Doors open and dinner is served: 5:30 p.m.
Physician Panel Presentation: 6:30 p.m.
Greater Covington Center, 128 W 23rd Ave., Covington, LA 70433
The Together We Triumph Cancer Series is a free educational event for cancer patients and survivors, healthcare providers, and community supporters to learn about the latest advancements in cancer care. A physician-led panel will share and discuss updates on the newest research, screenings and treatment for cancer.
For more information email NorthshoreEvents@marybird.com.
Event is free and open to the public but space is limited. To reserve your spot, kindly RSVP by September 25.
Breast Surgical Oncologist
Dr. R. Scott Bermudez is a radiation oncologist at Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center in Covington and Hammond, and a member of Southeast Louisiana Radiation Oncology Group. He received his medical degree from Harvard Medical School and completed his residency at the University of California, San Francisco. He was also a Fulbright Scholar in modern European history and completed an internship at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center.
Dr. Patricia S. Braly is a gynecological oncologist at Women’s Cancer Care in Covington. She received her M.A. in Molecular Biology from the University of California, Los Angeles, and completed her medical degree, residency, and fellowship in Gynecologic Oncology at the University of California, Irvine. Dr. Braly’s long-standing career began in academic medicine where she served in various appointments at the University of California in Irvine and San Diego, City of Hope National Medical Center and the Louisiana State University Medical Center. She has also been named as one of Good Housekeeping Magazine’s Best Cancer Doctors and Best Doctors for Women in the US.
Dr. Vera Hendrix is a breast surgical oncologist with Lakeshore Surgical Associates. She received her medical degree from Georgetown University of School of Medicine in Washington, D.C. and completed her residency in General Surgery at Tulane University in New Orleans. Dr. Hendrix also completed a fellowship in Breast Surgical Oncology at University of Southern California in Los Angeles. Dr. Hendrix is the only full-time, fellowship-trained breast surgical oncologist on the Northshore.
Dr. Jack Saux is a medical oncologist at Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center in Covington, Louisiana. He received his medical degree from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and has been in practice for more than 20 years. Dr. Saux is part of Northshore Oncology Associates.
Dr. Agustin J. Suarez is an oncologist specializing in hospice and palliative care at Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center in Covington, and medical director at Notre Dame Hospice in Slidell. He received his medical degree from the University of Salamanca in Salamanca, Spain and completed an internship and residency at Charity Hospital of Louisiana, New Orleans. Dr. Suarez also completed a fellowship in Hematology and Oncology at University of Texas Health Science Center. He is a member of Northshore Oncology Associates.
Julie Stokes is CEO of Flame Consulting, CFO of Stokes & Associates, Founder and President/CEO of Ellevate Louisiana, and President/CEO of the Survivor’s Cancer Action Network. She is a CPA, a nonpartisan policy advocate, a civic leader, speaker, and recovering state legislator.
Over her seven years of service in the Louisiana Legislature, Julie Stokes gained a reputation as a passionate advocate for cancer patients and for comprehensive, nonpartisan fiscal policy. Since leaving public life behind in 2020, she has opened Flame Consulting to continue supporting projects that she is passionate about.
Through Flame Consulting, Julie founded Ellevate Louisiana. Ellevate Louisiana’s purpose is to empower women leaders throughout Louisiana by connecting and educating them on the challenges impacting our State with data-driven, non-partisan solutions to make a better future for Louisiana. Similarly, Julie also founded the Survivor’s Cancer Action Network (SCAN) whose mission is to unite cancer survivors, doctors, scientists, and philanthropists to improve the patient experience and ultimately drive superior outcomes for cancer care in the State of Louisiana. Julie also works with the Louisiana Oncology Society to collaborate on and pass legislation to bring the most current science for cancer care to the people of Louisiana.
Finally, Julie serves as CFO of Stokes & Associates, where she provides the financial leadership that has grown the company from two employees in 1998 to nearly forty employees today. She resides in Kenner with her husband, Larry, and their two children, Brandon and Taylor.