Staff Members

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

Email: annemarie_murphy@rush.edu


Tiffany Edwards, PhD, MPH

Director of Program Operations


Dr. Tiffany Edwards joined the Metropolitan Chicago Breast Cancer Task Force in the summer of 2016 as the Director of Program Operations. In this role, she is charged with the operational oversight of all aspects and activities critical in supporting the mission of the organization.

Prior to joining to the Task Force, Dr. Edwards served as Director of the Center for Community-Engaged Research at Fordham University in Bronx, NY...Click here to read more about Tiffany.

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Phone Number: 312-942-4232

Email: Tiffany_A_Edwards@rush.edu


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 in March 2007... For more infomation click here


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Phone Number: (312) 942-6965

Email: dominique_sighoko@rush.edu


Ariel J. Thomas, MS

Data Coordinator

Ariel J. Thomas is the Health Policy/Advocacy and Research Coordinator for the Task Force. She has a background in cancer research and cultural studies.... 

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Phone Number: (312) 942-0335

Email: ariel_j_thomas@rush.edu


Bethliz Irizarry

Project Coordinator 

Bethliz Irizarry is the Project Coordinator for the Chicago Breast Cancer Quality Consortium. She joined the Metropolitan Chicago Breast Cancer Task Force full time in July 2015....

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Phone Number: 312-942-9159

Email: bethliz_irizarry@rush.edu


Cristina Alvarez, Bilingual Navigator

Cristina is a bilingual patient navigator at the Metropolitan Chicago Breast Cancer Task Force. She joined the Task Force on December 2016. Her interests lie in helping those whom are facing barriers preventing them from receiving quality health care. She obtained her Bachelor of Arts in English from Loyola University Chicago....

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Phone Number: 312-942-4281

Email: Cristina_L_Alvarez@rush.edu


Retha Cooper, BSN, RN

Nurse Navigator

Retha Cooper is the Nurse Navigator for the Metropolitan Chicago Breast Cancer Task Force. Retha has twenty nine years of experience in the area of Hematology/Oncology; of which, twenty three of those years focused on physical assessment and navigation of clients in the Breast and Cervical Screening Program. Before coming to the Task Force,...

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Phone Number: 312-942-0338

Email: Retha_E_Cooper@rush.edu


Karen Washington-Jones, RT (R)(M)

Community Navigator

Karen Washington-Jones joined the Metropolitan Chicago Breast Cancer Task Force in December of 2015 as a Community Navigator.  She is a licenced Mammography and Radiology Technologist with over 20 years of experience in the Public Health field...

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Phone Number: 312-942-0332

Email: karen_washington-jones@rush.edu


Oreletta Garmon, CBCN

Navigator

Oreletta Garmon has 19 years of health experience and has expertise in quality breast health services and community outreach. Before joining the Task Force Oreletta worked at the Sinai Urban Health Institute as a Breast Cancer Navigator II for the Helping Her Live program...

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Phone Number: 312-942-0346

Email: Oreletta_Garmon@rush.edu


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.

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Phone Number: 312-942-1899

Email: donalynne_schaffer@rush.edu


Andrea Shindeldecker

Bilingual Navigator

Andrea is a bilingual patient navigator at the Metropolitan Chicago Breast Cancer Task Force. She joined the Task Force in May 2017.  She obtained her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Wayne State University in 2001...

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Phone Number: 312-942-3225

Email: Andrea_Shindeldecker@rush.edu


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