The Point-of-Care Testing (POCT) Professional Certification Committee oversees the certification process for individuals who apply to receive the Certified POCT Professional (CPP) designation. This certification program is designed for all personnel who perform diagnostic tests outside the central laboratory, including near-patient testing, point-of-care device selection and validation, quality management, operator training, regulatory compliance, and liaison with the central laboratory. Those who receive the designation CPP will demonstrate to patients and healthcare colleagues and institutions that they have proven expertise in this field.

Board Officers

Silka Clark, MT (Chair)
Healthcare Consultant, Strategic Advisory Services Division
ACCUMEN Inc.

Vinita Thakur, PhD, FADLM (Past Chair)
Clinical Biochemistry Division Chief, Point-of-Care Testing Scientific Lead
Health Science Center, Eastern Health

Allison Venner, PhD, FCACB (Secretary)
Clinical Associate Professor, University of Calgary
Clinical Biochemist, Alberta Precision Laboratories

Credentials Subcommittee

Matthew Feldhammer, PhD, DABCC, NRCC (Chair)
Assistant Professor, Medical Director of Chemistry, Toxicology, and Point-of-Care
University of Florida

Christa Williams, MLS(ASCP)CM, CPP
Point-of-Care Testing Specialist
University of Maryland

Stacy Meyers, MLS(ASCP), CPP
Checklist Technical Process Analyst
The College of American Pathologists

Exams Subcommittee

Rita Khoury, MD, DABCC, FADLM, CPP (Chair)
Lab Director
Aculabs, Inc.

Kathleen David, MT (ASCP)
Manager, Point-of-Care Testing
TriCore Reference Laboratories

Jane Tansiongco, MT(ASCP), CPP
Point-of-Care Testing Coordinator
Pali Momi Medical Center

Shana Gaug, CLS, MLS(ASCP), CPP
Point-of-Care Testing Coordinator
Kapiolani Medical Center

Nominating Subcommittee

Adonica Wilson, MT(ASCP) (Chair)
Point of Care Coordinator
A. I. DuPont Hospital for Children

Kayla Isaacs, MT(ASCP)
Medical Laboratory Scientist and POCC
CHI Saint Joseph Hospital

Charlotte Bismark, MT(ASCP), CPP
Point-of-Care Testing Coordinator
St. George Regional Hospital, Intermountain Healthcare

Other Program Contributors

The ADLM Board of Certification would also like to acknowledge the point-of-care testing experts on the Certification Program Task Force who developed the POCT Professional Certification program, as well as the additional POCT experts throughout North America who collaborated to develop the certification exam.

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