Touro’s cancer care team
You need a team you can trust and count on during your entire cancer journey. The Cancer Care team at Touro consists of specialists, surgeons, and friendly staff in departments including breast surgical oncology, hematology/oncology, radiation oncology, radiology, reconstructive surgery, interventional pulmonology, and supportive care. We’re here for you, from the day you’re diagnosed with cancer, throughout your individualized treatment plan, and well into survivorship.
Meet the members of our cancer care team
The entire team at Cancer Care Center at Touro welcomes you, and we’re happy to meet you. Take a few moments to meet us virtually, and we look forward to meeting you in person. When you allow us to assist you on your cancer journey, you’ll become a part of our team. We can’t wait to say hello!
Breast Surgical Oncology
Support Care Team
Lillian O’Cain, LOTR, is an Occupational Therapist and currently serves as the Cancer Rehabilitation Program Manager. Lil graduated from Louisiana State University School of Allied Health Professionals with a Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy. In 2013 she implemented the STAR Program at Touro to provide patients with coordinated cancer rehabilitation supported by a team of specially trained STAR Certified ™ clinicians and providers. Lil received the City Business Health Care Hero award in 2010 and was a 2015 Belle Honoree from the American Cancer Society. Lil is also a certified CarFit technician and Event Coordinator and instructor of AARP’s HomeFit program. Lil is passionate about providing outpatient therapy focused on improving the lives of cancer survivors who suffer from side-effects caused by cancer treatments.
Danielle McCullogh, RN, BSN, is the Cancer Care Navigator at Touro. Danielle received her BS from Millsaps College and then her BSN from the University of Mississippi Medical Center. She has been a nurse for 13 years and has been part of the Touro family for eight of those 13 years. In 2017 Danielle became the Cancer Care Navigator. Danielle is passionate about helping patients overcome barriers to receiving the quality and timely care they deserve.
Joelle Mouriz, RN, BSN, is the RN Navigator - Lung Screening Coordinator at Touro. Joelle received her BSN from Louisiana State University School of Nursing in 1998. She worked on a med-surg unit until 1999 when she joined the Touro family. Once she was here, she trained on all of the maternal child units, postpartum, NICU, well baby nursery, and finally found her home in the Labor and Delivery. Joelle has over 20 years of nursing experience in maternal child health as an Internationally Certified Lactation Consultant, in Home Health as a charge nurse, and a Clinical supervisor of Labor and Delivery. Joelle was recognized as Touro Employee of the Month in November 2014 for the extraordinary care she provided her patients. In 2019 she joined the Oncology Department as the Lung Screening Coordinator and hopes to help patients understand and focus on the importance of prevention and early detection of lung cancer.
Cancer Survivorship Coordinator
Paula Harrelson, RN, serves as the Cancer Survivorship Coordinator at Touro. Paula graduated from the Wesley Medical Center School of Nursing in Wichita, Kansas. For over 40 years, Paula has worked in various areas of nursing and transitioned into Oncology Nursing after being diagnosed and treated for breast cancer in 2003. Paula began her career at Touro in 2007 in the Chemotherapy Infusion Center and then developed the Cancer Survivorship program in 2014. Paula is passionate about helping patients move forward in life after cancer diagnosis and treatment.
Liz Cabrera RD,LDN,CSO,CNSC is a registered, licensed nutritionist who is a board-certified specialist in Oncology Nutrition (CSO). She has over 20years experience working in oncology nutrition providing care to Touro’s cancer patients throughout their cancer journey- from diagnosis to survivorship. Liz works closely with physicians and other members of the healthcare team to provide individualized nutrition care.
Little something extra: I strongly believe in patient-centered care -understanding a cancer diagnosis from the patient’s perspective and respecting their values and expectations.
Vera DeLuca, LPC, LMFT
Licensed Professional Counselor
Vera W. DeLuca, LPC, LMFT, is the Cancer Care Licensed Professional Counselor at Touro. Vera received her Master of Health Sciences from Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center. She has been counseling for 17 years and has been part of the Touro family for 16 of those 18 years. Vera is also a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. Vera hopes to help her patients with any adjustment issues they may face during their cancer journey. She hopes to help them cope and offer support when needed during cancer treatments and throughout the continuum of their cancer care.
Treating you like part of our team
When you trust Cancer Care at Touro for your cancer treatment, you become part of our team and part of our family. Get in touch with us to find out more.
I believe that as a survivor, I'm here to help other survivors let other survivors know that they can make it through.
I have a family that’s with me all the way. As I walk through my treatment, they walk with me.
It’s amazing how much laughter can happen in an oncology department, but we’ve got such a great team at Touro.
The mental health part of this is what I don’t think people realize, especially the after part.
Breast cancer, while you're pregnant, can be very aggressive. My pregnancy was feeding my cancer.
I really feel like my cancer was for a reason, it may be I need to be the voice for future generations.
I'm now a survivor who looks at others and goes "You can make it".
I'm more than a survivor. I'm in for the long haul and I feel like I'm going to do this and there's no stopping me.