Our Team

Our highly-trained clinical staff works together to create a unique treatment plan for every patient. We are by your side every step of the way from your diagnosis to recovery and work closely with you and your physician to ensure the best possible outcome.

 

Staff Profiles

Allen Meek, Medical Director, Radiation Oncology
Dr. Allen Meek comes to Knoxville from Long Island, New York where he was the Founding Chairman of the Department of Radiation Oncology at Stony Brook University Medical School and a Professor for over 28 years. Prior to that, he spent 11 years at Johns Hopkins in Baltimore, MD completing medical school, residencies in Internal Medicine and Radiation Oncology and a fellowship in Medical Oncology. A Navy veteran, Dr. Meek also served as board member and officer of several non-profit organizations on Long Island. While in New York, Dr. Meek received numerous awards, including Top Doctors in New York and Best Doctors in the USA, along with awards for Humanitarianism and Environmental Stewardship. Also, he was just recently recognized as a 2012 U.S. News and World Report “Top Doctor”. He has a passion for excellence in delivering patient care and for developing new procedures to improve that care. A native New Englander, he and his wife are thrilled about settling in Eastern Tennessee, building a home in Sevierville and their six children are looking forward very much to visiting. Dr. Meek is an active gardener, beekeeper (yes, he “robs” the bees) and enjoys playing tennis and hiking.

Rebecca Bergeron, Director of Clinical Services
Rebecca Thomas has been practicing nursing for more than 10 years. She received her nursing degree from Lincoln Memorial University and graduated summa cum laude, receiving the Lagniappe Award and the Outstanding Student Nurse Award.  Rebecca is an oncology-certified nurse, a member of the Oncology Nursing Society, and holds the Certificate of Added Qualification in Radiation Oncology Nursing.  Her focus is bringing excellent and thorough care to her patients. She enjoys spending time with her family, culinary arts, running and the great outdoors in her spare time.

 

 

 

 

Sheri Stewardson, Radiation Therapist
Sheri Stewardson has been a radiation therapist for 20 years, and caring for patients has always been most important to her. She holds a bachelor’s degree in radiation therapy from The Medical University of South Carolina, where she received the outstanding student award in her class. Sheri is a member of the American Society of Radiologic Technologists and is certified through the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists. Sheri and her husband have two children, and she enjoys traveling, reading and singing in her church choir.

 

 

 

 

 

Kerry Clowers, Radiation Therapist
Kerry Clowers has been a radiation therapist for eight years. She received her radiation therapy and bachelor’s degrees at the State University of New York in Syracuse. She was recognized with the Outstanding Clinical Achievement Award. Kerry excels in assisting patients through her positive attitude and outlook on life. She is a member of the American Society of Radiologic Technologists and is certified through the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists. Kerry and her husband enjoy the outdoors, gardening, hiking, sports, and good food.

 

 

 

 

 

Zane Hinten, Radiation Therapy Manager
Zane Hinten is a recent transplant from Oklahoma City. A graduate of the radiation therapy department at the University of Oklahoma, Zane has been a radiation therapist since 2002 and has five years of proton therapy experience.  New to east Tennessee, Zane is excited about everything the area has to offer, especially camping trips with his family and travelling in the Southeast.  In his free time, he enjoys spending time with family, reading, going to see live music, and catching the occasional Thunder basketball game.  He is becoming a Vols fan, but not without trepidation.

 

 

 

 

 

Lindsay Chandler, Nurse Manager
Lindsay has been practicing nursing since 2008 when she graduated from the University of Cincinnati with a Bachelors of Science in Nursing. Lindsay holds the Certificate of Added Qualification in Radiation Therapy Nursing. She spent four of her nursing years taking care of children in the Emergency Department at East Tennessee Children’s Hospital, and feels she will always be a kid at heart.  It was there Lindsay developed a compassion for oncology patients.  Lindsay’s focus is to provide compassion, high quality patient care and education with a smile. Lindsay enjoys being outdoors, boating, skiing, traveling and running with her husband and 2 dogs.

 

 

 

 

Kathleen Steele, Patient Services Coordinator
Kathleen Steele has more than seven years experience in serving cancer patients. A former director for the American Cancer Society, she enjoys helping patients find information and resources to help them navigate through their cancer journey. Her professional experience also includes five years as a program director for a medical education company. Kathleen earned her bachelor’s degree from Hollins University where she graduated with honors. She is a dedicated wife and mother and enjoys music, reading, volunteering and spending time with family and friends.

 

 

 

 

 

Ben Robison, Medical Physicist
Ben Robison is an American Board of Radiology certified Medical Physicist, educated at Maryville College and the University of Tennessee Knoxville. As a medical physicist, his duties include treatment planning, dose calculations and quality assurance. His role is like being a pharmacist, “filling” the Radiation Oncologist’s prescription and ensuring patient safety. In his spare time, Ben enjoys being on the golf course or on Market Square enjoying the local cuisine and entertainment.

 

 

 

 

 

Amber Elkins, Patient Concierge

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1415 Old Weisgarber Rd., Suite 250
Knoxville, TN 37909

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