Summer 2020 NAACCR Narrative Leave a comment

Partnerships provide organizations opportunities to share their voice.

NAACCR and NCRA have had a long history of partnering on all things related to registrars and education. Here are two ways that we continue to keep the lines of communication open:


NAACCR Liaison to NCRA Board of Directors


Heather Stabinsky, MS.Ed, CTR, was appointed in June 2020 to serve a 2-year term as a NAACCR Liaison to the NCRA Board of Directors. In this volunteer position, Ms. Stabinsky serves as the contact for NCRA membership regarding NAACCR issues, refers NCRA Board questions or concerns to NAACCR, and advocates on behalf of NCRA members to NAACCR. Ms. Stabinsky currently serves on the NAACCR 2021 Implementation Guidelines Task Force and the NAACCR Uniform Data Standards (UDS) Work Group. She is a senior supervisor at the New Jersey State Cancer Registry and is New Jersey’s Education and Training Coordinator. When asked what she hopes to bring to the table or accomplish in her new role, Ms. Stabinsky stated, “The advancement of cancer registry data has never been more important to researchers and medical professionals. My goal is to provide a necessary link between standard setters and NCRA members to continue building a common understanding and a trust between cancer registrars and the groups that establish our guidelines.”



Advisory Board Member on NAACCR Board of Directors


Lori Swain, MS, is the Executive Director of NCRA. Although she has served a number of years on the NAACCR Board of Directors as a Representative for the Sponsoring Member Organizations, she effectively transitioned to her new role as NAACCR’s first Advisory Board Member1 in June of 2020. In her new role, Ms. Swain will provide in-kind expertise, as needed to effectively implement the Strategic Management Plan or other priorities of NAACCR; offering her insight from NCRA’s perspective. When asked what she hopes to bring to the table or accomplish in her new role, Ms. Swain, stated, “Hospital registrars needs and interests are interrelated towards much of the work of NAACCR. I will work with NAACCR to understand opportunities to broaden our relationship and try to launch those efforts for the good of both organizations.”




Thank you, Heather Stabinsky and Lori Swain, for agreeing to serve in these important positions.


Antoinette Stroup, PhD
New Jersey State Cancer Registry


1 See Updated NAACCR Bylaws, effective June 2020:




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