Our nurse practitioners and physician assistants provide a range of diagnostic, technical, therapeutic and direct patient care and support services that are critical to our specialists and our patients.
Heather M. Anderson is a nurse practitioner at the Arizona Center for Cancer Care. She graduated from North Carolina State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Zoology and a minor in Microbiology in 1997. In 2004 she graduated from Northern Virginia Community College with an Associate of Science degree in nursing. Less than ten years later, she earned her Master of Science degree in nursing.
Prior to joining Arizona Center for Cancer Care, Anderson gained a variety of experience, including working as a senior lab technician at the Fairfax Cryobank and as a registered nurse at Georgetown University Hospital, The Center for Laser Surgery and Van Dyke Laser & Skin. As a nurse practitioner at Pinnacle Oncology Hematology Heather has a special interest in working with breast cancer patients.
In addition to Anderson’s schooling and work experience, she holds various certificates and licenses. She is certified by the American Heart Association in Basic Life Support. She has completed the Oncology Nursing Society Chemotherapy and Biotherapy Provider course and in 2013 she became certified as an Advanced Oncology Nurse Practitioner.
In her spare time Heather enjoys running marathons and competing in long distance triathlons.
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Christina Celestino is a Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner at Arizona Center for Cancer Care. Christina graduated Magna Cum Laude from Grand Canyon University in May of 2012 with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. In November of 2014, Christina earned her Masters of Science in Nursing as a Family Nurse Practitioner.
Prior to joining Arizona Center for Cancer Care, Christina gained experience as a registered nurse in Hematology/Oncology at Phoenix Children’s Hospital and Cancer Treatment Centers of America.
Christina is licensed in the state of Arizona as both a Registered Nurse and as an Advanced Practice Nurse-Nurse Practitioner. She has certifications in Chemotherapy administration through Oncology Nursing Society, Basic Cardiac Life Support, Pediatric Advanced Life Support, and Advanced Cardiac Life Support. Christina is an active member of several national nursing organizations, including Oncology Nursing Society, American Association of Nurse Practitioners, and Sigma Theta Tau International.
College: Vanguard University of Southern California
Graduate College: Drexel University
Candice George is a certified physician’s assistant at Arizona Center for Cancer Care, working alongside Dr. Daniel Reed.
Upon graduating Cum Laude from Vanguard University of Southern California with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology, George completed her Master of Health Science degree in Physician Assistant Studies at Drexel University in Philadelphia. During graduate training, she fulfilled her clinical rotations and preceptorships in surgery, adult medicine, obstetrics and gynecology, pediatric care, psychiatry and emergency medicine. She discovered an interest in oncology during her adult medicine rotation in the Hematology Oncology Department at Lankenau Hospital, where she blended medicine and compassion.
While completing her undergraduate education, George worked during the summer in the medical research laboratory at Arizona State University Biodesign Institute for Innovations in Medicine. She has served patients in various medical settings. Prior to joining Arizona Center for Cancer Care, she worked as a physician assistant for an internal medicine practice.
George holds professional memberships in the Association for Physician Assistants in Oncology, the American Academy of Physicians Assistants and the Arizona State Association of Physicians Assistants. In her leisure, she enjoys spending time with family and friends and doing humanitarian work both locally and throughout the world.
Graduate College: Arizona School of Health Sciences
Diane Childers-Watson is a physician’s assistant at Arizona Center for Cancer Care. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Medical Technology from Arkansas State University. Upon moving to Phoenix in 1994, Scottsdale Medical Specialists hired her as a medical technologist, and then a laboratory manager.
In 2003, Childers-Watson was accepted at Arizona School of Health Sciences in the physician assistant program and earned her Master of Science degree in 2005. Prior to joining Arizona Center for Cancer Care, she was rehired by Scottsdale Medical Specialists as a physician assistant in oncology and hematology.
Timothy Coyne is a certified physician’s assistant at Arizona Center for Cancer Care. Coyne earned his Bachelor of Science degree with a certificate of competition in the Physician Assistant Program in 2003 from Drexel University. While attending Drexel University, he also received a certificate of completion in HIPPA Privacy Program.
Prior to joining Arizona Center for Cancer Care, Coyne’s professional experience includes working in the Gift of Life Donor Program in Philadelphia as a tissue coordinator where he worked with medical examiners to obtain permission to recover tissues as well as offered tissue donation opportunities for next-of-kin. He also worked for An Ounce of Prevention as the north east project director in Tampa. He supervises a staff of 20 for nationally based organizations specializing in disease management, health education and health screening services. In addition, he also most recently worked as a physician assistant for Valley Urologic Associates.
