Tara Planetta, BSc, RRT

Tara Planetta is currently the Registrar for the Nova Scotia College of Respiratory Therapists (NSCRT), as well as a clinical respiratory therapist in the hyperbaric medicine unit at the QEII Health Sciences Centre in Halifax, NS. She graduated from the respiratory therapy program at the Victoria General Hospital in Halifax in 2000, following completion of a BSc at Dalhousie University in 1998. During Tara’s 18-year career as an RT, she has been fortunate to have practiced in a variety of patient care of settings, including: critical care, primary care, ambulatory clinics, and now regulation. As registrar of the NSCRT she oversees the administration and statutory responsibilities of the College and is an active participant in quality assurance and policy/guideline development. Tara is a passionate advocate for patients and is a dedicated employee of the hyperbaric medicine unit, where she takes pride in providing high quality, patient-centered care as member of the hyperbaric medicine team.

What are the most important initiatives you would like to champion as a CUHMA BoD member?

As a member of the board, my priority would be participation in the development of a 5-year strategic plan. Strategic planning provides clarity, direction and focus for the BoD and assists them in deciding on what initiatives should be pursued.