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AONN+ Annual 2020

WED03 - Preconference Workshop | Seed into Your Professional Development and Strengthen Your Skills Presented by the AONN+ Leadership Council

Nov 4, 2020 12:00pm ‐ Nov 4, 2020 5:00pm


In this session, seasoned and rising leaders will explore varying aspects of exercising leadership. Participants will also learn how to work with others in a leadership context. They will discover skills to build teams, coach individuals, and meet group and individual challenges that arise in a leadership role. Participants will develop personal insight and perspective on their leadership style to fit their work and team environments. The session will review contemporary issues in the healthcare and oncology landscapes and examine how this impacts leadership. Participants will also learn methodologies to collaborate, communicate, and interact with professional leaders.

Learning Objectives:
  • Illustrate avenues to identify and improve leadership skills.
  • Recognize how to promote team building and address challenges.
  • Extrapolate insights into effective professional branding.
  • Evaluate the current landscape of healthcare and oncology and how to gain a competitive advantage.


  • Sharon S. Gentry, MSN, RN, HON-ONN-CG, AOCN, CBCN, Program Director, Academy of Oncology Nurse & Patient Navigators
  • Danelle Johnston, MSN, RN, HON-ONN-CG, OCN, Senior Vice President, Mission Delivery, Cancer Support Community
  • Lillie D. Shockney, RN, BS, MAS, HON-ONN-CG, Editor-in-Chief, JONS; Co-Founder University Distinguished Service Professor of Breast Cancer, Professor of Surgery, Co-Developer, Work Stride-Managing Cancer at Work, Johns Hopkins Healthcare Solutions, Academy of Oncology Nurse & Patient Navigators
  • Linda Fleisher, PhD, MPH, Senior Scientist, The Center for Injury Research and Prevention
  • Cheryl A. Bellomo, MSN, RN, HON-ONN-CG, OCN, Oncology Nurse Navigator, Intermountain Cancer Center Cedar City Hospital
  • Linda Burhansstipanov, MSPH, DrPH, President, Native American Cancer Initiatives, Incorporation (NACI)
  • Christian G. Downs, JD, MHA, Executive Director, Association of Community Cancer Centers
  • Jennifer Bires, MSW, LICSW, OSW-C, Clinical Social Worker, Patient Centered Care, GW Cancer Center
  • Pamela Goetz, BA, OPN-CG, Survivorship Navigator, Sibley Memorial Hospital, Johns Hopkins Medicine
  • Emily Gentry, BSN, RN, HON ONN-CG, OCN, Senior Director of Education and Program Development, Academy of Oncology Nurse & Patient Navigators
  • Mandi L. Pratt-Chapman, MA, PhD, HON-OPN-CG, Associate Center Director, Patient-Centered Initiatives and Health Equity, GW Cancer Center
  • Rani Khetarpal, MBA, Head, Trade Innovation & Growth, CVS Health
  • Elizabeth F. Franklin, PhD, MSW, President, Cancer Support Community
  • Monica Dean, HON-OPN-CG, Director of Patient Navigation Program Development, Academy of Oncology Nurse & Patient Navigators

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