Navneet Majhail, MD, MS, FASTCT
Physician-in-Chief of Blood Cancers, Sarah Cannon Cancer Institute
Dr. Majhail focuses on the continued development of the Sarah Cannon Transplant and Cellular Therapy Network which provides increased access for patients to cutting-edge cell and transplant therapies in the communities served by Sarah Cannon.
Prior to his time with Sarah Cannon, he served as the director of the Cleveland Clinic’s Blood and Marrow Transplant Program while also serving as the vice chair for the Department of Hematology and Medical Oncology and a Professor of Medicine with the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine. He is a past-president of the American Society for Transplantation and Cellular Therapy (ASTCT) and has been recognized as a fellow for his contributions to the field of transplantation and cellular therapy. He is a respected thought leader in health outcomes research and has published extensively on the prevention and management of early and late complications of hematopoietic cell transplantation and health policy issues such as healthcare disparities, quality of care, survivorship and economic issues related to transplantation and cellular therapy.
In addition to his work at Sarah Cannon, Dr. Majhail serves as program medical director for the Sarah Cannon Transplant and Cellular Therapy Program at TriStar Centennial Medical Center in Nashville, Tenn.
Rocky Billups, MS
Vice President, Operations
Rocky Billups joined Sarah Cannon in 2011 and has more than 20 years of experience in clinical practice and developing oncology programs. He is responsible for the development and implementation of Sarah Cannon's strategy for the delivery of a comprehensive and integrated blood cancer service line in the United States. He was instrumental in the development of the Sarah Cannon Transplant and Cellular Therapy Network in 2011 and facilitated the opening of Sarah Cannon Research UK, the first Phase I oncology research facility in the private sector and accredited by the Care Quality Commission.
Billups received his diploma in nursing from St. Mary's School of Nursing in Huntington, West Virginia and his bachelor's and master's degrees in health services administration from Regis University. Previously, he served as administrator of the Sarah Cannon Cancer Institute and director of Oncology Program Development for HCA, TriStar Division. He is a professional member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, American Society of Hematology, American Society of Blood and Marrow Transplantation and the Association of Community Cancer Centers.
Tonya Cox, BSN, RN, OCN
Assistant Vice President, Operations, Sarah Cannon Transplant and Cellular Therapy Network
Tonya Cox serves as the assistant vice president of operations for the Sarah Cannon Transplant and Cellular Therapy Network. She implements strategies, promotes operational standards and ensures that hematological malignancy and BMT services are coordinated across the Network with a focus on the patient experience across the continuum of care. She also collaborates with the hematology/BMT administrator and medical director of each program, RVPs, hospital CEOs and administrative teams to ensure strategy execution, efficient and quality services and overall promotion of network growth.
Tonya Cox previously served as the associate chief nursing officer for Cancer Care Services at Presbyterian/St. Luke's Medical Center in Denver. She holds a Bachelor of Science in biology from Palm Beach Atlantic College and a Bachelor of Science in nursing from Florida Atlantic University. A Colorado-licensed registered nurse and oncology-certified nurse, she is a member of the Oncology Nursing Society, American Society of Hematology and American Society for Blood and Marrow Transplantation.
Betsy Blunk, RN, BSN, CHTC, BMTCN
Clinical Informatics Director, Sarah Cannon Transplant and Cellular Therapy Network
Betsy Blunk joined Sarah Cannon in 2015 to serve at the Director of Clinical Informatics for the Sarah Cannon Transplant and Cellular Therapy Network. She is responsible for the implementation and ongoing development of the StafaCT software application and iNavigate software and collaborates with the StafaCT and iNavigate end users in each program. In addition to her role in informatics, she supports the transplant and data coordinators as well as the apheresis and cellular processing lab staff.
Betsy Blunk previously served as the quality operations manager at Presbyterian/St. Luke’s Medical Center in Denver. She holds a B.S. in Nursing from Creighton University. A Colorado-licensed R.N. and a certified nurse in bone marrow transplant and a certification in hematopoietic transplant coordination. She is a member of the American Society for Transplantation and Cellular Therapy.
Stephanie Larson, RN MSN, BMTCN
Senior Director of Transplant & Cellular Therapy Clinical Programs, Sarah Cannon Transplant & Cellular Therapy Network
Stephanie Larson focuses on Cellular Therapy (IECT) access and integration, patient/staff education projects, new program development, and leads initiatives with the blood cancer and TCT nurse leaders.
Prior to her time with Sarah Cannon, she served as Director, Outpatient Oncology for the Stem Cell Transplant and Cellular Therapy program at Barnes-Jewish Hospital/Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, MO. She has more than 25 years of experience within the transplant and cellular therapy space and is passionate about developing strategies that improve efficiency, reduce costs, enhance the patient experience and improve transplant/cellular therapy access for patients.
Stephanie received her BSN from Culver-Stockton College and her MSN from Webster University. She is a Missouri-licensed nurse and a Bone Marrow Transplant Certified Nurse and is a member of the American Society for Transplantation and Cellular Therapy.
Jackie Stentz, MBA, BSMT(ASCP), CPHQ
Director of Quality Improvement, Sarah Cannon Transplant & Cellular Therapy Network
Jackie Stentz serves as the director of quality improvement for the Sarah Cannon Transplant & Cellular Therapy Network. She is responsible for assessing, analyzing and recommending quality and clinical performance improvement processes of the Network in support of the vision, mission, and strategic plan. She provides guidance to the TCT Program quality managers to ensure compliance with regulatory and accreditation bodies, such as Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Foundation for the Accreditation of Cellular Therapy (FACT). She is committed to establishing exceptional quality systems and fostering a culture of creative thinking among the Network.
Prior to joining Sarah Cannon, she held quality improvement roles at Baylor University Medical Center and Moffitt Cancer Center. Jackie holds a bachelor's degree as a medical technologist and a graduate certificate in Total Quality Management from the University of South Florida and is a Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality (CPHQ). In 2022, she completed a Master's of Business Administration with healthcare concentration from Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi.