Breast health navigators
Whether you have questions about your mammogram or need support following your breast cancer diagnosis, Community's breast health navigators are here for you as a resource and advocate.
Created in 2006, this service focuses on the needs of all breast patients. Breast health navigators are available to answer questions concerning breast health, provide education and support, coordinate care as needed, and prepare breast cancer patients for survivorship.
Navigators provide continuity for patients and their families throughout their healthcare experience during what can be a very stressful time in a woman’s life.
Contact and referral
The breast health navigators can be reached Monday through Friday by telephone or pager:
- Phone: 317-355-4114, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
- Pager: 317-904-6825, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Meet our breast health navigators
Claudia Davis, R.N., OCN, CBCN
Claudia is a registered nurse, certified in oncology and breast health through the Oncology Nursing Society (ONS). Claudia has been with Community since 2000. Her nursing background includes work in the intensive care unit, home care and school nursing.
Claudia was the 2004 winner of Community Health Network’s Nursing Excellence award for patient-focused care; she was also nominated in 2005 and 2006. She was nominated for the Indianapolis Star Salute to Nursing award in 2005 and 2007. In 2007, she was awarded the Indiana Hometown Hero Award by the Indiana Pacers for her work with breast cancer patients. She is also a member of the Community Health Network Society for Nursing Excellence.
Claudia is the mother of three and lives with her husband of more than 35 years and their two dogs on the north side of Indianapolis.
Sharon Bronnenberg, BSN, R.N., OCN, CBCN
Sharon has been with Community Health Network since 1992, working in the specialty areas of bone marrow transplant, ICU and at the Community Regional Cancer Center - North. She joined the breast health program at Community Hospital South in September 2008. Sharon was nominated for Community Health Network’s Nursing Excellence award in 2007, 2008 and 2011.
She holds a B.A. in Sociology from Butler University (1972) and a Master Gardener designation from Purdue University (2005).
Sharon is a breast and thyroid cancer survivor. She and her husband, Michael, have been married for more than 35 years. They have two grown children and a grandson and live on a restored farm in Shelby County.
Natalie Newman, BSN, R.N.
Natalie has been with Community since 2001. She joined the breast navigator team in 2011 and provides services for patients at Community Breast Care East. Her nursing background includes emergency room and surgery centers, where she helped care for breast surgical patients.
Natalie holds a B.S. in Nursing from Indiana University and a B.S. in Criminal Justice/Criminology from Ball State University. She has worked for the Office of the Indiana Attorney General investigating medical fraud, and as a legal nurse consultant reviewing medical malpractice cases.
Natalie lives on the north side of Indianapolis and enjoys volunteering and fundraising for Team in Training for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.
Sharlee Arkush, R.N., OCN
Sharlee is a registered nurse, certified in oncology through the Oncology Nursing Society (ONS). Sharlee has been with Community Health Network since 2012.
Sharlee received her certification in oncology in 1997 and has worked in oncology for more than 30 years. Prior to becoming a breast health navigator, Sharlee worked in both inpatient oncology and outpatient oncology clinics. She was nominated for the Indianapolis Star Salute to Nursing award in 2005 and 2006.
Sharlee has one daughter and lives with her husband and their dog in downtown Indianapolis.
Tracy Rush, BSN, R.N.
Tracy has been with Community since 2003. She joined the breast navigator team in 2012 and provides services for patients at Community Hospital North. Prior to becoming a breast health navigator Tracy worked as a school nurse in pediatrics and most recently as a surgical nurse assisting with breast surgical procedures.
Tracy holds a B.S. in Nursing from Purdue University.
Tracy lives with her husband and daughter and enjoys cooking, reading and travel.