Meet the Norton Children’s Cancer Institute Team

At Norton Children’s Cancer Institute, affiliated with the UofL School of Medicine, our skilled physicians, nurses and staff use their training and access to the latest treatments to help pediatric cancer patients when they’re the sickest — now and for years to come.

Laura Massie, APRN

Claudia Meredith, APRN

Nursing Leadership

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

Rob Hudson, R.N., BSN, MSM  – Director, Patient Care Services

Maureen Gray, R.N., BSN, CPHON – Nurse Manager, 7 West

Susie Bowman, R.N., BSN – Assistant Nurse Manager

Kathie Chandler, R.N., BSN, CPON – Assistant Nurse Manager

Tracy Jennings, R.N., BSN – Assistant Nurse Manager

Teresa Munson R.N., BSN – Assistant Nurse Manager

Susan Smith, R.N., BSN, CPON – Assistant Nurse Manager

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

Gina Morrison, R.N., BSN, OCN – Adolescent and Young Adult (AYA) Nurse Navigator

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

Jennifer Thomas, R.N., BSN, CCRN – Nurse Manager, Transplant Services

Support Staff

Erin Love, LMT – Licensed Massage Therapist

Brett M. Northrup, MT – Music Therapist

Taryn Johnson CCLS, CTRS – Child Life Therapist

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

Angela Blair, M.Ed. – Social Worker

Candace Lopp, LSW, MRC – Social Worker

Spencer Moorman, MSW, CSW – Social Worker, Outpatient Clinic

Cancer – 7725

Contact Us

Norton Children’s offers advanced pediatric cancer care

(502) 629-7725

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