Kristie Bobolis, MD, CGRA, BHCN - Certification Board President
Kristie is the Medical Director of the Breast Cancer Program at Sutter Roseville Medical Center (SRMC), the Immediate Past President and Fellow of the National Consortium of Breast Centers (NCBC).
Dr. Bobolis focuses her practice caring for women with breast cancer and high-risk patients. She is the founding Medical Director of the Cancer Risk/Genetics and Lymphedema Programs and leads the multidisciplinary breast team at SRMC Cancer Center. She remains active in clinical research.
Edith Smith, DNP, CNM, WHNP-BC, AGN-BC, CGRA - Certification Board Vice President
Edith works at Myriad Genetics in the Department of Medical Affairs as a Medical Science Liaison. Dr Smith is a triple board-certified Advanced Practice Nurse with over 30 years of clinical experience and is a specialist in breast cancer risk assessment, cancer genetics, and women's health.
Monique Tiffany MSN, RN, CGRA, BHCN - Chair of CGRA Committee
Monique is an experienced cancer genetics trained and certified nurse who serves as a clinical resource at Myriad Genetics for healthcare providers. As a Medical Science Liaison for Myriad, she consults with healthcare providers regarding cancer-genetics related clinical questions, identification of patients at risk, results disclosure, and clinical practice updates. As a Nurse planner she creates and delivers programs that support nursing continuing professional development. Prior to joining the Myriad team, she worked as an oncology nurse navigator, specialized breast cancer nurse, and high risk/cancer genetics program coordinator in both oncologic surgery and imaging service lines. In addition, she is a 20+ year triple-negative breast cancer survivor and a BRCA1 mutation carrier with a passion for helping those diagnosed with cancer and the prevention of cancer in those who are at risk.
Jenifer Dumire BSN, RN, CVRN-BC, BHCN, CGRA - Co-Chair CGRA Committee
Jenifer is a Nurse Navigator at The Breast Center at Midland Health in Midland, Texas who is passionate about providing the highest standard of breast care. She heads the Comprehensive Breast Committee, responsible for The Breast Center’s NAPBC (National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers) accreditation. She also spends many hours in community outreach, identifying patient populations that are underserved to reach those patients with early detection by education through churches, civic gatherings and health fairs. She serves as the Genetic Navigator who developed a high-risk clinic at The Breast Center identifying those who are at increased lifetime risk for breast cancer, guiding these patients to receive recommended screening. She is also responsible for the implementation of the center’s genetic testing.
Kristen Hayes, DNP, FNP-C, CGRA
Kristen helped develop and now runs the High Risk Breast Clinic at the Margaret West Comprehensive Breast Center at West Cancer center in Germantown, TN. She specializes in risk assessment and manages all aspects of her high risk patients' breast health, as well as performs genetic counseling/ testing services. She is also a BRCA2 mutation carrier and is committed to helping women with breast cancer prevention and early detection.
Rebecca Urbanovsky, APRN, FNP-BC, CGRA
Rebecca provides counseling for patients who meet criteria for hereditary cancer genetic testing and helped develop a High-Risk Breast program at her clinic in Waco at Baylor Scott & White Medical Center- Hillcrest. She specializes in risk assessment, manages high risk breast health, and coordinates care for women/men who have a high-risk genetic mutation. She also cares for women currently undergoing breast cancer treatment as well as follow up visits for the duration of their cancer journey. She actively participates in educating her community about hereditary cancer genetic testing and risks for breast cancer.
Stacie Holloway, FNP-BC, CGRA, CN-BP
Stacie is the founding provider of Navigate Genetics, a community-based hereditary cancer genetics practice serving the rural areas of middle Tennessee. Her passion for hereditary cancer syndromes was discovered while practicing as a high-risk breast cancer nurse practitioner and breast cancer nurse navigator at Williamson Medical Center in Franklin, TN. In that role, she witnessed the significant disparity in access to hereditary cancer genetic information among those receiving cancer care in community facilities. As a cancer risk provider, Stacie strives to make a lasting impact by bridging the gap between healthcare and genetics by empowering community healthcare providers and those under their care with genetic education, ultimately enhancing the quality of life for those facing hereditary cancer risks.
Mary Jane Berry MSN, FNP, AOCNP, CGRA
Mary Jane is a Nurse Practitioner with Texas Breast Specialists in Austin, Texas. She provides care for patients with breast cancer in addition to those at high-risk for breast cancer and with benign breast disease. She is a member of the US Oncology GREAT (genetic risk evaluation and testing) program and performs genetic counseling and testing, and specializes in breast cancer risk assessment. She is a graduate of the City of Hope Intensive Course in Cancer Risk Assessment and obtained CGRA certification in 2022.
