Carol Rapson Carol Rapson, MD

I am the founder of this practice. It has been my privilege to practice medical oncology for over 25 years. I started at MSU and I remain a devoted Spartan. I take great pleasure in my work. I also enjoy a farm with my family. We have horses, miniature donkeys, dogs, and cats. Many of these are rescue animals. I have two children of whom I am very proud.

Thank you for accessing the website. We are very proud of our staff and practice.

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Tony Brandau Anthony Brandau, DO

I graduated from MSU COM in 2010 and completed my residency and fellowship training through McLaren Greater Lansing/MSU. It goes without saying that I bleed green and white. I enjoy watching my Spartans Tigers and Lions. In my free time you can usually find me on the golf course.

I'm happily married with a baby girl joining us very soon. Our family is rounded out by our Bulldog/Lab named Wall-E.

Oncology is my passion and I have been excited to join Dr. Rapson and the Red Cedar Oncology team since I first met them in the office 3 years ago. I am excited to grow and take care of our oncology patients.

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Tom Rapson Tom Rapson
Human Resources

In addition to administrating HR policies, I thoroughly enjoy meeting the patients. Showing Arabian horses is my passion. My mini-donkey “Stewart” and Boxer “Beau” are the greatest!! My family is the driving force of my purpose in life.

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Julie McClure Julie McClure, RN, OCN
Practice Manager

Nursing has been a very rewarding experience for many years of my life. Let me just say more than 30 years!! I have been employed at Red Cedar Oncology since August of 2002.

In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my husband and family. We are blessed with 2 amazing sons and 2 grandchildren that we adore.

You might see me at East Lansing Adventure Boot Camp or the YMCA. I have a dog that I adore and of course he requires lots of walks. We have a large yard that keeps me busy as well as I enjoy planting a large vegetable garden.

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Peggy Winland Peggy Winland
Billing Department

I enjoy gardening, traveling, and volunteering at the Cascade Humane Society. I am married to Mike and have two cats and one dog.

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Kasandra Risch Kasandra Risch MSN, NP-BC

I have enjoyed the field of nursing since 2003. I completed my master's degree in nursing from the University of Michigan School of Nursing in 2013. I am committed to providing quality patient care.

Our family, which includes my husband, son and daughter, recently moved into a new home. We are very happy to be there and having fun settling in. In my spare time I enjoy camping and spending time with my family and encouraging the Wolverines on to victory.

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Sue Piechowski Sue Piechowski

I am the scheduling secretary in our office. I feel very blessed to be a part of such an excellent team, I have been with Dr. Rapson since 2000. When I am not working I enjoy time with my family, playing golf, reading or doing cross-stitch.

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Melissa Rowland Melissa Rowland
Billing/Transcription

My name is Melissa. I do the billing here at Red Cedar Oncology. I’ve been in the medical field for many years serving as a critical care paramedic, doing infusions for RA patients and also am a fire fighter. I love being able to help others. I also have an accounting degree. I have 2 boys (Tyler and Cody), 2 grandsons (Aydin and Maysn), and 1 granddaughter dog, Saige– they are my everything along with the rest of my family. I enjoy reading, walking, and running, anything in the sunshine especially if it involves water, camping and many other activities.

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Amy Yanz Amy Yanz, RN

Bio coming soon!

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Kevin Lezan Kevin Lezan, RN

I am one of the office nurses. I work closely with treatments and infusions. I love my job! I have been with the practice since 2005.

I am happily married with two wonderful sons. I enjoy keeping busy playing hocky, running, cycling, camping and canoeing. My family and I love to travel. Lets go!!

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Penny Perkins Penny Perkins, RN, OCN

I feel honored to be a part of Red Cedar Oncology. I have been a nurse for 24 years, most of those years have been in oncology. My favorite part of being an oncology nurse is being able to interact and provide care for my patients and families.

I am married to Rick and we have one son named Luke. I enjoy spending time with my family, golfing, bowling and camping.

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Lynnette Lynnette, RN, OCN
Triage Nurse, Patient Care

I have been a nurse for 28 years, mostly in oncology. I enjoy patient-care and family contact.

I hunt, golf, and spend time with my family and my Boston Terrier “Duke.”

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Britten Kelley Britten Kelley

I've been in the medical field for 25 years, with 5 of those years being at Red Cedar Oncology. I am both honored and very thankful to be working with such an amazing team.

Outside of work, I have 3 boys (men) and 2 grandchildren. I enjoy every minute I get to spend with any of them. In the summer months you can find me outside kayaking, or anything water related. In the winter months I usually have the oven working overtime with baking goodies or you can find me curled up in my chair crocheting or cross stitching.

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Melissa Ackerson Melissa Ackerson
Medical Assistant

I feel blessed to be a part of the Red Cedar Oncology team. I have been in the medical field for 19 years. I have been a medical assistant for 13 years.

I am very passionate about my job and our patients. I feel working in oncology has given me a whole new perspective on life. Working in this field has been the most rewarding experience.

I enjoy being outdoors, fishing, canoeing, hunting and going to the beach. I also enjoy classic and country music. My family consists of two teenagers Ethan and Cora, along with my husband Cory. We enjoy taking care of our animals on our small family farm. Those animals include horses, cows, calves, chickens, ducks and dogs!!

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