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State Representatives

The Director-at-Large is the primary Board of Director liaison for the State Representatives and is happy to assist and answer questions for them. Currently, the Director-at-Large overseeing the State Representatives is Camille Faunda. If you are interested in becoming a State Representative, please contact Camille. You can also review a copy of the job description here. 

AOSW State Representatives

ALABAMA
Chelsea Kroll, LGSW, OSW-C
East Alabama Medical Center Cancer Center
Email: [email protected]

ALASKA
Marie J. Lavigne, LCSW, OSW-C
Anchorage, AK 99508
Email: [email protected]

ARIZONA
Jill Lovill, LMSW, OSW-C
Mayo Clinic
Phoenix, AZ
Email: [email protected]

ARKANSAS

Harold Dean, MSW, LCSW, OSW-C
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
North Little Rock, AR
Email: [email protected]

Olivia Wyatt, LSW, OSW-C
CARTI Cancer Center
Little Rock, AR
Email: [email protected]

CALIFORNIA
Leslie Duket, MSW, LCSW
Sutter Cancer Center
Email: [email protected]

COLORADO
Erica Berge
Rocky Mountain Pediatric Hematology Ongology; Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children
Denver, CO
Email: [email protected]

CONNECTICUT
Amy DePaolo, LCSW, OSW-C
Praxair Cancer Center/Danbury Hospital
Email: [email protected]

DELAWARE
Vacant.

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA/NORTHERN VIRGINIA
Jennifer Bires, LICSW, OSW-C
Executive Director, Smith Center for Healing and the Arts
Email: [email protected]

FLORIDA
Latanya Ruiz, LCSW MSW
FSOSW Liaison
Florida Hospital Waterman
4000 Waterman Way
Tavares, FL 32778
Email: [email protected]

GEORGIA
Bryan Miller, LCSW, OSW-C
Atlanta Cancer Care
affiliated with Northside Hospital Cancer Institute
Email:  [email protected]

HAWAII
Jodi Shaw, LSW, CCM, CT
Kaiser Permanente Continuing Care
Email: [email protected]

IDAHO 
Lori Watsen, MSW, LCSW
Boise Veteran’s Administration Medical Center in Oncology
Boise, ID
Email: [email protected]

ILLINOIS
Vacant.

INDIANA
Katie Tremel, MSW, LCSW, OSW-C
Cancer Support Community
Email: [email protected]

IOWA 
Stacey Papacostas, LMSW 
UnityPoint Health – John Stoddard Cancer Center 
Des Moines, IA
Email: [email protected]

Nancy Yeisley 
Unity Point Nassif Community Cancer Center
Cedar Rapids, IA
Email: [email protected]

KANSAS 
Dona Snead, LSCSW
Lawrence, KS 66209
Email: [email protected]

KENTUCKY
Leah Walton, LCSW
Program Director
Gilda’s Club Kentuckiana, an Affiliate of the Cancer Support Community
Email: [email protected]

LOUISIANA
Sarah Dulaney, MSW, LCSW-BACS
Social Worker III
Ochsner Health System - Baton Rouge
17050 Medical Center Drive
Baton Rouge, LA 70816
225-761-5649 (Summa Phone) | 225-754-5092 (Cancer Center Phone) 
[email protected]

Melissa Smith LCSW-BACS, OSW-C
Oncology Social Worker
Ochnser Cancer Institute
1514 Jefferson Hwy
New Orleans, LA  70121
T: 504-842-3758
[email protected] 

MAINE
Colleen O'Connor, LCSW
Maine Medical Center Cancer Institute
100 Campus Dr, Ste 121
Scarborough, ME 04074
Email: [email protected]

Kailie Sullivan, LCSW, OSW-C
Dempsey Centers for Quality Cancer Care
29 Lowell St., 5th Floor
Lewiston, ME 04240
Email: [email protected]

MARYLAND 
Sonja Chestnut, MSW, LCSW
Walter Reed National Military Medical Center
Email: [email protected]

Billie Ferguson, LCSW-C
Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Cancer Institute
Email: [email protected] 

MASSACHUSETTS
Leora Lowenthal, LICSW, OSW-C, MPA
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Email: [email protected]

Eileen K. Joyce, MSW, LICSW, OSW-C
Brigham and Women's Faulkner Hospital
[email protected]

MICHIGAN 

Vacant.