Melanie Knight, MSN, APRN, CRNFA, CGRA
Melanie runs the High Risk Breast Clinic at Olathe Health Medical Center in Olathe, Kansas. Her love of High Risk started after her 18 years of caring for and assisting breast cancer patients in the operating room. She now focuses her practice on counseling those at high risk for breast cancer along with those family members that have a history of colon, pancreatic and ovarian cancers. This entails managing all aspects of their care along with genetic testing. She completed the City of Hope Intensive Course in Cancer Risk Assessment and received her CGRA certificate in 2021.
Winnie Henderson, MD, PhD, FACS, CGRA
Winnie has been a private practice surgeon for 13 years. At Oregon Health & Science University, she obtained a Ph.D. in molecular microbiology and immunology and completed her medical and surgical training with a rural surgery fellowship. Certified by the American Board of Surgery, Winnie participates in 4 national surgical quality registries; National Quality Measures for Breast Centers (NQMBC), Mastery of Breast Surgery Program, Abdominal Core Health Quality Collaborative (ACHQC), and Surgeon Specific Registry (SSR). She is a member of the ACHQC QI Committee, the American Society of Breast Surgeons, SSR Planning Committee, and SHAIR Collaborative Clinical Leadership Committee. Additionally, she is certified by the School of Oncoplastic Surgery and Hidden Scar Breast Surgery Program to provide the best aesthetic surgical outcome to her patients. In 2022, she is certified by the City of Hope to provide Genetic Cancer Risk Assessment and Management and is one of two providers in Oregon to be credentialed for Cancer Genetic Risk Assessment (CGRA) by NCBC. The creation of Oregon Surgical Wellness in 2021, a new and innovative surgical wellness center, springs from her need to give back and desire to revolutionize surgical & cancer genetic care in her community. She is excited to be part of CGRA Committee to further this goal nationally.
Lori Plummer, MSN, WHNP-BC, CGRA
Lori is a Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner, certified in Cancer Genetics and Risk Assessment, through NCBC and is currently the lead provider at the Helen S. Carlos High-Risk Breast Clinic at Piedmont Atlanta Hospital. Lori obtained her MSN from the University of Pennsylvania where she was the recipient of the Sigma Theta Tau Award for Leadership. After several years working in the field of breast surgical oncology, she completed her Advanced Genetics Nurse certification in 2017 prior to obtaining certification for CGRA in 2022. As a high-risk woman herself, Lori is passionate about providing high-quality, evidence-based care for women and men at increased risk for breast cancer. She is active in the Atlanta community and surrounding areas, providing outreach and education about breast health and current screening recommendations, hereditary cancer syndromes, and risk reduction strategies to community groups and local media outlets. She is especially interested in providing outreach to underserved populations.
Jennifer Zajac, CNM, WHNP-BC, CGRA
Jennifer is a nurse practitioner at the Samaritan Medical Center in Watertown, New York. She developed and launched the genetic testing program and runs the breast center's high-risk clinic. In addition to caring for high-risk patients, she provides care for patients with breast cancer and benign breast disease. She completed the City of Hope Intensive Course in Cancer Genetics and obtained her CGRA certification in 2021. Jennifer is passionate about providing care in rural, underserved areas.
Alison Ryan, MSN, APRN, CGRA
Alison is a graduate of Claremont McKenna College, Duke University, and Vanderbilt University; holding degrees in both psychology and nursing. She started her career as a nurse practitioner in the Seattle-Tacoma Area. She began in primary care, and transitioned into a role as the sole nurse practitioner in a newly formed High-Risk Screening and Genetics Clinic in the Greater Seattle Area. Working alongside a medical geneticist allowed her to gain valuable knowledge as they successfully grew the clinic into a thriving practice. During this time, she completed the Intensive Course in Cancer Risk Assessment through the City of Hope (COH) and gained certification in Cancer Genetic Risk Assessment (CGRA) through NCBC. She recently moved to the East Coast to spearhead a High-Risk Breast Screening and Prevention Clinic in the Seacoast Region of New Hampshire. There she provides cancer genetics and risk assessment services. Alison is an active member of the COH Clinical Cancer Genomics Community of Practice. Alison had a long tenure on the Board of the Directors for the Center of Chronic Illness, a non-profit organization based in Seattle, Washington, serving as both board Vice Chair and Board President. She is deeply devoted to providing evidence-based care to her patients and empowering patients through knowledge. She brings great enthusiasm about the field of cancer genomics and prevention to the CGRA Committee.
Wendy Bingham, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC, CGRA
Wendy started her love for the medical field at the age of 14 as a candy striper. Many years later she graduated with honors, with her M.S.N. as a family nurse practitioner from the University of St. Francis in Joliet Illinois. She developed the High Risk Breast program at Advocate Medical Group in Aurora Illinois and is a graduate of the City of Hope cancer risk assessment course and is also CGRA certified through National Consortium of Breast Centers. Wendy truly enjoys educating women about their own risk factors and prevention strategies. She is also a Triple Negative breast cancer survivor and encourages open discussion about all breast concerns with all patients she encounters.