AACC Announces 2022 Election Candidates

Paul J. Jannetto, PhD, DABCC, FADLM, AACC Secretary, has announced the slate of candidates selected by the Nominating Committee for the 2022 AACC elections. The Nominating Committee identifies a single candidate for each open officer and Board position and more candidates than open positions for the Nominating Committee itself. The online election process will run May 1-31, 2022, and the membership will have the opportunity to vote for or against each candidate on the single-candidate slate and to elect three members to the Nominating Committee through a plurality vote.

The candidates and positions are:


Dr. Octavia Peck PalmerOctavia M. Peck Palmer, PhD, FADLM; associate professor, departments of pathology, critical care medicine, clinical, and translational science, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine; division director, clinical chemistry; medical director, automated testing laboratories, UPMC Presbyterian and Shadyside; assistant medical director, automated testing laboratories, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC; Pittsburgh


Dr. Victoria ZhangVictoria Zhang, PhD, MBA, DABCC, FADLM; vice chair for clinical enterprise strategy; director of clinical chemistry division; associate professor of pathology and laboratory medicine; University of Rochester Medical Center; Rochester, New York

Board of Directors

Dr. Daniel HolmesDaniel T. Holmes, BSc, MD, FRCPC; clinical professor, department of pathology and laboratory medicine, University of British Columbia; St. Paul’s Hospital; Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Dr. Stanley LoStanley F. Lo, PhD; professor, department of pathology, Medical College of Wisconsin; associate director, clinical laboratories, Children's Wisconsin; Milwaukee

Nominating Committee

Dr. Robert FitzgeraldRobert Fitzgerald, PhD, DABCC (CC and CT), FAACB, NRCC; professor of pathology; director of clinical toxicology laboratory; associate director of clinical chemistry laboratory; director of clinical chemistry ComACC program; University of California San Diego; San Diego

Dr. Nichole Korpi-SteinerNichole Korpi-Steiner, PhD, DABCC, FADLM; associate professor of pathology and laboratory medicine; director, special chemistry lab; medical director, point-of-care testing and ambulatory care center lab; University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Dr. Nathalie LepageNathalie Lepage, PhD, FCACB, FCCMG; laboratory head, biochemistry laboratory, Newborn Screening Ontario; Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Dr. Stacy MelansonStacy E. Melanson, MD, PhD; director, clinical laboratories, Brigham and Women’s Hospital; Boston

Dr. Robert NerenzRobert Nerenz, PhD; associate director of clinical chemistry, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center; Lebanon, New Hampshire

Dr. Kalen NissenKalen (Olson) Nissen, PhD, DABCC, FADLM; director of medical affairs and medical officer, Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics; Walpole, Massachusetts

Dr. Carmen WileyCarmen L. Wiley, PhD, DABCC, FADLM; clinical medical director, Incyte Diagnostics; medical director, Providence Inland Northwest Washington; Spokane, Washington