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.

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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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    Oliver Miguel

    Revenue Director
    Eccolab Group Medical Laboratory
    omiguel@eccolabgroup.com
    800-616-1770

    Website: 
    WWW.ECCOLABGROUP.COM

    Short Biography:

    I’m A 25+ year laboratory veteran, that has held a wide variety of management position with in the laboratory industry. Currently, I am the Revenue Director of a multimillion dollar clinical laboratory located in Miami, FL. My current responsibilities include overall management of the laboratory revenue cycle, compliance with HIPAA, CMS and other local, state and federal regulatory agencies. Prior to joining Eccolab, I was employed by Laboratory Corporation of America (LabCorp) as their regional supervisor of logistics. During my tenure at LabCorp I managed over 80 specimen couriers in over 12 counties with in Florida. Before working at LabCorp, I worked at Quest Diagnostics as the Specimen Management department trainer and Safety officer. My duties at Quest involved overall training of the department. Trainings involved topics such as S.O.P training, job specific training, compliance trainings, safety training and any other training proposed by corporate. I hold a Bachelors Degree in Accounting from Florida International University.

    Degree:
    B.A. in Accounting

    Specialities or Key Knowledge Areas:
    Compliance Safety Revenue Cycle Management Business Development Logistics / Supply Chain Client Relations Customer Service

    Address:
    8370 W. Flagler Street
    Miami, FL 33144

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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
    (800) 981-9883 – ext.3717

    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