Committees and Leaders
The Executive Committee is comprised of CLMA Officers and Council Chairs. Their goal is to promote and facilitate the fulfillment of the objectives of the Board of Directors. They call special meetings as necessary and can transact the business of the association if needed.
Finance, Audit and Administration Committee
The Finance, Audit and Administration Committee (FAAC) approves CLMA’s operating and capital budgets on an annual basis. They monitor the CLMA budget periodically as needed; maximize financial stability of the association; oversee the work of an external auditor from a registered public accounting firm; make recommendations to the Chief Executive Officer and Board of Directors when action is needed to improve budget performance; assist the Board of Directors and Secretary/Treasurer in developing financial policies and investment strategies and prepare an annual report to the Board of Directors on the status of the financial statements, external audit results, and policy recommendations
KnowledgeLab Program Committee
The KnowledgeLab Program Committee (KLPC) identifies relevant, diverse and cutting-edge topics and associated speakers to include within the annual KnowledgeLab conference schedule to meet the educational needs of the CLMA membership and conference attendees.
Board Liaison: Rochelle Odenbrett, MT(ASCP), MBA
Committee Chair: Sandra Jameson, MT(ASCP), MBA
- Deborah Blecker-Shelley, MS, MT(ASCP)SM
- James Lehman, MLS(ASCP), MBA
- Kim Harasymiak, MBA, SCT(ASCP), CLT(NYSED), CSSGB(ASQ)
- Letricia Jauregui, MT(ASCP), MAOM, FACHE
- Michael Veri, MLS(ASCP), M.S. Chem
- Susan Kretz
Education Advisory Resource Committee
The Education Advisory Resource Committee (EARC) is a group of volunteer leaders that strategizes initiatives, guides best practices, and serves as ambassadors. Advisory committee members are visionaries, thought-leaders, strategizers, and ambassadors that come from CLMA’s many constituencies. The EARC is responsible for maintaining and updating the enduring and ongoing educational resources for CLMA members. This includes but is not limited to: live webinars, recorded offerings, and assessing education offered through the Body of Knowledge.
Board Liaison: Patti Walton, MHSA, MT(ASCP)
- Aaron Samson, MBA, MB(ASCP)
- Angela Cedeño, MBA, MT(ASCP)
- David P. Gingrich, PBT(ASCP)
- Denisha Walker, MT (ASCP)CM
- Lee Hubert, MBA, SPHR
- Melinda S Becker, MT(ASCP)
- Tara Eagle, MBA, MLS(ASCP), CLS
- Theresa Ann Hunter, MLS (ASCP), MHA
Editorial Advisory Board
The Editorial Advisory Board (EAB) ensures that the new Industry Pulse Blog reflects CLMA’s strategic vision for laboratory leaders and supports CLMA’s membership in their roles as laboratory managers. The EAB is responsible for the Industry Pulse editorial content calendar and makes recommendations around design and technology as related to the delivery of the blog content.
Board Liaison: Sheila Lawson, MBA
Editor: Martha Casassa, MS, CLD/MT(ASCP)
- Jennifer Dawson, MHA, LSSBB, CPHQ, DLM(ASCP)SLS, QLC, QIHC
- Paul Eden, Jr, MT(ASCP), MBA, PhD
- Rodney Forsman
- C. Anne Pontius, MBA, FACMPE, CHC, MT(ASCP)
- E. Caroline Satyadi, DBA, FACHE, DLM(ASCP), MS, SM, SLS, CLS
- C.J. Woslager, MS, MLS(ASCP)
Shared Interest Groups Committee
Shared Interest Groups (SIGs) Committee is a made up of the volunteer leaders (Co-Chairs) of each SIG. SIG Co-Chairs work in conjunction with the CLMA staff to oversee all SIGs for the year. Specific responsibilities include developing an annual plan to provide virtual networking and educational opportunities for SIG membership. Co-Chairs collaborate directly with CLMA staff on SIG programming, including the scheduling and selection of virtual programs, creation of resources, and sourcing of content. Co-Chairs help promote SIG opportunities to the membership via social media and targeted messages to the membership, provide feedback on the progression of the SIGs and perform a quarterly analysis to evaluate the effectiveness of the education and networking.
Board Liaison: Cynthia S. Parrish, MT(ASCP) SC, SH, DLM
New Technology, Testing, and Trends SIG Leaders
Personnel, Staffing, and Response to Healthcare Changes SIG Leaders
Professional Development and Management SIG Leaders
Regulatory Changes and Quality Improvement SIG Leaders
Legislative, Compliance and Regulatory Committee
The Legislative, Compliance and Regulatory Committee (LCRC) informs and educates CLMA members regarding federal, regulatory, compliance and reimbursement issues, and advocates on behalf of CLMA members to national organizations, federal agencies, and regulators.
Board Liaison: Bonnie D. Rubin, MLS(ASCP), MBA, MHA
Committee Chair: Diane Cicchini, BS
- George Deratany, MA, MT(ASCP), CHC, CHPC
- Charles C. Dunham, IV, Esq.
- Rodney W Forsman, Asst. Professor Emeritus
- Sue Jahnke, MT(ASCP)
Chapter Advisory Resource Committee
The Chapter Advisory Resource Committee (CARC) is a resource group of volunteer leaders charged with strengthening the relationship between CLMA National and the Chapters by strategizing initiatives, guiding best practices, and serving as ambassadors. CARC volunteer leaders are visionaries, thought-leaders, strategizers, and ambassadors that come from CLMA’s many constituencies. The CARC is responsible for maintaining and updating the enduring and ongoing chapter resources, distributing communications, and increasing engagement within the Chapter Leader Community. This committee is also responsible for overseeing the planning of the Chapter Leader Summit and supporting the Council of Chapter Leaders Chair in ensuring adherence of compliance and annual requirements of the chapters.
Board Liaison: Sean Tucker, MLS(ASCP), MBA