About | Forge Breast Cancer Survivor Center
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Learn About Forge Breast Cancer Survivor Center

Getting Better Together

People often ask us about Forge Breast Cancer Survivor Center. We created Forge as a place where everyone who is touched by breast cancer can have a place to find strength through knowledge, support and encouragement. It’s a place for survivors, family, friends, supporters and co-survivors as forge on through breast cancer.

Forge Staff

Megan Sisk

Megan Sisk is the Program & Volunteer Coordinator for Forge Breast Cancer Survivor Center. A graduate of Middle Tennessee University, Megan holds a Bachelor of Science in Liberal Studies with a concentration in Child Development/Family Studies and Psychology. Prior to joining the Forge Team, Megan was a Social Work Case Manager in Oklahoma where she helped manage clients through vocational rehabilitation services and assisted them with job placement. As Program & Volunteer Coordinator, Megan organizes and coordinates Forge’s programming; facilitates Forge support groups; and recruits, trains and coordinates volunteers. Megan and her family are active in their community and their local church.

Megan Sisk

Program & Volunteer Coordinator

megan.sisk@stvhs.com
Caroline McClain

Caroline McClain is the Manager of Forge Breast Cancer Survivor Center. She earned her Bachelor of Science from Wake Forest University and her Doctor of Physical Therapy from Marymount University. Caroline has over 10 years of experience working with local and international healthcare and nonprofit organizations. In these roles, her focus has been organization and program development, fundraising and capacity building, client advocacy and empowerment, and collaboration and community partnership. She has a passion for providing innovative and sustainable solutions to better serve our community. As Forge’s manager, Caroline oversees the operations, strategic planning, and resource management of the organization.

Caroline McClain

Manager

caroline.mcclain@stvhs.com
Alia Tunagur

Alia Tunagur is the Data & Resource Coordinator for Forge Breast Cancer Survivor Center. A graduate of Birmingham Southern College, Alia holds a degree in International Studies with a concentration in Analysis and Security. Prior to joining the Forge Team, Alia worked for St. Vincent's Foundation. She is an avid traveler with a passion for empowering members of her community through education and collaboration. As Forge's Data & Resources Coordinator, Alia collects and analyzes data, develops processes and protocols, maintains the resource database, manages Forge’s Telephone Support Line, and oversees all social media and website platforms.

Alia Tunagur

Data & Resource Coordinator

alia.tunagur@stvhs.com

Leadership Team

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Amy Beard

Vice President of Women's Services

Brookwood Medical Center

Wayne Carmello-Harper

Vice President Ascension Health and Chief Mission Integration Officer

St. Vincent's Health System

Paul Graham

Chief Administrative Officer

Grandview Medical Center

Chris Nanni

President and CEO

Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham

David Randall

SVP, Strategic Planning and Business Development

UAB Health System

Project Advisors

Madeline Harris

Director Women's Breast Health Fund of The Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham

Susan Sellers

President St. Vincent's Foundation

Clinical Advisory Committee

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Kris Boone, RT(R)(M)

St. Vincent's Radiation Oncology Manager

Kathryn Bowden, M.Ed., J.D.

Executive Director, Oasis Counseling for Women and Children

John Carpenter, M.D.

Emeritus Professor of Medicine, UAB

Silvia Gisiger-Camata, RN, MPH

Program Director, UAB School of Nursing

Teneramie Hall, MSW, LBSW, CN-BM

Care Coordinator with Viva Health, Sister Talk Breast Cancer Support Group Facilitator with Susan G Komen NCA

Jennifer Hicks, MSHA, MBA

Administrative Director, UAB Center for Palliative and Supportive Care

Pamela James, FNP-BC, CRNP-C, AOCN, CMBS

Nurse Practitioner, Alabama Oncology, UAB West

Elizabeth Kvale, MD, MSPH

Associate Professor Palliative Medicine, Director Supportive Care and Survivorship Clinic, UAB

Rachael Lancaster

Assistant Professor of Surgery, UAB Division of Surgical Oncology

Karen Meneses

Professor and Associate Dean for Research, UAB School of Nursing

Marsha Newton, BS, LBSW

Resource Navigator / Social Worker, Princeton Baptist Medical Center

Amanda Peterson, PT, DPT, CLT

Breast Cancer Rehabilitation, Therapy South

John Piede, M.D.

Medical Oncologist and Hematologist, Alabama Oncology, The Bruno Cancer Center at St. Vincent Birmingham Hospital

Luis F. Pineda, M.D., M.S.H.A.

Executive Chef, Cooking with Cancer, Inc.

Burnell Pullum, RN, OCN

Carolina Salvador, M.D.

UAB Hematology Oncology, Integrative Medicine Clinic Director

Carol Stephens, PT, CLT-LANA

Certified Lymphedema Therapist - Lymphedema Association of North America, Director, Rehab Services Brookwood Baptist Health Princeton and Walker Medical Centers

William A. Thompson, III, MD, FACS

Surgical Oncologist, Alabama Oncology

Sandra Tincher, MD

Radiation Oncologist, Brookwood Baptist Cancer Care Center

Deborah Kirk Walker, DNP, FNP-BC, NP-C, AOCN

Associate Professor, Nurse Practitioner, UAB School of Nursing, Acute, Chronic and Continuing Care Department

Partners

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Brookwood Baptist Health Community Foundation
					 of Greater Birmingham Grandview Medical Center St. Vincent's Health System UAB Medicine

Collaborators

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Oasis Counseling for Women & Children
Gateway Family Solutions

Contact

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Phone: 205-838-6159
Fax: 205-838-6295
Email: info@forgeon.org
Address: 1 Medical Park East Drive, Birmingham, AL 35235

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