Sharon M. Bigelow, RN MSN ANP-BC AOCNP
A veteran oncology professional, Bigelow founded the NavigateCancer Foundation as a way to further empower cancer patients to understand and find quality cancer care. As cancer care gaps widened, she identified the need for new niche services and co-founded a national organization to reduce these gaps by providing easily accessible navigation services to all cancer patients.
As President and Chief Executive Officer of the NavigateCancer Foundation, Bigelow is responsible for translating the mission, vision and values of the foundation into the development and implementation of cancer navigation services.
Prior to forming the NavigateCancer Foundation, Bigelow’s broad depth of experience in cancer care includes over 25 years working in medical oncology, radiation oncology and bone marrow transplantation specialties. Her career includes the entire spectrum of cancer care; in hospital settings, outpatient clinics and hospice care.
Bigelow worked at ColumbiaPresbyterianMedicalCenter, BaylorUniversityMedicalCenter, DukeUniversityMedicalCenter and the University of North Carolina Hospital. She was most recently employed at Regional Cancer Care in
She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing from Mount St. Mary’s College, a Masters of Science degree in nursing from Texas Woman’s University and a Nurse Practitioner Post-Master’s Certification from DukeUniversity.
She has earned the highest credentials in her field with an ANCC Adult Nurse Practitioner Certification and an ONCC Advanced Oncology Nurse Practitioner Certification.
Throughout her career, Bigelow has been an advocate of quality cancer care and is dedicated to continuing to champion this cause through the mission of the NavigateCancer Foundation.
Beth Roach, CPA
Beth Roach is the Chief Financial and Operating Officer for the NavigateCancer Foundation. In this capacity she is responsible for operationalizing the vision of the NavigatieCancer Foundation. Key areas of oversight include financial growth, business development, marketing and public relations.
Prior to co-founding the NavigateCancer Foundation, Beth Roach was the vice president of sales and delivery for All Kinds of Minds from 2005 to 2008. She initially joined in a financial capacity, but was quickly asked to assume responsibilites across the organization. Roach had previously led groups in customer service, training, consulting, finance, administration, product management, documentation, HR, legal, and marketing. Her cross-functional talents establish her as a key member of the leadership team and able to play a key role in the sales and delivery functions.
Prior to All Kinds of Minds, Roach was the vice president of finance & administration of Ziptronix, Inc., a pioneer in 3D semiconductor integration, located in
Roach holds a Master of Accounting and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Accounting, both from North CarolinaStateUniversity,
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