Relevant Work History

Health and Safety

Safety Consultant, Intuitive Safety Solutions, Seattle, WA
AVALON CONTRACTING:  Safety Specialist for exterior cleaning on the Seattle Veteran’s Administration Hospital.
POLCOM:  CitizenM Hotel Project, Seattle, WA.  Safety officer for Westlake hotel project.  Responsible for daily safety inspections together with incident and accident investigations.
GLY CONSTRUCTION: Expedia Headquarters Project, Seattle. WA.  Presented majority of new worker orientation and safety training.  Daily inspections of site for fire extinguishers, walkway accessibility, PPE usage, and safety of overhead work.  Performed accident investigation and coordinated with supervisors and foremen on safety concerns.

Training Coordinator, Fluor Inc., Syncrude Facility, Fort McMurray, AB
Responsible for Syncrude and Fluor orientation training for Mildred Lake Mine Replacement (MLMR) project, as well as Risk Tolerance, Driving in the Mine, Oil Sands Safety Association (OSSA)-certified Fall Protection and Confined Space courses. Interfaced extensively with safety staff from other major contractors on the MLMR project.

Health, Safety and Environmental Training Coordinator, Chicago Bridge and Iron Inc., Kearl Lake Facility, Fort McMurray, AB
Responsible for orientation classes for all of CB&I’s new workers. Extensively rewrote and updated lecture and examination materials, incorporating images of scaffolding, fall protection equipment and other audiovisual aids into lectures. Familiar with filing and data retrieval system for busy teaching center. Interfaced extensively with safety staff from a number of major contractors. Certified for Fall Protection, Confined Space Entry/Monitor, and Elevated Work Platform.

Independent Consultant
Independent consultant/contractor with Mercy Ships of Canada (developed pilot corporate donor program), International Health Care Providers (business development for one of Canada’s premier medical travel companies) and Pathwork Diagnostics (developed new diagnostic device sales literature). Networked with, and presented to, wide variety of civic and nongovernmental organizations on Vancouver Island and Lower Mainland.

Laboratory Inspector
Laboratory inspector and inspection team leader, College of American Pathologists, 1987-2007. Led inspection teams certifying U.S. laboratories ranging from major hospital laboratories to small rural facilities. International Laboratory Inspector Certification, American Association for Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA), 2010 and 2012.

Pathology and Laboratory Management

Whitelaw and Associates, Nanaimo, BC
Regional Pathologist for Cowichan Valley

Lower Columbia Pathologists, Longview, Washington                            

Medical Doctor Associates, Atlanta, Georgia
Traveling pathology assignments for major pathology service, with varied assignments in Alaska, Washington, Oregon, and Kentucky.     

Puget Sound Institute of Pathology/SmithKline Beecham Clinical Laboratories, Seattle, WA
Medical director for the largest clinical reference laboratory in the Pacific Northwest. Responsible for all QC/QA, safety and biohazard control, anatomic and clinical pathology, in-house and client staff training, and consultation for client medical practices, major clinics, and hospitals in Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Alaska. Traveled extensively in Alaska and Washington, representing laboratory, supervising client and satellite laboratories and presenting inservices to client hospital staff.

National Health Laboratories, Tukwila, WA
Medical director for large clinical reference laboratory.  Supervised College of American Pathologists certification of laboratory.

AKE Laboratories Inc., Tacoma, WA