Patient Navigator Team

Laureano Dalama

Laureano R. Dalama, RN, BSN – Neuro Oncology Program, Melanoma and Sarcoma 

Laureano Dalama is a registered nurse with extensive experience in the care of patients with hematological/oncological malignancies. At Memorial Cancer Institute, his focus is on patients with sarcomas, brain malignancies and melanomas. Laureano is a graduate of Florida International University, where he earned his Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree. He is currently an active member of the Oncology Nursing Society.

 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. 

 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.  
 

 Alegandra Horn

 

Alejandra Horn, RN – Radiation Oncology

Alejandra Horn knew she wanted to be a nurse since she was 6 years old. She received her RN degree from Broward Community College. Alejandra has worked for Memorial Healthcare System for 13 years. She was a pediatric oncology nurse at Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital for 10 years and a radiation oncology nurse for two years. As a nurse navigator for radiation oncology, she assists patients in both Memorial Cancer Institute locations at Memorial Regional Hospital and Memorial Hospital West. Alejandra is passionate about caring for both pediatric and adult oncology patients. During her career, her patients have taught her about courage, strength and hope.

Vanessa Rodriguez

Vanessa Rodriguez, MSW – Breast Cancer Program

Vanessa Rodriguez provides social service support to breast cancer patients receiving treatment at the Breast Cancer and Women's Imaging Centers. A graduate of Florida International University, she earned her Master of Social Work degree from FIU in August 2013. Before joining Memorial in 2011, she was an MSW intern behavioral therapist at SunServe Behavioral Health and at Spectrum Behavioral Health. She also worked as a support services coordinator for the Florida Department of Children and Families in Fort Lauderdale.

 Andrea Searle

Andrea Searle, RN – Breast Cancer Program 

Andrea Searle is a registered nurse and an Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) chemotherapy/biotherapy provider. Andrea has more than 15 years of experience in oncology nursing with Memorial Healthcare System. During the last five years, she held the position of breast imaging nurse at Memorial Hospital Miramar. In that time, she won Nurse of the Year twice. Ten years prior to this, Andrea was an oncology nurse at Memorial Hospital West in both the inpatient and outpatient infusion settings. She comes to the position of breast cancer patient navigator with a vast amount of experience and compassion for her patients. She primarily works in the Breast Cancer Center at Memorial Regional Hospital and works with breast cancer patients at Memorial Hospital West as well.

Jeanette Lewis

Jeanette Lewis, RN, BSN, OCN – Gastrointestinal, Genitourinary and Gynecology Cancer Program 

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. Ms. Lewis was nominated for Nurse of the Year in 2009 and 2010 and received the Florence Nightingale Award in 2010.

 Sherry Wilson

Sherry Wilson, RN, MSN – All Cancer Programs

Sherry Wilson, MSN, RN, EMT-P has worked in inpatient and outpatient settings, as a bedside nurse, and held several management positions with Memorial Healthcare System. Sherry’s special interest is oncology research and the potential to witness a cure for all cancers. This is what drives her to help oncology patients and families navigate through their shared journey, in hope of maintaining both quality and quantity of life to achieve the most favorable outcomes. Sherry began her nursing career immediately after high school by completing the Practical Nursing Program at Atlantic Vocational Technical Center in Coconut Creek, Florida. She then completed the Emergency Medical Technician program at Medical Arts Training Center in Hollywood. Following this, she enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps, where she served on active duty as an Aircraft Firefighter and Rescue Specialist. After her enlistment, she earned her AS Degree in nursing at Broward College in Coconut Creek. As a registered nurse and EMT, she challenged the State of Florida Paramedic Board Exam to obtain her paramedic license. Later, she earned her BSN at Barry University in Miami Shores. Being a lifelong learner, she continued her education and completed her MSN degree, as well as a specialty track in Healthcare Leadership and Management at Walden University in Minneapolis, MN.