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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 2017-19 Dana-Farber Nursing and Patient Care Services (NPCS) strategic plan is to “Advance and Transform the Practice of Nursing.” 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. In 2018, Dana-Farber-sponsored symposia focused on general oncology nursing and nursing research.

    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 2018 Nursing and Patient Care Services Annual Report.

  • Anne Gross

    Anne Gross, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN

    Senior Vice President, Patient Care Services and Chief Nursing Officer

    Janet Bagley

    Janet Bagley, MS, RN, AOCNS, NEA-BC

    Associate Chief Nurse, Adult Oncology

    Angela Creta

    Angela Creta, DNP, RN-BC, CNL, NE-BC

    Executive Director, Center for Clinical and Professional Development

    Emma Dann

    Emma Dann, DNP, RN, OCN, NEA-BC

    Associate Chief Nurse, Network

    Nancy Hilton

    Nancy Hilton, MS, RN

    Associate Chief Nurse, Adult Oncology

    Kristen Legor

    Kristen Legor, JD, RN, OCN

    Associate Chief Nurse, Research

    Alexandra McKeever, MBA

    Alexandra McKeever, MBA

    Director, Business Administration

    Sara Smith, MBA

    Sara Smith, MBA

    Senior Project Manager

    Deborah Toffler, MSW, LCSW

    Deborah Toffler, MSW, LCSW

    Senior Director, Patient Care Services

    Meghan Underhill-Blazey, PhD, APRN, AOCN

    Meghan Underhill-Blazey, PhD, APRN, AOCN

    Interim Director, Phyllis F. Cantor Center for Research in Nursing and Patient Care Services