Oncology nurse navigators specialize in cancer. They are members of your multi-disciplinary care team, serving as advocates and educators for you from diagnosis through survivorship.
Oncology nurse navigators at Sarah Cannon Cancer Institute at Henrico Doctors' Hospital help coordinate your care and address any barriers you may face to support you throughout your cancer journey.
Our nurse navigators:
- Improve communication between your health care team.
- Host multidisciplinary cancer conferences to ensure you receive a personalized treatment plan.
- Help you understand your diagnosis, treatment plans and medications.
- Connect you to resources available throughout your cancer journey.
- Provide education around treatment options and clinical trial availability.
Cancer Support Services
Meet Your Oncology Nurse Navigators
Jan Lawrence, RN, BS, returned to school later in life to pursue her true passion, nursing. Having spent 15 years working in sales and marketing and 10 years as a stay-at-home mother, she found that nursing was a calling she couldn’t ignore and obtained an AD at J. Sargeant Reynolds. She started working at VCUHS, then transitioned to Henrico Doctors Hospital in oncology care. She is now a breast cancer nurse navigator, a position that fully utilizes her strengths as a nurse: providing care, education and support to patients and their families when given a diagnosis of breast cancer and throughout their journey.
Jan values her time with family and loves to travel! When they can, the family heads off to the Outerbanks, where they have a beach house in Corolla.
Kim Gardner, RN, MSN, ACNP-BC, has over 20 years of nursing experience. She completed her Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in nursing from Virginia Commonwealth University. She holds a certification from the American Nurses Credentialing Center as an acute care nurse practitioner. She spent most of her career in emergency medicine and cardiology before transitioning to oncology in 2014 to lead the lung cancer program.
As a lung cancer nurse navigator, she provides education, support and coordination during a person’s journey with a lung cancer diagnosis. She also is instrumental in leading the biweekly multidisciplinary lung conference to develop the next course of action in a patient’s treatment plan. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and two sports-loving sons.
Wendy Hendrick RN, MSN, OCN, has 30 years of nursing experience. As part of her survivorship nurse navigator role, she can explain and help you understand your survivorship care plan and treatment summary. Upon your request, she will ensure your providers receive this valuable information to maintain communication of your care.
Wendy received her Bachelor of Science degree in nursing from the University of Pittsburgh and her Master of Science degree from Chamberlain School of Nursing. She is currently pursuing a master's certificate in the Family Nurse Practitioner Program at Chamberlain School of Nursing.
Her professional interests include community education on prevention and early detection of cancers and helping individuals make impactful changes toward leading healthier lifestyles. In her free time, she enjoys biking and being outdoors with her husband and four children.
Beth Mazzone, BSN, RN, OCN is new to our area but not to oncology nursing. Beth and her husband recently moved here from Upstate NY to be near her grown children. Her last position was in Oncology Research at the University of Vermont Cancer Center where she was the Nursing Supervisor. Oncology has always been her favorite specialty and she has held her Oncology Nurse Certification for over a decade. Beth’s passion is education- other nurses, patients and families, anyone who wants to learn about health and wellness at any stage of their life. Her nieces and nephews tease her about her ability to find a ‘pamphlet’ for anything- and often tell each other "Put on your sunscreen or you will get a pamphlet from Aunt Beth".
Beth received her RN diploma in 1981 at St. Elizabeth Hospital School of Nursing in Utica, NY and her Bachelor’s degree in nursing in 2016 from the University of Vermont. In her spare time she loves to kayak and care for her family and poodles. She deeply values and appreciates the relationships she forms with her patients and their families.
Maria Quigley, RN, ADN has been a nurse for over 12 years. She received her ADN at John Tyler Community College, and is set to graduate with her BSN from Walden University. She plans to transition immediately to their graduate program and obtain her MSN.
During her career, her primary focus has been gynecologic oncology. She has been part of gyn-oncology programs at Johns Hopkins University and Virginia Commonwealth University; she came to Henrico Doctor’s Hospital in 2013. She has performed the roles of Primary Nurse, Clinical Research Coordinator, and most recently has taken on the role of Gynecologic Oncology Nurse Navigator.
Maria’s focus as Nurse Navigator is ensuring that patients understand exactly what is happening, every step of the way – from diagnosis through survivorship. Maria’s free time is spent on adventures with her partner and their dogs.