Navigating Care

If you’ve ever felt overwhelmed trying to find the health services you need, you’ll be relieved to learn about our cancer navigation program, the largest of its kind in the South Sound.

What to expect

Here’s how it works: As soon as you’re diagnosed with cancer, the cancer navigator, or a nurse with specialized training, will get in touch to start understanding your individual needs. This information will be taken into account by the care team as they develop your treatment plan. Your navigator will be available throughout your cancer journey to help facilitate care and appointments, answer your questions, listen to your concerns or simply offer support. Your navigator will advocate for you, initiate referrals and collaborate with you and your care team.

Meet our Nurse Navigators

Bremerton
Kelly Steiger, RN
Nurse Navigator
Harrison Medical Center - Bremerton Campus
2520 Cherry Avenue
Bremerton, WA 98310
Phone: 360-744-4625
Email: kelly.steiger@harrisonmedical.org

Burien
Laurie Bettridge, RN, BSN, OCN
Cancer Navigator
Highline Cancer Center
16233 Sylvester Road Southwest
Suite 110
Burien, WA 98166
Phone: 206-439-5578
Email: lbettridge@highlinemedical.org
Meet Laurie
Meet Laurie

Gig Harbor
Jenna Berry, RN, MN, OCN
Cancer Navigator
Jane Thompson Russell Cancer Care Center
11511 Canterwood Boulevard Northwest
Gig Harbor, WA 98332
Phone: 253-530-2642
Pager: 253-416-1299
Email: jennaberry@chifranciscan.org
Meet Jenna
Treating Lung Cancer

Silverdale
Nancy Lorber , ARNP
Breast Cancer Navigator
Harrison Medical Center - Silverdale Campus
2520 Cherry Avenue
Bremerton, WA 98310
Phone: 360-698-4511
Email: nancy.lorber@harrisonmedical.org  

Tacoma
Jung Lee, RN, BSN, OCN
Breast Cancer Navigator
Outpatient Oncology/Infusion Center
St. Joseph Outpatient Center
1617 South J Street
Tacoma, WA 98405
Phone: 253-426-4815
Email: junglee@chifranciscan.org  

Suyapa (Sue) Rivera, RN, BSN
Franciscan Cancer Nurse Navigator (Lung, Head and Neck Cancers)
St. Joseph Outpatient Center
Oncology Infusion Center
1617 South J Street
Tacoma, WA 98405
Phone: 253-426-4672
Email: suyaparivera@chifranciscan.org  

Dora Woodward, RN, MSN, AOCNS
Gynecologic Oncology Nurse Navigator
Franciscan Gynecologic Oncology Associates
1708 South Yakima Avenue
Suite 203
Tacoma, WA 98405
Phone: 253-382-8166
Email: dorawoodward@chifranciscan.org  

Susan Nixon, RN, MN, OCN, CBCN
Breast Cancer Navigator
Franciscan Surgical Associates – Pearl Place
6002 North Westgate Boulevard
Tacoma, WA 98406
Phone: 253-752-8882
Email: susannixon@chifranciscan.org  

Jennifer Witte, ARNP
Breast Cancer Navigator
Carol Milgard Breast Center (co-owned by CHI Franciscan Health and MultiCare)
4525 South 19th Street
Tacoma, WA 98405
Phone: 253-759-2622
Email: jwitte@tranow.com

Learn more about our community navigator program.