Meet the Norton Children’s Cancer Institute Team

At Norton Children’s Cancer Institute, affiliated with the UofL School of Medicine, our team, led by our board-certified, fellowship-trained physicians, includes more than 200 people dedicated to the care of our patients across all locations and programs. Our team is specially trained and highly experienced in treating babies, children and teens.

Our skilled physicians, nurses and staff use their training and access to the latest treatments to help pediatric cancer and blood disorder patients when they’re the sickest — now and for years to come.

Angela R. Blair, M.Ed.
Coordinator, Social Services

Candace J. Lopp, LSW, MRC
Coordinator, Social Services

Norton Children’s Cancer Institute Leadership Team

Jennifer C. Evans, M.D., MPH, FACOG – System Vice President, Pediatrics Services

Tammy McClanahan, R.N., BSN, OCN, MHA, FACHE – System Vice President, Cancer Service Line

Jun Zhao, D.O. – Medical Director, Norton Children’s Cancer Institute

Ashok B. Raj, M.D. – Director, Sickle Cell Disease and Hemoglobinopathies Program, Hemostasis and Thrombosis Program, Leukemia and Lymphoma Program, Pediatric Erythrocytapheresis Program

Susan Friedrich – System Director, Norton Children’s Medical Group

Danielle Dresner – Director, Pediatric Specialty Care Operations

Judy Fisher, R.N., BSN, OCN, MHA – Director, Patient Care, Norton Cancer Institute

Jennifer D. Thomas, DNP, R.N. – Director, Patient Care Services, Pediatric Hematology, Oncology and Transplant Services

Cassie Blandford, R.N., BSN – Nurse Manager, Transplant Services, Oncology Research, and Blood and Marrow Transplant Lab

Autumn J. Marks, R.N., BSN – Practice Manager, Norton Children’s Cancer Institute Outpatient Clinic

Teresa L. Munson, R.N., BSN – Nurse Manager, Norton Children’s Infusion Center

Erika Shell, DNP, APRN, FNP-C – Nurse Manager, Addison Jo Blair Cancer Care Center

Patient Resource Staff

The Rev. Rodney L. Craggs, M.Div., BCC – Chaplain

Shawna Dellecave, ATR-BC, LPAT – Expressive Arts Therapist

Heather N. Hartlage, R.N., MSN, CPON – Clinical Nurse Educator

Taryn Johnson, CCLS, CTRS – Child Life and Therapeutic Recreation Specialist

Erin Love, LMT – Licensed Massage Therapist

Maggie Motley, R.N., BSN, CCRC, OCN – Survivorship Patient Navigator

Brett M. Northrup, MTBC – Music Therapist

Frances L. Price, R.N., BSN, OCN, CPHON – Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurse Navigator

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