MINNESOTA
Melissa A. Lundquist, MSW, PhD
University of St. Thomas
Email: [email protected]

MISSISSIPPI 
Vacant.

MISSOURI
Heather Burns, MSW, LCSW, CCTP
Gateway to Hope
Email: [email protected]

MONTANA
Debra Rivey, LCSW
Community Cancer Care & Prevention
Email: [email protected]

NEBRASKA 
Lori Simpson MSW, CSW
Alegent Health-Bergan Mercy
Email: [email protected]


NEVADA
Susan Shapiro Duncan
Nevada Cancer Institute
Email: [email protected]

NEW HAMPSHIRE 
Adrianna Crooker Catlin, MSW, LICSW
Payson Center for Cancer Care
Email: [email protected]

Anne Daugherty, MSW
Seacoast Cancer Center
Email: [email protected]


NEW JERSEY
Lisa McLaughlin , MSW, LSW
Cooper Cancer Institute
Email: [email protected]

NEW MEXICO
Jamie McDonald
Albuquerque, NM
Email: [email protected]

NEW YORK
Kris Marks
United Health Services- Wilson Medical Center
Johnson City, NY
Email: [email protected]

NORTH CAROLINA
Betsy G Clark LCSW OSW-C
Levine Cancer Institute Survivorship and Integrative Oncology
Carolinas HealthCare System
920 Church St. N
Concord NC 28025
704-403-2393
[email protected]

NORTH DAKOTA
Cheryl Smith, LCSW
Fargo, ND
Email: [email protected]

OHIO
Susan Fugett, MSW, LISW-S, OSW-C, CSW-G

Clinical Oncology Social Worker- Ambulatory Lead
Patient Care Resource Manager 
Social Work Department
Stefanie Spielman Comprehensive Breast Center
1145 Olentangy River Road, Suite 1603
Columbus, OH, 43221
614-293-6886 Office
Email: [email protected]

OKLAHOMA
Vacant.

OREGON
Andrea Lehman, MSW, LCSW, OSW-C
Oncology Social Worker
OHSU Knight Cancer Institute - Community Hematology Oncology
971-262-9806
Email: [email protected]

PENNSYLVANIA
Rosie Nagy MSS, LSW, OSW-C
Temple Health
[email protected]

RHODE ISLAND
Vacant.

SOUTH CAROLINA
Raquel Serrano, MSW, LMSW, OSW-C
McLeod Cancer Clinic
Florence, SC
Email: [email protected]

SOUTH DAKOTA
Melanie Hericks, MSW, LCSW, OSW-C
Avera Cancer Institute
Sioux Falls, SD
605-322-3034
[email protected]

Lynne Hunter, MSW, LCSW, OSW-C
Avera Cancer Institute
Sioux Falls, SD
605-322-3005

[email protected]

TENNESSEE
Lindsay S. Bridges LMSW
Medical Social Worker
Ascension 
Email: [email protected]

TEXAS
Deb Newton
US Oncology
Email: [email protected]

Rebecca Clinton
US Oncology
Email: [email protected]

UTAH
Bekah Jefferys
Intermountain Cancer Center
Logan, UT
Email: [email protected] 

VERMONT
Stephanie Fraser, MSW
University of Vermont Cancer Center
Email: [email protected]

VIRGINIA
Julie Ackerman, MSW, LCSW, OSW-C
Inova Life with Cancer
Fairfax, VA
Email: J[email protected]

WASHINGTON
Abigail McNeil
Overlake Cancer Center
1135 116th Ave NE, Suite 130
Bellevue, WA 98004
(765) 215-7595
Email: [email protected]

WEST VIRGINIA
Vacant.

WISCONSIN
Linda Glaudell, MSW, LCSW, OSW-C
Ascension Columbia St. Mary's
Milwaukee, WI
Email:  [email protected]

WYOMING
Lynnette Gaertner 
Jackson, WY
Email: [email protected]