Heather Steinmetz, MPH, is the quality assurance (QA) manager for UCLA Health’s Hematologic Malignancy/Stem Cell Transplant (HM/SCT) Program. She works in collaboration with the Hemapheresis Unit, Stem Cell Lab and Adult & Pediatric Clinical Transplant Program to ensure regulatory compliance is incorporated into all aspects of the HM/SCT Program. She has served as the operational lead implementing all FDA approved CAR-T therapies within the HM/SCT Program. Steinmetz has worked within the hematopoietic stem cell transplant field through her career. She began her career at the National Marrow Donor Program®/Be The Match® where she spent four years as a donor coordinator guiding unrelated donors through donation. She joined UCLA in 2010 as a CIBMTR® (Center for International Blood and Marrow Transplant Research®) coordinator. While reviewing and reporting patient status to the CIBMTR registry, she learned key elements fundamental to the success of the HM/SCT program. She transitioned her donor and patient experience into the QA manager role providing a cohesive understanding of the entire program. Steinmetz received her Master of Public Health from Touro University California.