Carmel is the Urology Nurse Navigator at the Middlesex Health Cancer Center, managing pathways and caring for patients with prostate, bladder, kidney, and testicular cancers.
As an Oncology nursing professional with more than twenty-five years experience, Carmel is adept in patient education, oncology treatment protocols, symptom management, and triage care. With a foundation in critical care, Carmel also has extensive Hematology/Oncology and Medical Oncology experience and has been certified in chemotherapy and biotherapy administration as well as clinical investigational trials. She has worked collaboratively with Dana Farber Cancer Institute on clinical trials and bone marrow transplant protocol compliance. Additionally, Carmel has worked as a Clinical Nurse Educator for Abbott Laboratories, a Fortune 50 corporation, and is Six Sigma certified. She earned her RN from Saint Mary’s Hospital School of Nursing and her BS from the University of Connecticut. She hosts a monthly Prostate Cancer Support Group and is a Patient Care Coordinator for the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. She is currently working towards certification by the National Academy of Oncology Nurse Navigators.
In addition to being a community activist, Carmel has run the New York City Marathon ten times.