Expert Cancer Care Nurse Advisors with 30+ years expertise (insurance, navigation, clinical expert, second opinions, transitions of care)
Free 15 min Intro Call
Years of Experience
Virtual Support Available
Founder Lea Ann Biafora has over 30 years of combined experience as a certified oncology nurse and an accomplished leader in delivering, developing, researching, and evaluating quality patient-centered cancer care programs in provider and payer settings. Her applied professional and personal experiences have helped her understand the growing complexities and care gaps within the cancer care delivery system.
In 2012, Lea Ann founded Beacon Advocates, a nurse-led concierge care management model to address the widened systemic gaps in cancer care through patient advocacy, encouragement of shared-decision making, and caring for the whole person throughout the cancer journey. Building upon her strong relationships with providers & their teams and insurance companies, she and her team help clients navigate the healthcare delivery system and their cancer care, eliminating barriers to care. This approach helps to create transparency in communication to promote shared and informed decision-making while strengthening the physician-patient relationship. Our cancer care professional experience of over 30+ years has helped us understand the growing complexities and care gaps within the care delivery system. More importantly, how to navigate these complexities to ensure you and your loved one get the best cancer care possible.
In our first 15 minutes., we will get to know you and hear about your experience. We will also discuss how our applied expertise can help. We can work on your case often within hours, and within 24 to 48 you will feel peace of mind and reduced burden knowing you have one of our trusted oncology nurse advisors by your side. We look forward to speaking with you.
Clinical Trials & Treatment Options
Complex & Catastrophic Diagnoses
Founder of Beacon Advocates a Cancer Care Advisors and care management company
1997 - 2002
BMT ICU, Oncology Case Management/Utilization, Nurse Specialist, Quality Improvement, Clinical trials
Master of Science in Health Care Administration
Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Miami Dade Community
Jackson Memorial School of Nursing
Registered Nurse (RN)
Oncology Certified Nurse (OCN)
Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality (CPHQ)
Certified Case Manager (CCM)
Oncology Nurse Navigator - Certified Generalist (ONN-CG)