Bio: Rick has been in clinical and pathology laboratory leadership positions in the Minneapolis-St. Paul healthcare market since 1980. Rick is currently the Senior Administrative Director for HealthPartners (6 hospitals, independent central laboratory, 65 physician office laboratories). Previously Rick served as the President of Laboratory Services for Fairview Health Services (including the University of Minnesota Medical Center), CEO for the American Red Cross North Central Blood Center, and Vice President of Laboratory Services at Allina Health. Rick has been very active within CLMA and the American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science, where he has served on the Board of Directors as Regional Director and ultimately national president in 2007-2008. In addition, Rick has served on the ASCLS Government Affairs Committee and led and participated on a number of task forces. Corresponding to a strong interest in workforce issues, Rick represented ASCLS on the Coordinating Council for the Clinical Laboratory workforce and also served as chair. Rick has served on the board of directors for CLSI and is currently serving as Treasurer. Rick has spoken nationally on a number of topics including legislative and regulatory affairs, process improvement and lean management, genetic testing strategy, test utilization and Total Cost of Care.