August 22, 2019

COTA Team Member Spotlight: Maria Feinstein

We are pleased to recognize Maria Feinstein, MSN, RN, BMTCN in this month’s Team Member Spotlight! Prior to joining COTA as a QA and Training Associate on the medical team, Maria spent seven years working at Hackensack Meridian Health in Stem Cell Transplant and Medical Surgical Oncology, and has been a Registered Nurse for the past nine years. Maria graduated with a Master's of Science in Nursing Informatics from Walden University in 2016, and brought extensive tech experience from her time working with providers. 

Maria recently received COTA’s ROCKSTAR award to recognize her extensive QA efforts on key client data deliverables. Outside of work, Maria’s hobbies include caring for her cat, spending time with her family and baking. If you’re interested in learning more about Maria, her work at COTA and the advice she would give to those considering a job in the oncology space, read on! 

Why did you decide to join the COTA team?

I decided to join the COTA team because I was fascinated with the mission of bringing clarity to cancer. When electronic medical data is put into the right format, it can be a powerful tool for providers. It can help them choose optimal treatments for cancer patients, develop research control arms, inform payers and more. Working at COTA  is a great way to work in Healthcare IT, while still feeling connected to the clinical world. 

Why do you like working for COTA? 

Working for COTA these past seven months has been the most unique and remarkable experience I have had in my career. I appreciate the work flexibility, the dedication everyone has to their coworkers as well as the company’s mission. I think the team’s dedication to the same noble cause brings everyone together. Similarly,  regardless of employee  location, there are always spaces to communicate and get to know everyone you work with!

What would you like to tell someone who is considering a job in the oncology space? Why is your job important to you? 

For anyone looking for a change in the oncology or healthcare IT field, I would suggest joining COTA. It is a great way to be part of the oncology community, as well as a company that is always looking for ways to improve itself. And last but certainly not least, COTA allows you to be a part of projects that will supply data used to create better treatments and improve overall outcomes for cancer patients.

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COTA Team Member Spotlight: Ashwin Lakshmanan
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