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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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Sarah Kendra, Social Worker

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


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Christine McMinn, Counselor

Christine is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor who provides individual and family counseling at the LivingWell Cancer Resource Center in Geneva. Christine also runs some of the patient-based support groups in addition to facilitating the grief groups and other bereavement-related programming. Christine earned her Bachelor of Science degree in psychology from John Carroll University and her Master of Science in Education in clinical mental health counseling from Northern Illinois University.


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Kelley Navar, Counselor

Kelley is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor who provides individual, children, teen and family counseling at the LivingWell Cancer Resource Center in Geneva and at the Warrenville Cancer Center. Kelley also facilitates some patient-based support groups in addition to the Caregiver Support Group and the Children’s groups. Kelley earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in sociology at the University of Iowa and her master’s degree in clinical psychology at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology.


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Rebecca Ness, Lead Social Worker

Becky 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.  As the lead social worker, Becky provides coordination for the social work team.


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Melissa Petty, Lead Counselor

Missy is a licensed clinical professional counselor who facilitates support groups and provides individual counseling for adult patients and caregivers. As lead counselor, Missy provides coordination for the counseling team and support group programs.


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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 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 and in Northwestern Medicine Chicago Proton Center.


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Vickie Peyton, Social Worker

Vickie is a licensed clinical social worker and oncology social services coordinator who works with individuals and families impacted by cancer in the infusion and medical oncology setting at Northwestern Cancer Center at the Northwestern Medicine Cancer Center in DeKalb.


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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Sheri Minnick, Yoga Instructor

Sheri is a certified yoga, meditation, and fitness instructor trained to teach cancer patients through Duke Integrative Medicine. Sheri coordinates all movement and fitness program offerings, ensuring they are modified to accommodate the unique needs of cancer patients.


Administrative Staff

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Tracey Nowicki, Office Manager

Tracey provides oversight and coordination for LivingWell’s 150+ wonderful volunteers and for touch therapy programs. Tracey is also responsible for general office activities at the Center and provides administrative support to the director and the Advisory Council.


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Sheri DiVirgilio, Administrative Assistant

Sheri is responsible for participant data collection and tracking, and serves as LivingWell’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.


Fundraising

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Molly Freed, Philanthropy Associate

As a member of the Special Events team at Northwestern Memorial Foundation—the fundraising arm of Northwestern Memorial —Molly coordinates the fundraising events and programs that support the long-term success of LivingWell and its participants. She also serves as the point of contact for third-party fundraisers for LivingWell. If you are interested in attending or volunteering at an upcoming event, please contact Molly at molly.freed@nm.org or 630.262.1111.