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POCT Professional Certification Board

The the Association for Diagnostics & Laboratory Medicine (formerly AACC) Point-of-Care Testing (POCT) Professional Certification Board oversees the certification process for individuals who apply to receive the Association for Diagnostics & Laboratory Medicine’s (ADLM) Certified Point-of-Care Testing 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

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

Silka Clark, MT (President-Elect)
Director, Lab Excellence

Elia Mears, MT(ASCP) (Past President)
Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations

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

Credentials Subcommittee

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

Richard Lambert, MS, MT(ASCP), CPP (Credentials Member)
Point-of-Care Testing Manager
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

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

Exams Subcommittee

Rita Khoury, MD, DABCC, FAACC, CPP (Chair, Examinations Subcommittee)
Lab Director
Aculabs, Inc.

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

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

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

Nominating Subcommittee

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

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

Charlotte Bismark, MT(ASCP), CPP (Nominating Member
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 Point-of-Care Testing Professional Certification program, as well as the additional point-of-care testing experts throughout North America who collaborated to develop the certification exam.