Cancer Centers of Northern Arizona Healthcare welcome new director

Dec. 26, 2013

The Cancer Centers of Northern Arizona Healthcare (CCNAH) are proud to announce the hiring of a new director. Lindsay Thomas, R.N., M.S.N., O.C.N., will oversee the Centers located in Flagstaff and Sedona. Thomas has nearly 30 years’ experience in nursing and oncology.

Thomas comes to Flagstaff from Scottsdale Healthcare, where she served as the oncology service line director and provided collaborative administrative leadership for three hospital campuses. In this role she worked on strategic planning, program development, staff development, medical staff relationships and financial oversight. Her areas of responsibility included radiation oncology, medical oncology, surgical oncology and a comprehensive community cancer program.

Thomas is an oncology certified nurse (OCN) and has a chemotherapy certification. She belongs to the Arizona Association of Nurse Executives, Oncology Nursing Society, Association of Cancer Executives and the Association of Community Cancer Centers. She is a board member of the Arizona Lymphoma Research Foundation.

“We are delighted to have someone of Lindsay’s expertise take the helm as we strive to move our program forward,” said Harry Alberti, M.D., vice president of Northern Arizona Healthcare Oncology Services and chief medical officer at Verde Valley Medical Center. “With her leadership, we will be able to take our care to the next level to improve the health of residents who live in the communities we serve.” 

The Cancer Centers of Northern Arizona Healthcare are located in Flagstaff and Sedona and are devoted to the comprehensive treatment and early diagnosis of cancer through advanced technology and individualized care. The Centers offer specialty trained, board-certified radiation oncologists and a physicist, as well as oncology trained nurses, dosimetrists, radiation therapists, dietitians, social workers and support staff; radiation and medical oncology treatment options; cancer screenings; support groups and education groups. Both locations offer radiation and medical oncology treatment options, Breast Cancer Resource Centers and oncology nurse navigators to help patients navigate through their journey.
 For more information on services and treatments offered at the Cancer Centers, visit or call 928-773-2261 or 800-854-7744.