Leah Matherne: RN, OCN Leah graduated from George Washington University with a BA in Psychology/English and then worked in social services for a few years before making the career change to nursing. Leah graduated with a BSN from Duke University’s School of Nursing in 2011 and worked in an inpatient general medicine/oncology unit for a year before moving to Washington in October 2012. She received her oncology nursing certification (ONS) in April 2013. She loves oncology nursing and the opportunity it provides to work closely with patients. When she’s not working, Leah loves to eat, volunteer, hike, and explore her new home in Seattle.
Jana Gezon: Infusion Nurse
Jana Gezon received her BSN from Calvin College in Grand Rapids, MI. She was born and raised in Seattle so she quickly returned and worked for Swedish Medical Center. She first worked on the Short Stay Surgery floor, then spent 3 years in CCU/ICU. She found her niche on the Medical Oncology floor and worked there for over five years before taking a break to take care of her two boys. She is now happily back to working with oncology patients and their families. Outside of work, Jana loves to be with her family, read, create art and run.
Ivette Covarrubias: Clinic Department Assistant
Ivette is a Los Angeles native with a deep passion for health care. She began her medical career at Kaiser Permanente in 2012, working as a bi-lingual (English/Spanish) administrator. She is honored to join the amazing team at the Women's Cancer Care of Seattle, furthering her commitment to provide patients with upstanding service and attention. As a team player with high-integrity, she also comes with an extensive administrative and billing background. Outside of work, Ivette loves hiking new trails, listening to music, cooking meals from scratch, exploring her new city, rooting for the LA Dodgers, and volunteering at her church.
Ginger Gold: Certified Medical Assistant
Ginger became a medical assistant in 1972 after graduating with honors from the Medical Assisting Program at Sacramento State University. Ginger worked in home-hospice care for more than 10 years, then returned to school to complete a second medical assistant program at PIMA Medical Institute in Seattle. She began working for Northwest Hospital in 1995. Ginger has enjoyed working in various practices at Northwest Hospital. One hallmark of her work, regardless of specialty, is her commitment to delivering personalized and sensitive care to all patients. She feels honored to be a member of the Women's Cancer Care of Seattle team.
Whitney Fowler: Medical Assistant II
Whitney has worked in medical offices since 2004. As a volunteer in 1999, she discovered that her true passion is working with oncology patients. In 2009, Whitney moved to Seattle and joined Women’s Cancer Care of Seattle as a Medical Assistant II. Outside of work, her interests include spending time with family and friends, camping and exploring nature, reading non-fiction books, painting pottery, volunteering, finding new hole-in-the-wall places, and discovering the unique zest for life that each individual holds and shares.
Caroline Hamilton: Intake and Surgery Scheduler
Caroline attended Seattle University where she earned a B.A. in psychology with an emphasis on pharmacology and physiological psychology. She joined the clinic in 2011, after working at Northwest Hospital & Medical Center since 2008. She has extensive experience in customer service and medical billing. Caroline is thrilled to be a part of the Women's Cancer Care of Seattle team and looks forward to contributing her patience and understanding to all the patients. Her outside interests include reading and exploring the sights of Seattle. She enjoys spending her weekends with friends and doing charity work.
Jeni LeFebvre: Practice Manager
Jeni has spent nine years coordinating patient care in surgical and oncological care settings. She is particularly interested in the treatment of women's cancers and oncology in general.
She graduated from the University of Washington with a B.A. and has completed pre- requisites for nursing school. She looks forward to one day returning to school and completing her nursing degree. She enjoys spending her spare time with her husband and two sons.
Pamela Feiring: Clinic Administrative Assistant
I am grateful for the opportunity to be associated with Women’s Cancer of Seattle. I bring 42 years of medical experience from multiple disciplinary medical practices. I look forward to being a part of this great team and all the dedicated and hard work they do. The patients are amazing and offer so much inspiration. It makes me pause to be thankful for the many blessing I have. In my spare time I love to cook and spend time with family and friends.
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