Meet Our Speakers

Our incredible line up of speakers will help you gather valuable information about living with cancer.

Keynote Speakers

Monique Tiffany, RN, CBCN, CB-PN-IC

Regional Medical Specialist At Myriad Genetics

Monique is an experienced oncology and cancer genetics trained nurse who serves as a clinical resource at Myriad. Prior to joining the Myriad team she worked as an oncology nurse navigator, specialized breast cancer nurse, and high risk/cancer genetics program coordinator in both surgical and imaging service lines. In addition, she is a 16+ year triple-negative breast cancer survivor and a BRCA1 mutation carrier with a passion for helping those diagnosed with cancer and the prevention of cancer in those who are at risk.

Teresa Rhyne, Esq.

Lawyer & New York Times Bestselling Author

Teresa Rhyne is a lawyer, writer, dog lover and breast cancer survivor (though definitely not in that order). She loves wine, books, coffee and dogs (still not in order) and loathes exercise, Christmas, and chocolate (probably in that order). She has lived in Southern California (it’s like its own state) for her entire life but only recently has she lived in any one house longer than five years. She shares said house with her boyfriend Chris and their irrepressible, diabolically cute beagles.

Breakout Session Speakers

John Link, MD

Medical Oncologist & Founder @ Breastlink

Dr. Link is the founder of Breastlink and a leading medical oncologist dedicated to the care of women with breast cancer. Dr. Link conducts research, writes books, lectures and delivers optimal care to his patients. His book, “The Breast Cancer Survival Manual,” is the most widely read book for newly diagnosed women.

Tara Sheridan, MD

Anesthesiologist @ United Pain Center

Dr. Sheridan is a decorated veteran and board certified by the American Board of Anesthesiology in Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine. As a Department of Defense subject matter expert in pain medicine, she presented at numerous national conferences, and authored several book chapters and peer reviewed journal articles.

Jeanett Castellanos, Ph.D.

Social Science Director @ UCI

Dr. Castellanos’ areas of research include Latina/o student coping, cultural values and identity, and spirituality and well-being. She has two edited volumes addressing Latina/o pyschosociocultural experiences in higher education and has co-authored a model of Latina women coping and wellness processes in the field of Latina/o Psychology.

Monique Tiffany

Oncology Regional Specialist @ Myriad Genetics

Monique Tiffany is an oncology and genetics trained nurse from Huntington Beach, CA. She has worked as a breast cancer nurse navigator and high risk program coordinator and is currently a Regional Medical Specialist for Myriad Genetics. She is a triple negative BRCA1+ breast cancer survivor celebrating 16 years cancer free this year.

Sandra Acevedo

Registered Dietitian