Nancy Payne

Nancy Payne has been managing and directing oncology practices for over 30 years. Her decision to follow this career path was charted early by a mother who was director of nursing, and her first job as an ER clerk in her small town Georgia community hospital. Nancy was impressed with the impact that she saw nurses and physicians make in the lives of patients. With a head for business, she knew that she was not destined to be a clinician; she was drawn to practice administration and management. It was her goal to deliver the highest quality care possible within an oncology practice. She exercises that very high calling daily at Space Coast Cancer Center as executive director and, has done so since 2010.

With a career that has spanned decades, Nancy has seen huge advancements in cancer treatments and the positive improvement on survivorship that these advancements have made. This is what has motivated Nancy and Space Coast Cancer Center founder, Dr. Richard Levine, to help bring the very best state-of-the-art cancer care to Brevard County.

A University of Central Florida graduate, earning the designation of CMPE (Certified Medical Practice Executive) from the Medical Group Management Association, Nancy has associations with a variety of professional organizations, including: American College of Medical Practice Executives; MGMA- Association of Oncology and Hematology Administrators; ACCC; FLASCO (Florida Society of Clinical Oncology); Oncology Managers of Florida; Florida MGMA; and Space Coast MGMA.

She is married to local entrepreneur and owner of Motion Control Services, Rick Payne. They moved to Merritt Island in 1999, and feel very strongly about community involvement. Together they have volunteered with Meals on Wheels and The Salvation Army. Nancy has also worked closely with the Susan B. Komen Foundation, Space Coast Cancer Foundation and the American Cancer Society.

With Nancy’s passion and expertise, it is no wonder that so many positive programs, treatment advancements and quality initiatives have been implemented at Space Coast Cancer Center.


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