Mentor Directory

The following individuals and organizations have volunteered to be mentors for the GiveBack365 program. They have agreed to answer questions from aspiring laboratorians. Please feel free to reach out to anyone directly, or ASK US A QUESTION and we will connect you with a mentor who may be better suited to answer your particular question.

Please read the Disclaimer of Endorsement.

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    Maurica Price B.S., H(ASCP)cm

    Regulatory Technical Advisor, COLA Inc.
    Columbia, Maryland
    Email Maurica

    Prior to my employment with COLA, I have worked as an Assistance Quality Improvement Coordinator for a hospital, and as a Clinical Laboratory Scientist for an Oncology Clinic, Urgent care facilities and several large hospitals.

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    James (Jim) Stejskal

    Senior Scientist,  Pfizer Inc.
    Hudson, New Hampshire
    Email Jim

    13 years in clinical diagnostics (military and civilian hospitals), 9 years managing/working in a University multi-species diagnostics and research lab, 13 years in Pharmaceutical drug safety, research and development.

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    Cherri Gregoire

    Laboratory Surveyor
    COLA
    cgregoire@cola.org
    410-206-6245

    Website:

    cola.org

    Short Biography:
    Thirty-two years ago I walked in an office and filled out a long paper application for the position of a Medical Technologist, having no clue what a Medical Technologist was.  During the interview I was asked what college I had attended. I had never attended college.  I had children to support and I needed a job.  The man gave me a chance and hired and trained me as a Phlebotomist.  Thus began my love of the laboratory.

    Fifteen years later, I graduated  Magna Cume Laude from college.  I was 38 years old and began my career as a Clinical Laboratory Scientist.

    After several positions and titles over the years, I was fortunate to obtain a surveyor position with COLA.   COLA allows me to travel, meet people, and most of all share my love of the laboratory.

    Cherri Gregoire MT, ASCP

    Degree:

    Bachelor of Science Clinical Laboratory Scientist (MT) ASCP Certified

    Specialities or Key Knowledge Areas:
    MT Student Clinical Educator for LSU in New Orleans, LA and Our Lady of the Lake College in Baton Rouge, LA  (10 years)
    Quality Assurance
    Customer Service
    Documentation
    Quality Control
    Supervision
    Hematology/Coag
    Chemistry
    Urinalysis
    Procedure Writing
    CAP, CLIA, COLA, TJC Regulations

    Location:
    Maurepas, LA 70449