Living Well Staff

Meet Our Team

The Living Well 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 Living Well Cancer Resources  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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Melissa Petty, Lead Counselor

Missy is a licensed clinical professional counselor who provides individual and family counseling at Northwestern Medicine Living Well Cancer Resources in Warrenville. Missy facilitates patient-based support groups in addition to running the Survivorship Program at Living Well.  As lead counselor, Missy provides oversight and coordination for Living Well’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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Lindsey Kovalik Bianchini, Counselor

Lindsey is a licensed clinical social worker and licensed independent social worker-clinical practice professional who facilitates some patient-based support groups for Living Well.


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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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Katie Janak, Social Worker

Katie 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 in Warrenville.


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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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Nancy Nieto, Counselor

Nancy is a national certified and licensed professional counselor who provides individual and family counseling at the Living Well Cancer Resources . Nancy is bilingual in Spanish and English and facilitates some of Living Well’s patient-based support groups and stress management classes.


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Cassie Nieves, Counselor

Cassie is a licensed clinical social worker who provides individual, children, teen and family counseling at Northwestern Medicine Living Well Cancer Resources in Geneva. Cassie also facilitates some patient-based support groups and stress management classes.


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Joy Redmond, Social Worker

Joy 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 in Warrenville.


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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 the Northwestern Medicine Kishwaukee Cancer Center in DeKalb.


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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.


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Karen Wydra, Counselor

Karen is a licensed clinical professional counselor who facilitates support groups for both patients and caregivers at the Northwestern Medicine Living Well Cancer Resources in Geneva and  in Warrenville.


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Denelle Bean, Social Worker

Denelle 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 Warrenville Cancer Center and Northwestern Medicine Oakbrook Cancer Center


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Sana Ahmed, Social Worker

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


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Maureen Jordan, Social Worker

Maureen 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 Warrenville Cancer Center.


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Shannon Roche, Social Worker

Shannon 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 in Warrenville.


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Deanna Weiss, Counselor

Deanna is a licensed clinical psychologist who facilitates support groups for patients and for caregivers at the Northwestern Medicine Living Well Cancer Resources in Warrenville.


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 Living Well in Geneva and Warrenville as well as a variety of local cancer treatment centers.


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Erin Bloodworth, ACSM-EP, Wellness Coordinator

Erin holds a BS in Kinesiology from the University of Illinois. She is a certified Exercise Physiologist through the American College of Sports Medicine and has practiced in the medical fitness industry for more than 15 years.


Administrative Staff

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Ashlee Tyberg, Program and Outreach Coordinator

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


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Karen Scott, Participant Services Representative

Karen assists the Admin Operations Coordinators in both Geneva and Warrenville with touch therapy programs, the wig boutique, data collection and tracking, and general office activities.


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Heather Knight, Admin Operations Coordinator

Heather provides oversight and coordination of Northwestern Medicine Living Well Cancer Resource Geneva volunteers, touch-therapy programs and wig boutique. Heather is also responsible for participant data collection and tracking, & general office activities.


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Shefali Shastri, Admin Operations Coordinator

Shefali provides oversight and coordination of Northwestern Medicine Living Well Cancer Resource Warrenville volunteers, touch-therapy programs and wig boutique. Shefali is also responsible for participant data collection and tracking, & general office activities.


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Danna Rouse, Participant Services Representative

Dee assists the Admin Operations Coordinators in both Geneva and Warrenville with touch therapy programs, the wig boutique, data collection and tracking, and general office activities.


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