AACC Announces 2023 Election Candidates

Paul J. Jannetto, PhD, DABCC, FADLM, AACC Secretary, has announced the slate of candidates selected by the Nominating Committee for the 2023 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, 2023, 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. Anthony KilleenAnthony Killeen, MB, BCh, PhD, MSc; professor; director of clinical laboratories, University of Minnesota Medical Center (Adult Hospital), Minneapolis


Dr. Christopher McCuddenChristopher McCudden, PhD; clinical biochemist; vice chair, department of pathology and laboratory medicine, University of Ottawa; deputy chief medical and scientific officer, Eastern Ontario Regional Laboratory Association; clinical biochemist, division of biochemistry, department of pathology and laboratory medicine, The Ottawa Hospital; associate professor, department of pathology and laboratory medicine, University of Ottawa, division of biochemistry, The Ottawa Hospital; Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Board of Directors

Dr. Christina LockwoodChristina M. Lockwood, PhD; professor of laboratory medicine and pathology; adjunct professor of genome sciences, University of Washington, Seattle

Dr. Laura ParnasLaura Parnas, PhD, DABCC, FADLM; disease area network lead, cardiometabolism and neurology, medical and scientific affairs, Roche Diagnostics Corporation, Indianapolis

Nominating Committee

Dr. Mark CervinskiMark A. Cervinski, PhD; medical director of clinical chemistry and point-of-care testing, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medicine Center, Lebanon, New Hampshire

Dr. Susan EvansSue Evans, PhD; principal/founder, BioDecisions Consulting, Los Gatos, California

Dr. Angela FergusonAngela Ferguson, PhD, DABCC, FADLM; co-director, chemistry labs; director, immunology; director, point-of-care testing, Children's Mercy Hospital, Kansas City, Missouri

Dr. Deborah FrenchDeborah French, PhD, DABCC, FADLM; assistant director of chemistry; director of mass spectrometry, UCSF Clinical Laboratories, San Francisco

Dr. Robert NerenzRobert Nerenz, PhD; associate professor; co-director of clinical chemistry, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee

Dr. James NicholsJames H. Nichols, PhD, DABCC, FADLM; professor of pathology, microbiology, and immunology; medical director, clinical chemistry and point-of-care testing, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, Tennessee

Dr. Nicole TolanNicole V. Tolan, PhD, DABCC; assistant professor of pathology, Harvard Medical School; co-medical director, clinical chemistry laboratory, medical director, mass spectrometry and point-of-care testing, Brigham and Women’s Hospital; CLIA laboratory and medical director, Mass General Brigham Home Care; Boston