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Board of Directors

AACC’s 14-member Board of Directors is ratified by the AACC membership, based on a slate of candidates selected by the association’s membership-elected Nominating Committee after a thorough recruitment and review process.

In addition to five officers—the President, President-elect, Past President, Secretary, and Treasurer—the Board includes six directors who serve 3-year staggered terms, as well as three ex-officio members.

The Board of Directors also exercises its governance responsibilities through three standing committees—the Executive Committee, Finance Committee, and Awards Committee.

Shannon Haymond, PhD, DABCC, FAACC (President) is the Vice Chair for Computational Pathology and Director of Clinical Mass Spectrometry at the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago and Associate Professor Pathology at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois.

Octavia M. Peck Palmer, PhD, FAACC (President-Elect) is an Associate Professor, Departments of Pathology, Critical Care Medicine, Clinical and Translational Science at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Stephen R. Master, MD, PhD, FAACC (Past President) is the Chief, Division of Laboratory Medicine at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and Associate Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Paul J. Jannetto, PhD, DABCC, FAACC (Secretary) is an Associate Professor of Laboratory Medicine & Pathology and Consultant and Laboratory Director at Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota.

Y. Victoria Zhang, MBA, PhD, DABCC, FAACC (Treasurer) is Professor and Vice Chair for Clinical Enterprise Strategy; Director of Clinical Chemistry Division; Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine; University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, New York.

Erika Deaton-Mohney MT(ASCP), CPP (ex-officio with vote, Chair, Clinical Lab Scientists Council) is a Point of Care and Compliance Coordinator at Bronson Healthcare, Kalamazoo, Michigan.

Joe M. El-Khoury, PhD, DABCC, FAACC (Director) is an Associate Professor of Laboratory Medicine at Yale School of Medicine and Director of the Clinical Chemistry Laboratory and Fellowship Program at Yale-New Haven Health, New Haven, Connecticut.

Daniel T. Holmes, MD, FRCPC (Director) is a Clinical Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at University of British Columbia and Head and Medical Director of the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at St. Paul’s Hospital, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

Stanley F. Lo, PhD, DABCC, FAACC (Director) is a Professor, Department of Pathology, at the Medical College of Wisconsin and Associate Director Clinical Laboratories at Children's Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Christopher McCudden, PhD, DABCC, FACB, FCACB (Director) is the Vice Chair, Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, University of Ottawa; Deputy Chief Medical and Scientific Officer, Eastern Ontario Regional Laboratory Association; Clinical Biochemist, Division of Biochemistry, Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, The Ottawa Hospital; and Associate Professor, Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

Christine Schmotzer, MD (Director), is Vice Chair, System Pathology Operations, University Hospitals Health System; Co-Director, University Hospitals Diagnostic Institute; and Associate Professor of Pathology, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio.

Bonny Lewis Van PhD, FAACC, HCLD(ABB) (Director) is a Senior Consultant with J. Michael Consulting LLC, Roswell, Georgia.

Yusheng Zhu, PhD, DABCC, FAACC (ex-officio with vote, President of the AACC Academy) is a Professor, Pathology and Lab Medicine, Pharmacology, Medical Director, Clinical Chemistry and Automated Testing Laboratory; Co-Director, Pathology Core Reference Laboratory; Medical Co-Director, POCT Program; Director, Postdoctoral Clinical Chemistry Program; Chair, Laboratory Utilization Committee, Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine; Penn State University Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, Pennsylvania.

Mark J. Golden, FASAE, CAE (ex-officio) is the Chief Executive Officer of AACC, Washington, DC.