Meet Nicole Ray

Adolescents and young adults (AYAs) facing cancer are confronted with many unique and difficult challenges. I aim to empower this young population to make informed decisions about their health by connecting them with relevant resources and services during and after their treatment.

My professional background includes health education and humanitarian project coordination. My academic studies at Brigham Young University include a bachelor’s degree and master’s degree in health promotion and public health. I am Certified in Public Health and a Certified Health Education Specialist.

Originally from Utah, I moved to the east coast and grew up in Pennsylvania and North Carolina. I came back to Utah for school and have loved living here ever since. My husband and I enjoy spending time outdoors with our dog, especially hiking in beautiful southern Utah. We also enjoy getting involved in our community by volunteering at local nonprofit organizations serving refugees and immigrants.

As a patient navigator, I am an advocate for AYAs and their wellbeing. Please feel free to reach out to me with any questions or concerns you may have.

Meet Tomoko Tsukamoto

As a patient navigator, it is my desire to assist adolescent and young adult patients to make good and lasting self-care choices from the time of cancer diagnosis through life after treatment.

My professional background includes being a registered nurse and case manager for the cancer/transplant unit at Primary Children's Hospital. My nursing education includes BSN and MSN degrees from Weber State University.  I am a certified biotherapy and chemotherapy provider, and a trainer for the Pediatric End-of-Life Nursing Education Consortium.

I was born and raised in Japan. My husband and I are the parents of three sons, and have two grandchildren.  We have resided in Japan, California, Washington, Kentucky, Michigan, and Utah.  We enjoy all the outdoor amenities and beauty that Utah offers.  I also enjoy participating in community cultural activities as a Koto (Japanese stringed instrument) player.

Please feel free to contact me for any questions, information, and resources.