How To Get Financial Support for Your Genetics Program with CancerIQ
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Join Ashley Navarro, MS, CGC, Genetic Counseling Manager & Certified Genetic Counselor at the Dignity Health Cancer Institute

Ashley Navarro, MS, CGC
Genetic Counseling Manager & Certified Genetic Counselor

Rachel McConachie, RN, BSN, MSN
Division Director, Oncology Service Line

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Genetic counselors and oncology programs may be well aware of the clinical benefits to building a genetics program – especially one focused on identifying and treating patients with an elevated risk of cancer diagnosis. But with already limited resources, workforce reductions, and constrained budgets – it can be challenging to make the business case for your program while you're trying to prioritize patient care and prevent staff burnout. How can you get financial support to start, and then sustain, a scalable cancer genetics program? 

Join Rachel McConachie, Division Director, Oncology Service Line and Ashley Navarro, MS, CGC to learn how they were able to secure initial short term funding to kick-start Dignity Health's genetics program, and how they've since demonstrated its longterm viability, and successfully scaled their impact. In conversation with CancerIQ CEO Feyi Olopade Ayodele, MBA, they'll share how they're continuing to prove the clinical, financial, operational benefits of their telegenetics program. If you're ready to see the benefits of preventive oncology but need help building a bridge to your genetics program's budget – and the tools to help you get there – this webinar is for you. 


  • Talking points to become a clinical champion for your genetics program, including improved quality measures, health equity, and better patient experience
  • The tools to cut down on admin time so you can focus on patient care and meaningfully growing your impact
  • A financial plan to get your program off the ground in the short-term while you let CancerIQ help you make the business case for long term success

About the Speakers

Ashley Navarro, MS, CGC

Ashley Navarro, MS, CGC
Genetic Counseling Manager & Certified Genetic Counselor at the Dignity Health Cancer Institute

Ashley Navarro joined the Dignity Health Cancer Genetics Program in March 2018 as a full time remote genetic counselor. She works from her home in Portland, OR. Ashley is a graduate of the Stanford University School of Medicine Human Genetics and Genetic Counseling program where she spent her research years looking at the "Attitudes and Uptake of Genetic Counseling in the African American Community". Prior to joining the Dignity Health team, she worked hard alongside a medical oncologist creating and running a cancer genetics screening and prevention program at Palo Alto Medical Foundation in the Bay Area. Her entire career as a genetic counselor has been focused on providing care for patients with personal and/or family history of cancer. She has taken specialized training courses in health literacy and is also very passionate about providing genetic counseling services to underprivileged and underrepresented populations. When she is not working, she is spending time in the pool with her two children or on the softball diamond helping coach her daughter's little league team or exploring new dining options with her husband.

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Rachel McConachie
Division Director, Oncology Service Line

Hosted by Feyi Olopade Ayodele, MBA
CancerIQ Co-Founder and CEO

"I founded CancerIQ with the mission to scale genetics beyond academic medical centers to community hospitals so everyone has access to precision cancer prevention. One of our top priorities is to continue our investment in the core group that helped us get our start — genetic counselors, including those like Ashley Navarro, MS, CGC. To continue helping more patients stay ahead of cancer, we need to prevent burnout in this precious specialty workforce, to scale their capacity, and help them find more joy at work."

Feyi Olopade Ayodele, MBA