CAP BOARD OF GOVERNORS CANDIDATE, 2023
Proven experience to meet member needs
I am a Professor of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology at Mayo Clinic in Rochester MN. I have had both community practice (5 years) and academic (18 years) experience. I am currently Chair of the Division of Clinical Core Laboratory Services (core lab, esoteric testing, stat labs, physician office labs, point of care testing), and Dean of the Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences. As a member of the College of American Pathologists (CAP) Board of Governors, I currently serve as chair of the Council on Scientific Affairs and member of the executive committee. I also serve as a member of the Council on Accreditation and finance committee. I previously served as vice-chair of the Council on Education and board liason for CAP Foundation. It would be an honor to be elected to a second term and continue to serve CAP.
Advocate for fair payment for lab and pathology services
Reduce regulatory burden on labs and lab directors
Ensure CAP advocacy efforts, educational programs, and accreditation programs meet member needs
Define and improve value of proficiency testing to keep CAP financially strong
Ensure CAP committee and council membership reflects the diversity and experiences of its members
Engage residents and fellows in CAP activities and state pathology societies
18 YEARS LABORATORY ACCREDITATION EXPERIENCE
Member, Council on Accreditation (current)
Chair, Continuous Compliance Committee
Vice-chair, Commission on Laboratory Accreditation
State Commissioner, Nevada and Minnesota
I served on the Continuous Compliance Committee for 10 years, with over 4 years as chair. In that role I set proficiency testing (PT) requirements for the Laboratory Accreditation Program (LAP), developed requirements for PT programs to participate in the LAP, and audited each CAP-accredited PT provider. I have been a member of the Council on Accreditation since 2018.
COUNCIL ON SCIENTIFIC AFFAIRS
Chair, Council on Scientific Affairs (current)
Point of Care Resource Committee
Clinical Chemistry Committee
It has been an honor to serve as chair of the Council on Scientific Affairs. CSA is the largest council within CAP with 28 committees. Most CSA committees run multiple proficiency testing and/or educational programs. Hundreds of CSA committee members keep CAP members, laboratories and other stakeholders updated on key scientific developments related to the practice of pathology.
OTHER PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES
Accreditation Council on Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) Pathology review committee member (current)
Clinical Laboratory Improvement Advisory Committee (CLIAC) member
FDA Advisory Panel on Hematology and Pathology devices