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Anna Raso, Administrative Services Supervisor, YCC

As the Administrative Services Supervisor within the Director's Office at Yale Cancer Center, Anna Raso's role intersects many different areas. Her main responsibility, however, involves managing the recruitment of candidates for open faculty positions at the Cancer Center. Currently there are twenty-two open faculty positions, and as the clinical and research programs continue to grow, so does the demand for high quality candidates.

Anna handles the scheduling and organization of each search committee meeting, as well as video-conference and on-site visits for all potential candidates. As a candidate progresses through the process, Anna schedules their travel, meetings, and seminars while they are in New Haven, and coordinates relocation services for them and their family if they are hired. In addition to focusing on the recruitment of clinical faculty and physician-scientists, Anna takes on a leadership role in planning major events such as the annual Holiday Party, the Conclave, and our Director's Advisory Board meetings.

"Luckily I have a great team behind me that helps with logistics and triaging tasks as needed. I act as the point person for the Director's Office and there are routine and non-routine tasks that arise each day," said Anna. "It was a steep learning curve coming from a career in television, but I have enjoyed rising to the challenge and enjoy working in this field."

Anna also serves as an Administrative Manager for eight staff members that support 3-4 faculty each. She makes sure that they have everything that they need to be successful in their roles, and handles any issues that arise.

"Anna is absolutely a spectacular representative of Yale Cancer Center and Smilow Cancer Hospital. Every candidate who comes through comments on how organized, professional, and kind she is. She is someone who is incredibly dedicated to exceptional service in everything she does," said Kevin Vest, Deputy Director of Yale Cancer Center.