As genetic counselors we believe in the power of human connections to help you and your family derive personal meaning from cancer risk assessments and genetic test results. It is our mission to help you be proactive about your health and thrive.
LAURA BRZESKIEWICZ, MS, CGC, MANAGER
Degrees: B.S., Colorado State University, Fort Collins; M.S., University of Wisconsin, Madison; C.G.C., Certified Genetic Counselor
Patient Care Philosophy: I enjoy working with patients and families to navigate the complex, ever-changing field of cancer genetics and supporting them through their journey.
JESSICA L. ANDERSON, RNc, MS, WHNP-SC, AGN-BC
Degrees: B.S. Nursing, University of Nebraska Medical Center; M.S. Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner – Board Certified, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center Denver. Advanced Genetics Nurse Practitioner – Board Certified
Patient Care Philosophy: I am honored to be a part of the patient’s medical team helping them understand hereditary cancer genetics that drives personalized care and medical decision-making for their health and the health of their families. It is a privilege to be a nurse practitioner on this talented team!
MELODY BANKERT, MSW, LCSW
Degrees: B.S.W., Campbell University, Buies Creek, NC; M.S.W., University of Maryland, Batimore
Location: Denver – Rose
Patient Care Philosophy: I believe that compassion and empathy are essential in providing effective supportive care. I strive to meet the patient and family where they are to help address emotional, psychological and practical needs. My goal is to compassionately help you during this cancer journey and afterwards in survivorship.
ERIN BORCHARDT, MS, CGC
Degrees: B.S., University of Wisconsin-Madison; M.S. University of Wisconsin-Madison; C.G.C. Certified Genetic Counselor
Patient Care Philosophy: I strive to help patients and their families understand the cancer genetic counseling and testing process, and allow them to play an active role in decision making. My goal is for every patient to feel supported and have a positive experience.
BRITTNEY GOETSCH, MS, CGC
Degrees: B.S., Colorado State University; M.S., University of North Carolina, Greensboro; C.G.C., Certified Genetic Counselor
Patient Care Philosophy: I am deeply affected by those with hereditary cancer syndromes and channel that energy into empowering and supporting my patients through complex information and important decisions.
RACHEL HIGDON, MS, CGC
Degrees: B.A., University of Colorado, Boulder; M.S., Long Island University-Post; C.G.C, Certified Genetic Counselor
Patient Care Philosophy: I believe in providing my patients with the time and space to process the complex emotions involved in discussing hereditary cancer. My goal is to help my patients feel empowered throughout their journey while also validating the fears, desires and anxieties which inevitably go along with addressing a personal and/or family history of cancer.
LESLIE KANTOR, MSW, LCSW
Degrees: B.A., Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs; MSW, University of Denver
Patient Care Philosophy: My goal is to provide excellent support to those navigating the difficulty of a cancer diagnosis. Health is not just physical, but emotional, spiritual, and social. I aim to support the person and family as a whole. I want to be a strong advocate for patients and families, and also empower them to advocate for themselves.
COURTNEY LEWIS, MS, CGC
Degrees: B.S., University of South Florida, Tampa, FL; M.S., University of Cincinnati; C.G.C. Certified Genetic Counselor
Patient Care Philosophy: My priority is to provide patients and families with the most current knowledge about hereditary cancer syndromes so they can make informed decisions regarding options for genetic testing as well as understand the implications of their test results. I work as part of a healthcare team to provide guidance regarding medical management considerations for the treatment, early detection, and prevention of certain cancers across the cancer care continuum.
BREANNA A ROSCOW, MS, CGC
Degrees: B.A., University of Colorado, Boulder; M.S., University of Denver Anschutz Medical Campus, Aurora; C.G.C., Certified Genetic Counselor
Patient Care Philosophy: I have a passion for helping patients and families navigate the world of hereditary cancer genetics, with the overall goal of providing information that can empower them to be proactive about their health and treatment decisions.
JESSICA THOMPSON, SR. DATA COORDINATOR, GENETIC COUNSELING
After spending over a decade in compliance, operations and healthcare, Jessica joined RMCC as the Senior Data Coordinator for Genetic Counseling. She leverages her experience in data analytics, project management, database management and reporting to enhance operational performance, provide patient insight for the Genetic Counselors and align the team with business objectives.
SAMI DIAB, M.D., MEDICAL ONCOLOGIST, MEDICAL DIRECTOR
Degrees: M.D., Damascus University, Damascus, Syria; Residency, Wayne State University
Patient Care Philosophy: I use state-of-the-art medical treatments to treat cancer and providing emotional, spiritual and social support during patient visits. I believe in keeping an open mind about all issues, being honest and caring at all times, advocating for my patients and involving family and significant others in my patient’s care. Clinical research is a passion of mine and I am focused on offering appropriate trials to patients as well as investigating new treatments. Above all, I treat patients the way I would like to be treated and tailor treatment plans to individual patients.
SARA ROBINSON, M.D., MEDICAL ONCOLOGIST, MEDICAL DIRECTOR
Degrees: M.D., The University of Texas Medical School at Houston; Residency, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Denver
Patient Care Philosophy: My philosophy on the treatment of cancer is patient-centered. I believe in taking a holistic approach to each patient integrating new data-driven therapies, clinical trials, and wellness through emotional, physical, and mental supportive care.
I consider myself a patient advocate and try to be readily available. I pledge to fight this fight we call cancer.