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South East Regional Cancer Program

The South East Regional Cancer Program oversees the quality and delivery of cancer services for the residents of Hastings, Prince Edward, Lennox and Addington, Frontenac, Leeds and Grenville counties, Kingston, Belleville, Brockville, Smiths Falls, Prescott and parts of Lanark and Northumberland counties.

Service Partners 

Cancer Centre of Southeastern Ontario

The Cancer Centre of Southeastern Ontario located at Kingston General Hospital is an outpatient facility that provides chemotherapy, radiation treatment, palliative care, pediatric systemic therapy, gynecological oncology, surgical oncology clinics and minor procedures. It also offers supportive care such as counselling by social workers and dietitians.  Each year, more than 8,500 cancer patients use the services of the centre, including close to 2,500 new patients. The Cancer Centre of Southeastern Ontario is a multidisciplinary and program that provides cancer services to adults and children within Southeastern Ontario.

Partner Hospitals


Cancer Care Ontario Regional Vice-President, South East Regional Cancer Program

Brenda Carter

As Regional Vice-President, Brenda Carter has a strong vision for building the Regional Cancer Program in Southeastern Ontario, creating an outstanding system of care for patients, families, providers and partners. Brenda is also Vice-President of, Performance for Kingston Health Sciences Centre.  

Her career as a healthcare leader spans 27 years, the last 24 of which have been in the cancer care field in Newfoundland and Ontario. Ms. Carter has an undergraduate business degree from Memorial University of Newfoundland, a master of health science from the University of Toronto and a master of business administration from the University of Western Ontario’s Ivey School of Business.

Regional Clinical Leads

Regional Clinical Leads in the South East Regional Cancer Program

  • Systemic Treatment Qualitym
    Dr. Tara Baetz
  • Pathology
    Dr. Alexander Boag
  • Surgical Oncology
    Dr. Jay Engel
  • Radiation Treatment
    Dr. Conrad Falkson
  • Psychosocial Oncology
    Debora Stark
  • Cervical Screening / Colposcopy
    Dr. Julie Frances
  • Colorectal Screening/GI (Gastrointestinal) Endoscopy
    Dr. Sunil Patel
  • Breast Imaging
    Dr. Doris Jabs
  • Palliative Care Multidisciplinary Clinical
    Dr. Natalie Kondor
  • Primary Care, Screening & Clinical/Aboriginal
    Dr. Hugh Langley
  • Cancer Imaging
    Dr. Omar Islam
  • Ontario Cancer Symptoms Management Collaborative (OCSMC)
    Jennifer Belec
  • Patient & Family Engagement & Experience
    Kardi Kennedy
  • Patient Education
    Sarah Chambers
  • Oncology Nursing
    Renee Hartzell

Steering Committee

Regional Steering Committee Members 

  • Brenda Carter, Chair, Regional Vice-President, South East Regional Cancer Program (SERP)
  • Tyler Hands, Program Operational Director, SERCP (interim)
  • Carol Smith Romeril, Vice-President & Chief Nursing Officer, Quinte Health Care
  • Joanne Billing, Senior Director, Client Services, Home Health and Community Care
  • Julie Caffin, Vice-President, Chief Nursing Officer, Brockville General Hospital
  • Dr. Lawrence Hookey, Regional Lead, GI (Gastrointestinal) Endoscopy
  • Dr. Annette McCallum, Regional Lead, Imaging
  • Dr. Hugh Langley, Regional Lead, Primary Care
  • Dr. Jay Engel, Regional Lead, Surgical Oncology
  • Dr. Sandy Boag, Regional Lead, Pathology
  • Dr. Natalie Kendor, Regional Lead, Palliative Care
  • Rana Fowler, Regional Lead, Psychosocial Oncology & Patient Education 
  • Marla Rosen, Patient Experience Advisor, Kingston General Hospital  
  • Olga Nikolajev, South East Local Health Integration Network 
  • Micheline McDonald, Academic Coordinator