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Nurse Leadership Board (NLB)

International MDS Foundation Nurse Leadership Board


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

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

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

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

Nancy Corbitt BSN, RN, OCN, CRNI

Survivorship Nurse Navigator
Senior Clinical Nurse II
University of Maryland Greenebaum Comprehensive Cancer Center
Baltimore, Maryland, United States

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

Amelia Hodson, BSN, RN, Clinician II

Stem Cell Transplant Unit / Oncology & Hematology
University of Virginia Health System
Charlottesville, Virginia, United States

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

Natasha L. Johnson, MS, APRN, AOCNP

Malignant Hematology Department
Moffitt Cancer Center
Tampa, Florida, United States

Sandra Kurtin, PhD, 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, DNP, APN, NP-C, AOCN

MDS Foundation International Nurse Leadership Board
Chicago, Illinois, 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

Amber Thomassen, AGPCNP-BC, AOCNP

Advanced Practice Registered Nurse Phase 1 Research
Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center
Miami, Florida, 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

Lauren Ziskind, MSN, NP-C, FNP-BC, OCN

Advanced Practicing Nurse
University of Chicago Medicine
Chicago, Illinois, United States

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