Coyne has been a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants since 2001. He also volunteered as a camp counselor for the Paul Newman’s The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp and as well as in the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.
Nursing School: Charles E. Gregory School of Nursing
College: University of Phoenix
Graduate College: University of California, Los Angeles
Eileen Gebhart is an adult nurse practitioner at Arizona Center for Cancer Care, working with Dr. Devinder Singh, and has been compassionate for her chosen nursing profession for more than 30years. Eileen graduated from the Charles E. Gregory School of Nursing in New Jersey. After moving to Arizona, she obtained her Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from the University of Phoenix. She spent 18 years of her nursing career in the operating room as a staff nurse, an educator and a manager. In 1992, her nursing focus changed to oncology, specifically surgical oncology at the John Wayne Cancer Institute located in Santa Monica.
In 1998, Eileen graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles School of Nursing as an adult nurse practitioner with a specialty in oncology, and earned her Master of Science degree in Nursing. She is board certified as an adult practitioner from the American Nurses Credentialing Center. She was a clinical assistant professor at the UCLA School of Nursing from 2001 to 2003 while employed as a nurse practitioner.
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Robin graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Louisville with a Bachelor of Arts in biology prior to completing her Masters in Physician Assistant Studies at the University of the Cumberlands in Williamsburg, KY. During her graduate training she completed clinical rotations in internal medicine, pediatrics, general surgery, obstetrics and gynecology, and emergency medicine. After graduation, she relocated to northwestern Arizona where she worked in internal medicine for 2 years prior to joining Arizona Center for Cancer Care.
Robin is certified by the American Heart Association in Basic Life Support. She is certified by the NCCPA and licensed to practice in the state of Arizona. She is also a member of the American Academy of Physicians Assistants.
Hetal Trivedi is a registered nurse and adult primary nurse practitioner at Arizona Center for Cancer Care. After graduating Cum Laude from New York Institute of Technology with a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing, she earned a Master of Science degree in Nurse Practitioner Studies from New York University.
Prior to joining Arizona Center for Cancer Care, Trivedi was a registered nurse at the Mayo Clinic in Phoenix. In addition, she previously worked as a registered nurse in the Medical and Surgical Oncology Unit at New York Presbyterian Hospital in New York and Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Jersey.
In 2006, Trivedi was honored as a recipient of the prestigious Madeleine M. Leininger Award for her leadership skills and outstanding contributions to the field of transcultural nursing. During her graduate studies, her interest in cultural diversity in health care led Trivedi to Chile where she studied nursing issues and trends in health care delivery systems.
Trivedi holds professional memberships in the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, the American College of Nurse Practitioners and Arizona Nurses Association.
College: Arizona State University, Midwestern University
Graduate College: Midwestern University
Nicole L. Villa is a certified physician’s assistant at Arizona Center for Cancer Care. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree from Arizona State University in Life Science. She then received an additional Bachelor of Science degree from Midwestern University in Medical Science in the Physician Assistant program. After earning both degrees, she earned her Master of Arts degree in Bioethics from Midwestern University.
Prior to joining Arizona Center for Cancer Care, Villa’s experience includes physician assistant positions at Southwest Heart & Lung, Arizona Arrhythmia Associates and Northwest Urology Associates.
There are many professional memberships and certifications in which Villa has held and received. She is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants, Arizona State Association of Physician Assistants, American Urology Association and Urological Association of Physician Assistants. She is certified by National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistant and the American Heart Association in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). She also holds two licenses with the U. S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and Arizona Physicians Assistants.
College:University of the Cumberland’s; Bachelor of Science in Biology
Graduate College: University of the Cumberlands; Masters of Physician Assistant Studies
Shelby Wilson is a certified Physician Assistant at Arizona Center for Cancer Care, working alongside Dr. Terry Lee.
Shelby graduated from the University of the Cumberlands in Williamsburg, KY with a Bachelor’s in Biology before entering into their graduate physician assistant program and graduating with her Masters in Physician Assistant Studies. During graduate training, she fulfilled her clinical rotations in general surgery, family medicine, obstetrics and gynecology, pediatric care, dermatology, psychiatry and emergency medicine.
Shelby and her husband relocated to the Phoenix area upon completion of school being drawn by the warmer climate. Prior to joining Arizona Center for Cancer Care, she served patients in the valley as a physician assistant in both hormone therapy and general medicine.
Wilson is certified by the American Heart Association in Basic life Support and Advanced Cardiac Life Support. She is certified by NCCPA and licensed to practice in Arizona State.
In her leisure, she enjoys spending time with family and friends exploring all that Arizona outdoors has to offer.
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