Meet our Woman to Woman Team
Anna E. Strohl, MD, MA
Dr. Strohl is a dedicated oncologist, surgeon, and scientist. She joined the Division of Gynecologic Oncology after completing her residency in obstetrics and gynecology and her fellowship in gynecologic oncology, at Northwestern University.
Anna has a Master's degree from Stanford University in Sociology, has published 17 peer-reviewed scientific publications and has also authored a book chapter. Her research interests include health disparities in gynecologic cancer, neoadjuvant chemotherapy in ovarian cancer, and outcomes of cancer in pregnancy. She also leads education and research efforts in the areas of enhanced recovery after surgery, palliative care, and disparities in cancer care. Dr. Strohl’s care philosophy centers around empowering patients and providing compassionate and comprehensive gynecologic cancer care.
Jeanmarie Thorne-Spencer, BSN, RNC
Jeanmarie is a passionate senior staff nurse with 35 years’ experience in women’s health, the last seventeen of which have all been at Northwestern Medicine. Besides being a nurse, she is a mother of three active children who, with her husband, enjoy their time together at one of the many beaches in Northwest Indiana.
Taking on new challenges is a part of who Jeanmarie is. Her passion for women’s health makes her a perfect co-lead. She has been key in the development and successful implementation of the Woman to Woman program here at Northwestern Medicine. Believing that for a mentor to really be helpful, having a good understanding of what a woman is going to feel once she has been diagnosed with a gynecologic cancer, she must walk in her shoes.
Nicole Tasker, RN, MSN, FNP-BC
Nicole graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from High Point University and received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from West Chester University. She started her oncology nursing career at The Johns Hopkins Hospital, working with adult hematological malignancies. After years of bedside nursing, Nicole advanced her career by earning a Master of Science Family Nurse Practitioner degree at Simmons College in Boston while continuing to provide care for patients with hematological malignancies. After graduation, she joined The Johns Hopkins Kelly Gynecologic Oncology Service as a Nurse Practitioner in 2017. Nicole joined the gynecologic oncology team at Northwestern in December 2018. She feels fortunate to work with a wonderful team and continue to provide compassionate and quality care to women with gynecologic cancers.
Other Committee Members
- Anne Grace, PhD
- Kirsten Gunderson
- Brittany Palmer