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 & molecular 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 & molecular 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.

Adetoun Adeniji-Adele, Ph.D.
Hiring Manager
Integral Molecular
Philadelphia, PA

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

Esther Biswas-Fiss, Ph.D., MB(ASCP)CM
Professor and Chair
Graduate Program Director
Applied Molecular Biology and Biotechnology Program Director
Department of Medical & Molecular Sciences
University of Delaware
Newark, DE

Albert Carrette, M.S., M(ASCP)
Microbiology/Molecular Manager
Virtua Health
Virtua Voorhees, NJ

Linda A. Collins, M.S., MLS(ASCP)CM
MLT Department Chair/Program Director
Delaware Technical Community College
Georgetown, DE

Lakshmi V Cyr, Ph.D.
Professor; Director of Instruction and Department Chair
Delaware Technical Community College
Newark, DE

Christopher P. Dukes, M.B.A., MT(ASCP)
Senior Director, Laboratory Services
Bayhealth Medical Center
Dover, DE

Michael Fleming, Ph.D.
President
Delaware Biotechnology Association
Wilmington, DE

Michael Healy, M.B.A, M.S., MT(ASCP)SBB
Director, Blood Bank Services
Christiana Care
Newark, DE

Andrew Hollinger, M.S., MLS(ASCP)SMCM
Instructor and Program Director for the MS in MLS
Department of Medical & Molecular Sciences
University of Delaware
Newark, DE

Phoebe Holmes, M.D.
Pathologist
Christiana Care Services
Newark, DE
Medical Director and Adjunct Associate Professor
Department of Medical & Molecular Sciences
University of Delaware
Newark, DE

Virginia Hughes, Ph.D., MLS(ASCP) CM  SBB
Medical Diagnostics Pre-PA Program Director and Associate Professor
Department of Medical & Molecular Sciences
University of Delaware
Newark, DE

James W. Kegelman, M.E.
Sr. Staff Engineer
Siemens Healthineers
Newark, DE

Jennifer Koons
HR Business Consultant
Siemens Healthineers
Newark, DE

Christina R. Nase, Ph.D.
Professor and Director of STEM Education
Rowan College of South Jersey
Sewell, NJ

Joseph Osinubi, B.S.
Research Scientist and AMBB alumni
Merck & Co.
Lansdale, PA

Marc Portmann, M.H.A., MT(ASCP), ABB(ELD)
Senior Director, Integration
Shady Grove Fertility
Newark, DE

Keith Robison, Ph.D.
Principal Scientist
Ginkgo Bioworks, Inc.
Cambridge, MA

Dawn Rossin, M.B.A., MLS(ASCP)
Vice President of US Marketing
BioMerieux and Biofire
Durham, North Carolina

Bruce Sachais, MD, Ph.D.
Chief Medical Officer, Vice President - New York Blood Center Enterprises
Medical Director - Blood Bank of Delmarva
Newark, DE

Peggy Scherle, Ph.D.
Chief Scientific Officer
‎Prelude Therapeutics Incorporated
Wilmington, DE

Vipul Shah, M.B.A., MLS(ASCP), DLM(ASCP)CM
Division Manager, Clinical Labs
The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Philadelphia, PA

Stephen Streatfield, Ph.D.
Executive Director, Center for Molecular Biotechnology
Fraunhofer USA, Inc.
Newark, DE

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

Kimberly Walker, Ph.D., MLS(ASCP)
Assistant Professor
Medical Diagnostics Program Director
Department of Medical & Molecular Sciences
University of Delaware
Newark, DE