Advocacy for our Laboratorians

Our primary goal is to advocate for our profession and our patients. We do this by representing the interests of the clinical laboratory and affiliated professions and members of the Society in all government and other forums that affect these interests and being involved in national and state legislation and promoting licensure for all medical laboratory professionals.


We want to provide educational opportunities to students, future students, non-laboratory professionals and patients.

Current Leadership

Officers                                       Board Members

President – Jennifer Jones                         (2024) Lety Nunez-Argote
President-Elect – Beckie Hetrick                 (2023) Norma Battle
Past President – Carol Shearer                  (2023) Julie Hutchinson
Secretary – Ruby K Brower                         (2022) Kevin Staats
Treasurer – Linda Hickok                            (2022) Diana Cochran-Black
                                                                    Developing Professional-
                                                                    Ascending Professional- Leah Ade

Representatives at large

Drew Jones
Megan Neill
Celestia Seymour

Standing Committee members

Annual Meeting Coordinator Ruby Brower Membership Development Renee Hodgkins
Awards Eric Elsinghorst Nominations Carol Shearer
Bylaws Marla Williams PACE Administrator Beckie Hetrick
Education Eric Elsinghorst Promotion of the Profession Drew Jones
Leah Ade
Finance Linda Hickok Public Relations Heather Santaniello
Government Affairs Linda Hickok
Lety Nunez-Argote
Publications Beckie Hetrick

SCientific Assembly chairs

Chemistry/Urinalysis Linda Reed Informatics Becki Hetrick
Education Jan Hudzucki Laboratory
Ruby Brower
Generalist Julie Hutchinson Microbiology/Public Health Norma Battle
Hematology/Hemostasis Diane Cochran-Black Molecular Brad Pfaltzgraff
Immunology/Immunohematology Dana (Bostic) Baker Point of Care/Phlebotomy Jessica Dirks