Cancer Care Equity Program Staff Profiles

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Staff Profiles

Meet our Cancer Care Equity program staff members.


Christopher Lathan, MD, MS, MPH

Chief Clinical Access and Equity Officer, Dana-Farber
Christopher and Constance Hadley Family Chair, Dana-Farber
Associate Chief Medical Officer and Director, Dana-Farber Network
Faculty Director, Cancer Care Equity Program
Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Dr. Christopher Lathan grew up in Springfield, MA. While in college at the University of Massachusetts/Amherst, Dr. Lathan quickly realized he didn't want to be a PhD scientist. He transitioned to medicine at Tufts Medical School, and has been focused ever since on social justice, historically marginalized communities, and health equity. Dr. Lathan's clinical specialty is lung cancer treatment and screening.


Ludmila Svoboda, RN, BSN, MA, OCN

Nurse Director, Cancer Care Equity Program

Ludmila Svoboda has many years of experience in the field of oncology nursing. She is passionate about bringing access to oncology care to historically underserved communities, and has been working with the Cancer Care Equity program since its inception. Ludmila educates patients and helps them navigate the complex health care system.

Administrative Team

Emma Green, MSW
Senior Program Manager

Alexis Tice
Executive Support Specialist

Clinical Team

Laura Garber, PA-C
Physician Assistant

Paula Aguilera, BSN, RN
Oncology Nurse Navigator

Enid Harding, BSN
Patient Navigator

Fabia Federico
Patient Navigator

Marlene Escobar
Patient Navigator

Judy Thyme
Patient Navigator

Imani Holloman
Patient Navigator

Physician Team

Najust Florez, MD
Associate Director, Cancer Care Equity Program
Physician, Thoracic Oncology

Shail Maingi, MD
Network Liaison, Cancer Care Equity Program
Physician, Dana-Farber Brigham Cancer Center in clinical affiliation with South Shore Hospital

Research Team

Sarah Pohl, MPH
Research Project Manager

Cancer Care Equity Program Collaborators

CCEP collaborates with many faculty and staff across Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center (DF/HCC), including: