Florida Oncology Tavares was founded with the mission of combining technology,
expertise, and compassion to provide world-class cancer care to the people of Lake County.
Our center uniquely combines the newest and most capable radiation therapy equipment in Lake County
with an expert physician who has practiced in Tavares for many years.
The TrueBeam® is the latest advance in radiation therapy technology from Varian Medical Systems, the world’s leading producer of radiation therapy equipment.
Our physicians can provide detailed information on which techniques are appropriate for any individual patient case.
Our physicians can provide more detailed information on whether radiation therapy is appropriate for any individual patient case.
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At Florida Oncology Tavares, our patients are part of our family. Our goal is to bring you comfort and reassurance on your journey, while providing you the best possible radiation treatments and cancer care.
We are dedicated professionals who believe in learning constantly so that we can bring the latest techniques and treatments to our patients.
We use the latest in radiation technology to ensure your treatments are precise and effective.
Our team is our most important asset. We are a group of dedicated, compassionate medical professionals. We pride ourselves on our ability to provide precise, personalized, high-quality radiation treatments and cancer care to each of our patients. We love getting to know the faces that walk through our doors because we know you are more than your cancer.
Jeffrey G. Brabham, M.D.
Adrienne Davis, MS, DABR
Adrienne, who considers herself a Jersey Girl was born and raised in Southern New Jersey. Receiving her bachelor’s degree from Gwynedd Mercy University, Lansdale, Pennsylvania, Adrienne trained at Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia.
After practicing as a Radiation Therapist and Dosimetrist for many years, Adrienne eventually furthered her education at the Illinois Institute of Technology, where she obtained a master’s degree in Health Physics. She is certified by the American Board of Radiology in Therapeutic Medical Physics. Adrienne enjoys academics and recently returned to Gwynedd Mercy University to acquire a Graduate Certificate in Health Care Administration. She is passionate about her career, believes she was called to serve, and is delighted to be part of the Florida Oncology Tavares team!
Adrienne lives locally and enjoys yoga, bicycling, and gardening with her husband, Bill. Her two children, Rachel and JD, who have both completed master’s degrees, reside in South Florida. Her best vacations involve the beach, especially the Jersey Shore with old friends.
Alicia Chin-Quee, R.T. (R) (T)
Surprisingly to most, Alicia was born and raised on the tiny island of Jamaica in the Caribbean. She migrated to Miami, Florida after graduating high school, where she earned her B. S. in Computer Science from Florida International University. After a life altering experience, she was exposed to the love of the medical field and went back to school and earned her A.S. in Radiologic Technology from Miami-Dade College and her Radiation Therapy Certificate from Halifax Medical Center. She has been a Radiation Therapist since 1995 and she brings her vast knowledge of patient care, technical skills and leadership to our office. Prior to coming here, she worked the last 14 years at Florida Hospital Fish Memorial, Orange City, FL, where she was the Lead Radiation Therapist. Alicia’s love and commitment to her patients extends to her community involvement. She enjoys participating in fundraisers especially those benefitting cancer patients. In her spare time, Alicia enjoys relaxing at home in Debary with her husband, Dennis, and her three children, whom she will tell you are her greatest achievements and joy. She sometimes makes time to dabble in her hobbies of sewing, cooking, baking and creating her infamous cake pops bouquets.
Mary Barnett, R.N., B.S.N., N.P.
Mary is an Arkansas native with many years of clinical experience in oncology care in central Florida. She received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing Science and Registerd Nurse Practitioner degrees at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. She worked as a bone marrow transplant nurse and an oncology education specialist at Florida Hospital Orlando before transitioning to radiation oncology nursing in 2009. While working in radiation oncology, she served as a Florida Hospital Spiritual Ambassador and won the Florida Hospital Nursing Excellence Award. Mary is uniquely capable of delivering compassionate, holistic nursing care to each patient with knowledge base that encompasses a broad range of oncologic sub-specialities.
Priscilla Pages, R.T.(T), PRN
Priscilla was born in New York but has lived in Tampa since she was 3 years old. Priscilla was pursuing a B.S. degree at USF in Criminal Psychology when she realized that wasn’t her calling. In 2013 she graduated from Hillsborough Community College with her A.S. degree in Radiation Therapy. She moved to the Orlando area after she graduated where she accepted a position at Florida Hospital. With 3 years under her belt she decided to seek new horizons and found her home here at Florida Oncology Tavares. On her down time she enjoys being involved in her church, playing board games with her friends and family, and spending her time at the beach.
Prior to joining Florida Oncology Tavares, Julie worked as Operations Supervisor for Florida Oncology Management Services, Inc. in Orlando, FL. Previously, she served as an Assistant Vice President of LandAmerica 1031 Exchange Services, Inc., in Orlando, FL. In this role, Julie was responsible for planning and directing the operations of the Southeast Regional Exchange Services office and facilitating complex tax deferred exchanges of investment property under IRC §1031. She was also Fiscal Coordinator and Realty Transfer Tax Supervisor for the Allegheny County Recorder of Deeds in Pittsburgh, PA. Julie was born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and attended Robert Morris College. She has enjoyed many successes over the past 20 years and has a strong reputation for integrity and professionalism. In her spare time, Julie enjoys gardening, traveling, charity work, and going to the movies.
Talina was born in Muncie, Indiana. She joined the United States Marine Corps in 1995 where she proudly served 4 years and was stationed in Washington, D.C. at 8th and I Streets and MCRD in San Diego, California. She has been in the medical field since 1999 working in Orthopedics, Pain Management, Rheumatology and Cardiology where she held positions as a medical assistant, medical biller, insurance verification specialist, and scheduler. Talina has two children in high school whom she loves and is extremely proud of and they both have plans to go into the military after high school. Her happy place is the beach, her dogs, and spending time with her family.
Jason Laher, CMD
Jason was born in Maryland but considers himself a Florida native due to growing up on the east coast of Florida since the age of two. After serving in the United State Air Force he began his career in the field of Radiation Oncology in West Texas before he moved back to his home state to gain more experience as a Radiation Therapist. He completed his residency for Medical Dosimetry at the UF Health Cancer Center at Orlando Health and then increased his knowledge and skill set at the Miami Cancer Institute before setting down roots in Tampa. This journey has afforded him over 5 years of experience in Radiation Oncology including treatment planning in 3D-CRT, IMRT, IGRT, SBRT/SABR, TomoTherapy and Proton modalities in addition to working with world renown Radiation Oncologists, Medical Physicists and other Radiation Oncology staff. When not working with the awesome team at Florida Oncology Tavares he and his wife enjoy volleyball, spikeball and going for runs with their dog, Dexter.
Jessica Ponton, R.T.(T).
Jessica was born and raised in upstate South Carolina where she earned her bachelor’s degree in exercise science from Coastal Carolina University. She dove headfirst into the fitness industry and spent 7 wonderful years training and educating people on being the healthiest version of themselves. She met her husband through fitness, and they moved to Maryland to further his career in the fitness industry. Jessica felt the need to return to school for something different yet similarly rewarding when she found radiation therapy. She completed her associate’s degree in radiation therapy from the Community College of Baltimore County. After completing school, she and her husband decided to move to the sunny state of Florida, currently residing in Orlando. Jessica and her husband enjoy playing tourists visiting all the Disney and Universal theme parks on the weekends. She continues her love for fitness by coaching and participating in CrossFit classes regularly. Lastly, her pride and joy would have to be her pups, a rottweiler named Flex, and a husky named Nova. You may find they end up in just about every conversation she may have because talking about pups will always bring a smile to anyone’s face.
Lakisha is a Florida native raised in Orlando, Florida. Inspired by her grandmother, Lakisha was interested in the medical field and has been a medical professional since 1997, working as a medical assistant and in inpatient care. She has also worked in billing and surgery scheduling.
She has five beautiful kids and two grandkids who keep her busy, but she loves every moment of the time she spends with them. In her downtime, she volunteers at her church, and she loves planning and hosting themed dinners with her family and friends.
Mayra Alva, R.T. (T).
Born and raised in South Florida, Mayra has moved all over Florida since graduating High School in 2013. She had always had a strong passion for helping others and decided she wanted to be a pediatrician when she was twelve. After her first semester at the University of South Florida on the Pre-Med track and shadowing Radiation Therapists for a day at Moffit Cancer Center in Tampa, she immediately knew this was the career for her and changed her major. She had to wait an entire year to apply to the Radiation Therapy program at Hillsborough Community College. Still, with the unconditional support of her now-husband and her loving parents, she knew it was worth the wait. After graduating in 2017 from Hillsborough Community College, she landed a job at the last clinical site where she was a student, Orlando Health Cancer Institute, and worked there for four years. In 2020, Mayra gave birth to her first baby girl, Valentina, whom she adores more than anything else in the world. In her free time, Mayra enjoys spending time with her family and loves dancing. Mayra is more than excited to continue her journey as a Radiation Therapist here at Florida Oncology Tavares and aspires to give the best care possible.