Our Team of Supportive Care Experts

At MSK, supportive and palliative care is provided by an expert and highly collaborative team. This includes doctors, nurse practitioners, office practice registered nurses, social workers, chaplains, and clinical pharmacists.

The specialists in our Supportive Care Service collaborate not only with the cancer care teams but also with experts in neurology, anesthesiology, critical care, and other areas. We are part of the care for all of our patients from the time they are first diagnosed with cancer.

Doctors across MSK ask for our help in addressing symptoms, discussing patients’ goals for care, and planning for changes in where care is given.

The Supportive Care Service is part of the Division of Medical Oncology within the Department of Medicine.

Kimberly Chow

Kimberly Chow, NP, ANCC, HPCC

I have been a member of the Supportive Care Service for more than ten years. As a nurse practitioner, I support people with cancer and their families at any point during treatment and help patients manage their symptoms. I focus on outpatient care, including at MSK’s regional locations. In addition, I lead and participate in various courses and programs to improve access to earlier and more comprehensive supportive care for both patients and doctors.


Meghan Damelio

Meghan Damelio, NP, ANCC

As a member of the inpatient nurse practitioner team, I work with cancer care teams to help manage patients’ symptoms and ensure that each care plan reflects the individual’s values and goals. My interests include neurology, geriatrics, and palliative care in the urgent care setting.


Andrea Dolan

Andrea Dolan, NP, ANCC

The most gratifying aspect of being a nurse practitioner in supportive care is helping patients manage their symptoms. In this way, they are able to improve their overall quality of life. In supportive care, we treat the entire patient as well as their family. I have spent most of my career at MSK caring for people with gastrointestinal cancers. My background is in surgical, medical, and radiation oncology.


Jessica Goldberg

Jessica Goldberg, NP, AGPCNP-BC, ACHPN

I am a nurse practitioner in the Supportive Care Service. In 2014, I completed MSK’s Nurse Practitioner Fellowship in Hospice and Palliative Care and was recruited to the inpatient consultation service. In 2016, I was selected for a nursing research fellowship. The following year I was named the first Robert Wood Johnson Future of Nursing Scholar at MSK, and I began my PhD in nursing at the Graduate Center at the City University of New York. In 2018, I was awarded MSK’s Samuel and May Rudin Nursing Award for Excellence in Research.


Kelly Haviland

Kelly Haviland, NP

I have been a member of the Supportive Care Service since July 2016. I have served on many committees and councils. I am currently the co-chair of the Advanced Practice Provider’s Professional Development Council and a member of the LGBTQ Clinical Advisory Council, the Ethics Committee, the Global Disparities Committee, and the Nurse Practitioner Council. In addition, I am pursuing a PhD in nursing science from the Medical University of South Carolina. I was awarded the university’s Ruth Chamberlin Scholarship for having the top PhD application in 2016. My research interests include the care of people who are mechanically ventilated for long periods of time and LGBTQ people with cancer.


Neena Kapoor-Hintzen, NP, MSN, ANP

I joined the Supportive Care Service in 2015. This role has allowed me to care for people with the most distressing aspects of cancer with expertise and compassion. As a supportive care nurse practitioner, I work alongside cancer care teams to help improve the physical, emotional, and spiritual symptoms that patients confront so that they may continue to live life as well as possible. I have worked to expand access to palliative care for outpatients as I continue to work toward meeting the palliative care needs of all MSK patients. My special interests include expanding palliative care access through telemedicine and making palliative care units a part of cancer departments. I am further interested in refining palliative care for people with cancer who have higher needs.


Dana Kramer

Dana Kramer, NP, ANCC, ACHPN

We get to know patients and their families under the most difficult of circumstances. Helping identify their priorities and advocating for them is incredibly meaningful to me. I am committed to bringing the highest quality supportive care to all of MSK’s patients from the time of diagnosis. I believe this is the responsibility of every provider. I have an interest in teaching, particularly with a focus on empowering primary oncology nurses and medical teams, as well as in project and program development.


Carrie Mancini

Carrie Mancini, NP

While working as a nurse practitioner in MSK’s outpatient Breast Medical Oncology Service, I cared for women throughout their treatment for breast cancer. I eventually became interested in palliative care and its integration into standard care for all people receiving active cancer treatment. I became a member of the Supportive Care Service in 2017. I am a nurse practitioner both on the inpatient consult team as well as in an outpatient clinic, focusing on introducing palliative care early on in care plans.


