Well-versed in laboratory medicine, Margaret G. Daniels, MA, MASCP, MT(ASCP)SC, built on her skills as a medical technologist to become an educator and manager. Currently, she serves as the Manager, Diagnostics and Therapeutics at the Veterans Administration Medical Center, Syracuse, N.Y. For 32 years, Ms. Daniels served on the faculty, rising to assistant professor, in the Medical Technology program at the State University of New York at Syracuse-Upstate Medical University.
Rising through the ranks of leadership, her contributions were pivotal on the ASCP Task Force on Governance in 2003, which changed ASCP’s committee organizational structure and streamlined the total operation, and to develop a “Memorandum of Understanding” between the BOR (now the BOC) and ASCP Board of Directors that solidified revenue sharing and strengthened its financial operations. Also, Ms. Daniels served as Chair on the BOR Joint Generalist Exam Committee from 1988 to 1991 and Chair on the BOR Board of Governors from 2001 to 2002.
To recognize her many contributions to ASCP, Ms. Daniels will receive the ASCP Mastership. “This is the highest honor I have ever received,” she said. “I think of the great people who make the Society work and how they have influenced me. The remarkable interactions between ASCP volunteers and staff during difficult times were always professional and committed to success. My eyes were opened to the quality and dedication of a great team.”
Former ASCP Vice President, Barbara M. Castleberry, MT(ASCP), encouraged Ms. Daniels to enjoy the work at ASCP, to bring fun into committees, to have difficult conversations when needed, and to be concise during her presentations.
“I love the energy that ASCP has,” Ms. Daniels said. “Working with ASCP staff and volunteers is the most rewarding experience in my professional life. They are deeply dedicated to protecting the public safety, to teaching others state-of-the-art information, and providing support to the whole laboratory team.”
Outside of the laboratory and her involvement with ASCP, she is an avid New York Yankee’s fan. Her favorite destination is Maui, one of the Hawaiian Islands. During her annual visits, Ms. Daniels goes sailing and kayaking, as well as snorkeling.