Mary Miller, MSN, RN-BC, OCN, has been a registered nurse for 27 years, working at Franciscan Health Indianapolis for 35. She has served as the inpatient oncology manager on a 26-bed unit since August 2017, prior to which, having served as the Indiana Blood and Marrow Transplantation Case Manager at Franciscan for 13 years, where she grew her passion for patient advocacy.
Mary co-facilitates a patient support group for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, has advocated on Capitol Hill on important issues impacting oncology patients, and has served on the IOS Board of Directors for four years as Member-at-Large and Secretary/Treasurer.
Evelyn Hunter, MSW, LCSW, is a licensed clinical social worker at Baptist Health Floyd in New Albany, Ind. and holds a certification in oncology social work. She has experience with high-risk families, individuals with disabilities, private practice counseling, and medical social work. She has been a team leader for the American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life, facilitated different types of cancer support groups, and is a board member of the Indiana Oncology Society. She is a regional speaker and has presented on various topics such as therapeutic communication, grief in caregivers and patients with cancer, geriatric cancer patients, situational awareness, and self-care. She understands the importance of working with legislation and has found that her experience in the medical field and in working with individuals within different environments has made her keenly aware of health and safety issues, situational awareness, effects of poverty, and challenges faced for those who are elderly or who have comorbidities.
In addition to serving on several committees that aid in cancer care and control, Ms. Hunter is also a member of the Floyd County Tobacco Prevention Coalition, serves on a paramedic advisory committee for an accredited paramedic program, and serves on the South-Central Indiana Area Health Education Center Advisory Board. Prior to her transition to social work, she worked as a paramedic for 16 years.
Ms. Hunter earned her master’s degree in social work from the University of Southern Indiana.
Mark A. Henderson, MD, trained at Indiana University School of Medicine in radiation oncology and taught there for six years. He later moved to Oregon where he worked for a private practice and taught at Oregon Health and Science University. In 2018, Dr. Henderson returned to Indiana to be closer to family and to work for the Columbus Regional Health Cancer Center.
Dr. Henderson is skilled in gamma knife and linear accelerator-based radiosurgery, stereotactic body radiotherapy, intensity-modulated radiotherapy, image-guided radiotherapy, 3D-conformal radiotherapy, partial breast brachytherapy and unsealed source radiotherapy. He is board certified in radiation oncology by the American Board of Radiology.
Stephanie Cohen, MS, CGC, LGC, is a board-certified and licensed genetic counselor in the Cancer Genetics Risk Assessment Program at Ascension St. Vincent in Indianapolis, Indiana. She earned her MS degree in Genetic Counseling at the University of Michigan. Ms. Cohen developed a stand-alone cancer genetics program that now includes three full-time genetic counselors and a genetic counseling assistant. She has been working to improve access to cancer genetic services by implementing a collaborative process, utilizing a network of genetic counselor extenders throughout the Ascension St. Vincent Health system across the state of Indiana.
She is active in training genetic counseling students by serving as a clinical supervisor and research advisor. She is chair of the Research, Quality and Outcomes Committee of the National Society of Genetic Counselors and is a Section Editor for the Journal of Genetic Counseling. She has multiple publications in the field of cancer genetics and genetic counseling service delivery.
John Edwards, MD, is the Co-Medical Director of Indiana Blood & Marrow Transplantation (IBMT), specializing in hematologic malignancies and stem cell transplantation. He is the past president of the Indiana Oncology Society. Prior to joining IBMT, Dr. Edwards was the founding director of the Florida Center for Cellular Therapy at Florida Hospital, the first BMT program in Central Florida. He has previously worked in industry as the President/COO/CMO of Lifeforce Cryobanks and as Medical Director at CTI Clinical Trial and Consulting. Dr. Edwards attended medical school at the University of Florida and then trained in pediatrics and immunology and hematology/oncology at the University of California, San Francisco. He also served on the faulty at Vanderbilt University.