Meet the Team

Meet Our AYA Staff


Robin Hanson, MD, PhD
AYA Oncology Program Lead

Dr. Rob has a long-standing interest in young adult cancer care. He is supported by the AYA oncology team, including Jacquelyn Carter, MD  and Heather Licata, PNP, and  Kavitha Kosuri, DO, a medical oncologist with a special interest in holistic cancer care for young adult patients.


Jacquelyn Carter, MD
Pediatric Oncology

Dr. Jacki has 12 years of pediatric and oncology experience with a particular interest in solid tumors. She supports the young adult program as a physician and carries a unique passion for these patients.


Heather Licata, NP
Pediatric Oncology

Heather has over 20 years of oncology experience. She provides care to young adults throughout their treatment and into survivorship. She has a particular emphasis in research and collaborates with the medical team to facilitate research opportunities for young adult patients.”


Laura Hanks, LCSW
Clinical Social Worker and Patient Advocate

Laura assists patients and families in finding support through every aspect of their cancer journey.


Gina Sundmacher, RN, BSN
AYA Nurse Navigator

Gina is trained in oncofertility and AYA navigation guiding AYAs through each unique challenge they face during their cancer journey.

**Generously supported by Teen Cancer America


Natasha Westrich-Wood, MA, ATR-BC
Art Therapist

Natasha provides a safe outlet for expression of the thoughts and feelings of many of our cancer patients and their family members.

*Generously supported by Friends of Kids With Cancer


Kurt Soell, PhD
Psychotherapist and Counselor

Kurt has worked with young adult cancer patients for over 15 years.

*Generously supported by Friends of Kids With Cancer


Facility Dog

Odin is an English Labrador whose snuggles provide comfort and distraction to patients and family members. Even on the hardest treatment days, Odin brings a smile to everyone’s faces.  


Jim Russell, PhD
Neuropsychologist and Counselor

Jim has over two decades of experience providing cognitive testing, counseling, and school and job support and intervention for young adult cancer patients.

*Generously supported by Friends of Kids With Cancer



Dan-Arin Silasi, MD
Gynecologic Oncology