Lea Ann Biafora

Our Founder

Lea Ann Biafora, MS, RN, OCN, CCM, ONN-CG

CEO/ Founder

Lea Ann Biafora has over 30 years of combined experience as a certified oncology nurse and as an accomplished leader in delivering, developing, researching, and evaluating quality patient-centered cancer care programs in both provider and payer settings. Her applied professional and personal experiences have helped her understand the growing complexities and care gaps within the cancer care delivery system.

In 2012, Lea Ann founded Beacon Advocates, a nurse-led concierge care management model to address the widened systemic gaps in cancer care through patient advocacy, encouragement of shared-decision making, and caring for the whole person throughout the cancer journey. Building upon her strong relationships with providers & their teams, and insurance companies, she and her team help clients navigate the healthcare delivery system and their cancer care eliminating barriers to care. This approach helps to create transparency in communication to promote shared and informed decision-making while strengthening the physician and patient relationship.

Professionally, Lea Ann serves on
● the American Cancer Society Tampa Bay volunteer leadership board, helping address access issues related to health equity and diversity.
● the National Oncology State Network (NOSN) – serves as one of Florida’s representatives, collaborating with leaders on emerging issues at the state level to improve the quality of and access to cancer care
● local oncology nursing board
She has gathered a specialized and experienced team of oncology nurses who listen to and address patients’ needs and wants so they can receive the best cancer care available.

Our Team

Our experienced and seasoned ‘oncology and healthcare system insiders’ team is ready to guide and advocate for you; below are a few of our team members and consultants. You will be assigned an oncology nurse (RN-OCN) and a social worker (SW) who will provide guidance and support. You will be confident that each of the Beacon Advocates’ nursing specialists maintains professional certification in oncology and active licensure in the state(s) where they work. Additionally, Beacon Advocates has a rigorous process for screening all its employees.

Jane K.
ANP-BC, MSN, AOCNP
Nurse Advocate


Pat C.
RN, OCN, CCM
Nurse Advocate
Sheryl R.
RN, OCN, CMCN
Nurse Advocate


Eva B.
BSN, RN, OCN
Nurse Advocate
Cristina V.
MBA
Marketing Manager


Lea C.
MSW, LICSW, BCPA
Social Worker Advocate
Linda Q.
RN, BSN, OCN
Nurse Advocate


Mary Elaine S.
DNP, RN, APHN-BC, HWNC-BC
Nurse Advocate
Diane C.
RN, BSN, MBA
Nurse Advocate

Roxanna Fall
Roxanna F.
BSW
Resource Specialist
Julie L.
MSN, RN, OCN
Nurse Advocate 

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