Local promoted at Northeast Cancer Institute

Carolyn Azzarelli of DunmoreCarolyn Azzarelli photo is among the recent staffing changes announced by The Northeast Regional Cancer Institute’s President, Karen Saunders. The several staffing changes across the organization have been approved by the Board of Directors.   

Ms. Azzarelli has been promoted to Cancer Registry Supervisor. She is responsible for the organizational supervision and management of the cancer registry staff at the Cancer Institute.

She received a medical assistant degree from Keystone College and has been a Certified Tumor Registrar since 2004. Carolyn is a member of the Pennsylvania Association of Cancer Registrars and National Cancer Registrars Association. She has been with the Cancer Institute since 1999 and was previously worked with Delta Medix and in the Medical Records Department at the former Mercy Hospital in Scranton.

Other staff changes include Ms. Laura Toole, LCSW, of Scranton, promoted to Vice President of Community and Patient Services. In addition, Marilyn White of Scranton, Vice President of Registry Services, retired on June 30 after 22 years with the Cancer Institute.

Trudy A. Coleman, Ph.D., CTR, Avoca, has been hired as the Cancer Program Manager.

The year 2016 marks the 25th Anniversary of the Northeast Regional Cancer Institute. The Northeast Regional Cancer Institute is a nonprofit community-based agency serving seven counties in northeast Pennsylvania with offices located in Scranton and Wilkes-Barre.  Focusing on surveillance, community and patient services, and hospital and practice support services, the Cancer Institute invests 100% of its resources locally.


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