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A Team Committed to Advancing Laboratory Quality Around the World

The accomplishments of CLSI’s GHP program have been made possible by the tireless efforts of our GHP team.

Experienced Leaders of GHP

Karen McClure, PhD, MLS(ASCP)SBB

Karen McClure, PhD, MLS(ASCP)SBB, is an expert in the field of adult education in clinical laboratory disciplines, quality management systems, and management and policy sciences in public health. She is CLSI’s Vice President for Global Health Partnerships, and has experience working in the implementation of quality management systems in Africa and Central Asia. Dr. McClure has over 33 years of experience in health care, laboratory management, accreditation preparation, and adult education in both the clinical and academic settings. She has directed in-country education in quality management systems in Namibia, Ethiopia, Tanzania, Malawi, Vietnam, Republic of Georgia, Kazakhstan, and Kyrgyzstan, and worked on the identification of gaps in clinical and public health care settings (both human and veterinary), helping to establish and guide the implementation of successful corrective action plans to resolve identified issues in these laboratories.


Connie Lien Adams, MT(ASCP)

Connie Lien Adams, MT(ASCP), is a Director of Global Health Partnerships. She holds a certification as a Medical Technologist by the American Society of Clinical Pathologists. Her experience includes over 35 years in clinical laboratories (focusing in transfusion medicine), from community hospitals to a major university hospital. She worked for 13 years in a community blood center where her responsibilities included overseeing the quality and regulatory affairs for clinical research trials. Ms. Adams has extensive experience in training; development of training and procedural documents; and the implementation of quality management systems. Before joining CLSI, previous global health experience included working as laboratory educator for a USAID subcontracted program with Project HOPE at the University of Haiti in Port-au-Prince, and more recently as a Country Coordinator for the AABB Division of Global Development PEPFAR Blood Safety Program in Rwanda. In addition, Ms. Adams is an assessor for AABB and the College of American Pathologists in Transfusion Medicine.


Frances W. Ingersoll, MS, MLS(ASCP)

Frances W. Ingersoll, MS, MLS (ASCP), is a Director of Global Health Partnerships. She holds certifications as a Clinical Laboratory Scientist by the American Society of Clinical Pathologists. Her experience includes more than 15 years in clinical microbiology at Our Lady of Fatima Hospital in North Providence, Rhode Island, USA, 15 years as Program Director of the Medical Technology Program at the same institution, and four years as a full-time visiting lecturer at the University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth. In addition to her laboratory role, she has written two textbooks in the areas of parasitology and microbiology, and has extensive experience in writing procedural documents and in the College of American Pathologists accreditation process.


Adja O. Thiouf, CLS (NCA), MPH

Adja O. Thiouf, CLS (NCA), MPH, is currently the International Projects Specialist for strengthening of laboratories for GHP. She has a degree in medical laboratory technology from and is a technologist certified by the National Certification Agency for laboratory personnel. She also has a master’s degree in public health, and her experience includes more than eight years as a laboratory technologist at the Northwest Tucson, Arizona hospital. She is originally from Dakar, Senegal. In addition to her laboratory role, she worked with the African American Health Alliance and the Coalition for African American Health & Wellness to develop programs for the black population in an effort to reduce health disparities.


Patrick Mateta, Dip. MLSc. Spec. Dip. MLSc (UZ), MBA (UK)

Patrick Mateta, Dip. MLSc. Spec. Dip. MLSc (UZ), MBA (UK), is the Senior International Program Manager for Laboratory Strengthening for GHP. He is an experienced laboratory professional in both clinical and research laboratory medicine. Mr. Mateta has worked as the Laboratory Technical Director for the Zichire project, a large project sponsored by the National Institute of Mental Health (USA) conducted at the University of Zimbabwe, Department of Community Medicine. Before that, Mr. Mateta was Assistant Laboratory Coordinator of the UZ-UCSF (USA) collaborative program carrying out HIV/AIDS research projects in Zimbabwe. He also has experience as a Laboratory Operations Manager of the Zimbabwe AIDS Prevention Program and as a Senior Laboratory Scientist and Quality Assurance Officer at the National Blood Transfusion Services in Zimbabwe. He has also worked in both the public and private sector in various positions in Zimbabwe since 1990.

 
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CLSI touched every element of laboratory operations. The laboratory staff appreciated the continuing education on quality control, safety, and documentation.”

– Medard Beyanga, Laboratory  Quality Officer, Bugando  Medical Center

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