Susan Shields, MBA, RN, CNA, BC was called to a career in nursing in 1989 after many years in management in the industrial world. She obtained her BSN from Texas Christian University in 1991 and has been involved in oncology nursing ever since. She is the former Director of the Cancer Program at Harris Methodist Fort Worth Hospital in Fort Worth, TX and is active in the Oncology Nursing Society, the American College of Oncology Administrators and the Society for Integrative Oncology. She believes it is essential to complete the patient’s journey to wellness using therapies that address the whole person, respecting individuals' preferences and their need to actively participate in treatment. She was active in the development of the Healing Arts Center at Harris Methodist Fort Worth. She became Certified in Clinical Aromatherapy (CCAP) in 2005, and as an instructor for R. J. Buckle Associates’ courses in May 2005. She has been actively teaching since then.