Kristin has 12 years of experience in proton therapy and has been directly involved in the opening of two high volume, multi-room proton therapy centers in the United States. She is an expert presenter for proton therapy lectures, including topics such as treatment delivery with both DS and PBS, dosimetric advantages, CBCT and complex immobilization. Kristin’s direct involvement throughout multiple areas of high volume proton therapy projects has helped to solidify her executive level skill set.
Kristin is educated on CPT applications for proton therapy along with an understanding of payer relations and the necessary appeals process for proton therapy approvals. She has additionally participated in marketing meetings and decisions that have targeted promotion of her organization within a highly competitive healthcare environment. Kristin has also provided direct oversight to the intake team including staffing and the evaluation of workflows to increase throughput and minimize patient wait times.
Kristin currently works collaboratively with the director and medical director of the Texas Center for Proton Therapy to oversee and coordinate the delivery of patient treatments while ensuring compliance with established policies and procedures. She utilizes her strong interpersonal skills to serve as a direct liaison between physicians, physicists, nurses, radiation therapists, and others in patient care to promote successful teamwork between each department.
Her responsibilities include training and supervising a staff of more than 20 radiation therapists, managing diagnostic imaging personnel, and ensuring that the areas of treatment delivery, simulation, and imaging deliver efficient, quality patient care. She has successfully navigated and maintained ACR Accreditation in diagnostic PET, CT and MRI modalities for the facility. Kristin additionally provides guidance, feedback and support for diagnostic imaging workflows, scheduling and throughput.
Prior to joining Texas Center for Proton Therapy, Kristin was chief radiation therapist at University of Florida Proton Therapy Institute in Jacksonville, Fla. In this role, she managed and trained a staff of 30 radiation therapists. In addition, Kristin assisted in developing policies and procedures for simulation areas and trained staff to operate MRI, PET/CT, and CT imaging equipment. She also collaborated in developing patient treatment and workflow as the center prepared to open.