NSH Committees

The Committees - are an integral part of NSH and responsible for the majority of activities related to the needs of the membership. Members are encouraged to belong to one or more committees and attend the meetings held at the annual Symposium/Convention. If interested in joining a committee, you may contact the Chairman directly, or contact the National Office histo@nsh.org and your name will be referred to the appropriate Chairman. Please note the Awards Committee is anonymous and members of the Judicial and Nominations-Election Committees are elected by the House of Delegates, so these three committees cannot be joined. All others are open to membership.



Chair: Jean A. Mitchell, HT(ASCP)

Neuromuscular Laboratory
University of Wisconsin Hospital & Clinics
600 Highland Avenue (5132)
Madison, WI 53792
Phone: 608-263-9184
Email: ja.mitchell@hosp.wisc.edu

Health and Safety

Chair: Maureen L. Doran, HTL (ASCP)

Biological Sciences Bldg, Rm. 2055
SIU Medical School
Carbondale, IL 62901

Phone: 618-453-1584
Email: mdoran@siumed.edu

Budget and Finance

Chair: Mary Faith Abbuhl, HTL(ASCP)QIHC

University Hospitals of Cleveland
11100 Euclid Avenue, Surgical Pathology
Cleveland, OH 44022
Phone: 216-844-3834
Email: mary.abbuhl2@UHhospitals.org

IHC Resource Group

Chair: Anita Ostrander HT(ASCP)QIHC

Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
825 E. Lake Avenue East
MS Gl-300
Seattle, WA 98109
Phone: 206-288-1347
Email: aostrand@seattlecca.org


Chair: Mark Elliott

University of British Columbia
James Hogg iCAPTURE Centre
1081 Burrand, Rm 166
St. Paul's Hospital
Vancouver, BC V6Z 1Y6
Phone: 604-806-8346
Email: melliott@hli.ubc.ca


Chair: Lena Spencer HTL(ASCP)QIHC

Norton Healthcare
Anatomic Pathology
200E Chestnut Street
Louisville, KY 40202
Phone: 502-629-7815
Email: lenaspencer@insightbb.com


Continuing Education


Chair: Rick Graham HTL(ASCP)QIHC

3510 Corduroy Road
Oregon, OH 43616
Phone: 520-360-5078
Email: rick.graham@ventana.roche.com


Chair: Colleen L. Forster, HT(ASCP),QIHC(ASCP)

University of MN
420 Delaware Street SE
MMC 76, Room B173 PWB
Minneapolis, MN 55455
Phone: 612-626-1930
Email: cforster@umn.edu


Chair: Kim M. Simmons, HT(ASCP)

University Washington Hospital
Bx 356100
1959 NE Pacific
Seattle, WA 98195
Phone: 206-598-6401
Fax: 206-598-4787
Email: ksimmons@u.washington.edu


Chair: Barbara A. Bujak, HT(ASCP)QIHC

Ventana Medical Systems, Inc.
62 Chestnut Avenue
Brick, NJ 08724
Phone: 520-275-1402
Email: barbara.bujak@ventana.roche.com


Chair: Rae Staskiewicz

1450 Bridge Avenue
Galesburg, IL 61401
Phone: 309-342-6026
Email: raestask@gallatinriver.net


Chair: Cynthia J. Higgerson, HTL(ASCP)

Surgical Pathology Supervisor
Memorial Hospital
Surgical Pathology
4500 Memorial Drive
Belleville, IL 62226
Phone: 618-257-5085
Fax: 618-257-6868
Email: chiggerson@memhosp.com


Chair: Christa Hladik HT(ASCP)QIHC

University of Texas-Southwestern Medical Center
5325 Harry Hines Boulevard
Dallas, TX 75390-9073
Phone: 214-648-0486
Email: Christa.Hladik@utsouthwestern.edu

Public Relations

Chair: Paul Billings

UAB Tissue Procurement
703 South 19th Street, ZRB 441
Birmingham, AL 35294

Phone: 205-934-6055
Email: pbilling@uab.edu

Hard Tissue

Chair: Jack Ratliff

BioMimetic Therapeutics Inc.
389-A Nichol Mill Lane
Franklin, TN 37067
Phone: 615-236-4901
Email: ratliffjack@hotmail.com

Quality Control

Chair: William DeSalvo HTL(ASCP)

Sonora Quest Laboratory
1255 W. Washington Street
Histology Department
Tempe, AZ 85281
Phone: 602-768-3692
Email: wdesalvo.cac@hotmail.com


(An Appointment of the PR Committee)

Chair: H. Skip Brown, HT(ASCP)

12360 Shoreridge Drive
Maryland Heights, MO 63043
Email: skiplmcbrown@aol.com

Veterinary, Industry, Research

Chair: Judi Stasko, CLT

National Animal Disease Center
Head of Microscopy Services
1920 Dayton Road
Ames, IA 50010
Phone: 515-337-7445
Fax: 515-337-7428
Email: judith.stasko@ars.usda.gov