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Meet Our Team

The LivingWell Team is made up of compassionate and caring people that are experts in their fields. The staff is specially trained to support you through your cancer journey and to provide excellent programs and services.

 


Director

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Angela McCrum

Angela joined the LivingWell Cancer Resource Center in July 2019. She is responsible for the successful leadership and management of the organization. In alignment with Northwestern Medicine, Angela establishes and implements the strategic direction for the organization. She has served in cancer care for the past 26 years, most recently as director of the Northwestern Medicine Chicago Proton Center. Angela started her career in medicine as a radiographer at Central DuPage Hospital.


Clinical Staff

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Shannon Brown, Social Worker

Shannon is a licensed social worker who works with individuals and families impacted by cancer in Infusion, Medical Oncology and Radiation Oncology settings at Northwestern Medicine Cancer Center at Delnor Hospital.


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Nancy Nieto, Counselor

Nancy is a National Certified and Licensed Professional Counselor who provides individual and family counseling at the LivingWell Cancer Resource Center. Nancy is bilingual in Spanish and English and facilitates some of LivingWell’s patient-based support groups and stress management classes.


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Lindsey Kovalik Bianchini, Counselor

Lindsey is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Licensed Independent Social Worker-Clinical Practice professional who provides individual, children, teen and family counseling at the LivingWell Cancer Resource Center in Geneva. Lindsey also facilitates some patient-based support groups and stress management classes.


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Melissa Petty, Lead Counselor

Missy is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor who provides individual and family counseling at the LivingWell Cancer Resource Center in Geneva. Missy facilitates patient-based support groups in addition to running the Survivorship Program at LivingWell.  As lead counselor, Missy provides oversight and coordination for LivingWell’s counseling and support programs.  Missy earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in sociology at DePaul University and her master’s degree in Human Services and Counseling at DePaul University.


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Molly Trainor, Social Worker

Molly is a licensed clinical social worker who works with individuals and families impacted by cancer in Infusion, Medical Oncology and Radiation Oncology settings at Northwestern Medicine Cancer Center at the Northwestern Medicine Cancer Center in Warrenville.


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Kaylee Morrison, Social Worker

Kaylee is a licensed clinical social worker who works with individuals and families impacted by cancer in Infusion, Medical Oncology and Radiation Oncology settings at Northwestern Medicine Kishwaukee Hospital Cancer Center in DeKalb, Illinois, and Northwestern Medicine Valley West Hospital Cancer Center in Sandwich, Illinois.


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Erica Lamb, Social Worker

Erica is a licensed clinical social worker who works with individuals and families impacted by cancer in Infusion, Medical Oncology and Radiation Oncology settings at Northwestern Medicine Kishwaukee Hospital Cancer Center in DeKalb, Illinois, and Northwestern Medicine Valley West Hospital Cancer Center in Sandwich, Illinois.


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Caroline Wedick, Social Worker

Caroline is a licensed clinical social worker who works with individuals and families impacted by cancer in Infusion, Medical Oncology and Radiation Oncology settings at the Northwestern Medicine Cancer Center at Delnor Hospital.


Stress Management Staff

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Cheri Hunt, Art Instructor

Cheri helps participants discover their inner artist using a variety of materials and teaches many fundamental art techniques. Art programs are available to adults and children at LivingWell in Geneva as well as a variety of local cancer treatment centers.


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Heather Avery, Wellness Coordinator

Heather is a certified yoga instructor, meditation teacher, life coach, licensed massage therapist as well as an esthetician and has been working in the wellness field for more than a decade, helping people live happier and healthier lives. Heather not only teaches but also coordinates the yoga and fitness program at LivingWell and structures classes to accommodate the unique needs of each participant.


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Sheri Minnick, Yoga Instructor

Sheri is a certified yoga, meditation, and fitness instructor trained to teach cancer patients through Duke Integrative Medicine. 


Administrative Staff

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Veronica Guajardo, Admin Operations Coordinator

Veronica provides oversight and coordination for LivingWell DuPage volunteers, touch-therapy programs and wig boutique. Veronica is also responsible for participant data collection and tracking, general office activities, and serves as LivingWell DuPage’s technology resource.


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Rose Johnson, Admin Operations Coordinator

Rose provides oversight and coordination for LivingWell Geneva volunteers, touch-therapy programs and wig boutique. Rose is also responsible for participant data collection and tracking, general office activities, and serves as LivingWell Geneva’s technology resource.


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Sue Gillerlain, Program and Outreach Coordinator

Sue coordinates LivingWell’s programs, services, social media, and organizes special medical presentations for LivingWell participants. Sue also  manages livingwellcrc.org content and promotes the LivingWell brand on social media and at community events.