Roswell Park appoints nursing leaders in new, expanded roles

Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center Chief Nursing Officer Mary Ann Long has promoted five veteran nursing team members to new leadership roles in various clinical programs, and appointed another accomplished nurse to a new role at Roswell Park.

“It’s been a wonderful time of growth within our department, with several of these individuals rising from the ranks and demonstrating exceptional care for their patients and support for fellow staff,” says Long. “I am proud to work alongside this compassionate group of men and women each and every day.”

  • Nurse practitioner Andrew Storer, Ph.D., was promoted to deputy chief nursing officer. Since joining Roswell Park last year, Storer has led creation of new programs supporting nursing staff and providing new resources to help them further their professional goals and grow as a department. He has created new pathways of opportunity for technicians through one key program, and was pivotal in helping the department recently earn high honors from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) for a nursing residency program.
  • Maegan Chmura was promoted to director of inpatient surgical and acute nursing services. Most recently serving as clinical nurse manager for 7 West, Chmura has worn several hats during her more than 15-year tenure at the Cancer Center. In her new role, she will lead the team responsible for the care of patients admitted to Roswell Park as inpatients, and those experiencing time-sensitive or critical issues.
  • Pamela McLaughlin was promoted to manager of nursing excellence and the magnet program. Coming off her tenure as an oncology nurse educator, McLaughlin will tackle engagement with the ANCC’s magnet program, which recognizes outstanding nursing programs. She started at Roswell Park in 2008, working on 7 East and later a patient care coordinator. McLaughlin is an oncology certified nurse and is currently working toward her doctorate in nursing.
  • Heather Sabadasz was named clinical nurse manager at the gastrointestinal endocrine center. She began her career at Roswell Park in 2006, rising from a hospital clinical assistant to registered nurse, and has worked on several Roswell Park units or centers, including an inpatient unit, clinical trials unit and the gastrointestinal and endocrine center. She holds a bachelor of nursing from Daemen College and is an oncology certified nurse.
  • Sara Schneller was promoted to nursing supervisor. No stranger to Western New York, Schneller has been caring for patients in WNY for more than a decade. She joined Roswell Park in 2012 and has held roles in intermediate and critical care. She is a Daemen College graduate and a certified medical surgical nurse.
  • Jamie Henwood was promoted to clinical nurse manager for lymphoma/melanoma and sarcoma clinics. Henwood brings extensive experience in the care of hematology/oncology patients to her new role. A 13-year Roswell Park veteran, she previously served as a member of the 5 West inpatient team. Henwood is a graduate of the master’s degree program at Western Governors University in Utah, and is a certified medical surgical nurse.
  • Rachel Silverman joins as clinical nurse manager for the Amherst and Niagara Falls satellite centers. A newly-minted Roswell Park team member, Silverman has spent more than 12 years primarily serving as an oncology nurse in Western New York. She is skilled in infusion therapy, wound care and other personalized treatments. Silverman holds her bachelor of nursing degree from SUNY Empire State College