Cancer Navigators

Your Resource for Cancer Information and Support

About Our Program
Inspira’s team of board-certified physicians, registered radiation therapists and nationally certified oncology nurses provide the region with comprehensive cancer care all under one roof so that our patients can receive the quality care they need without having to travel. Through our comprehensive cancer navigator program, newly diagnosed patients are connected with a specially trained navigator who provides patient and family education in the form of practical and personalized information. They also support the patient’s right to ask questions, to obtain and understand medical reports and to know what to expect from treatment.

If you or a family member is diagnosed with cancer—or if you simply have questions about cancer our Navigators are here to guide you.

Inspira Frank and Edith Scarpa
Regional Cancer Pavilion
1505 West Sherman Avenue
Vineland, New Jersey
For more information about cancer care at Inspira, please call (856) 641-8670.

Meet Our Navigators-


Genitourinary, Gastrointestinal and Oncofertility Oncology Navigator
Eric joined Inspira in 1992 as a medical technologist in hematology and clinical chemistry. While working at Inspira, he earned a master’s degree in health services administration, a nursing degree and became certified in administration of chemotherapy. Eric is now pursuing a master’s degree in nursing. In his current role as a coordinator for the genitourinary, gastrointestinal and oncofertility oncology program, Eric provides patients with education, information and support based upon each patient’s specific needs. He guides patients, who are being treated for various cancers, fertility preservation and more, from diagnosis through the continuum of their cancer journey to survivorship.
Contact Eric at limr@ihn.org.
(856) 641-6005
 
Ricardo (Eric) Lim, M.S.H.S.A.,
B.S.M.T., R.N., T.T.S.



Thoracic, Head and Neck Oncology Navigator
Sandy, a registered nurse and certified tobacco treatment specialist, joined the Inspira family in 2012 with more than 16 years of experience as an oncology nurse. She previously worked with patients at Inspira Medical Center Woodbury (formerly Underwood-Memorial Hospital) and at a private outpatient oncology practice. In her current role as a navigator, she serves as the clinical coordinator for patients experiencing lung, head and neck cancers. Sandy’s goal is for her patients to be well informed about their diagnosis and treatment plan,know what resources are available to them, and offer them support during and after their treatment. She also works with smokers to help them break the habit and quit smoking for good.
Contact Sandy at murrays@ihn.org.
(856) 641-6024
 


Sandra Murray, R.N.,
C.T.T.S


Breast Oncology Navigator
Ruth Ann is a nationally certified breast care nurse who has worked at Inspira for more than 40 years in a range of positions. In 1996 she graduated with a bachelor’s degree in organizational management and later earned a master’s degree in healthcare management. Ruth Ann led the task force which worked to earn Vineland’s designation of excellence from the National Accreditation Program for Breast Center. Since 2005, she has served as coordinator for the Breast Cancer Bridge program. As a breast cancer survivor, Ruth Ann took the position on with passion and practicality. She provides “peer” education and support that is specifically tailored to meet the needs of newly diagnosed men and women and their families. Ruth Ann’s goal is to empower patients and families to be actively engaged in their cancer treatment and to ensure that no woman or man walk alone in their breast cancer journey.
Contact Ruth Ann at bishop-sotakr@ihn.org,
(856) 641-7974

 
Ruth Ann Bishop-Sotak, R.N.,
M.S., C.B.C.N.


Surgical Gynecologic Oncology Navigator
Courtney has been a registered nurse in oncology services for the past five years. She previously worked as an infusion nurse for Southern Oncology Hematology Associates at the Inspira Frank and Edith Scarpa Regional Cancer Pavilion before joining the Inspira family as a navigator. Courtney recently earned a bachelor’s degree in nursing and is now pursuing a master’s degree in nursing. Currently, as coordinator for surgical gynecologic oncology, she educates patients regarding chemotherapy, radiation and surgery, and also teaches pre-operative and postoperative surgical instructions to all her patients and provides wound care instruction to those patients who may need it. Courtney’s goal is to
help navigate and educate patients through their individual journeys.
Contact Courtney at gaughanc@ihn.org.
(856) 641-8687

 
Courtney Gaughan, B.S.N., R.N.


Inspira Medical Center Elmer Oncology Navigator
Barbie began her career as an oncology nurse in 1989 at Newcomb Hospital in Vineland, which later merged into what is known today as Inspira Health Network. She later gained experience as a radiation oncology nurse and infusion nurse where she cared for patients in private physician offices in the region. Nearly 25 years later, Barbie rejoined Inspira where she works today as an oncology resource nurse and coordinator for the Cancer Bridge program at Inspira Medical Center Elmer. Barbie’s goal is to provide guidance, education and empowerment to cancer patients while being an advocate for them. She strives to build a personal relationship with each patient to support them through their treatment.
Contact Barbie at dimatteob@ihn.org.
(856) 363-1514
 
Barbara (Barbie) DiMatteo, R.N.

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