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Laboratory Improvement: Consultation

The Laboratory Improvement Consultants have knowledge and experience in many technical areas. Information is provided to local laboratory managers, laboratorians, and nursing staff members concerning laboratory management, operations, technical procedures, biosafety and quality assurance guidelines. Consultation is provided to public health programs concerning laboratory services needed to support program objectives. Arrangements for on-site reviews can be made.

See below for a detailed list of Laboratory Improvement staff, their respective areas and contact information.

Raleigh Staff

Phone: (919) 733-7186
Fax: (919) 715-9243
Courier: MSC 1918

Unit Coordinator
Patricia Atwood, BS, MT (ASCP)
(919) 807-8896

  • Administrative
  • Lab Director, LHD CLIA Contract Program

Business Services Coordinator
Michelle Rufus
(919) 807-8751

  • Office/Staff Support
  • Workshop Registrations/Payments
  • Online Study Certificates

Training Lab Lead Technologist
Angie Bradley
(919) 807-8745

  • Competency Testing
  • Stock Cultures
  • Product Evaluations

Training Lab Technologist
Aja Stanback, BS
(919) 807-8750

  • Quality Control on GC-Lect Media
  • Gonorrhea culture plate mailers

Michaela Creech, BSLAS, BSMT
(919) 807-8578

  • Microscopy
  • Wet Mount
  • Basic Microbiology

Heather Colvin, BS
(919) 807-8895

  • GC-Lect Media
  • Gonorrhea Testing
  • Stat Male Smears
  • Gram Staining
  • Urine Microscopy

Staff Development Specialist III
Shaneeka Cannon, MS
(919) 807-8756

  • Career Development
  • Employee Relations
  • Outreach and Workforce Development
  • Continuing Education
  • Distance Learning

Regional Consultants – Local Health Department Concerns/CLIA Contract Compliance

Area A - Black Mountain Region
April Hill, BS, MLS (ASCP)
694 Windy Gap Rd
Mars Hill, NC 28754
Mobile: (828) 289-8519
Courier: Home office

Area B - Winston-Salem Region
Tracey Shives, BS, MT (ASCP)
189 Brentwood Dr.
Advance, NC 27006
Mobile: (336) 306-4302
Courier: Home office

Area C - Fayetteville Region
Karen Wall, BS, MT (ASCP)
2409 Bunnie Dr.
Elm City, NC 27807
Mobile: (910) 322-8120
Fax: (252) 210-2089
Courier: Home office

Area D - Greenville Region
Linda Cleve, BS, MT (ASCP)
1985 Den Tree Ct.
New Bern, NC 28562
Mobile: (252) 414-3078
Courier: Home office

Lab Improvement Information