Lillie Shockney, R.N., B.S., M.A.S. is the administrative director of the Johns Hopkins Avon Foundation Breast Center. She is responsible for the quality of care programs, patient education, outreach, the survivor volunteer program, and the website. She is also assistant professor in the departments of surgery and gynecology and holds a faculty appointment in the department of surgery, division of surgical oncology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Along with her RN degree she has a BS degree in health care administration and a master's degree in business administration from Johns Hopkins University.
Diagnosed in her 30s with breast cancer, Mrs. Shockney is a two-time survivor who has guided many other women through the process of choosing treatment and moving on with life months and years after treatment is over. Mrs. Shockney is a national speaker on breast cancer and published author of 6 books and more than 80 articles on breast cancer. She was also featured in a five-part Discovery Health Channel series, "Nurses."
Lillie Shockney is delighted to participate in the activities and initiatives of Breastcancer.org. She says, "Breastcancer.org provides an effective mean of empowering women with information, so that they can directly participate in the decision-making about their care. It is a patient's right to do so."