Staff

Our Staff Is Committed To Cancer Care With Compassion

Dr. Ray Brig is a New York native who received his undergraduate and medical degrees in New York, graduating from New York Medical College in 1987. Dr. Brig completed his internship and residency at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville in 1990, followed by a year as Chief Resident with a focus on internal medicine. From 1991-1993, Dr. Brig completed a fellowship in hematology and oncology.

Brig Cancer Care Team

Christy Campbell, CPC, CPMA
Chief Operating Officer

She was born and raised in East Tennessee. She began her career in the Medical Oncology-Hematology field as a front office receptionist 24 years ago. With dedication and perseverance, she advanced in her administrative career over the years. Christy is the Chief Operations Officer at Brig Center for Cancer Care and Survivorship.
She loves to spend time with family and friends. She also enjoys boating, traveling, scrapbooking, and shoe shopping in her spare time.

Kathy Dickerson, RN. I was born in Illinois, but spent most of my formative years in the Kingsport area.  I graduated with a BS along with the first nursing class from Milligan College.  I am a member of the Oncology Nursing Society as well as the Tennessee Valley Oncology Society.  My professional career involves experience in Med-Surge, Cardiology, Dermatology, and Home Infusion therapy.  When we moved to Knoxville in 2002, I landed in Oncology. I love my job as a chemotherapy/ hematology nurse.   On a personal note, I spend a lot of time at sporting events watching our boys.  We love to travel, but with two young boys and a husband who loves sports, I find most of our trips include ballparks and battlefields.  If I had free time, I would spend it camping, reading, hiking and hanging out with our wonderful family friends.

Stephanie Browning I was born and raised in Knoxville, TN.  I enjoy spending time with my family, watching movies, and shopping.  I have been specializing in Oncology/Hematology medication for over five years.

 

Lisa Wyrick. I was born and raised in East Tennessee.  My hobbies are working in the yard, watching movies, helping others, and spending time with my family. I have worked in the Hematology/Oncology field for the past 17 years. I have worked the front desk, charge entry, financial counselor/patient advocate, and billing specialist.

Whitney Henderson, CCMA, CRC, graduated from Pellissippi State in 2008 with an Associate of Applied Science specializing in Interior Design. She graduated from Roane State in 2016 as a Certified Clinical Medical Assistant. Whitney has been in Oncology for her entire professional career for 16 years now. She is passionate about Oncology and loves her patients dearly. Whitney has been a Medical Assistant with us for 4 years and recently transitioned into a new position as our Clinical Research Coordinator in the Clinical Trials Department. Whitney lives in Maryville with her husband and sweet little boy. In her free times she enjoys spending time with family and friends. She also enjoys cheering on the Vols!

Martha Cox, CPC, CMPM, MA, was born in North Carolina but have lived in Tennessee for many years. Martha’s professional career is in the medical field and includes experience in Ear, Nose and Throat, OB-GYN and presently Oncology. Martha enjoys working in the yard, shopping and spending time with her kids and grand-kids in her free time.

Courtney Speers, MA, has worked in the medical field four years. She has experience in med-surge, hospice, memory care, chiropractic therapy, and oncology. Courtney claims oncology has her heart. She loves the personal connection with patients and their families through one of the most difficult times in their lives. Courtney said, “I love seeing patients beat their battle and overcome any obstacles thrown their way!” Courtney lives in Maryville. She enjoys spending her free time outdoors kayaking, hiking, and being adventurous. Courtney also gives back to the community by being involved in a mentor program for children who have faced adversity in their lives called “littles”.

Kimberly Pickel, FNP-BC AOCNP, who became a family nurse practitioner in 2004 and certified in oncology in 2009, provides care as an advanced practice nurse and helps to educate patients about their diagnosis and treatment. While assisting Dr. Brig in her role as a prescribing practitioner in both hospital and clinic settings, it is the relationships with the patients and their families that are most meaningful.

She earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree at East Tennessee State University, and a Master of Science in Nursing at Carson-Newman College (University). She is accredited by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) as a board-certified family nurse practitioner and the Oncology Nursing Society in chemotherapy certification and as an advanced oncology certified nurse practitioner.
She currently serves as president-elect of the Tennessee Valley Oncology Nursing Society. Kimberly is proud to have her roots in Jefferson County. She is active in volunteering for the Hard Knox Roller Girls roller derby team in Knoxville as their Head Non-Skating Official, where she is known as “Lilly Red Corvette.”

Pamela Lively BSN I am a Knoxville native and graduated with my BSN from University of Tennessee, Knoxville.  I began my nursing career as a medical-surgical nurse at Baptist Hospital. I decided to enter the world of oncology nursing in 2006 as an infusion nurse.   Besides caring for my patients, my other passions are crafting with my grandchildren and machine embroidery. I enjoy watching basketball, especially the University of Tennessee men’s team, as well as camping with my family.

Haley Fallon, CCMA, moved to East Tennessee in 2003 from Virginia Beach, VA. She obtained her certification in medical assisting at UTK in 2014. Haley has experience in Radiation Oncology, Dermatology/Moh’s surgery, and Hematology/Oncology. In addition to working full time, she is also a full-time nursing student at South College. In her free time, she loves to travel and ghost hunt.
ping with my family.

Jody Hinton, FNP-BC, became a nurse practitioner in 2019 after a career of 14 years as a registered nurse. Her role as an advanced practice nurse is to assist Dr. Brig as a prescribing practitioner in clinic and hospital settings and to educate patients about their diagnosis and treatment. It is important to Jody to make patients feel comfortable while undergoing a very stressful time in their lives.
She earned her BSN at University of Tennessee, Knoxville and her MSN-FNP at East Tennessee State University. She is accredited by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) as a board-certified family nurse practitioner. She has worked in oncology since 2008 in clinic and hospital settings as a chemotherapy infusion nurse. Oncology is her passion, and she loves the relationships she builds with her patients and their families. She is a member of the Oncology Nursing Society and Tennessee Valley Oncology Nursing Society.
She grew up in Southwest Virginia in a small town but considers Knoxville her home. She is engaged to be married and has two fur babies that she rescued from Small Breed Rescue of East TN, Alfie and Banjo. She has two nieces and a nephew that she absolutely adores. She loves people, likes to laugh, and enjoys the outdoors.

Kathy Bunch, Patient Financial Counselor, CCMA, was born and raised in Knoxville, TN.  She has worked in the Medical Field for 35 years.  She began her career in OB/GYN and switched to Oncology and Hematology. Kathy understands how unplanned medical expenses often occur and may create financial stress at a time when a patient’s primary concern should be their health.  Her goal is to assist each patient by explaining their estimated cost share based on their insurance benefit coverage and seek out every possible avenue for financial assistance to help ease their financial burden. Kathy considers herself to be blessed to be part of a patient’s journey. She enjoys all things that include spending time with her family. Kathy said, “I am proud to be a part of Dr. Brig’s team.”

Kathy Keys, Scheduling Coordinator, was born and raised in Knoxville, TN. Kathy has 27 years of experience working in healthcare. She has worked in Orthopedics, Otolaryngology and Oncology. Kathy takes pride in working with patients to do her part to meet their individualized needs. When she is not working, she enjoys spending time with her family on their small family farm in Corryton, TN. Also, she enjoys volunteering and helping with projects at her church and in the community.

Susan Winkler, A/R Billing Specialist, was born in Atlanta GA and moved to Tennessee with family and have been in this area for 44 years. She has worked in medical billing for 34 years with experience in all insurance carriers, including government. She is quick to resolve rejected or denied insurance claims and file claim appeals when needed. She loves time on the Lake and exploring the Mountains. She lives by, God is first, Family is second, and All else follows.