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Cancer Center Staff

Dolores Olivarez, MD, Medical Director and Medical Oncologist

Dr. Dolores Olivarez is a board-certified physician in Internal Medicine and Medical Oncology. She attended Cornell University Medical College and completed her residency at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. She joined Schneck Medical Center in 1998.

Higinia Cárdenes, MD, PhD, Radiation Oncologist

Dr. Higinia Cárdenes is an internationally-renowned and fellowship-trained Radiation Oncologist. She brings her extensive experience in specialized radiation treatments from a large, comprehensive cancer center to Schneck Medical Center. She joined the medical staff in 2015.
Sally Acton, RN, BSN, OCN, MSM, Director of Cancer and Palliative Care Services

Sally Acton began her career at Schneck as a student nurse more than three decades ago. She started the cancer program at Schneck in 1986. As director of Cancer Services, she lead the program to accreditation in 1991 and most recently accreditation with commendation by the Commission on Cancer. She has been instrumental in developing Schneck's Palliative Care Program and Genetic Clinic. 

Lynda Richey, RN, BSN, OCN, Nurse Navigator

As our Cancer Center Nurse Navigator, Lynda Richey, RN, BSN, OCN, focuses on helping each patient after their diagnosis no matter what type of cancer it is. This includes providing education to patients, giving emotional support, and connecting them to crucial resources in the surrounding area. With more than 25 years of experience in cancer care, Lynda helps cancer patients and their families move through the healthcare process from diagnosis through treatment and into survivorship.