To contact a Nurse Navigator, please call 434.200.4512.
 

Cancer Navigation Program

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Cancer Navigation Program

Receiving a cancer diagnosis is a life-changing event. We are here for you every step of the way, as you or a loved one navigate the process from treatment to recovery.

What is an Oncology Nurse Navigator?

An Oncology Nurse Navigator is an Oncology Certified Nurse (OCN) with cancer-care experience and specialized training. As a key member of your care team, they help you create a personalized care plan, and navigate next steps during your cancer journey. You’ll meet your Oncology Nurse Navigator during one of your first visits to the Cancer Center.

What does an Oncology Nurse Navigator do?

Going through cancer treatment can get overwhelming as you schedule appointments, follow up on test results, and meet new doctors.Your Nurse Navigator is your consistent caregiver throughout the cancer journey, and will ensure you do not  navigate the details by yourself. 

Your Oncology Nurse Navigator will:

  • Help you and your family understand your diagnosis and remain actively involved in your care plan
  • Prepare questions to ask your doctor
  • Plan next steps
  • Review test results
  • Prepare for surgery
  • Schedule appointments
  • Support you during your critical visits
  • Connect you to support services

Our Nurse Navigators will help you feel confident as you make decisions along the way. After active treatment is completed, they will  help you transition into the Cancer Survivor Support and Wellness Programs.

Contact and Referral

Contact and Referral
Contact and Referral

Please contact your nurse navigator directly. You can find their contact information in their biography's below.

The Oncology Navigators can be reached by phone Monday through Friday at 434.200.4512, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Manager of Clinical Operations for Radiation Oncology and Oncology Nurse Navigation

Manager of Clinical Operations for Radiation Oncology and Oncology Nurse Navigation
Manager of Clinical Operations for Radiation Oncology and Oncology Nurse Navigation

Amanda Bruffy, BSN, RN, CNRN, OCN

Amanda began her career with Centra in 2004 as a HUC. She graduated from Lynchburg General Hospital School of Nursing in 2007 then received her Bachelor’s from Kaplan University in 2013.

Amanda worked in Neurology at Lynchburg General Hospital until 2013; Centra Hospice from 2013-2014, then started at the Pearson Cancer Center in 2014 as the Lung Navigator. In 2018, Amanda was promoted to the Manager of Oncology Nurse Navigation and in 2021, also became the Manager of Clinical Operations for Radiation Oncology.

Amanda received her Certified Neuroscience Registered Nurse (CNRN) in 2009 and Oncology Certified Nurse (OCN) in 2017.

Amanda was diagnosed with Kidney cancer in 2014 and has been cancer-free for 7 years now. She is surviving, thriving, and loving life! You can read about her journey in the Conquer: The Patient Voice .

Amanda is from Evington but resides in Lynchburg with her adorable and sassy fur child, Maggie. Amanda enjoys quiet time on the beach, fishing, and loves an adventure to a new brewery or vineyard.

Office Number: 434.200.3498
Email: amanda.bruffy@centrahealth.com

Thoracic Oncology Navigator

Thoracic Oncology Navigator
Thoracic Oncology Navigator

Stacy Bolt Goss, BSN, RN

Stacy is a registered nurse and has been with Centra Health since 2012. Stacy joined the oncology navigator team in 2021 as a thoracic oncology navigator working with patients diagnosed with lung cancer. Prior to working in oncology, she was a clinic coordinator with Centra’s PACE program and worked as a nurse in the Emergency Department at Centra Southside Community Hospital.

Stacy is a graduate of the inaugural nursing class from Longwood University. Throughout her career, she has received several awards for her patient-centered care and teamwork.

Stacy resides in Appomattox, VA with her husband, two young sons and their dog named “Duck”. She enjoys vacationing at the beach, boating, shopping, and cooking for her family.

Office Number: 434.200.3856
Email: stacy.goss@centrahealth.com

Head, Neck, and Blood Cancer Navigator

Head, Neck, and Blood Cancer Navigator
Head, Neck, and Blood Cancer Navigator

Cindy Hunter, BSN, RN, OCN

Cindy joined PCC in August of 2018 as an Oncology Nurse Navigator.  Prior to coming to PCC, she worked in hospice, home health and a cardiac step-down unit.  For the past four years, she has dedicated her nursing career to caring for patients with head and neck, brain, and blood cancers.  Cindy has been certified in oncology through the Oncology Nursing Society.

