Christina (Chris) Seminara, RHIT, CTR serves as Quality Control Manager for Registry Partners Oncology Division.
Chris has worked with Registry Partners since 2011 where she started off as a Project CTR before her promotion to Quality Control Manager in September, 2016.
Prior to joining Registry Partners, Chris worked for Elmhurst Hospital, a CoC-accredited cancer program in Elmhurst, IL, as a Cancer Registrar where she spent seventeen years.
Chris received her Associates in Science Degree from the College of DuPage in Glen Ellyn, IL, and earned her CTR certification in 2005. Chris is a member of the Cancer Registrars of Illinois (CRI), Chicago Area Cancer Registrars Association (CACRA) and the National Cancer Registrars Association (NCRA).
Chris resides in Illinois and has two sons and a daughter. In her spare time, Chris enjoys spending time with her two grandsons, being outdoors, gardening, taking hikes/walks, fishing and visiting Lake Geneva, Wisconsin.
Q & A with Chris:
Q: What do you find the most rewarding part of your career registry career?
A: The most rewarding part of being a Registrar to me is knowing that we play a big part in the fight against cancer. The collection of data and monitoring of CoC standards make a difference in patient care.
Q: What do you like most about your position as Quality Control Manager?
A: Meeting and mentoring the CTR’s that are new to a project and often to Registry Partners. I enjoy helping them feel more comfortable with the new processes they encounter, which can sometimes feel overwhelming. It is also an opportunity to teach and learn from each other as the registry profession is always changing.
Q: What advice would you give to other individuals considering a career in cancer registry and obtaining their CTR certification?
A: I would tell them it is a very rewarding and flexible career if they are interested in healthcare, but not necessary “hands on”. I would also say that once you achieve your CTR, education does not stop there. There is no such thing as becoming stagnant in the field. View the educational webinars and attend State and National educational meetings to network and be informed of all new developments.