The Oncology Nurse Navigation Program at Community Health Network began in 2006 with our breast cancer patients. The program has expanded to include our gynecological oncology patients as well as our gastrointestinal/colorectal patients. Our goal is to have navigation available to all oncology patients in the future. Meet our navigators below!
The nurse navigator acts as a guide, resource, advocate, educator and liaison for newly diagnosed cancer patients and their family. The navigator is the consistent caregiver through the cancer journey, coordinating appointments and schedules while keeping the patient and family actively involved in their plan of care.
Contact and referral
The oncology nurse navigators can be reached by phone Monday through Friday at 317-355-4114, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Breast cancer navigators
Claudia Davis, R.N., OCN, CBCN
Claudia is a registered nurse, certified in oncology and breast health through the Oncology Nursing Society (ONS). Claudia has been with Community since 2000. Her nursing background includes work in the intensive care unit, home care and school nursing.
Claudia was the 2004 winner of Community Health Network’s Nursing Excellence award for patient-focused care; she was also nominated in 2005 and 2006. She was nominated for the Indianapolis Star Salute to Nursing award in 2005 and 2007. In 2007, she was awarded the Indiana Hometown Hero Award by the Indiana Pacers for her work with breast cancer patients. She is a member of the Community Health Network Society for Nursing Excellence.
Claudia has been married for over 40 years. She has three children and two granddaughters.
Sharlee Arkush, R.N., OCN
Sharlee is a registered nurse, certified in oncology through the Oncology Nursing Society (ONS). Sharlee has been with Community Health Network since 2012.
Sharlee received her certification in oncology in 1997 and has worked in oncology for more than 30 years. Prior to becoming a breast health navigator, Sharlee worked in both inpatient oncology and outpatient oncology clinics. She was nominated for the Indianapolis Star Salute to Nursing award in 2005 and 2006.
Sharlee has one daughter and lives with her husband and their dog in downtown Indianapolis.
Rebecca Brummett, R.N., OCN
Becky joined Community Health Network in 2015 as a Breast Cancer Nurse Navigator. Becky has spent her career in various areas of nursing but found her true calling in 2004 with oncology. Her love for nursing has made her career in oncology rewarding and she finds it an honor to help those during their cancer journey.
In 1993, Becky received her bachelor of science in nursing from the University of Indianapolis. In 2007, Becky received her certification as an Oncology Certified Nurse through the Oncology Nursing Society.
Becky has been married to her husband, Bud, for over 35 years; they have three daughters and six grandchildren. In her spare time, Becky enjoys reading, riding on their motorcycle and spending time with her family.
Betsy Lynn, BSN, R.N.
Betsy is a registered nurse who has been with Community since 2002. She joined the breast navigator team in 2013 and provides services for patients at Community Breast Care North. Her nursing background includes work in surgery, most recently assisting the Community North breast surgeons. She has also worked in rural community nursing, neonatal intensive care nursing, and medical-surgical care floor nursing.
Betsy holds a B.S. in Nursing from Texas Christian University and has been a member of Sigma Theta Tau, the honor society for nursing. She has been an instructor for neonatal resuscitation classes.
Betsy and her husband of 25 years live on the north side of Indianapolis with their son. Her interests include quilting, gardening, sailing, reading and spending time outdoors.
Natalie Newman, BSN, R.N.
Natalie has been with Community since 2001. She joined the breast navigator team in 2011 and provides services for patients at Community Breast Care East. She is certified in breast health through the Oncology Nursing Society (ONS). Her nursing background includes emergency room and surgery centers, where she helped care for breast surgical patients.
Natalie holds a B.S. in Nursing from Indiana University and a B.S. in Criminal Justice/Criminology from Ball State University. She has worked for the Office of the Indiana Attorney General investigating medical fraud, and as a legal nurse consultant reviewing medical malpractice cases.
Natalie lives on the north side of Indianapolis and enjoys volunteering and fundraising for Team in Training for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.
Cassie Osborn, MSN, R.N.
Cassie joined Community Health Network in 2015 as a Breast Cancer Nurse Navigator. Cassie has spent her entire career dedicated to the Hematology and Oncology patient population. Her nursing career started in 2008 at IU Simon Cancer Center and includes winning a Daisy Award in Nursing Excellence in 2010.
