Jennifer attended Missouri Western State University where she received her Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice in 1999. Additionally, she has completed the Cancer Registry coursework through Santa Barbara Community College in 2012. She earned her CTR certification in 2012 and is a member of the National Cancer Registrars Association and Missouri Tumor Registrars Association.
Jennifer began her cancer registry career in 2009 working 6 years as a Certified Tumor Registrar with Mosaic Life Care (a member of the Mayo Clinic care network) where she completed general registry operations tasks, participated in tumor boards, assisted with the CoC survey process, served as the prostate cancer screening coordinator, assisted with Quality Improvement projects and assisted the medical oncology unit with QOPI certification.
Currently, Jennifer is directly involved with the leadership and operational oversight of the cancer registry for several programs. She assists various hospital cancer programs through the Commission on Cancer survey accreditation process and streamlines cancer registry operations.
Jennifer resides in St. Joseph, Missouri, with her husband, Jeff, son Jaired her dog, Daisy May (English Bulldog). In Jennifer’s spare time she enjoys watching her son play football, soccer, basketball and baseball. She also enjoys painting windows and old barn wood.