Circe is a Waterville, Maine native and received her BSN from Saint Joseph’s College. She began her nursing career as an RN at Mercy hospital, then moved into home hospice care in the early 1990’s. She helped develop the Outpatient Oncology Unit at Mercy Hospital, and completed the Nurse Practitioner program at Simmons College in 2000. In the years that followed, Circe worked with veterans at Togus VA Hospital, spent many years in GYN oncology, taught at the University of New England, and spent a few years in Bone Marrow transplant at Tufts Medical Center. She has developed Cancer Survivorship Programs for patients who have completed therapy. She is committed and dedicated to the cancer patient and families, working towards improved quality of life and wellbeing. Her interests include integrative oncology care and lifestyle choices to improve patient outcomes. Circe joined New England Cancer Specialists in 2012 excited to work back in her community.
Circe has lived in Portland since 1986, enjoying all the city has to offer. She has 2 grown daughters in the teaching profession, and loves walking her Collie through the Eastern Prom. She loves to hike, camp, run, and travel. She enjoys participating in Maine Audubon activities and Physicians for Social Responsibility. She is working on learning Spanish, to enjoy the southwest and South American countries more richly.
Summer is an Army veteran who grew up in the military. She served four years on active duty in Germany and four years in the Colorado Army National Guard. She obtained both her BSN and MSN at Colorado State University. She is an Acute Care Nurse Practitioner certified through the American Nurses Credentialing Center. She began her healthcare career at the Mayo Clinic where she was a Nurse Practitioner with Hospital Internal Medicine caring for patients hospitalized due to complications related to their cancer. While at the Mayo Clinic, she achieved both the bronze and silver quality awards for her work in a quality improvement project aimed to improve communication between healthcare providers.