Patient Navigator Team

 Alba Baglietto, RN, BSN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Alba Baglietto, RN, BSN – All Cancers

Alba Baglietto is a registered nurse who joined Memorial Cancer Institute in 2016 as a chemotherapy nurse. She loves working with oncology patients and wanted to be more involved in their care.  She became a patient and family navigator in 2017. She believes her role contributes to a large population of patients who at times feel overwhelmed after diagnosis. Her compassion and experience is vital in helping them understand their journey and find support. She is ACLS, BLS and chemotherapy/biotherapy certified. She is also a member of the Oncology Nursing Society.

 Valencia Daniels-Delaughter, RN

Valencia Daniels-Delaughter, RN – All Cancers

Valencia Daniels-Delaughter is a registered nurse who joined Memorial Cancer Institute in 2016. She has many years of experience in the field of nursing, including transplant, emergency room, intensive care, medical-surgical and gastrointestinal nursing. She developed an interest in patient and family navigation after working with a GI physician whose specialty included patients with pancreatic cancer. She has had close relatives face cancer and knows the importance of having a guide along the way.  Her goal as a navigator is to provide personalized care for all of her patients in the same way her family was cared for by their navigator.

Carolina Figueredo

Carolina Figueredo, RN, MSN – Breast Cancer Program

Carolina Figueredo joined Memorial Cancer Institute in 2015 and has 16 years of experience in the field of nursing, including nursing education, neurosurgery, surgical-oncology, medical-surgical and pediatric nursing. She has worked with newly diagnosed cancer patients for two years. Carolina developed an interest in nurse navigation after taking care of oncology patients as a spine nurse specialist, having relatives affected by cancer, and working closely with the Mystic Force Foundation to help children with cancer. She holds a Baccalaureate in the Science of Nursing and Master’s degree in Nursing Education from the University of Miami. In 2010, she received the university’s Academic and Clinic Excellence Award for Nursing Education. Her goal as a nurse navigator is to provide personalized care for all of her patients in the same way her family was cared for by their navigator.

Jeanette Lewis

Jeanette Lewis, RN, BSN, OCN – All Cancers

Jeanette Lewis is an oncology-certificated RN who earned her nursing degrees from the University of Swansea in the United Kingdom, graduating with honors in 2001. She worked as an endoscopy and cardiac nurse at Morriston Hospital in the UK until relocating to South Florida in 2005. Before joining Memorial Cancer Institute, she served as an oncology nurse at Doctors Hospital in Coral Gables and Advanced Medical Specialties in Miami. Jeanette was nominated for Nurse of the Year in 2009 and 2010 and received the Florence Nightingale Award in 2010.

Leonard McKhan

Leonard McKhan, MSW – Hematologic Malignancies and Bone Marrow Transplant

Leonard Mckhan helps guide patients and families through the journey of blood-related cancers from treatment to recovery. He earned a Master’s in Social Work from Barry University in 2006 and joined Memorial Healthcare System as an inpatient oncology social worker before transitioning to outpatient care. Leonard received a Shining Star Award in 2013 after nomination by his peers. He is a member of the Florida Society of Oncology Social Workers and Broward County Medical Reserve Board. At Memorial, he has facilitated a support group for men diagnosed with prostate cancer and is a member of Speaker's Bureau. Leonard takes pride in his role as a navigator and is a caregiver at heart.

Vanessa Rodriguez

Vanessa Rodriguez, MSW – Breast Cancer Program

Vanessa Rodriguez is a certified oncology patient navigator who has provided patient- and family-centered care to patients receiving treatment at our Breast Cancer Center since 2012. A graduate of Florida International University, she earned her Master of Social Work degree in August 2013. Since then, she has become an active member of AONN, LLS, ACS and FLASCO, assisting the community’s underserved and uninsured population needing health and wellness exams. Vanessa received a Shining Star Award in 2015 and recognition from patients for the support she has provided throughout their cancer journey. Vanessa believes patient navigation is key in helping patients and their families manage one of the toughest hardships one can experience.

Mihaela Roldan, RN, BSN

Mihaela Roldan, RN, BSN – All Cancers

Mihaela Roldan is a registered nurse who joined Memorial Healthcare System in 2015 as a Research Specialist in Oncology. She has worked as a research coordinator for five years and became a patient and family navigator in 2017.  She is passionate about caring for patients and their families to help them cope with the challenges that come about after a cancer diagnosis. She participates in community outreach events to increase cancer awareness and promote early detection.

Kristy Simpson, RN, OCN, CBCN, CN-BN

Kristy Simpson, RN, OCN, CBCN, CN-BN – Surgical Breast Patient Navigator

Kristy Simpson is a surgical breast patient and family navigator who is certified in oncology, breast cancer. A nurse since 1994, Kristy has spent half of that time working in oncology. She is experienced in radiation, medical and surgical oncology. She joined Memorial in 2018 with several years of experience as a breast patient navigator. Kristy loves helping breast cancer patients and their families understand their diagnosis, along with all of the steps needed for their cancer journey. She believes that one of the best rewards of being a patient navigator is knowing that she helped make the process easier for patients and their families so they feel safe and cared for throughout their treatment.

Raiza Torres, RN

Raiza Torres, RN – All Cancers

Raiza Torres is a registered nurse and member of the Oncology Nursing Society. She always wanted to be an oncology nurse and joined Memorial Healthcare System in 2016 as a chemotherapy nurse. She transitioned into the navigation program because she is passionate about caring for oncology patients. She finds her career challenging and rewarding. The most fulfilling moments are those times when she can ease patients’ concerns, answer their questions, or simply be there to listen as they experience the ups and downs of a cancer diagnosis.