Our Providers

Penn State Hershey Children's Hematology/Oncology Team consists of a a group of outstanding health care providers who come together to meet the diverse and often challenging needs of children with blood disorders and cancers. Comprehensive diagnosis and treatment for a full range of problems in infants, children, adolescents and young adults is available through this team of highly trained and dedicated individuals.

Clinical Nurse Specialist

  • Donna Kandsberger, RN, MSN, CPON

Nurse Practitioners




Pediatric Oncology Nurse Specialists

  • Pamela Dougher, RN, BSN, CPON, CPN
  • Denise Gibson, RN, OCN
  • Melissa Roslevege, RN,BSN
  • Amy Tubbs, RN, BSN, CPN



Clinical Research Professionals

  • Judy Health, Coordinator
  • Celine Gudelski
  • Chris Crnjar
  • Kathryn Byrnes
  • Donna Kraynak
  • Zvjezdana Chroneos

Laboratory Staff

  • Lei Bao, MD, PhD
  • Shu-Jen Chen, PhD
  • Kathy Conrad
  • Yali Ding, PhD
  • Iwona Hirschler-Laskiewicz, PhD
  • Kerry Keefer
  • Deepa Kolaseri Krishnadas, PhD
  • Hui Andy Li, PhD
  • Zhanjun Li
  • Xioakang Pan, PhD
  • Chunhua Song, PhD
  • Cynthia Reed

Social Workers

  • Greg Baiocchi, MSW, LSW
  • Heather Hartrum, MSW, LSW
  • Mary Rosa, MSW, LSW

Social Work Support

  • Sherri Carruthers, Allocations/Education Program Coordinator

Child Life Specialists

  • Julie O'Neill, MEd, CCLS
  • Becky Kepner

Clinical Nutritionist

  • Janice Heintzelman, RD, LDN

Psychological Services

Music Therapy

  • Jan Stouffer, MT-BC

Division Secretaries

  • Tina Brissette, Administrative Associate
  • Anne English, Administrative Associate
  • Cathy Lewis, Secretary