Find Peer Support

If you’ve recently been diagnosed with a gynecologic cancer, we’re here to help.

OCRA’s Woman to Woman program connects newly diagnosed women like you with trained survivor mentors who understand what you’re going through.

There are two ways you can connect with a Woman to Woman mentor:

Find a Woman to Woman program near you

Founding Program Site

The Mount Sinai Hospital – New York, NY
Physician Champion: Peter Dottino, MD
Program Coordinator: Rachel Justus, CSW and Jilian Levinson LCSW, OSW-C

Active OCRA Program Sites

Alabama
Laura Crandall Brown Foundation – Birmingham, AL
Physician Champion: Warner K. Huh, MD
Program Coordinator: Kelly Rice, RN

Colorado
Sue’s Gift – Colorado Springs, CO
Physician Champion: Dirk Pikaart, MD
Program Coordinator: Sherry Martin

Georgia
Northside Hospital – Atlanta, GA
Physician Champion: Guilherme Henrique C. Cantuaria, MD, PhD
Program Coordinator: Kymberly Duncan

Illinois
Northwestern Memorial Hospital – Chicago, IL
Physician Champion: Anna E. Strohl, MD, MA
Program Coordinator: Anne K. Grace, PhD

Kansas
University of Kansas Cancer Center – Kansas City, KS
Physician Champion: Lori Spoozak, M.D., MHS, FACOG
Program Coordinators: Sarah Clouse RN, MSN and Malia Opat, LMSW

Maryland
Johns Hopkins University – Baltimore, MD
Physician Champion: Stephanie Wethington, MD
Program Coordinator: Nancy Farruggia and Paula Silverman

Mississippi
St. Dominic-Jackson Memorial Hospital – Jackson, MS
Physician Champion: Christen Haygood, MD
Program Coordinator:Jennifer Boone, RN, BSN, OCN and Jimmie Wells, RN, OCN, MSN

Missouri
St. Louis Ovarian Cancer Awareness – St. Louis, MO
Physician Champion: David G. Mutch, MD
Program Coordinator: Robyn Hunter

New Jersey Holy Name Medical Center – Teaneck, NJ
Physician Champion: Sharyn Lewin, MD
Program Coordinator: Courtney Lozano, MSW, LSW

New York
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center – New York, NY
Physician Champion: Carol Aghajanian, MD
Program Coordinator: Wendy Bonilla

New York-Presbyterian Hospital – New York, NY
Physician Champion: Jason D. Wright, MD
Program Coordinator: Eileen Fuentes

Stony Brook University Cancer Center – Stony Brook, NY
Physician Champion: Michael L. Pearl, MD
Program Coordinator: Linda Bily

Western New York Ovarian Cancer Project – Buffalo, NY
Partner Hospitals: Roswell Park Cancer Institute and CCS Oncology
Program Coordinator: Kathleen Maxian

North Carolina
Novant Health Presbyterian Medical Center – Charlotte, NC
Physician Champion: J. Matthew McDonald, MD
Program Coordinator: Elyse Adams, LCSW

Ohio
Cancer Support Community and Ovarian Cancer Alliance of Greater Cincinnati – Cincinnati, OH
Physician Champion: Jack Basil, MD and Eric Eisenhauer, MD
Program Coordinator: Arleene Salyer-Oliver 

Pennsylvania
Abington Memorial Hospital – Abington, PA
Physician Champion: Mark Shahin, MD
Program Coordinator: Mary Oleksiak, MSW, LSW and Katie Lamb, RN

Rhode Island
Rhode Island Hospital – Providence, RI
Physician Champion: Don Dizon, MD
Program Coordinator: Susan Garland, LICSW

Wisconsin
Wisconsin Ovarian Cancer Alliance – New Berlin, WI
Partner Hospital: Aurora West Allis Medical Center
Program Coordinator: Jennifer Echevarria and Ashley Wagner

In Development

These OCRA Woman to Woman Programs are in development or on pause due to COVID 19. If you live near or are being treated by any of these sites and would like to match with a Woman to Woman Mentor, please fill out the contact form for the National Mentoring Program.

Arkansas
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences – Little Rock, AR
Physician Champion: Kristin Zorn, MD
Program Coordinator: Candace Johnson, LCSW

Connecticut
Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale-New Haven – New Haven, CT
Physician Champion: Elena Ratner, MD
Program Coordinator: Ruth Ann Ornstein

Florida
Cancer Advocacy Resources Education (C.A.R.E.) – Melbourne, FL
Physician Champion: John Bomalaski, MD
Program Coordinator: Denise Lessard

University of Miami – Miami, FL
Physician Champion: Brian Slomovitz, MD
Program Coordinator: Teresa Neira, PhD, LCSW

Georgia
Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University – Atlanta, Georgia
Physician Champion: Namita Khanna, MD
Program Coordinator: Misty Schoenthal

Illinois
University of Chicago Medicine – Chicago, IL
Physician Champion: Nita Karnik Lee MD, MPH
Program Coordinator: Fay Hlubocky, PhD, MA

New Jersey
Cooper University Hospital – Camden, NJ
Physician Champion: David P. Warshal, MD
Program Coordinator: Leslie G. Tarr, MSW, CHPC, CSW, OSW-C

University Hospital – Newark, NJ
Physician Champion: Jenna Marchus, MD
Program Coordinator: Marisol Rivera

Pennsylvania Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC – Pittsburgh, PA
Physician Champion: Joseph L. Kelley, MD
Program Coordinator: Sara Maloney, LCSW, MSW

Oregon
Oregon Health & Science University – Portland, OR
Physician Champion: Tanya Pejovic, MD
Program Coordinator: Lisa Egan, PA

South Carolina
Greenville Health System – Greenville, SC
Physician Champions: Larry E. Puls, MD and Jeffrey Elder, MD
Program Coordinator: Candace Sprouse, LMSW, OSW-C

Tennessee
University of Tennessee Medical Center – Knoxville, TN
Physician Champion: Larry C. Kilgore, MD
Program Coordinator: Teri Freeman, DSW, LCSW, OSW-C

National Mentoring Program