Cassie received her ASN from the University of Indianapolis and went on to complete her BSN and MSN in Nursing Education from Western Governors University in April 2015.
Cassie is a lifelong southside resident. She has been married over 15 years to Brad and has one son, Luke. They enjoy being involved in their son's activities including Boy Scouts and spending time with their family.
Tracy Rush, BSN, R.N.
Tracy has been with Community since 2003. She joined the breast navigator team in 2012 and provides services for patients at Community Hospital North. Prior to becoming a breast health navigator Tracy worked as a school nurse in pediatrics and most recently as a surgical nurse assisting with breast surgical procedures.
Tracy holds a B.S. in Nursing from Purdue University. In 2014, Tracy was named a Golden Graduate by the Purdue School of Nursing in honor of its 50th anniversary.
Tracy lives with her husband and daughter and enjoys cooking, reading and travel.
Holly Wright, R.N.
Holly has been a registered nurse at Community Health Network since 2014, primarily working in the chemotherapy infusion area at Cancer Center South. Holly joined the breast cancer navigator team in September 2015. Her nursing background includes inpatient oncology, post-anesthesia care, hospice and palliative care, and post-surgical inpatients. Holly has been nominated for two Daisy Awards and won the Daisy Award in 2012 for her exceptional compassionate patient care.
Holly resides in Zionsville with her two cats. She enjoys traveling, volleyball and spending time outdoors.
Head/neck and lung navigator
Raquel Johnson, R.N.
Raquel has been with Community since 2000. She joined the navigation team in 2014 and provides services for patients at Community Hospital East. Her nursing background includes work in cardiovascular surgery, surgery center and inpatient oncology.
She was nominated for the Indianapolis Star Salute to Nursing Award in 2010 and 2013.
Raquel has two daughters and lives in Lawrence with her husband. Outside of work she enjoys cooking, family time and travel.
Crystal Poor, BSN, R.N.
Crystal is a registered nurse who has been with Community Health Network since 2006. She joined the navigation team in 2015 providing services at Community Hospital South for head, neck and lung cancer. Her nursing background includes inpatient oncology, hospice, and medical-surgical floor nursing. Crystal has been nominated for three Daisy Awards for exceptional clinical skill and compassionate care.
Crystal lives with her husband and two dogs and enjoys cooking, traveling and tennis.
GI/Colorectal cancer navigator
Emily Muterspaugh, R.N.
Emily has been with Community Health Network since 2006. She joined the navigation team in 2015. Her registered nurse experience began at Community Hospital North’s Progressive Care Unit. She then transitioned to the Community Cancer Center North where she worked in outpatient medical oncology. In her most recent role, she was patient care coordinator for the medical oncology clinic.
In addition to her B.S. in Nursing from Indiana University, Emily also holds a B.S. in Business from Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business.
Emily lives with her husband and two sons who keep her very busy.
Beth Yeadon, R.N., BSN, OCN
Beth has been a nurse for 27 years. She has enjoyed a diverse background including adolescent psych, home care, ambulatory care, and open heart recovery. She discovered her passion when she began working in medical oncology 10 years ago at Community Cancer Center North as a treatment nurse.
She received one of Community Hospital’s Nursing Excellence Awards in 2010. She also achieved her certification in 2010 through the Oncology Nursing Society. In 2014, Beth received a nomination in the Indianapolis Star’s Salute to Nursing contest.
She feels having the opportunity to support patients with cancer on their unplanned journeys is a great gift. Being an oncology nurse is about embracing connectedness with patients, which forms bonds that cannot be easily described, only felt.
Beth and her husband of 28 years, Tim, have four children. She loves to run, hike, bike and generally be outdoors any chance she gets. She enjoys traveling to new places and experiencing challenges which help her grow.
Gynecologic cancer navigator
Natasha Newkirk, BSN, R.N.
Natasha joined Community Health Network in 2015 as a gynecological nurse navigator. Prior to working at Community she was a pediatric ICU nurse and an inpatient pediatric oncology nurse in Louisville, Kentucky. Throughout her nursing career, she has received numerous awards for her patient-centered care and teamwork.
Natasha resides in Shelbyville, Indiana with her husband and son. She enjoys being active and spending quality time with her friends and family.