Jana Grienke joins SROA Soundboard - In Conversation with Administrators Series, SROA's podcast series, to share how she got where she is today, positives about being in a leadership position, the best way to grow in your current position vs growing your career, and some personal anecdotes as well. Jana is currently working at University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics in Iowa City, IA, as the Clinical Operations Director in the Department of Radiation Oncology and is currently a part of the Advisory Council on the SROA Board of Directors.


  1. Tell me briefly about your journey to your current position. (0:33)
  2. What do you like about being in a leadership position? (3:40)
  3. What do you find most challenging about leadership, especially in radiation oncology? (5:38)
  4. What has helped you to be effective as a leader? (7:01)
  5. How do you plan to grow your career from here? (9:24)
  6. Is it important for young leaders to figure out how to grow in a role as well as how high they want to go? (11:33)
  7. What professional organizations do you belong to and why? (13:48)
  8. Who inspires you and why? (15:25)
  9. What do you like to do in your free time? (17:01)
  10. What are you currently reading? Do you have a favorite book you would recommend? (19:02) 
  11. What’s on your playlist? (21:20)
  12. What’s the best advice you’ve ever received? (22:55)
  13. Based on everything you’ve learned over your career and your life, what advice would you offer others? (24:35)


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