Dr. Scott Baker
Dr. Scott Baker, director of the Fred Hutch Survivorship Program, says the concept of survivorship care is new enough to require definition.
Vanessa Barone, MPH
Project manager Vanessa Barone arrived at the Fred Hutch Survivorship Program in 2015 to manage up the Adolescent and Young Adult (AYA) clinical trials and studies. Barone recruits participants for local studies and tracks the progress of studies at other sites.
Every day is a little different for Joli Bartell, project coordinator for Exercise & Thrive – the Survivorship Program’s exercise partnership with the YMCA.
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.”
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.
Dr. Karen Syrjala
Dr. Karen Syrjala says the best thing about working with cancer survivors is their eagerness to live life to the fullest.
Leslie Heron, 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.