Kara McGee

Kara McGee, NP, ACHPN

The most meaningful aspect of supportive care is accompanying patients and their families along their cancer journey, no matter the diagnosis or prognosis. I strive to replace the fear of a cancer diagnosis with hope.


Molly Nussbaum

Molly Nussbaum, NP

I have worked in an intensive care unit for people with severe burns and in MSK’s Urgent Care Center (UCC). My UCC experience with cancer-related emergencies and symptom management guided me as I completed my master’s degree at New York University to become a nurse practitioner with specialty training in palliative care. As a member of the Supportive Care Service, I continue to grow and utilize my skills as a palliative care provider.


Robin Rawlins-Duell

Robin Rawlins-Duell, NP, ANCC, OCN

As a nurse practitioner in the Supportive Care Service, I care for people being treated for sarcoma and melanoma as outpatients. I work with the cancer care teams to help patients throughout their illness, from diagnosis to end-of-life care. Along with my colleagues, I guide patients through the physical and mental effects of the disease and its treatment. My special interests include establishing guidelines for the use of medical marijuana and end-of-life doula strategies to help patients and families when the focus of care becomes comfort only.


Mary Schoen

Mary Schoen, NP

For me, the most meaningful aspect of supportive care is providing people who are seriously ill with relief for their pain and suffering. Helping people with advanced cancer and the people who care for them manage the many symptoms related to treatment and disease is very rewarding. I know patients will not always remember what I tell them, but I hope they will remember how I made them feel — respected and supported.


Tammy Son

Tammy Son, NP

I work in the Supportive Care Service, providing care to people with cancer and their families. As a PhD candidate, I am adapting a coping skills program to soothe people having stem cell and bone marrow transplants, as well as their caregivers.

Emma Allen

Emma Allen


Lila Babb

Lila Babb

I feel privileged to build meaningful, caring relationships with patients and their families. In addition to standard care for symptom management, I also believe strongly in evidence-based drug-free ways to help improve patients’ quality of life.


Tasha Caldwell

Tasha Caldwell


Linda Frierson

Ethel Linda Frierson, RN, BSN, OCN

I care for patients directly as well as indirectly through my administrative role. Internist and pain management specialist Natalie Moryl and I evaluate people with cancer and support both them and their caregivers. We help as they move through their treatment plan. Our team is with patients for the initial diagnosis, if they learn that a cure is no longer possible, and into survivorship, which is the most rewarding. I am very proud of the excellent evidence-based symptom management and emotional support that the Supportive Care Service provides.


Erin Malley, RN

I have spent most of my career caring for people with cancer as outpatients and their families. Since joining the Supportive Care Service in 2014, I have focused on symptom management, pain control, and quality-of-life issues. Every day, it is a privilege to work with patients and their families and help them live their best lives.


Bethany Pagliarulo

Bethany Pagliarulo


Amanda Savich

Amanda Savich, RN

Cancer and its treatment can cause pain and other symptoms. Supportive care assists in the treatment and healing process. If symptoms such as pain, nausea, and insomnia are better managed, a person can eat more, move more, sleep better, and do more of the activities that they want and need to do. As a registered nurse in the Supportive Care Service, I am here to help patients feel better.


Debbie Semple

Deborah Semple, RN

I have spent most of my career caring for people with cancer as outpatients and their families. Since joining the Supportive Care Service in 2014, I have focused on symptom management, pain control, and quality-of-life issues. Every day, it is a privilege to work with patients and their families and help them live their best lives.


Deborah Walsh

Deborah Walsh

Laurie Andersen

Laurie Andersen

It is an extraordinary experience to be part of a team that identifies the best care plan for each patient. This is done with deep mutual interest in the patient’s physical, psychological, and spiritual needs. In a world where all human beings need kindness and nonjudgmental attention, it is an honor to provide a place where any person may feel valued, safe, and cared for, in all ways possible. As an interfaith chaplain, I find meaning in attending to all patients, whether religious or nonreligious. I seek the connection or spiritual practice that most speaks to the patient. I assist patients in practicing their faith, or if they are nonreligious, I bring peace, affirmation, and comfort to these individuals.


Jill Bowden

Jill Bowden

I appreciate the team approach to supportive care. It fully utilizes the skill sets of all the professional and clinical caregivers on the Supportive Care Service. Together, we are building a model for improving communication and integrating care across MSK.

Lauren Koranteng, PharmD, BCPS, CPE

Lauren Koranteng

I appreciate being a part of an interprofessional team that offers treatment information and recommendations to support patients, their families, and care teams. I also value the benefits of non-drug-based therapies that may be available for some patients.