Bio: Kathy joined COLA as the Accreditation Division Manager in November 2009 and then served as Director of Accreditation before her promotion to COO in 2019. Kathy came to COLA from the University of Maryland Medical Center Midtown Campus, where she held the position of Laboratory Administrator. Kathy was recruited from a COLA accredited laboratory, Hutchinson Clinic, in Kansas, to join UMMC Midtown, where she was responsible for a busy inner city laboratory. In addition to managing the day-to-day operations of the laboratory, she led a multidisciplinary task force to implement molecular testing for MRSA, she launched a positive patient identification system via handheld computers, and helped lead the Laboratory and Nursing Process Improvement Committee. Kathy has also recently served as adjunct faculty at the Community College of Baltimore County for their Medical Laboratory Technician program.