Radiation Oncology Nurses & MAs
Cheryl A. Fiscelli, DNP, RN, CAPA
Nurse Manager for Radiation Oncology/Tomotherapy and has been a nurse for over 28 years. Cheryl received her Bachelors of Science in Nursing (BSN) in 1991, with honors from Madonna University, a Master’s of Science in Nursing (MSN) in 2014, with honors from Walden University and Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) in 2019, with honors from Walden University. Cheryl is a Certified Ambulatory Perianesthesia Nurse (CAPA).
Cheryl started her career at University of Michigan Medical Center in the intensive Care Unit (ICU) internship followed by positions in the emergency department, post-anesthesia care unit, clinical coordinator of the Breast Center, and the clinical coordinator for thoracic surgery. In 2010, Chery and her family moved to Colorado where she began her nursing practice at the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH) as the clinical coordinator for radiation oncology and was promoted to her current positions within a few years. During her time at UCH, Cheryl was also the nurse manager of Urologic Oncology, Littleton Cancer Center, and interim manager for the Breast Center.
Cheryl has been involved in several cancer center quality improvement (QI) initiatives including the oncology patient education and documentation QI project, oral chemotherapy adherence, co-chair of the Ambulatory Professional Practice Committee, and is a member of the Radiation Oncology Quality Team. Cheryl is also involved with several hospital and system wide projects. In 2016, Cheryl received a certification in process improvement through the Institute for Healthcare Quality Safety and Efficiency. In 2018, Chery was a Nightingale Nominee and was awarded the Magnet Nurse of the Year Award for Transformational Leadership.
Sheryl Bardell, BSN, RN, OCN
Charge Nurse for Radiation Oncology/Tomotherapy and has been a nurse for over 20 years. Sheryl received her Bachelors of Science in Nursing (BSN) in 2010 from Cardinal Stritch University. Sheryl is a Certified Oncology Nurse (OCN).
Sheryl started her career at Froedtert & Medical College of Wisconsin, Community Memorial Hospital as a staff and Charge Nurse on the Medical Oncology floor. In 2009, she continue her Oncology career with the Radiation Oncology department, first as a Research Coordinator, then as a Patient Care Coordinator until 2011 when she transferred to the Academic hospital for Froedtert & Medical College of Wisconsin. She worked as a Radiation Oncology nurse for the GU/GYN and Head & Neck service until she was promoted to Charge Nurse for the Department. In 2016, Sheryl moved to Colorado to be with her husband, where she began her nursing practice at the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH) as a Radiation Oncology nurse to the Head & Neck Service. She was promoted to her current position as Charge Nurse to the Radiation Oncology Department in November of 2017.
Sheryl has been involved in several cancer center quality improvement (QI) committees including the Ambulatory Service Patient and Employee Safety, Cancer Care Patient Education, Ambulatory Clinical leadership Council, Cleaning, Disinfection, and Sterilization as well as Radiation Oncology Department Quality & Safety, and Clinical Operations Committee. She has been a passionate champion for the Radiation Oncology department in regards to making sure that staff are up to date on current guidelines/standards for Infection Control and Sterile Processing, and has improved relations between Sterile Processing Department (SPD), earning Radiation Oncology a Super Clinic Award. In June of 2019, Sheryl was awarded the Terri Schumann Professional Award by the Radiation Oncology Department in recognition of her outstanding professionalism and excellence in radiation therapy.
Amy Hansen, RN –
Amy obtained her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley, CO in 1979. She has worked in nursing continuously since her graduation.
Amy took a position as Registered Nurse, in the department of radiation oncology, at the University of Colorado Hospital in November, 2000. Prior to coming to UCH she was employed at the Rocky Mountain Poison Center as a certified poison information specialist for 13 years.
Currently, Amy is working with Dr. Karyn Goodman, Dr. Sarah Milgrom, and Dr. Tracey Schefter. She has been an oncology certified nurse since 2003.
Janet Surls RN, BSN -
Janet received her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Speech & Hearing Science and Communication Disorders from the University of Colorado @ Boulder in 1977. She returned to the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center to receive her Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree in 1995. After working in a small community hospital in Belleville, KS for approximately 2 years, she returned to Denver. Janet worked as a chemo certified nurse at the University of Colorado Hospital on the Oncology Unit from August 1998 through March 2006. She joined the Radiation Oncology Nursing team in March 2006. She has been a member on a Radiation Oncology Nursing panel in a professional nursing presentation. She is in pursuit of OCN Certification by this summer.
Sharon Johnson ADN, RN, OCN
Sharon is the clinic nurse for UCHealth Radiation Oncology at the Tomotherapy Cancer Care Center in Lone Tree, Colorado. Sharon has been a nurse for over 39 years. Sharon graduated with honors from Lake Superior State University with an Associate Degree in Nursing in 1980. Sharon is an Oncology Certified Nurse. She has previously held certifications in Radiology Nursing and Post Anesthesia Care Nursing. She has worked in both those areas as well as Med-Surg Telemetry, Intensive/ Critical care/ Open Heart Units, Pain management, and Interventional Radiology.
Rhonda Mahoney, BSN, RN
Rhonda is a clinic nurse in the Radiation Oncology Department at the Anschutz Medical Campus. She works closely with Dr Brian Kavanagh and Dr Chad Rusthoven serving our CNS and thoracic oncology patients. Rhonda received her Bachelors of Science in Nursing (BSN) with highest honors from University of Colorado in December 2017. She began her nursing career with the Radiation Oncology department in February 2018, and she successfully completed the UCHealth Nurse Residency program in February 2019. Rhonda has taken on the role of preceptor, helping to train and orient new nurses to the department, and she is proud to serve on the Magnet Mentors committee. In addition to her role as clinic nurse, she also leads the Mock Code team and serves as the Epic Super User for the Radiation Oncology department.
Rebecca Loy, RN, BSN, OCN
Becky Loy graduated with her BSN from the University of Colorado College of Nursing in 2017. She started her nursing career at the University of Colorado Hospital as a New Graduate Nurse on the inpatient Oncology and Bone Marrow Transport unit. During her time on the 11th floor, Becky spearheaded a year-long quality improvement project to improve the care and maintenance of indwelling urinary catheters, reducing infection rates by more than 70% during the intervention phase of her project. She was also actively involved in orienting new nurses. She joined the radiation oncology team in 2019.
Nursing is Becky’s second career. She also has a degree in political science and history from the University of Southern California and a MA in history from Arizona State University, which makes her an ace at Trivial Pursuit.
When she’s not in the clinic, you can find Becky hiking, biking, camping, gardening, skiing, baking, travelling, or curled happily around a book.
Claudia Morena Cazarez