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Department of Medical Laboratory Sciences Advisory Committee

The Advisory Committee is comprised of healthcare providers, industry representatives, alumni, and educators who share a common goal of assuring that the medical laboratory science program is innovative and of the highest quality. With the assistance of the Advisory Committee, visionary planning for the future of the program is of the utmost importance. The responsibilities of the Advisory Committee include the following:

  • to provide perspective about the current relevancy of the curriculum;
  • to evaluate program effectiveness as employers and recommend changes when needed;
  • to provide perspective about the medical laboratory scientist staffing needs of the region;
  • to provide input into staff utilization trends in clinical facilities in the region;
  • to provide liaison between the University and clinical affiliates;
  • to provide liaison between the Program and the University when needed; and
  • to provide assistance in procurement of resources from manufacturers, hospitals, alumni, etc.

Leslie Allshouse, M.Ed., M.B.A., MLS(ASCP)CM
Program Director and Instructor
Department of Medical Laboratory Sciences
University of Delaware
Newark, DE

Karen Brinker, M.Ed., MLS(ASCP)CM
Clinical Education Coordinator and Instructor
Department of Medical Laboratory Sciences
University of Delaware
Newark, DE

Leda Favor, PHR, GPHR
Human Resources Director
Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics
Newark, DE

Mary Lou Gantzer, Ph.D., FACB
Vice President, BioCore Diagnostics, LLC
Newark, DE

Brian Gross, M.H.A., MT(ASCP)SBB
Laboratory Director
South Jersey Healthcare
Vineland, NJ

Susan Hall, Ph.D.
Deputy Dean and Interim Chair
College of Health Sciences
Department of Medical Laboratory Sciences
University of Delaware
Newark, DE

Cheryl Katz, M.S., MLS(ASCP)SH
Vice President, Pathology & Laboratory Services
Christiana Care Health Services
Christiana Hospital
Newark, DE

Mary Ann McLane, Ph.D., MLS(ASCP)
Professor
Department of Medical Laboratory Sciences
University of Delaware
Newark, DE

Eric R. Montgomery, M.D.
Pathologist
Christiana Care Health Services, Newark, DE
Medical Director and Adjunct Associate Professor
Department of Medical Laboratory Sciences
University of Delaware
Newark, DE

Barbara Moore, M.H.S.A, MLS(ASCP)CM
Laboratory Administrative Director
Cape Regional Medical Center
Cape May Court House, NJ

Michelle Parent, Ph.D., MT(ASCP)
Associate Professor
Department of Medical Laboratory Sciences
University of Delaware
Newark, DE

Marc Portmann, M.H.A., MT(ASCP), ABB(ELD)
Practice Administrator
Reproductive Associates of Delaware
Newark, DE

Ron Scheeler, M.S., MT(ASCP)
Laboratory Operations Director
Virtua Health
Mount Holly, NJ

Al Valentine, M.B.A., C(ASCP)
Administrative Director, Clinical and Financial Affairs
Department of Pathology
Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions
Baltimore, MD


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