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Our Social Work Team

Wilmot Cancer Institute’s social workers are licensed professionals who can help you and your loved ones manage the emotional, financial, social and other non-medical concerns that may accompany cancer diagnosis, treatment and survivorship.

We can help you manage:

  • Child, spouse, family concerns
  • Communication with your health care team
  • Continuity of care between inpatient and outpatient settings.
  • Disability
  • Emotional concerns
  • Financial stressors
  • Lodging during treatment
  • Job-related issues
  • Sexual concerns
  • Survivorship challenges
  • Stress management

In addition, we can help connect you with:

  • Support groups through Wilmot Cancer Institute and in the community
  • Educational and support resources
  • Transportation to treatments
  • Medical equipment and supplies
  • Home care

Our Social Workers

Wilmot Cancer Center

  • Outpatient social work team
    • Sandra Sabatka, LMSW, Senior Social Worker: (585) 275-6426
    • Rita Goodman, LMSW,  Radiation Oncology Social Worker: (585) 275-4631
    • Barbara Guttman, LMSW, Radiation Oncology Social Worker: (585) 275-4631
    • Audrey Lawrence, LMSW, Oncology Social Worker: (585) 275-7773
    • Jenna Osterling, LMSW, Oncology Social Worker: (585) 703-7219
    • Patrice Rogers, LMSW, Oncology Social Worker: (585) 275-5908
  • Inpatient social work team
    • Jackie Bill, LMSW,WCC5 Surgical Oncology: (585) 273-2888
    • Mike Ellis, LMSW, WCC6 Blood and Marrow Transplant Program: (585) 275-5284
    • Genna Ruiz, LMSW, WCC7 Hematology/Oncology: (585) 275-2853

Wilmot Cancer Institute Batavia

  • Medical oncology
    • Katie Peck, LMSW: (585) 236-3700
    • Kirsten Shea, LMSW: (585) 236-3700

Wilmot Cancer Institute Geneva

  • Medical oncology
    • Katie Peck, LMSW: (585) 236-3700
    • Kirsten Shea, LMSW: (585) 236-3700

Wilmot Cancer Institute at Park Ridge

  • Medical oncology
    • Katie Peck, LMSW: (585) 236-3700
    • Kirsten Shea, LMSW: (585) 236-3700
    • Radiation oncology
      • Terry Brown, LMSW: (585) 225-3989

Sands Cancer Center

  • Medical oncology
    • Katie Peck, LMSW: (585) 236-3700
    • Kirsten Shea, LMSW: (585) 236-3700
  • Radiation oncology
    • Deborah Weipert, LMSW: (585) 396-6180

Wilmot Cancer Institute at Strong West

  • Katie Peck, LMSW: (585) 236-3700
  • Kirsten Shea, LMSW: (585) 236-3700

Pluta Cancer Center and Comprehensive Breast Care at Pluta

  • Kristen Baldino, LMSW, Social Worker for Comprehensive Breast Care at Pluta: (585) 486-0579
  • Megan Tyo, LMSW, Pluta Cancer Center Social Worker: (585) 486-0580

Wilmot Cancer Institute at Highland Hospital

  • Medical oncology
    • Michelle Kettinger, LMSW: (585) 341-8073
  • Radiation oncology
    • Tiffany Passalacqua, LMSW: (585) 341-6750

Wilmot Cancer Institute Dansville, Hornell and Wellsville

  • Jenna Osterling, LMSW: (585) 703-7219

Spiritual and Religious Care 

The best patient care includes not only medical care but also spiritual and emotional care of the whole person — for people of every faith. Chaplaincy services are available to patients and their families 24 hours a day, seven days a week, through: