Rita joined the Siteman Cancer Center on July 13, 2009 and is thrilled to complete her first 6 months at Washington University. Rita has over 25 years of experience working in healthcare and has worn a lot of hats during this time. Most recently, she served as Program Director for the inpatient rehabilitaiton program of Forest Park Hospital and St. Alexius Hospital. Her clinical background is Physical Therapy; however, she has also practiced as a Phlebotomist and served as Director of multiple healtcare specialties including Respiratory Therapy, Diagnostic Cardiology, Audiology, Food and Nutrition and Mission Integration. When she is not watching over the clinic, you can find Rita in the depths of a home or garden remodeling project. A proclaimed “do-it-herselfer” , Rita considers her century-old home to be one great big craft project. She is fearless about tackling new jobs, learning new skills and buying new tools.