Staff Members

DeShuna Dickens, MPH, MSN, RN

Clinical Nurse Navigator, Extra Help, Extra Care

DeShuna Dickens currently serves as the nurse navigator for Project Share. In her capacity as clinical nurse navigator she serves as a shared nurse navigator across multiple healthcare organizations that are not currently providing comprehensive breast health care. This project's aim is on decreasing fragmentation of care, increasing communication across service providers, ensuring timeliness of care and appropriate care...

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Phone Number: 312-942-0332


Teena L. Francois, MPH

Associate Director, Community Health Initiatives

Teena L. Francois, MPH, joined the Metropolitan Chicago Breast Cancer Task Force in April 2013 as the Clinical Data Specialist ...
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Phone Number: (312) 942-0336


Anne Marie Murphy, Ph.D.

Executive Director of the Metropolitan Chicago Breast Cancer Task Force

Dr. Murphy joined the Metropolitan Chicago Breast Cancer Task Force in April of 2009 as the Director of the Chicago Breast Cancer Quality Consortium...
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Phone Number: (312)-942-0309


Garth Rauscher, Ph.D.


Garth Rauscher joined the Chicago Breast Cancer Quality Consortium in March of 2009 as a Consultant...
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Phone Number: (312)-413-4317


Dominique Sighoko, PharmD, MPH, PhD

Epidemiology, Quality Improvement Specialist

Dominique Sighoko has expertise in descriptive, analytic and field epidemiology. She joined the Task Force on November 2014 as Epidemiologist, Quality Improvement Specialist. She obtained her Doctorate in Pharmacy at the Faculty of Medicine, Pharmacy and Odonto-Stomatology of Bamako, Mali on March 2007. For more infomation: click here


Phone Number: (312) 942-3368


Ariel J. Thomas , MS


Ariel J. Thomas is the data coordinator for the Chicago Breast Cancer Quality Consortium.  She has a background in cancer research and cultural studies.  After graduating from Howard University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Anthropology, interests in community health and health disparities led her to pursue a Master of Science degree in Biology at North Carolina Central University.  For more information: click here.   



Phone Number: (312) 942-0346


Donalynne Schaffer, Community Outreach Worker

Donalynne provides outreach and education services to the Task Force and is busy reaching out to women every day.  She educates women on the importance of breast healthcare including the importance of early detection in saving lives.  She empowers women through knowledge and links women to the Task Force navigators who help women access free mammograms or schedule mammograms or generally navigate the healthcare system.

Phone Number: 312-942-1899


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