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    The ASCP Team

 

WHAT IS ASCP?

 

Founded in 1922 in Chicago, the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) is the world’s largest professional membership organization for pathologists and laboratory professionals. ASCP provides excellence in education, certification, and advocacy on behalf of patients, anatomic and clinical pathologists, and medical laboratory professionals.

ASCP PATIENT CHAMPIONS TEAM

 
Lotte Mulder
Lotte Mulder is the Senior Manager of Organizational Leadership and Patient Engagement at ASCP and a certified Patient Advocate. She earned her Masters of Education from the Harvard Graduate School of Education in 2013, where she focused on Leadership and Group Development. After she graduated, Lotte started her own consulting company focused on establishing leadership practices in organizations, creating effective organizational structures, and interpersonal coaching. She has worked in Africa, Latin America, Asia, and the U.S. on increasing leadership skills in young adults through cultural immersion, service learning and refugee issues, and cross-cultural interpretation. She is currently working toward a PhD in Organizational Leadership. Lotte is passionate about patient empowerment and believes that high quality health care can be achieved through educating patients, advocates, and caregivers.
Nam Nguyen
Nam Nguyen is the Executive Director of Programs and Affiliated Organizations at ASCP. He is a creative marketing and advertising professional with over 20 years of experience for a broad scope of industries including medical, financial, airlines, technology, and hospitality. Nam has over 8 years of experience with ASCP and has been involved in a variety of initiatives throughout every area of the organization from marketing, communications, continuing professional development, global health, advocacy, and governance.
Erika Tuttle
Erika Tuttle is the Human Resources and Organizational Development Representative at ASCP. She received her Bachelor's degree from Ohio University in Communication Studies, with a concentration in organizational and health communication and her Master's degree in Human Resources from DePaul University. She is an enthusiast for good storytelling about rousing and relevant matters, and enjoys contributing through writing and helping others. She is excited to be assisting in the Patient Champions program and helping to generate awareness for patient advocacy and promoting education on how to achieve optimal health care outcomes for patients and their families. She enjoys spending her free time training and participating in the Chicago Triathlon with a charity team that fundraises for pediatric cancer research with the support of her family and friends.
Dan Milner
Dan Milner is the Chief Medical Officer of ASCP and a board-certified anatomic and clinical pathologist. Prior to joining ASCP in 2016, he was an infectious disease pathologist/microbiologist at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School in Boston, Massachusetts. Of patient advocacy, Dr. Milner says, “The patient is the center of healthcare. There is no need for doctors, nurses, laboratory staff, etc. unless there are patients. Patients need to understand the healthcare system enough to ask questions and feel 100% comfortable and accepting of their care plans. Therefore, the voice of these patients, their needs, concerns, and fears as well as their ideas and creativity are required for medicine to move forward with the patient’s best interest at the center.
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Ms. Pandya received her MSW and Psychoanalytical degree from New York University. A former Clinical Psychologist in Baltimore, Maryland for over 10 years, Ms. Pandya has also opened a 5-star hotel in Chicago and worked for a Billionaire in NYC. She is the assistant to ASCP’s Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Dan Milner as well as the Grant Operations Manager for The Center for Global Health. Ms. Pandya is the driving force behind all logistical processes aimed at successful completion of trainings, workshops, related to PEPFAR as well as Partners in Cancer Diagnosis & Treatment in Africa. She has lived on four continents and speaks English, Gujrati, and Hindi fluently, as well as some Swahili. She is committed to Patient Champions because she realizes the value of the medical laboratory and the impact it has on patient care. She believes the laboratory is important not only in making a diagnosis, but also as a resource for patients to understand a diagnosis and all the options open to them.