About the speaker:
Thomas Tempske, CLS, JD, CHC: President and Chief Executive Officer
Thomas has been a California licensed Clinical Laboratory Scientist for over 30 years, and retired as the Program Manager of the Clinical Laboratory Complaints and Regulatory Compliance Program at the California Department of Public Health. He has extensive background in clinical laboratory regulation and inspections of clinical laboratories, tissue banks, IVF labs, stem cell and bone marrow transplant labs. He was a commissioned officer of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for ten years, and is nationally Certified in Healthcare Compliance. He currently resides in Orlando, Florida, where he does consulting and writes books and articles on clinical laboratory compliance and regulatory affairs.
Victoria Shahrzad Radahd, CLS, MSc, PhD: Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Shahrzad has more than 30 years experience in the clinical laboratory field. Worked for 15 years as a federal (CLIA) and California state clinical laboratory inspector and manger of the CLS Continuing Education and Medical Laboratory Technician programs. Worked manager of the Quality Improvement and Quality Control Programs at Berkeley HeartLab, Inc., a subsidiary of Celera Genomics/Quest Diagnostics, she led CAP inspection teams in performing laboratory inspections under the CAP Laboratory Evaluation Program.