Staff Profiles

Kelly Ambrose
Project manger Kelly Ambrose arrived at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center Survivorship Program in 2012
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Dr. Scott Baker
Dr. Scott Baker, director of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center Survivorship Program, says the concept of survivorship care is new enough to require definition.
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Joli Bartell
Every day is a little different for Joli Bartell, project coordinator for Exercise & Thrive – the Survivorship Program’s exercise partnership with the YMCA.
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Dr. Elizabeth Kaplan

Dr. Elizabeth Kaplan
As an internist, Dr. Elizabeth Kaplan has had a number of patients who are either a cancer survivor or actively in treatment for cancer.  She knows that deciding on a correct path for follow-up care or seeking general medical care in either situation can be confusing.
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Debra Loacker
Debra Loacker’s long career in oncology nursing did not include cancer survivorship until relatively recently. “What made me interested in survivorship is wanting to know what was the outcome of all the treatments we have given over the years, what happened to all those patients I met along the way,” she said. “I love that this job focuses on wellness and quality of life.”
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Emily Jo Rajotte
Emily Jo Rajotte, manager for the Survivorship Program, says she’s always having to think outside the box – because when it comes to serving cancer survivors, there IS no box.
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Dr. Karen Syrjala
Dr. Karen Syrjala says the best thing about working with cancer survivors is their eagerness to live life to the fullest.
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Leslie Vietmeier
Leslie Vietmeier, ARNP, says that many years of personal, family and work experience with cancer is what led her to join the Survivorship Program as a nurse practitioner.
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