Patient Navigator Team

Valencia Daniels-Delaughter, RN

Valencia Daniels-Delaughter, RN – All Cancers

Valencia Daniels-Delaughter is a registered nurse who joined Memorial Cancer Institute in 2016. She has many years of experience in the field of nursing, including transplant, emergency room, intensive care, medical-surgical and gastrointestinal nursing. She developed an interest in patient and family navigation after working with a GI physician whose specialty included patients with pancreatic cancer. She has had close relatives face cancer and knows the importance of having a guide along the way.  Her goal as a navigator is to provide personalized care for all of her patients in the same way her family was cared for by their navigator.

Carolina Figueredo

Carolina Figueredo, RN, MSN – Breast Cancer Program

Carolina Figueredo joined Memorial Cancer Institute in 2015 and has 16 years of experience in the field of nursing, including nursing education, neurosurgery, surgical-oncology, medical-surgical and pediatric nursing. She has worked with newly diagnosed cancer patients for two years. Carolina developed an interest in nurse navigation after taking care of oncology patients as a spine nurse specialist, having relatives affected by cancer, and working closely with the Mystic Force Foundation to help children with cancer. She holds a Baccalaureate in the Science of Nursing and Master’s degree in Nursing Education from the University of Miami. In 2010, she received the university’s Academic and Clinic Excellence Award for Nursing Education. Her goal as a nurse navigator is to provide personalized care for all of her patients in the same way her family was cared for by their navigator.

Jeanette Lewis

Jeanette Lewis, RN, BSN, OCN – All Cancers

Jeanette Lewis is an oncology-certificated RN who earned her nursing degrees from the University of Swansea in the United Kingdom, graduating with honors in 2001. She worked as an endoscopy and cardiac nurse at Morriston Hospital in the UK until relocating to South Florida in 2005. Before joining Memorial Cancer Institute, she served as an oncology nurse at Doctors Hospital in Coral Gables and Advanced Medical Specialties in Miami. Jeanette was nominated for Nurse of the Year in 2009 and 2010 and received the Florence Nightingale Award in 2010.

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Michelle C. Martinez RN, BSN, ONS, Surgical Breast Navigator

Michelle Martinez is a Registered Nurse who joined Memorial Healthcare System in 2015. She started her nursing career on the Medical-Surgical/Oncology unit at Memorial Regional Hospital. In this role, she administered chemotherapy and cared for many patients with an array of cancer diagnoses that included head & neck, pancreatic, prostate, gastrointestinal, liver, lung, ovarian and breast. In 2019, she became a patient and family oncology breast surgical navigator. She has a passion for working with oncology patients and always makes it her goal to deliver quality care. Michelle's goal as a navigator is to continue delivering compassionate care while guiding patients and families through their breast cancer journey.

Leonard McKhan

Leonard McKhan, MSW –  Hematologic Malignancies and Bone Marrow Transplant

Leonard Mckhan helps guide patients and families through the journey of blood-related cancers from treatment to recovery. He earned a Master's in Social Work from Barry University in 2006 and joined Memorial Healthcare System as an inpatient oncology social worker before transitioning to outpatient care. Leonard received a Shining Star Award in 2013 after nomination by his peers. He is a member of the Florida Society of Oncology Social Workers and Broward County Medical Reserve Board. At Memorial, he has facilitated a support group for men diagnosed with prostate cancer and is a member of Speaker's Bureau. Leonard takes pride in his role as a navigator and is a caregiver at heart.

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Lori Rodriguez, RN, OCN – Hematologic Malignancies and Bone Marrow Transplant

Lori Rodriguez is an oncology-certified registered nurse who joined Memorial Healthcare System in 2011. Prior to oncology, Lori was a nurse on a cardiac step down unit and medical-surgical/telemetry unit. In 2012, she became an oncology nurse on the Bone Marrow Transplant Unit. With her combined experience in bone marrow transplant and triage nursing, she is able to provide a unique level of specialized care to each patient she interacts with. In addition to being awarded the Patient First Award for Safety in 2013, she is also BLS, ACLS, and OCN certified. Having had three sisters and both parents affected with cancer, she understands many of the challenges that accompany such a journey. With each encounter, she can be seen as a caring and compassionate guide moving through the patient care continuum. Her dedication as a nurse navigator is to assist each patient and family member as though they are her own family.

Vanessa Rodriguez

Vanessa Rodriguez, LCSW – Breast Cancer Program

Vanessa Rodriguez is a certified oncology patient navigator who has provided patient- and family-centered care to patients receiving treatment at our Breast Cancer Center since 2012. A graduate of Florida International University, she earned her Master of Social Work degree in August 2013. Since then, she has become an active member of AONN, LLS, ACS and FLASCO, assisting the community’s underserved and uninsured population needing health and wellness exams. Vanessa received a Shining Star Award in 2015 and recognition from patients for the support she has provided throughout their cancer journey. Vanessa believes patient navigation is key in helping patients and their families manage one of the toughest hardships one can experience.

Mihaela Roldan, RN, BSN

Mihaela Roldan, RN, BSN – All Cancers

Mihaela Roldan is a registered nurse who joined Memorial Healthcare System in 2015 as a Research Specialist in Oncology. She has worked as a research coordinator for five years and became a patient and family navigator in 2017.  She is passionate about caring for patients and their families to help them cope with the challenges that come about after a cancer diagnosis. She participates in community outreach events to increase cancer awareness and promote early detection.