience, with the last 25 years in the oncology setting. She has worked as a nurse navigator, nursing educator, research nurse, stem cell transplant coordinator and in hospice and palliative care. Kerrie is compassionate about cancer care and enjoys educating patients and families about their cancer diagnosis, assisting them through treatment and providing guidance in survivorship. In her current role, Kerrie specializes in navigating patients with colorectal and gynecological cancers. She has a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Texas Woman’s University and a Master of Science in Nursing Education from Grand Canyon University. Kerrie is a member of the Oncology Nursing Society both locally and nationally and has been an oncology certified nurse for more 20 years. Call Kerrie at 346.238.8450.
Gabriel Medrano, BSN, RN, OCN – Texas Medical Center
Gabriel is an oncology certified nurse with over 14 years of nursing experience at Houston Methodist Hospital, including 6 years exclusively in oncology. He obtained his Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Texas Woman’s University in Houston, TX. As an oncology nurse navigator, he serves patients with thoracic and genitourinary types of cancer diagnoses. Gabriel believes in patient-centered care and is available to guide patients from diagnosis through survivorship. He advocates for his patients, providing them education, support, and resources to understand and make informed decisions about their diagnosis and treatment. Gabriel looks forward to working with patients through their cancer diagnosis journey. You can reach Gabriel at 713.441.1006.
Yu-Fan Ma, MSN, RN, CMSRN – Texas Medical Center
Yu-Fan has more than 20 years of nursing experience in interventional radiology, diagnostic imaging and in intensive care units, as well as in inpatient settings for head and neck cancer, lymphoma/myeloma, bone marrow transplant, palliative care and rehabilitation. She has experience in clinical nursing, as well as in nursing leadership, education and administration. Yu-Fan received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Texas Woman’s University and her Master of Science in Nursing from University of Phoenix. She is certified in radiology nursing and medical-surgical nursing and believes that nursing can make a difference in many people’s lives. As an oncology nurse navigator, she looks forward to providing guidance and resources to patients as well as empowering them with knowledge and tools to face the difficult times during their cancer journey. You can reach Yu-Fan at 346.238.6213.
Alyssa Sheffield, MSN, APRN, FNP-C, OCN – Baytown
As an oncology nurse practitioner, Alyssa is committed to serving oncology patients throughout their cancer journey from diagnosis through survivorship. She is passionate about providing patient education to ensure patients understand their diagnosis and treatment plan, empowering them to play an active, informed role in their treatment. Alyssa strives to be compassionate and supportive of all patients. She serves as an advocate to ensure they feel included as part of the medical team and that their decisions are respected to align with their treatment goals. She is also passionate about educating patients and their families about cancer prevention and the importance of undergoing appropriate cancer screenings and living a healthy lifestyle. You can reach Alyssa at 281.420.7394.
Jamie Nava, BSN, RN, OCN – Baytown
Jamie is an oncology-certified nurse with over 14 years of oncology experience and 17 years of direct patient care. She obtained her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Texas in Arlington. Jamie is devoted to helping cancer patients navigate their journey from diagnosis to survivorship. She acts as an advocate for the patients and their families by attending patient-physician meetings and assisting to clear any barriers that may delay or prevent treatment. She provides education and resources to patients and their families so they can make informed decisions about their diagnosis and treatment. Jamie looks forward to working closely with you and your family throughout your cancer journey. You can reach Jamie at 346.292.1531.
Cassandra Green MSN, RN OCN — Clear Lake
Cassandra is a clinical nurse with 5 years of nursing experience and is an oncology certified nurse. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Master of Science in Nursing 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 patients and their families and empowering them through education. You may reach Cassandra at 281.523.2396.
Joan Burnham, MSN, RN, ONN-CG, OCN, MEDSURG-BC — Sugar Land
Joan is an Oncology Nurse Navigator- Certified Generalist through The Academy of Oncology Nurse and Patient Navigators (AONN+) at Houston Methodist Neal Cancer Center at Sugar Land. She has over 30 years of oncology experience, working in the office, infusion acute care and home health arenas. As an oncology nurse navigator for thoracic, gastrointestinal and genitourinary cancers, she focuses on educating patients about their diagnosis, advocating for individuals undergoing cancer treatments, helping patients 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.
Jennifer Cerda, MSN, RN, OCN — Sugar Land
Jennifer Cerda, MSN, RN, OCN, will be the oncology nurse navigator for gastrointestinal and head and neck cancer patients. Jennifer has eight years of bedside experience at Houston Methodist Hospital on the Oncology/Hematology Unit, in roles from bedside RN to charge nurse, mentor and preceptor. Jennifer provides compassionate care to patients and families through education and communication of the cancer disease, treatment and survivorship. Contact Jennifer at 346.901.2012.
Amalia "Rose" Gonzales, MSN, RN, OCN, CBCN — Sugar Land
Rose is an oncology nurse navigator at Houston Methodist Neal 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.
Cynthia Andrews, RN, MS, CCRN — The Woodlands
Cynthia is an oncology nurse navigator at Houston Methodist Neal Cancer Center at The Woodlands. She has over 10 years of experience as a registered nurse, working with oncology patients for more than 5 years in both the inpatient and outpatient settings. She also is certified in critical care nursing and holds a master's degree in nutrition. Cynthia values patient-centered collaboration with the health care team to help the patient fully understand their diagnosis and treatment options. She also understands the importance of being the patient's advocate and providing emotional support along the way. Call Cynthia at 281.223.0576 or email email@example.com.
Carlyn Venable, BSN, RN, OCN — The Woodlands
Carlyn is a registered nurse with more than 18 years of experience. She has taken care of patients of all ages and worked in different nursing fields including inpatient nursing, home health, clinical precepting and research nursing. She became an Oncology Certified Nurse in March 2022. After cancer affected Carlyn’s family, she decided to become an Oncology Nurse Navigator. She is passionate about helping cancer patients and their families by providing them guidance, resources, education and support throughout their cancer journey. Email Carlyn at firstname.lastname@example.org or call at 832.302.8919.