Our Team

Our team is made up of individuals who are passionate about helping you during every stage of your diagnosis and treatment.

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Meet our team

Bridget Dorkewitz

Bridget Dorkewitz, BSN, OCN
Gi/Hepatobiliary/Neuro Oncology Clinical Nurse Navigator

Bridget is a Charleston native who grew up in Mount Pleasant. She has worked as a registered nurse since 2002 with over 18 years in oncology care. She is committed to professionalism in oncology nursing as evidenced by her serving in different board positions of the Lowcountry Oncology Nursing Society and maintaining her Oncology Nurse Certification since 2008. Having taught the national chemotherapy/biotherapy course for nurses new to oncology, she is a resource for both patients and fellow nurses on chemotherapy treatments, side effect management and navigation of cancer care.


Kelly Hauschild

Kelly Hauschild, CWS, RYT
Exercise Physiologist, Patient Navigator

Kelly has over 20 years of experience as an exercise physiologist. She specialized in cardiac rehab early in her career and then moved to cancer rehab. She has accumulated numerous certifications along the way, including therapeutic yoga teacher, herbalist, cancer wellness specialist, holistic health practitioner, as well as plant-based nutrition certificates. Kelly currently runs the cancer wellness exercise program at Roper Hospital, where she has the privilege of blending all these specialties into one amazing program.

She received her Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science from Lander University.


Renee Litton

Renee Litton, MS, BSN, RN
Lung, Esophageal and Head & Neck Oncology Clinical Nurse Navigator

Renee holds an advanced degree in palliative care and certification in chemotherapy/biotherapy administration. She has extensive oncology nursing experience and has worked with patients in both inpatient and outpatient settings. Renee is sensitive to the impact a cancer diagnosis can have on the individual and entire family. Her goal is to be a source of information, support and compassion.

On her days off, Renee loves spending time with her family and dreaming of traveling.

She received her BSN from Marshall University and attended graduate school at the University of Maryland, Baltimore.


Barbara Mack

Barbara “BJ” Mack, LPN
Community Outreach Patient Navigator

Barbara Mack was born and raised in downtown Charleston. She has always been drawn to help others in her community to access information and resources for healthcare screenings and chronic disease.

She has worked for Roper St. Francis Healthcare for over 43 years. Early in her career, she found fulfillment when providing support and education to patients diagnosed with cancer. In her spare time, she loves spending time with her family and scrapbooking, sewing and riding her bike.


Theresa Medley

Theresa “Teri” Medley, MSW, LISW- CP, OSW-C
Cancer Center Social Worker

Teri Medley has a Master of Social Work degree and is a Licensed Independent Social Worker, Clinical Practice (LISW, CP). She joined Roper St. Francis Healthcare in May 2017.

She provides both advocacy and counseling to patients and their caregivers. Teri has 25 years of experience providing psychosocial care to patients and families experiencing serious medical and behavioral health conditions. She has practiced across the continuum of health care including inpatient, emergency departments, and outpatient clinics. She brings six years of psycho-oncology practice. Theresa works to help patients and families cope with the strong emotions and changes that cancer brings.

In her spare time, she enjoys walks in nature and gardening. She also enjoys visiting local art galleries and music performances.


Joy Nicholson

Amber “Joy” Nicholson, LMT, MLD-C
Licensed Massage Therapist/Oncology Specialty

Joy is a licensed physical therapy assistant and has used massage therapy as part of her skill set. She became licensed as a massage therapist in 2001 and began her specialty training in pain management and oncology care while continuing her physical therapy assisting work. Joy continues to strive for excellence in her care and knowledge of oncology massage, manual lymphatic drainage and pain management to better improve the lives of her clients.


Kelly Pabst

Kelly M. Pabst, MSN, APRN, ACNS-BC, AOCNS
Cancer Survivorship Program Coordinator

Kelly has been an oncology nurse for over 30 years and has worked for Roper St. Francis Healthcare for more than half her career, in both inpatient and outpatient roles. She is a board-certified adult clinical nurse specialist and has a specialty certification as an advanced oncology clinical nurse specialist. She has served as the advanced practice nurse for the Cancer Survivorship Program since its start in 2016. Kelly believes in the power of knowledge and understanding, and through the cancer survivorship program, she aims to help others find a sense of control and to be able to advocate for themselves.

She received her BSN from The Ohio State University and her master’s from the Medical University of South Carolina.

In her spare time, she loves watching college sports, gardening and getting exercise in the fresh air while listening to an audiobook.


Elizabeth Strojny

Elizabeth Strojny, MSN, RN, OCN  
Lung Screening Clinical Nurse Navigator

Elizabeth has over 20 years of oncology experience working inpatient, outpatient, research, infusion and multiple areas of patient navigation. She earned an advanced nursing degree in leadership and management and maintains her oncology nurse certification. Elizabeth has work with patients throughout diagnosis, treatment and survivorship. In her current role, she leads and coordinates the Lung Cancer Screening program and is certified in oncology and chemotherapy/biotherapy administration.


Shelley Usher

Shelley Usher, MSN, RN, CBCN
Manager, Donna Fielding Cancer Wellness Institute Program
Breast and Gynecologic Oncology Clinical Nurse Navigator

Shelley has extensive oncology experience with an emphasis on women’s cancers. She has worked with cancer patients in both the inpatient and office setting. She serves as centralized point of contact for her patients. She is available to explain a diagnosis or treatment more thoroughly. Shelley believes in the power of education when it comes to managing a cancer diagnosis.

She is also the Manager of the Donna Fielding Cancer Wellness Institute Program. She oversees the Cancer Support Services team, which includes Oncology Clinical Nurse Navigators, Community Outreach Patient Navigator, Survivorship Coordinator, Licensed Social Worker, Exercise Specialist and Massage Therapist.

Shelley received her BSN from Clemson University and her master’s in nursing administration from the University of South Carolina. She is a Certified Breast Care Nurse.


Kelly Ward

Kelly Ann Ward, BSN, RN, CBCN
Breast Oncology Clinical Nurse Navigator

Kelly Ann has over 15 years of experience in women’s health nursing. She has worked with hundreds of breast cancer patients, coaching them through treatment and teaching them how to care for themselves during and after. She strives to empower, educate and advocate for every patient.

She received her BSN from Charleston Southern University in 2007. In 2020, she completed extensive training and course work to become both a holistic nurse and a nurse coach. She is a Certified Breast Care Nurse.

Kelly Ann is an active member of the Junior League of Charleston and board member of Postpartum Support Charleston.


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