Heather started working with Registry Partners in July 2012 as a part time Project CTR until May of 2014 when she transitioned into a full time Project CTR position. Heather has worked on a variety of projects consisting of state report only and accredited cancer program projects. Her abstracting and registry operations skills have been a tremendous asset to each project she has worked on and she has received various QC Excellence Certificates over the years.
Prior to working with Registry Partners, Heather worked for as a Cancer Registry Abstractor for Memorial Health University Medical Center in Savannah, GA for 4 years. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree from Armstrong Atlantic State University in Savannah, GA. Additionally, Heather received her Tumor Registry Specialist Certificate in 2009 from Ogeechee Technical College in Statesboro, GA. She became certified as a CTR in 2011 and is a member of the National Cancer Registrars Association as well as the Georgia Tumor Registrars Association.
Heather presently resides in Savannah, GA. She has a dog named Ella and she enjoys going to the beach and spending time with her niece and nephews.
Q & A with Heather:
Q: How did you become interested in the cancer Registry Specialist Certificate?
A: I heard about the Certified Tumor Registrar certification from a co-worker who was looking into different programs at Ogeechee Technical College. I was a bank teller at the time. I did a little research online and found it very interesting and I just knew it was something I wanted to do.
Q: How do you describe your job to friends and family?
A: I usually just say I collect cancer data for those that need it.
Q: What do you find different with your current position compared to your initial cancer registry jobs?
A: I like being asked questions and being able to share what I know with others.