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Talaya Dendy
An 11-Year Cancer Thriver & Board Certified Patient Advocate Who Uses Her Personal Experience as a Former Cancer Patient to Walk with and Guide Others Diagnosed with Cancer

$150/hour · Free Intro Call
Next Available:Apr 1, 3:00 pm UTC

Offers Virtual Support

Meet Talaya


I love to support and guide individuals and families impacted by cancer so they can have peace of mind and focus on healing.

specializes in:

Emotional Support
Oncology (Cancer)
Clinical Trials & Treatment Options
Patient & Family Education
General Medical Navigation
Insurance & Billing
Family & Caregiver Support
Provider Visits
Second Opinions



Talaya Dendy is an experienced 11-year Cancer Thriver, Cancer Doula, and Independent Patient Advocate. Driven by her desire to bridge the medical and emotional sides of cancer and empower others, she takes pride in providing the best guidance, support, and assistance possible. As a Cancer Doula and Independent Patient Advocate, her goals include lightening her client's load so they can focus on healing and ensuring her clients become the gatekeepers of their health and overall quality of life. ...

Education & Credentials


Metropolitan State University

Bachelor of Arts in Science & Mathematics

Licenses & Certifications

Coach Certification Training

Adult Mental Health First Aid Certificate

Board Certified Patient Advocate (BCPA)

Youth Mental Health First Aid Certificate


Wellness and Lifestyle

Medical Guidance

Insurance and Billing





Cancer Doula & Board Certified Independent Patient Advocate

On the Other Side LLC

Jan 2019 - Present

Walk with and support people and families impacted by cancer by providing personalized emotional support, health care system navigation, explaining treatment options and side effects in an easy-to-understand way, improving communication, and more!

Community Consultant

Minnesota Cancer Clinical Trials Network

Jan 2022 - Present

Minneapolis, MN

Focusing on meaningful initiatives to reach, inform, and advance clinical trial participation from underserved and underrepresented communities. Build buy-in for the clinical trials campaign, shaping campaign priorities, timelines, and more