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.
Kristi Simcox is a Knoxville native who earned a Bachelor’s of Science from Tennessee Wesleyan College in 2001. She joined the Brig Center for Cancer Care and Survivorship with more than 20 years of experience in the oncology field. She has worked as a Clinical Research Coordinator for the last 10 years and has extensive knowledge of FDA/ICH Guidelines, Regulatory requirements, IRB submissions, Patient Recruitment/Enrollment, Protocol Coordination and Data Management. She has been an active member of SoCRA since 2009. She received her Certified Clinical Research Professional (CCRP) in 2010, and continues to maintain this certification. She completed the ONS Chemotherapy & Biotherapy Course at Vanderbilt in March 2012. She has worked closely with investigators, study sponsors, CROs, and IRBs on over 85 clinical trials. She is passionate about clinical research and is humbled by the opportunity to help bring clinical research to patients at the Brig Center for Cancer Care and Survivorship. Kristi lives in Knoxville with her husband and two sons. She enjoys spending time with family, playing outdoors, and traveling.
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, graduated from Pellissippi State in 2008 with an Associates 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. She is passionate and loves her patients dearly. Whitney lives in Maryville with her husband and son. She enjoys spending her free time with her family and 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.