Zarek Mena OPN-CG

Women's Health Program Manager, Smilow Breast Health Center at Nuvance Health Whittingham Cancer Center/MSKCC Physicians at Nuvance Health

Zarek Mena has 13 years of experience in the field of patient navigation and is a caregiver at heart. She obtained certifications from the Harold P. Freeman Patient Navigation Institute and the Academy of Oncology Nurse & Patient Navigators. She was instrumental in the creation of the Smilow Family Breast Health Center and MSKCC Physicians affiliation at Whittingham Cancer Center at Nuvance Health, including its numerous support programs. She was recently promoted to Women's Health Program Manager bringing COC & NAPBC accreditation standards to the next level. She serves on AONN+ Leadership Counsel. She also facilitates Fairfield County Patient Navigation Network, comprised of nurse and non-clinical navigators, as well as participates in community advocacy efforts showing her passion to serve the cancer community.