Meet our Team
Call 302-623-4661 to speak with any of our Community Health Outreach and Education team members.
Nora Katurakes, MSN, RN, OCN
Manager, Community Health Outreach and Education
Nora oversees ChristianaCare’s Community Health Outreach and Education program. Her community work includes the Wilmington Health Planning Council, the Early Detection and Prevention Committee for the Delaware Cancer Consortium and the American Cancer Society Leadership Council. She is a certified oncology nurse.
Amanda Baggett, BS
Amanda specializes in breast cancer outreach and education. Before joining ChristianaCare, she served the Eastside Wilmington community as a public ally for REACH Riverside and The Warehouse project, where she helped empower teens as mentors.
Lauren Childrey, MS, NCTTP — speaks Spanish/Habla española
Lauren helps the Latino community navigate cancer prevention screenings and services through the Healthy Latina Family Promotoras program. She is nationally certified in tobacco treatment practice from The Association for Addiction Professionals.
Xiangfen Gu — speaks Mandarin-Chinese/讲普通话
Fen travels to Chinese businesses and community centers throughout New Castle County to help those who speak Mandarin Chinese with everything related to health care, from insurance to state financial programs to screenings and appointments with primary care and specialty providers.
Charlene Marinelli, BSN, RN, OCN
Charlene specializes in helping people with colon and breast cancer screenings and is an expert at helping those who need additional testing and care. She is a certified oncology nurse.
Luisa E. Ortiz-Marquez — speaks Spanish/Habla española
Luisa is the program manager for the Healthy Latin Families and Promotoras programs.
Teresa schedules group screenings for mammograms and helps women without insurance find resources for their yearly mammogram. She’s also part of the team that helps train volunteers to share The Story of BRENDA throughout our community.
Melissa is likely the first person you will speak with when you call the Community Health Outreach and Education office to schedule a program or learn more about available services. She will put you in touch with the right person on our team!
We can help you through the maze of decisions about:
- Where to go for screenings.
- What screenings are right for you.
American Cancer Society guidelines for the early detection of cancer
- What forms you need to fill out.
- How to get financial support through state-funded programs.
- How to gain access to follow-up services, if needed.
Community Health Outreach and Education Program
Helen F. Graham Cancer Center & Research Institute
4701 Ogletown-Stanton Road, Newark, DE 19713 directions