The NBTS Personalized Support and Navigation team responds to outreach from patients with a brain tumor and care partners with quality, unbiased information, resources, support programs, and services. We also assist in meeting other brain tumor-related needs of patients and care partners.
While NBTS does not provide medical advice, we empower our community members with key tools, information, and opportunities for their brain tumor experience while being able to make more informed decisions about their care.
To connect with our Personalized Support and Navigation team, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our helpful team will respond to your questions and provide you with the personalized information and support you need. Depending on your inquiry, you will connect with one of our three team members.
Patient Navigator: Katherine Pahler
Katherine Pahler, RN, serves as the Patient Navigator at the National Brain Tumor Society. With more than 10 years of experience helping patients and their families navigate the complexities of the health care system, Katherine works closely with patients and care partners to equip them with information, tools, and resources while also connecting them with support groups and building strong relationships at every step of the brain tumor experience.
Before joining NBTS, Katherine worked as a clinical research nurse at the Nexus Research Center at the Medical University of South Carolina. In her role, Katherine provided care to patients in clinical trials and helped implement translational research to catalyze brain tumor treatments. Additionally, she previously specialized in neurosurgery at University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center, where she strived to advance surgical interventions for brain tumors.
Katherine’s experience will help guide patients and care partners to quality, unbiased information. She aims to empower brain tumor community members to feel they can advocate for themselves and ask questions to make informed decisions about their care.