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Therese "Tracy" Dodd BA, MBA, RN, CPHQ, FNAHQ

Tracy is responsible for assessing, analyzing, and recommending quality and clinical performance improvement processes. She collaborates with clinical service groups to provide division guidance to ensure the cancer service line is in compliance with regulatory and accreditation bodies. Dodd serves as a senior consultant for the Foundation for the Accreditation of Cellular Therapy (FACT) Consulting Services, a FACT Quality Inspection Auditor. Tracy previously served as the Quality Improvement Director for the Sarah Cannon Transplant and Cellular Therapy Network and, prior to that, the Quality Improvement Committee Chair for the Medical College of Wisconsin BMT Program and as the Blood and Marrow Transplant Manager at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin.

She earned her diploma in nursing at Columbia Hospital School of Nursing and her MBA at the Keller Graduate School of Management.

Areas of Expertise

Quality Management Plan, Quality Systems, Quality Indicators; FACT, Commission on Cancer, The Joint Commission, CAP and cGMP compliance; data accuracy and completeness audits and data analysis; document control and writing including policies, procedures, processes, facility master files, gap analyses, abstracts, posters, scientific publications, and IND and CMC preparation; facility and workflow planning; staff training, coaching and mentoring; and qualification, verification and validation.

Scope of Experience

• More than 35 years of healthcare quality and accreditation/regulatory compliance experience.
• 25 years specific to adult and pediatric BMT Programs.
• 25 years of transplant and cellular therapy management experience.

Market Sector Focus

  • Hematopoietic stem cell and cell therapy clinical care
  • Hematopoietic stem cell and cell therapy collection (bone marrow, apheresis product, cord blood).
  • Data accuracy and completeness audits and data analysis

Relevant Assignments

  • Served as FACT Quality Inspection Auditor to ensure consistency in FACT inspection processes.
  • Co-Chair of FACT Quality Management Committee.
  • Member of the American Society for Transplantation and Cellular Therapy (ASTCT) Administrative Directors SIG Quality Workgroup.   
  • Member of ASTCT Committee on Cellular Therapy
  • Member of ASTCT Committee on Quality Outcomes
  • Member of the Wisconsin Association of Healthcare Quality Board of Directors.
  • Wisconsin Forward Award Board of Examiners serving in examiner and team leader positions 2001-2011

Qualifications & Registrations

  • Member American College of Medical Quality (ACMQ)
  • American Society for Transplantation and Cellular Therapy (ASTCT)
  • Member Wisconsin Association for Healthcare Quality (WAHQ)
  • Registered Nurse, State of Wisconsin Department of Regulation & Licensing
  • Fellow of the National Association for Healthcare Quality (FNAHQ), 2016
  • Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality; Healthcare Quality Certification Board, 1998
  • Certified Professional in Utilization Review; InterQual, 1992-1994
  • Six Sigma Green Belt Training; Motorola University, 2007
  • Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI), 2008
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