I am currently an independent cancer registry consultant. I retired from CDC’s National Program for Cancer Registries in the Div. of Cancer Prevention & Control where I was a Program Consultant. Before joining CDC, I also spent 2 years in State Central Cancer Registries in Texas & North Carolina. My original training was as a Radiological Technologist & I spent 23 years as the Dir. of a Radiation Oncology Dept. & the Cancer Program Manager. I have been active in both state and national professional associations. I am a past-president of the National Cancer Registrars Assoc. (NCRA), received the Distinguished Member Award & served as the Administrator of NCRA’s Council on Certification for 4 years. I am a founding member & past-president of the Florida Cancer Registrars Assoc. of which I received a Distinguished Member Award. I have authored & co-authored several books & chapters, published articles & made numerous presentations on cancer registration.