Memorial Hermann Welcomes New Team Members
Sandra L. Miller, RN, NE-BC, joined Memorial Hermann as senior vice president for the oncology service line in January 2016.
Miller received her Diploma in Nursing with Honors at Georgian College in Barrie, Ontario, Canada, and earned her Bachelor of Health Science in Nursing at Charles Sturt University in Bathurst, Australia. She completed her master’s degree in health services management at the same institution in 2011.
Before joining Memorial Hermann, she was administrator of the network oncology service line for the Seton Healthcare Family in Austin, Texas, a Commission on Cancer-accredited Integrated Network Cancer Program within a 1,826-bed academic healthcare system. At Seton, she had oversight for oncology inpatient and ambulatory care, nurse navigation, survivorship program, multidisciplinary subspecialty clinics, community and physician outreach and oncology registry and research. Prior to that, she was inpatient director of medical/surgical oncology, pulmonary and renal services at Seton Medical Center in Austin. She has held management positions at Medical City Dallas Hospital, Christus Health System in Corpus Christi, Texas, and the Heart Hospital in Corpus Christi.
An avid supporter of career advancement for nurses, Miller received her Nurse Executive Certification from the American Nurses Credentialing Center in 2009 and graduated from the Seton Leadership Institute in 2011. She is a member of the Association of Cancer Executives, Association of Community Cancer Centers, American Nurses Association, Central Texas Oncology Nursing Society, Oncology Nursing Society and Texas Nurses Association.
Kunal Jain, M.D., has joined the department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at McGovern Medical School at UTHealth. Dr. Jain received his medical degree at The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas and completed his residency in otolaryngology-head and neck surgery at SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, New York. He then completed his fellowship in head and neck oncologic surgery and microvascular reconstruction at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia.
Board certified in otolaryngology, Dr. Jain has clinical interests in head and neck oncologic surgery, advanced reconstruction and rehabilitation, and minimally invasive robotic surgery.
His practice philosophy is to be available to each of his patients as they undergo treatment for head and neck cancers and help them through this difficult period in their lives. He works with a multidisciplinary team of medical and radiation oncologists and emphasizes educating his patients to help them understand their disease process.
Please join us in welcoming Amanda Poole as facility coordinator for Canopy, a first-of-its-kind survivorship center in Montgomery County. Made possible through support from Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital and its In the Pink of Health volunteer organization, Canopy offers free programs and services to address the emotional, physical and social needs of those affected by cancer.
Poole received her bachelor’s degree in marketing at Texas A&M University in College Station. Before joining Canopy, she served as a marketing consultant to nonprofit organizations in The Woodlands/Spring area. Prior to that, she was director of community relations at Relationships for Christ Ministries, Inc. and spent a year living in Zambia, Africa, where the organization was building a self-sustaining family-style orphanage.
She has a passion for taking care of people, and her goal at Canopy is to create a haven where people can gather for physical and emotional support before, during and after treatment for cancer.