Monica Dean HON-OPN-CG

Director of Patient Navigation Program Development, Academy of Oncology Nurse & Patient Navigators

Monica Dean is the Director of Patient Navigation Program Development and Co-Director of Certification. As Director of Patient Navigation Program Development, Monica will work on strengthening as well as forging relationships with advocacy groups to advance collaborative projects. In addition, she will liaise with pharmaceutical interests to develop funding and support specifically for patient navigation educational initiatives. As Co-Director of Certification, Monica will govern, oversee, and direct the process of AONN+ Foundation for Learning, Inc. Certification. Before joining the AONN+ team, Monica was the Director of the National Navigation Roundtable (NNRT) at the American Cancer Society Global Headquarters. She was responsible for supporting, planning, and implementing initiatives of the NNRT; overseeing long-term activities; and enacting strategic plans and task group action plans, while creating and maintaining collaborative relationships with external partners and roundtable member organizations. Monica has been working in the field of patient navigation since 2007. She received her bachelor’s degree in Health Science with a minor in nutrition from Georgia Southern University. Monica lives in Dunwoody, Georgia with her husband and two energetic boys. Her personal interests including volunteering at her sons’ school and traveling.