Certification Advisory Commission

Director, Association Project Management
Experienced Director, Association Project Management with a demonstrated history of working in the project and association management field, specifically in oncology. Skilled in Association Management, Project Management, Integrated Marketing, Publications, and Creative Writing.
Director of Patient Navigation Program Development;
Co-Director of Certification, AONN+
Monica Dean is Director of Patient Navigation Program Development and Co-Director of Certification at the Academy of Oncology Nurse and Patient Navigators (AONN+). As Director of Patient Navigation Program Development, she manages relationships with advocacy groups to advance collaborative projects, and liaises with pharmaceutical interests to develop funding and support for patient navigation educational initiatives. As Co-Director of Certification, Ms Dean governs, oversees, and directs the process of AONN+ Foundation for Learning, Inc certification.
Program Director, AONN+
Sharon Gentry is Program Director, Academy of Oncology Nurse and Patient Navigators (AONN+), The Lynx Group, Cranbury, NJ. She obtained her nursing bachelor’s degree and master’s degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Greensboro, respectively. She serves as a leader for the AONN+ organization, guiding and directing the organization based on agreed-upon strategic plans, goals and objectives that the organization, with administrative support from The Lynx Group, intends to achieve both short-term as well as long-term. She oversees the AONN+ Leadership Council and Local Navigation Networks.
Senior Director of Education and Program Development, AONN+
Co-Director of Certification, AONN+ Foundation for Learning, Inc.
Emily Gentry, BSN, RN, HON-ONN-CG, OCN, is Senior Director of Education and Program Development for the Academy of Oncology Nurse & Patient Navigators. In addition, Gentry is also the Co-Director of Certification for the AONN+ Foundation for Learning, Inc.
Dr. Janet Gordils-Perez is an accomplished nurse executive who has made impactful contributions to advancing nursing practice and clinical care. Dr. Gordils-Perez is currently Chief Nursing Officer at Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey. She has extensive experience in the organization and delivery of oncology nursing and supportive care services across the care continuum. She has expertise in redesigning clinical processes, increasing revenue opportunities and the implementing innovative programs to improve the patient experience. In her capacity as Chief Nursing Officer, she has responsibility for a broad array of strategic and operational functions, including the development of professional practice standards, oversight of quality, and supporting a service-oriented culture focused on employee engagement and service excellence.
Director of Certification, AONN+ Foundation for Learning, Inc.
Lisa Hartman, Director of Certification for the AONN+ Foundation for Learning (FFL), comes with a diverse work and education background. She obtained a bachelor’s degree in education and a master’s degree in English prior to returning to school for both an associate degree and a bachelor’s degree in nursing. As a nurse, she worked in critical care, nephrology, and oncology, and was responsible for creating an oncology navigation program in a rural North Carolina community hospital. From 2015 to 2021, she worked in corporate healthcare, having the opportunity to help define, create, and roll out a nationally recognized oncology navigation program, as well as the opportunity to strategize and oversee all corporate learning initiatives.
Association of Community Cancer Centers,
Rockville, MD
Lorna Lucas, MSM, is the Director of Provider Education. She manages the ACCC education initiatives portfolio which produces high-quality resources and tools to support the multidisciplinary oncology care team. The Provider Education portfolio is comprised of diverse education projects that address the complex issues facing cancer care providers today. She and the Provider Education team strive to enhance the ACCC member learning experience by developing and tailoring innovative education content.
Editor-in-Chief, JONS; Co-Founder, AONN+; University Distinguished Service Professor of Breast Cancer, Professor of Surgery, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine; Co-Developer, Work Stride-Managing Cancer at Work, Johns Hopkins Healthcare Solutions
Lillie D. Shockney has worked at Johns Hopkins Hospital and School of Medicine since February 1983. She has held several leadership positions there over the years including serving as the Administrator Director of the Johns Hopkins Breast Center from 1997 through 2018. She earned her 3-year RN diploma from McQueens Gibbs Willis School of Nursing in Easton, Maryland, her BS degree in Healthcare Administration from St Joseph's College in Maine, and her master’s degree in Administrative Science from the Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing. She is the co-founder of AONN+ and the co-founder of ACCCNN. She launched breast cancer nurse navigation at Johns Hopkins in 1996, promoting and fostering its development across the institution for other oncology patients as well. She is a well-recognized national and international public speaker and author on navigation, survivorship, patient-centered care, end-of-life planning, quality-of-life preservation, palliative care, breast cancer care, and other subjects related to oncology care and research.