Social Work

HOA’s Social Work Department is comprised of three licensed, certified social workers with many years of experience. Gussie Sorensen (LCSW-R, OSW-C), Belinda Tamoutselis (LCSW-R, OSW-C) and Pamela Coffey (LCSW-R) are available to HOA Social Worker - Gussieall patients and their family members for counseling, bereavement, and group support, as well as to assist our patients with finding opportunities to deal with financial challenges. 

Therese Howington is the Supportive Care Coordinator and works closely with the social workers, registered dietician and survivorship program. Her role is to connect patients to supportive services that benefit patients on their cancer journey.

Hope and confidence are needed to counter the emotional drain on men and women who must deal with cancer. From surprise to denial, anger to fear, uncertainty to despair, the emotional reaction to cancer can take a toll on marriages, relationships, and livelihoods. Support groups can help patients, caregivers and family members share their experiences, regain control and get on with their lives.

We urge you to consider joining a support group. All of our support groups are free and open to the public. Please call for current meeting times and locations. In addition, several local organizations sponsor support groups. We would be happy to make a referral for you.


HOA Social Worker Belinda HOA Social Worker - Pam Coffey  SupportiveCare Coordinator  - Therese Howington