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Introducing New NAACLS Board and Review Committee Members

We are pleased to introduce the following new members of the NAACLS Board of Directors (BOD), Review Committee for Accredited Programs (RCAP), Programs Approval Review Committee (PARC) and Doctoral Review Committee (DRC):

Jun Gu, MD, PhD, CG(ASCP)CM is the Associate Professor/Program Director at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, School of Health Professions, in Houston, Texas. He is an Association of Genetic Technologists (AGT) Representative to the Board of Directors (BOD).

Christie L. Massen, PhD, MS, MLS(ASCP)CM, is the Program Director and Chief Laboratory Officer at North Dakota Department of Health, in Bismarck, North Dakota. She is an American Society for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (ASCLS) Representative to the Board of Directors (BOD).

Nathan Marik, MBA, is the Continuity Analyst and Assistant Vice President at the Bank of the West, in Omaha, Nebraska. He is the Public Member on the Board of Directors (BOD).

Elaina Bleifield, PhD, is the Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs at Anoka Technical College, in Anoka, Minnesota. She is the Two-Year Educator on the Board of Directors (BOD).

Dawn Tripolino, MBA, MT(ASCP), is the Program Director at Bayfront Health St. Petersburg Laboratory Services, in St. Petersburg, Florida. She is a MLS Educator on the Review Committee for Accredited Programs (RCAP). Ms. Tripolino previously served on NAACLS’ Programs Approval Review Committee (PARC) and also served as the PARC Vice Chair.

Carol Rentas, PhD, MEd, MT(ASCP), is the Director in the Biomedical Laboratory Sciences Department at George Washington University, in Ashburn, Virginia. She is a MLS Educator on the Review Committee for Accredited Programs (RCAP).

Jason Yuhas, BS, CG(ASCP)CM, is the Senior Educator/Program Director at Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences, in Rochester, Minnesota. He is the Cytogenetic Educator on the Review Committee for Accredited Programs (RCAP).

Terri McElhattan, MHA, MT, PBT(ASCP), CPI(ACAP, is Program Director at Geisinger Health System, in Danville, Pennsylvania. She is a Phlebotomy Educator on the Programs Approval Review Committee (PARC).

Phyllis Ingham, EdD, MEd, MT(ASCP), is the Program Director at West Georgia Technical College, in Waco, Georgia. She is a Phlebotomy Educator on the Programs Approval Review Committee (PARC).

Jennifer Thebo, PhD, MT(ASCP), is the President of JuST Scientific Solutions, LLC, in York, Pennsylvania. She is the Clinical Laboratory Sciences Industry Executive of Leader on the Doctoral Review Committee (DRC).

Janelle M. Chiasera, PhD, MT(ASCP) is the Dean of the School of Health Sciences at Quinnipiac University in Hamden, Connecticut. She is the Department Chair, Dean, Provost on the Doctoral Review Committee (DRC). Dr. Chiasera previously served two terms on RCAP.

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