MDS is a bone marrow failure disorder
Nurse Leadership Board (NLB)

International MDS Foundation Nurse Leadership Board

2017 Members

Erik Aerts, RN

Nurse Manager
University Hospital Zürich
Internal Medicine-Oncology
Stem Cell Transplantation Ward and
Polyclinic Hematology/Apherese/Stem Cell Transplantation
Zürich, Switzerland


Angelika Bitter

Study Coordinator/Nurse
University Hospital Dresden
Dresden, Germany


Claudia Boglione, RN

Stem Cell Transplantation Nurse Mentor
University Hospital Careggi
Florence, Italy


Núria Borràs, RN

Hemato-Oncology Nurse
ICMHO Hospital Clinic
Barcelona, Spain


Karen Campbell, RN

Macmillan Senior Lecturer
Programme Leader for MSc in Advanced Practice
and Flexibly Managed Programme
Senior Teaching Fellow
Edinburgh Napier University
Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom


Hwang Chung Cheng Jordan, RN, MN, Adv. dip (Oncology Nursing)

Advanced Practice Nurse-Haematology
Singapore General Hospital
Singapore


Nicole Crisp, RN, BScN, MN, NP-adult

Nurse Practitioner, Hematology
University of Alberta Hospital
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada


Lucy Cussans, RN

MDS Case Manager
Royal Adelaide Hospital
North Terrace, Adelaide, Australia


Erin Demakos, RN, CCRN

Administrative Director
Myelodysplastic Disease Center
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
New York, New York, United States


Rebecca Dring, RN Post Grad Dip in Cancer Nursing

Royal Melbourne Hospital
Clinical Nurse Consultant MDS/MPN and Lymphoma
Melbourne, Australia


Corien Eeltink, RN, MA ANP

Nurse Practitioner
Department of Haematology
VU University Medical Center
Amsterdam, The Netherlands


Lenn Fechter, RN

Nurse Coordinator, Department of Hematology
Stanford Hospital and Clinics
Stanford, California, United States


Janet Hayden, RN, BSc(hons), MPH

Myeloid Clinical Nurse Specialist
Haematological Medicine
Kings College NHS Foundation Trust
London, United Kingdom


Miki Iizuka, RN

Metropolitan Research and Treatment Center for Blood Disorders (MRTC Japan)
Tokyo, Japan


Jacqueline Jagger, BA, RN

Haematology Cancer Nurse Coordinator
Gosford Hospital, Cancer Day Unit
Gosford, Australia


Christiane Kahle

Lead Study Coordinator / Nurse
University Hospital Dresden
Dresden, Germany


Emily A. Knight, RN, BSN, OCN

Hematology Registered Nurse Coordinator
Mayo Clinic
Scottsdale, Arizona, United States


Sandra Kurtin, PhDc, ANP-C, AOCN

Hematology/Oncology Nurse Practitioner
The University of Arizona Cancer Center
Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor of Nursing
Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine University of Arizona
Tucson, Arizona, United States


Petra Lindroos Kolqvist, RN

Teamleader, Anemia Leukemia Team
Department of Hemathology and Coagulation
Sahlgrenska University Hospital
Goteborg, Sweden


Arno Mank, RN, PhD

Past President EBMT Nurses Group
European Group for Blood and Marrow Transplantation
Nurse Researcher
Academic Medical Centre
Amsterdam, The Netherlands


R. Denise McAllister, MS, ARNP, AOCNP

Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute
Clearwater, Florida, United States


Cindy Murray RN, MN, NP-adult

Malignant Hematology, Princess Margaret Hospital
Clinical Appointee University of Toronto, Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing
Toronto, Ontario, Canada


Geke Ong, RN

Network Services
Kings College NHS Foundation Trust
London, United Kingdom


Phyllis Paterson, RN, RSCN, Dip Onc

MDS Clinical Nurse Specialist
Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Addenbrooke’s Hospital
Cambridge, United Kingdom


Jean A Ridgeway, MSN, APN, NP-C, AOCN

Leukemia/Stem Cell Transplant Nurse Practitioner
University of Chicago Medical Center
Department of Hematology Oncology
Chicago, Illinois, United States


Barbara A. Rodgers, RN, BSN, OCN

Clinical Nurse Coordinator
Swedish Cancer Institute
Seattle, Washington, United States


Jayshree Shah, APN-C, AOCNP, RN, MSN, BSN, BS, CCRP

Nurse Practitioner
John Theurer Cancer Center
Hackensack University Medical Center
Hackensack, New Jersey, United States


Natalie Singer, MSc, RN,BSc(Hons)

Macmillan Haemato/Oncology CNS
The Beatson West of Scotland Cancer Centre
Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom


Samantha Soggee, RN, MN Cancer/Palliative Care

Oncology/Haematology Nurse Unit Manager
Epworth Freemasons
East Melbourne, Victoria, Australia


Mary L. Thomas, RN, MS, AOCN

Hematology Clinical Nurse Specialist
VA Palo Alto Health Care System
Palo Alto, California, United States
Associate Clinical Professor
University of California, San Francisco
San Francisco, California, United States


Sara M. Tinsley, PhD, ARNP, AOCN

Malignant Hematology Nurse Practitioner
H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center
Tampa, Florida, United States


Catherine Vassili, RN, MN

Haematology – Leukaemia Nurse Practitioner (Candidate)
The Alfred
Victoria, Australia


Review answers to commonly asked questions or get answers to your questions from an MDS expert