Director, Patient Navigation
Monica Dean is the director of patient navigation and of the National Navigation Roundtable (NNRT) at the American Cancer Society Global Headquarters in Atlanta, GA. She is responsible for directing long-term activities, developing strategic concepts, and overseeing the implementation of the NNRT activities and initiatives, while maintaining high-level collaborative partnerships with external partners and NNRT member organizations. In her role, she also provides leadership and implementation support to the American Cancer Society patient navigator program, which consists of 60 non-clinical patient navigators in healthcare systems across the country.
Monica began her career with the Society in 2001 with the South Atlantic Division, serving in mission delivery and cancer control positions, before moving into a national patient navigation position the Society’s Global Headquarters in 2012. During her 17-year career with the American Cancer Society, Monica has contributed to a variety of initiatives at the state, regional and national levels. She is also an active member of the Academy of Oncology Nurse and Patient Navigators (AONN+).
She received her bachelor’s degree in Health Science with a minor in nutrition from Georgia Southern University. Monica lives in Dunwoody, Georgia with her husband and two energetic boys. Her personal interests including volunteering at her sons’ school and traveling.