Lewis Allen Hassell, MD, FCAP
The director of anatomic pathology and associate professor at the University of Oklahoma Health Science Center in Oklahoma City, Dr. Hassell has also served as a visiting consultant to colleagues in Vietnam where he has facilitated humanitarian and medical development projects for 20 years. His research interests include process improvements, laboratory management, pathology education, cytopathology, and quality improvements, as well as development of pathology in resource-poor environments.
Jennifer Laudadio, MD, FCAP
Associate Professor of Pathology at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Dr. Laudadio is a graduate of the Medical College of Georgia. She completed her residency at the Medical University of South Carolina and a Fellowship in Molecular Genetic Pathology at Oregon Health and Science University. She serves as Medical Director of Molecular Pathology at UAMS and is Residency Program Director. Dr. Laudadio also serves on the CAP Curriculum Committee. She brings to the CAP Foundation her passion for education as well as her insight from past leadership and community volunteer experiences.
Board member Marvin Kogan, Lincolnshire, Illinois, is president of Media Directions, Inc., a marketing communications agency. Mr. Kogan has been an instrumental professional resource for Foundation business planning, fundraising, and promotional materials.
A practicing attorney for more than 20 years in Kansas City, Missouri, Alison K. Blessing brings diverse talent to the CAP Foundation board of directors. Her strong analytical skills, honed through private practice in family law, are augmented by previous board and volunteer experience. Ms. Blessing was appointed by the Supreme Court of Missouri to serve on the state’s legal disciplinary committee, which oversees attorney conduct and ensures professionalism. Previously, she also was appointed to serve on the Kansas City Board of Zoning. Throughout her experience, Ms. Blessing remains committed to considering all sides of issues and ideas before reaching decisions. A dedicated professional, she provides fresh, objective perspectives that strengthen the CAP Foundation’s leadership capacity.
As portfolio manager of the Disruptive Innovation Fund with Rose Park Advisors in Boston, Matthew Q. Christensen adds value to the perspectives of the CAP Foundation board of directors.
With his firm’s strategic focus on “disruptive innovation,” Mr. Christensen identifies the ideas, technologies, issues, and trends that unpredictably impact a market—potential opportunities to capitalize on, or threats likely to affect established incumbents.
Earlier, as a senior associate at Innosight, LLC, in Watertown, Massachusetts, Mr. Christensen led engagements in the biotechnology, enterprise software, and financial services industries, among others. Mr. Christensen also worked at the Boston Consulting Group, where his projects served various industries, including specialty chemicals, telecommunications, technology, and industrial goods.
Mr. Christensen holds two degrees from Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, where he also won a national basketball championship, Mr. Christensen also holds an MBA from Harvard Business School.
Steven Drury, MD
Once a college fundraising professional and later a CAP Foundation Board resident-member representative, pathologist Steven Drury, MD, rejoins the CAP Foundation board of directors backed by recent experience in the medical industry. Prior to his current post as medical affairs director for Covidien GI Solutions in Sunnyvale, California, Dr. Drury served Pathology Specialists of New England as a pathologist for Elliot Hospital and Catholic Medical Center in Manchester, New Hampshire. Earlier he completed fellowship training at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, Massachusetts. In addition to his laboratory medicine industry perspective, Dr. Drury brings a strong understanding of fundraising strategy and a proven track record initiating innovative fundraising tactics.
William V. Harrer, MD, FCAP
Dr. Harrer, from Haddonfield, New Jersey, retired in 2013 and was the corporate laboratory medical director for the Lourdes Health System in Camden, New Jersey, and Lourdes Medical Center of Burlington County in Willingboro, New Jersey. He was also a professor of pathology, anatomy, and cell biology at Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia, and clinical professor of pathology at both University of Medicine and Dentistry in New Jersey and Camden County College. Dr. Harrer joined the CAP Foundation Board of Directors in 2008. Additionally, he served on the CAP Board of Governors
from 1994 to 1999, and actively volunteered for several CAP committees and subcommittees.
Robert B. Lorsbach, MD, PhD, FCAP
Director of hematopathology at the University of Arkansas for Medical Science, Dr. Lorsbach’s earlier academic and medical appointments include such noted institutions as Harvard Medical School, Brigham & Women’s Hospital, and St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital and Research Center. His research and work focuses on growing the knowledge base and clinical utility in blood cancer signaling.
Responsible for the College’s strategic and daily operations, Mr. Roussel has extensive experience leading transformational change. He has served previously as the director of The Atlantic Philanthropies, and earlier as a managing partner for global consultancy Accenture. As an executive level advisor to pharmaceutical and high technology companies, he has helped organizations envision and realize change.
As a manager of financial counseling and revenue cycle management for the Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio, Ms. Strok delivers expertise in community outreach to aid the uninsured and underinsured. Similar to the CAP Foundation’s humanitarian See, Test & Treat®
initiative, the programs that Ms. Strok manages help screen and educate patients in need of charity care. Her work with patients who live outside of the United States demonstrates an ability to connect with diverse patient populations and constituencies. Seasoned in understanding the financial challenges health care providers face, Ms. Strok also brings a proven ability to work within budgetary constraints, connect with key government and executive organizations, and help build lasting program value.
Matthew A. Zarka, MD, FCAP
Dr. Zarka consults in laboratory medicine and pathology at Mayo Clinic Arizona, where he serves as director of cytopathology. A member of the World Health Organization’s Technical Advisory Group on Comprehensive Cervical Cancer Control, Dr. Zarka is an active advocate for humanitarian pathology programs in the developing world. He is an executive board member of the Papanicolaou Society of Cytopathology, has taught local pathologists in Tanzania, and has served as medical director of Grounds for Health, a nonprofit organization promoting cervical cancer screening in rural Mexico and Central America.
CAP Junior Member:
Christine Jabcuga, MD
Recently having served as the secretary of the CAP’s Residents Forum Executive Committee, Christine E. Jabcuga, MD, of Burlington, Vermont, serves now as the CAP Foundation’s resident member representative.
Already she has forged strong relationships across the College, most notably in the Residents Forum and the CAP House of Delegates. With her personal commitment to community service to raise awareness of healthy living and disease prevention, Dr. Jabcuga intends to focus her CAP Foundation service on growing the involvement of CAP resident members.
Dr. Jabcuga earned her MD from the University of Texas Science Center, in San Antonio, and joined the University of Vermont’s Fletcher Allen Healthcare Residency Program after completing two years of pathology training at the University of Texas, Houston Medical Center.
CAP Board of Governors Liaison:
William F. Hickey, MD, FCAP
The John La Porte Given Professor and professor of pathology at Dartmouth Medical School, Hanover in New Hampshire, Dr. Hickey previously served as the medical school’s senior associate dean, as well as chairman of its pathology department. He is the attending anatomic pathologist for the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, New Hampshire, as well as the Center’s chief of neuropathology.
Richard R. Gomez, MD, FCAP
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