Our Team

Ashley Kerr

Nurse Manager

Bio coming soon!

Erica Nowell

Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner

Chris Lacke 

B.A. / LCSW /  LMFT

My senior year of high school I was diagnosed with Ewing's Sarcoma.  I completed treatment at M.D.Anderson then proceeded with college, graduating with my Bachelors of Science in Nursing from The University of Texas and completing graduate school at Texas Tech University becoming an Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner. In 2015 I accepted a position at M.D. Anderson as an Advance Practice Provider, working with the same doctors who treated me during my battle with cancer. I enjoy participating in the SPA groups active involvement in community awareness for sarcoma and philanthropy for patient fundraisers. 

Bio coming soon!

Rachel Henderson

BSN /  RN /  OCN

My nursing career starting in my home state of Ohio, then I became a travel nurse and worked in five different states.  I accepted a position in the Sarcoma Center at M.D. Anderson in 2014 and have been working in medical and orthopedic oncology since. Working in oncology settings at hospitals in several different states has helped me to understanding the financial disparities patients face when going through cancer treatment.  I am proud to be part of the SPA group to help provide resources for sarcoma patients and their families.

Kathy Kehr 

Physician Assistant - Retired

I retired in 2018 after a 33 year career as a physician assistant (PA).  For over 18 years I was an oncology PA. The last 9 years were dedicated to treating sarcoma patients at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center. Many patients have to stay in Houston to receive their care due to the rarity of sarcoma. Due to the cost of treatment, patients find it difficult to pay for other associated costs such as parking, meals and lodging.  My Sarcoma Center colleagues and I wanted to help our patients with these costs. We felt the need was greater than the available resources so in June 2014 we formed the Sarcoma Patient Assistance Group.  Although retired, I remain dedicated to helping sarcoma patients and will continue to raise funds and awareness until we find a cure for all sarcomas.

Kristen Carter

Physician Assistant

Bio coming soon!

Victoria Nicholas

MSW /  LCSW

After obtaining a degree in Sociology at Louisiana State University, my passion for working with people in crisis led me to obtain my Masters in Social Work at Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana where I focused on crisis and end of life counseling. In 2015 I accepted a position at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center working in the inpatient hospital with sarcoma patients. Seeing the devastating financial impact of a rare and underfunded disease motivates me every day to spread awareness and raise funding for those diagnosed with sarcoma. 

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