Allied Health Workshop Course Directors


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Evonne Kandas, RN, MS, WHCNP, FNP-BC

Legacy Medical Group
Portland, OR

Evonne Kandas has been a nurse practitioner in gynecologic oncology since 1996. She completed her Master’s Degree from Oregon Health & Sciences University specializing as a Women’s Health Care Nurse Practitioner in 1995. She later earned her Post-Masters Certificate as a Family Nurse Practitioner from Maryville University in 2016. She worked in a private practice for many years and then joined the Division of Gynecologic Oncology at Legacy Medical Group in 2017 and now also serves as an Adjunct Instructor for Oregon Health and Sciences University Knight Cancer Institute. She is a member of the Oncology Nursing Society and the International Society of Nurses in Cancer Care. She has been an active member of the SGO Allied Health Taskforce and is currently serving as vice-chair of the SGO Allied Health Committee.

Kathryn Lyle, RN, MS, WHNP-BC

University of Alabama at Birmingham
Birmingham, AL

Kathryn Lyle is a nurse practitioner in the Division of Gynecologic Oncology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing followed by a Master of Science in Nursing with a concentration in Adult Gerontology and Women’s Health from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She has worked in the field of gynecologic oncology for the past 7 years and has a special interest in genetic counseling in addition to the treatment and management of gynecologic oncology patients. She is an active member of the Society of Gynecologic Oncology and is currently a member of the SGO Allied Health Committee.

Judith A. Smith, PharmD, BCOP, CPHQ, FCCP, FISOPP, FHOPA

UT Health McGovern Medical School
Houston, TX

Dr. Judith A. Smith is an Associate Professor in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences at UTHealth McGovern Medical School and Director of the Women’s Health Integrative Medicine Program. She received a Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy and Doctor of Pharmacy from Union University Albany College of Pharmacy. She completed residency in Pharmacy Practice and Oncology Pharmacy Practice at NIH followed by a fellowship in Clinical Pharmacology at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. Previously she was Faculty in the Department of Gynecologic Oncology at MD Anderson. She has been Board Certified in Oncology Pharmacy and Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality. Her research mission is to advance the progress of the safe and effective use of nutritional and herbal supplements with pharmacologic modalities as it relates to women’s health and cancer through innovative thinking, systematic methodology and collaborative interactions throughout the UTHealth System and global community.