Cindy is lifelong resident of the area.  She is married to her high school sweetheart and has two sons, a daughter and two dogs.  She enjoys the outdoors, running, kayaking, live music, travel, good wine and spending time with family and friends.

Office Number: 434.200.4736
Email: Cynthia.hunter@centrahealth.com

Genitourinary Cancer Navigator

Genitourinary Cancer Navigator
Genitourinary Cancer Navigator

Crystal Bagby, RN

Crystal is a registered nurse and a 2010 graduate of the Lynchburg General Hospital School of Nursing. She has worked in Long Term Acute Care, Operating Room, Neurological Intensive Care Unit, and Case Management & Social Work before joining the Alan B. Pearson Regional Cancer Center as a genitourinary nurse navigator in March 2020. Crystal also collaborates with Centra Medical Group Urology providers to manage care for all genitourinary cancers and schedules Space OAR Hydrogel procedures for appropriate prostate cancer patients.

Surviving cancer herself inspired Crystal’s nursing career. She feels blessed to be a part of her patient’s journey.

Crystal resides in Forest with her daughter and their pup, Raspberry. She enjoys warm weather for vacationing to the beach, trips to the lake, boating, and pool days.

Office Number: 434.200.6267
Email: crystal.bagby@centrahealth.com

Breast/Gynecological Cancer Navigators

Breast/Gynecological Cancer Navigators
Breast/Gynecological Cancer Navigators

Lindsay Lacey, BSN, RN, OCN

Lindsay has been an Oncology Nurse Navigator since 2009.  She enjoys her role working with breast and gynecological cancer patients.  Lindsay graduated with her BSN from Liberty University in 2005, began working as an inpatient nurse on the oncology unit here at Centra.  After 3.5 years in inpatient care, Lindsay then worked as a hospice nurse for one year before taking her current role at Oncology Nurse Navigator. 

Lindsay grew up in Northern Virginia and has lived locally since she graduated college.  Lindsay has been married to her husband since 2014, has 3 beautiful children and a dog and she enjoys family life while not at work. 

Office Number: 434.200.5528
Email: Lindsay.lacey@centrahealth.com

Terri Lewis, BSN, RN, OCN

Terri joined the oncology nurse navigation team at Pearson Cancer Center in 2015. She has experience working in progressive coronary care, mother-baby unit, perinatal education, adult psychology, dialysis, and orthopedics. Terri graduated from University of Lynchburg with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and received her oncology nurse certification through Oncology Nursing Society.

Terri resides in Rustburg with her mom and twin sister. She enjoys spending time with her family and traveling.

Office number: 434.200.5528
Email: terri.lewis@centrahealth.com

Kaity Tomlin, BSN, RN

Kaity joined the breast and gynecological navigation team at Centra Cancer Center in 2020. She started her career in inpatient hematology/oncology in 2017 and went to the Centra Cancer Center in 2019 as an infusion nurse at the hematology/oncology clinic.

Kaity graduated from Liberty University with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing.  Kaity has her chemotherapy/biotherapy certification through Oncology Nursing Society.

Kaity resides on the Amherst- Nelson County line with her husband and their two dogs. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, camping, the beach and spending time with her family and friends.

Office number: 434.200.5127
Email: kaity.tomlin@centrahealth.com

Gastrointestinal Cancer and Melanoma Navigator

Gastrointestinal Cancer and Melanoma Navigator
Gastrointestinal Cancer and Melanoma Navigator

Hannah Robinson, BSN, RN, OCN

Hannah is a registered nurse and is oncology certified (OCN) through the Oncology Nursing Society. Hannah has been the nurse navigator for gastrointestinal cancers and melanoma at Alan B. Pearson Cancer Center since 2019.

Hannah graduated from Lynchburg College with a bachelor’s degree in nursing where she was awarded the “Spirit of Nursing” award in 2015.

Hannah resides in Evington with her husband, daughter and black lab and enjoys being outdoors, warm weather, time with friends and family and eating Mexican food.

Office Number: 434.200.1810
Email: Hannah.Robinson@centrahealth.com