By Theresa Edwards Makrush
The UF Health Proton Therapy Institute is pleased to announce the addition of Christina Mershell as its business development coordinator. In this newly created role, she will help promote awareness, build referral relationships and increase public interactions between the community and the Institute.
“We are excited to have Christina on board,” said Brad Robbert, director of operations. “Her dedication to building awareness of proton therapy and relationships with the medical community will further our mission to give cancer patients the best chance for cure with fewer side effects.”
Christina previously worked as the patient support administrator for the Texas Center for Proton Therapy in Irving, Texas, and was part of the team that launched the facility. While there, she established the patient intake and administrative services departments, then started the patient support program and conducted community outreach. Her previous experience includes work at the Ronald McDonald House in Jacksonville and more than five years at the UF Health Proton Therapy Institute on the administrative team.
Christina was inspired at an early age to choose an occupation in cancer care. “When I was in 7th grade, I did a project on pediatric cancers and resources available to children and their families,” she said. “I visited a Ronald McDonald House as a part of that project and knew then that I wanted to work with cancer patients.”
To reach Christina with potential community outreach or speaking opportunities, email her at CLMershell@floridaproton.org, or call (904) 831-4034.