Contact Us

To reach us, please contact City of Hope at 800-826-4673.

Contact Information
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Administration
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William Dale, M.D., Ph.D., Arthur M. Coppola Family Chair in Supportive Care Medicine. Director, Center for Cancer and Aging Research


Laurie La Rue, Senior Administrative Assistant, 626-218-8750 or Ext. 88750

Natalie Schnaitmann, L.C.S.W., Acting Executive Director, Department of Supportive Care Medicine
Daniela Salinas, Administrative Program Coordinator, 626-218-3409

Annette Mercurio, M.P.H., M.C.H.E.S., Director of Patient and Family Services

Courtney Bitz, M.S.W., L.C.S.W., Director, Clinical Social Work

Valerie Rhea, MPA, Director of Health Care Services and Advance Care Planning, 626-385-9437

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Child Life Services
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Jo-Ann Namm, M.S., CCLS, Child Life Specialist, Program Supervisor, 626-218-4513 or Ext. 84513
Marisol Trujillo, M.S., CCLS, Child Life Specialist, 626-218-4361 or Ext. 84361

Megan Matthews, M.S., CCLS, Certified Child Life Specialist 626-218-4602
Marissa Verdin, M.S., CCLS, Certified Child Life Specialist Tel: 626-218-2944

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Clinical Social Work
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Courtney Bitz, Director of Clinical Social Work, 626-218-2125
Reina Martinez, Senior Administrative Support, 626-218-2282

Christina Cabanillas, Manager of Clinical Social Work 626-218-2723
Veronica Lopez, Admin Support 626-218-2282
Fax 626.930.5331

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Development Liaison
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Steven Singer, Senior Executive Director of Development

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Interventional Pain, 626-218-1802 Or Ext. 81802
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Andrew Leitner, M.D.

Jerrick Tan, Nurse Practitioner

Erika Corrales, Sr. Administrative Support/Clinical 626-218-9414
Linda Trice, Sr. Administrative Support 626-218-7576

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Patient, Family And Community Education, 626-301-8221, Ext. 62682
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Becky Andrews, Admin Program Coordinator, 626-301-8221 or Ext. 85978

Jackie Tays, Program Coordinator, 626-218-2682

Mariela Gallo, M.P.H., MCHES, Senior Health Education Specialist, 626-256-4673 or Ext. 84956

Dhruti Ramchandani, M.P.H., MCHES, Senior Health Education Specialist, Ext. 80213

Emma Wolfe, M.P.H., C.H.E.S., Senior Health Education Specialist, 626-218-7317 or Ext. 87317
Fax 626.301.8868
PatientEducation@coh.org

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Patient Navigators, 626-218-CARE Or Ext. 82273
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Lorena Gaytan, Lead Patient Navigator
Danny Duque, Patient Navigator
Terry Hernandez, Patient Navigator
Steven Morales, Patient Navigator
Lupe Santana, Patient Special Services Navigator
Fax 626.301.8432

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Patient Resources Coordinator
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Joanna Rodriguez, Patient Resources Coordinator, 626-218-2004

Tara Mitchell, Patient Resource Coordinator, 626-218-5461

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Pediatric Psychology, 626-218-8426 Or Ext. 88426
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Jeanelle Folbrecht, Ph.D., Clinical Psychologist, Associate Professor, Director of Psychology
Natalie Kelly, Ph.D., Clinical Neuropsychologist, Assistant Clinical Professor, Director of Neuropsychology Clerkship Program
Sunita Patel, Ph.D., Associate Clinical Professor, Director, Neuropsychological Research
Mitzi Morrison, Senior Administrative Support - PEDS Psychology, 626-218-8426 or Ext. 88426
Fax 626-256-8798

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Positive Image Center 626-218-3842
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Cassie Polchow, Cancer Resource Cosmetologist
Maiya Spinks, Cancer Resource Cosmetologist

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Psychiatry, 626-256-8741 Or Ext. 68741
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Jaroslava Salman, M.D., Chief of Psychiatry
Laura Villaseñor, Senior Clinical Administrative Support
Nohemy Kenney, Senior Administrative Support
Fax 626.256.8798

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Psychology, 626-218-3461 Or Ext. 68741
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Jeanelle Folbrecht, Ph.D., Clinical Psychologist, Associate Professor, Director of Psychology
Marissa Cangin, Psy.D., Clinical Psychologist, Assitant Professor
Elaine Wheat Dawson, Psy.D, Postdoctoral Fellow, Psychology
Natalie Kelly, Ph.D., Clinical Neuropsychologist, Assitant Clinical Professor, Director of Neuropsychology Clerkship Program
Laura Villaseñor, Senior Clinical Administrative Support, 626-218-3461
Fax 626.256.8798

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Research
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William Dale, M.D., Ph.D., Director of Research
Hussai Nuristani, Project Manager, Ext. 60846
Karen Clark, Program Manager
Eleana Liou Program Director
Salma Russell, Administrative Program Coordinator, Ext. 83662
Claudia Robertson, Administrative Program Coordinator, Ext. 87650
Ashley Celis, Clinical Research assistant, Ext. 8067

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Sheri & Les Biller Patient And Family Resource Center 626-218-CARE (Or Ext. 82273)
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David Trejo, Operations Manager
Cristina Morales, Resource Center Navigator
Joanne Man, Program Coordinator
Fax 626.256.8625

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Spiritual Care, 626-218-3898 Or Ext. 83898
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Rev. Fr. Okey Jude Uche, B.C.C., Chaplain
Rev. Jacqueline Trinkaus, Chaplain
Khurram K. Ahmed, Chaplain
Jonathan Timothy Stoner, Chaplain
Veronica Lopez, Admin Support, 626-218-2282
Fax 626-930-5335

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Supportive Medicine, 626-218-9414 Or Ext. 89414
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Sorin Buga, M.D., F.A.C.P. Associate Clinical Professor
Finly Zachariah, M.D., Assistant Clinical Professor
Stefanie Mooney, M.D., Assistant Clinical Professor
Sari Williams, Nurse Practitioner
Kaifan Zhao, Nurse Practitioner
Jill Prudhomme-Hunter, Hospice Liaison Nurse
Fax 626.256.8798

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SupportScreen, Ext. 66742
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Karen Clark, Program Manager
Brett Evans, Operations Manager
Richard Obenchain, Senior Systems Analyst

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Volunteer Services, 626-218-4049 Or Ext. 84049
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Valerie Rhea, Director of Health Care Services & Advance Care Planning, Ext. 88020
Teryl MacDougall, Community Practice Site Coordinator, 626-218-8053
Sarai M. Mark, aPHR, CAVS, Senior Volunteer Program Coordinator, Duarte Campus, Ext. 84049
Gina Webster, Senior Administrative Support 626-218-4049
volunteers@coh.org