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Survivorship Implementation Group

Implementation Groups are those that advance and support the various goals of the Nebraska Cancer Plan.  Examples of work for the Survivorship group could include promoting the use of survivorship care plans, addressing transportation barriers, promoting tobacco cessation for survivors and psychosocial support. 

If you'd like to learn more about or join the Survivorship group, please email us.

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Co-Chair


Rachael Schmidt, MSN, FNP-C, AOCNP®

Nurse Practitioner, Oncology Survivorship
Nebraska Medicine


Rachael is a family nurse practitioner at Nebraska Medicine who is developing the Cancer Survivorship Program and serves as the advance practice provider in the Survivorship Clinic. She received her bachelors in nursing from Creighton University and her masters in nursing from Clarkson College. She started her career in nursing as a bone marrow transplant nurse at Nebraska Medicine. Rachael is actively engaged in completing her doctorate of nursing practice (DNP) at University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) and has been collaborating in survivorship research opportunities with UNMC PhD nurses over the last several years.

Rachael has accepted this role as the Clinical Co-Lead for the Survivorship Implementation group because she wants to make a difference in the survivorship care that cancer patients receive. She believes that Survivorship is not actively discussed throughout the cancer continuum and should be presented as a standard of care for all cancer patients. She believes there is a lot of work that can be done in Survivorship Care throughout Nebraska and hopes to make a difference in increasing awareness and improving survivorship care overall.

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Co-Chair


Rebecca Vinton
Executive Director
A TIme To Heal


As A Time to Heal executive director, Rebecca oversees growth and participation in the foundation’s free rehabilitation offerings, including the research-based Holistic Wellness Program, Brain Fog Program, Recurrent or Metastatic Cancer Support Groups and the annual “Art of Living with Cancer” Conference.

Prior to joining ATTH, Vinton served as president and CEO of WELLCOM, a nonprofit association dedicated to elevating workplace wellness. During her 21-year career there, Vinton helped create and implement the organization’s main fundraiser, Trek Up the Tower; established an affiliate council in Des Moines, Iowa, and assisted hundreds of organizations in creating a worksite culture of health and wellbeing. Vinton has a Master’s Degree in Health Education from the University of Nebraska at Omaha. In 2011, she received the Hollie Bethel Distinguished Alumni Award from the UNO College of Education.


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