Alfreda Woods, BS, CHES, CTR

District of Columbia Department of Health

Alfreda Woods recently joined the Cancer and Chronic Disease Bureau in the Community Health Administration (CHA) as the Program Manager of the Cancer Registry.  Prior to joining DOH, Ms. Woods was employed for nine years at Howard University Hospital as the Cancer Registry Manager.  She worked for the Arkansas Department of Health for seven years as the Quality Assurance Coordinator in the Central Cancer registry and 11 years for the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in various positions, including the cancer registry at the Arkansas Cancer Research Center.  Her overall service to the residents of the State of Arkansas was 18 years.  She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Health Education with an emphasis in community education, and two professional designations:  a Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) and a Certified Tumor Registrar (CTR).  Ms. Woods is now completing her Master’s degree in Nutrition with an emphasis on oncology nutrition from Howard University.  Her hobbies are gardening, cooking and hand dancing.