Nursing and Patient Care Services Leadership Team
Nursing and Patient Care Services leadership comprises associate chief nurses and directors who lead specific clinical areas or who have department-wide responsibilities.
Leaders partner with staff at all levels to create environments that support healing, develop excellent nursing practice, and support day-to-day operations.
One of the core pillars of the 2023-25 Dana-Farber Nursing and Patient Care Services (NPCS) strategic plan is to “Advance and Transform the Practice of Nursing and Other Patient Services.” To support this goal, Dana-Farber is committed to disseminating the latest advances in care and research to oncology nurses at the Institute and to the greater oncology community.
For more information about Dana-Farber’s leadership in the advancement of oncology nursing science and practice, and improved patient experience, please refer to the 2022 Nursing and Patient Care Services Annual Report.
Anne Gross, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN
Senior Vice President, Patient Care Services and Chief Nursing Officer
Janet Bagley, MS, RN, AOCNS
Vice President of Adult Nursing and Clinical Services and Associate Chief Nurse (Dana-Farber Cancer Institute - Longwood Medical Area and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute - Chestnut Hill)
Vanessa Battista, DNP, MBA, RN, MS, CPNP-PC, CHPPN, FPCN
Senior Nursing Director, Palliative Care
Kecia Boyd, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, AOCNS, BMTCN
Director, Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity
Angela Creta, DNP, RN, NPD-BC, CNL, NE-BC
Senior Advisor, Director Professional Practice
Barbara Cuccovia, PhD, RN, BMTCN
Nurse Director, Pediatric Oncology
Emma Dann, DNP, RN, OCN, NEA-BC
Vice President of Adult Nursing and Clinical Services and Associate Chief Nurse (Dana-Farber Network and Collaborative)
Marilyn Hammer, PhD, DC, RN, FAAN
Director, Phyllis F. Cantor Center for Research in Nursing and Patient Care Services
Kara Garfield, MPA
Kristen Legor, PhD, RN, JD, OCN
Vice President of Clinical Research Nursing Operations and Associate Chief Nurse
Alexandra McKeever, MBA
Senior Director, Business Administration
Kim Noonan, NP, RN, AOCN
Chief Nurse Practitioner
Jeanine Rundquist, DNP, RN, NEA-BC
Executive Director, Center for Clinical and Professional Development
Deborah Toffler, MSW, LCSW
Senior Director, Patient Care Services