Cindy Erangey serves as a project manager with Registry Partners Incorporated. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Northeastern Illinois University in Chicago, IL, and became certified as a CTR in March of 2007. Cindy has several years of experience in the cancer registry field dating back to March of 2000 when she began working for OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria, IL. She started out as a Data Entry Clerk completing follow-up, tumor boards, casefinding and abstracting tasks. In August 2002 she took the Lead Senior Cancer Registrar position for the same facility where she became intimately involved with the CoC and NAPBC accreditation and survey process and served on the Cancer Committee as Quality of Registry Data Coordinator and was also a member of the Breast Cancer Steering Committee. As Lead Senior Cancer Registrar, Cindy oversaw two abstractors, volunteers and departmental support staff.
Cindy presently resides in Peoria, Illinois, with her husband Tony. They have a son, Anthony (25) and daughter, Bridget (18). She is very passionate about art and recycling and she frequently uses recycled products in her artwork creations, combining both passions together. Cindy is a member of the Cancer Registrars of Illinois and National Cancer Registrars Association.
Q&A with Cindy
Q: What do you feel is the best advice you have received from a Commission on Cancer surveyor?
A: The first survey I actively participated in the Surveyor said in the summation meeting “the best time to start preparing for your next survey is tomorrow”….I have never forgotten those wise words!
Q: What gives you the most satisfaction when working with cancer committees?
A: Getting the committee members involved by participation in the standards. Very often committee members have not been asked to participate and are willing to do so, it’s nice to let all of the members know that they are needed for their expertise in their field.
Q: Do you have any advice for someone considering a job in cancer data management?
A: Try to be open and flexible in the needs of your cancer program. Keep focused on deadlines, quality and staffing. Communication is key, it is important to know how to delegate and follow through. Be open to suggestions from staff and flexible to accommodate other’s needs.