Cancer Committee

Our Cancer Committee is a multidisciplinary committee including physicians, hospital and clinic employees, and representatives from the American Cancer Society. The committee meets every other month to review progress on strategies and identified projects in support of excellent care. The members are:

  • Dr. Bill Gai – Oncology, Chairman
  • Dr. Gary Lahti – Surgeon
  • Dr. Thomas Hardy – Pathologist
  • Susan Mathena – Patient Navigator Coordinator
  • Karen Draper, RN – Case Manager
  • Kathy White – Manager of Radiation Oncology, Clinical Research Coordinator
  • Dr. Chockeo Syvanthong – Radiologist
  • Dr. Ashantice Higgins – Oncologist
  • Dr. Akintunde Akinleye - Oncologist 
  • Helen McKee, RN, M. Divinity – Chaplain
  • Lendy Cox – Tumor Registrar
  • Anne Wood – Quality Director
  • Teresa Pruitt - Senior Quality Director
  • Majida Zaher, RN – Oncology Nurse
  • Leanne Roller – Marketing 
  • Jane Johnson – American Cancer Society Representative
  • Residents also rotate as members