As the patient navigator at The Cancer Center, Jackie assists patients in getting the information and support they need.
“Once a patient receives their diagnosis and recommended treatment, there is a wealth of information available to them and their family,” says Jackie. “Whether it’s directing a newly diagnosed patient to an appropriate support group or providing resources for financial assistance, insurance questions, or other concerns, I’m here to assist patients and their families in breaking down barriers that could otherwise delay treatment.”
Jackie joined The Cancer Center At Lake Manassas in April 2010 and launched the center's patient navigator program. She also is responsible for accreditation of The Breast Center At Lake Manassas.
Jackie has more than 20 years' experience in administration, training and community outreach, including extensive training and education in the patient navigation discipline. She completed the Harold P. Freeman Patient Navigation Institute's Patient Navigation Program in June 2010 and regularly attends the annual National Interdisciplinary Breast Center Conference. She also is a member of the National Coalition of Oncology Nurse Navigators, the National Accreditation Program for Breast Cancers, and the National Consortium of Breast Centers.
Jackie holds a bachelor’s degree in business economics from Oneonta State University and an associate’s degree in business administration from State University of New York at Cobleskill.
Jackie resides in Gainesville with her husband and two children. She is an active member of her church and a dedicated supporter of several major charity efforts, including the Haymarket Food Pantry and child welfare-focused missions in both Haiti and Guatemala.