Our Support Staff

Oncology Associates Staff

The staff keeps Oncology Associates running smoothly. Each member brings their own sense of community to the job. You can count on them to be warm, personable and helpful.

Janice Elrod – Practice Administrator
If you see Janice busting a move and belting out a rap song, you might be quite startled. Her love for rap, rock and Lady Gaga is just another facet to Janice’s rich and impressive background. After 17 years at Oncology clinics in Colorado, Janice made the move to Omaha. She’d been in Denver since she was five, spending her formative years as a “cowgirl” showing horses every weekend, and participating in 4H. She credits her success to both of her parents who have always stood by her. What Janice values most about her work at Oncology Associates is watching the courage and strength patients show every day. And being part of a team dedicated to making cancer patients’ experiences as positive as possible.

Katie Oliver – Billing Department
Katie joined Oncology Associates in 2009 and is currently working in billing. She also attends Metropolitan Community College, working toward a degree in Health Information Management. She was born in a small country town northwest of Omaha and has lived in Omaha since 2004. Katie enjoys spending time with her son, who keeps her busy when she is not working or attending school.
DeeDee Shannon – Billing Department Supervisor
DeeDee has been with Oncology Associates since 2006 She received her Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from University of NE at Omaha. She currently resides in Fremont, NE with her husband. They have two pets that they consider their children, her 170 lb Saint Bernard Sasha and her Paint horse, Oliver. In her spare time DeeDee enjoys showing horses, spending time with family and friends and going back to the family farm, which will always be home for her.
Laura Dawson, Billing Specialist
This Illinois native knew early on that she wanted to find a profession where she could help others and make a difference. She chose the medical field, working as a billing specialist and never left. With over 30 years of experience, she’s seen quite a few change in health insurance, but she does her best to stay on top of all the updates. In fact, one of the things Laura likes most about working in medical billing is that she likens it to solving a big puzzle. She loves sorting out all the pieces, getting them in the right place and then helping her patients bring it all together. You could say that Laura is quite devoted to helping patients navigate their insurance claims. She once helped a patient get a year’s worth of claims paid! “She sent me flowers, made a cake and brought it to my office,” says Laura. “I cried, she cried, and I was so happy to help her.” Now that’s devotion. Something you might not know? Laura loves the outdoors and is a veteran, who spent seven years on active duty in the army.
Marsha Sedlacek – Patient Services
Marsha started with Oncology Associates, PC in 2002. She and her husband Joel moved to Omaha from Northwest Iowa in 2002. She has two sons and three grandchildren. Marsha and her husband are huge University of Iowa fans, but have become big Nebraska and Creighton followers. They spend their free time attending many sporting events along with concerts, their grandchildren’s events and numerous other activities. Marsha has been in the health care field her entire life and enjoys the interaction with the patients, staff and doctors.
K.C. Oltrogge, Patient Services
A dedicated people person, this Millard, Nebraska native’s biggest satisfaction is helping people and making them smile. And that’s a big plus for the patients at OA. K.C. brings a sunny disposition to her patient services position, as well as a genuine love for family. In fact, when it comes to family, K.C. holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Child Youth and Family Services. And this mother of twins, cites her family as her biggest life influence, watching them learn and grow, as well as coming to together to support one another through life’s ups and downs. When K.C. is not busy helping everyone, she enjoys working on art or do it yourself projects.
Michaela Kruse, Patient Services
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