Guiding patients through breast cancer
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 at 317-355-4114, 8 a.m. to 4:30 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 a member of the Community Health Network Society for Nursing Excellence.
Claudia has been married for over 40 years. She has three children and two granddaughters.
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.
Carol Huntley, BSN, R.N.
Carol joined the Oncology Nurse Navigation Program in December 2013. She works with gynecological cancer patients, providing services at Community Hospitals North, South and East.
Her nursing career of 30 years includes care of gynecological, breast, and pancreatic cancer patients at the IU Simon Cancer Center. She has been nominated three times for the Indianapolis Star's Salute to Nurses. Carol volunteers for Ovar'coming Together, and is a founding volunteer for the Susan G. Komen For the Cure Tissue Bank.
Carol is the mother of two daughters. She enjoys music, reading and travel.
Betsy Lynn, BSN, R.N.
Betsy is a registered nurse who has been with Community since 2002. She joined the breast navigator team in 2013 and provides services for patients at Community Breast Care North. Her nursing background includes work in surgery, most recently assisting the Community North breast surgeons. She has also worked in rural community nursing, neonatal intensive care nursing, and medical-surgical care floor nursing.
Betsy holds a B.S. in Nursing from Texas Christian University and has been a member of Sigma Theta Tau, the honor society for nursing. She has been an instructor for neonatal resuscitation classes.
Betsy and her husband of 25 years live on the north side of Indianapolis with their son. Her interests include quilting, gardening, sailing, reading and spending time outdoors.
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. She is certified in breast health through the Oncology Nursing Society (ONS). 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.
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. In 2014, Tracy was named a Golden Graduate by the Purdue School of Nursing in honor of its 50th anniversary.
Tracy lives with her husband and daughter and enjoys cooking, reading and travel.