Laboratorian Appointed Director
The Center for Phlebotomy Education welcomes Lisa O. Ballance, BSMT(ASCP), CLC(AMT) as its Director of Online Education. In her new position, Ballance will coordinate the development of online continuing education exercises, webinars, and other distance learning activities as well as serving as managing editor for the Center's two e-newsletters.
Ballance comes to the Center with expertise in the preanalytical phase of clinical laboratory testing developed during her service as a Regional Consultant for the Laboratory Improvement Unit of the North Carolina State Laboratory of Public Health. Prior to her consulting position, she served as the Laboratory Manager at the Cumberland County Health Department in Fayetteville and Assistant Chemistry Supervisor at the Womack Army Medical Center in Fort Bragg, NC.
She has served as a volunteer member of several CLSI working groups that revise blood collection standards, given numerous presentations at state and national laboratory conferences, and authored more than a dozen articles published in a wide variety of laboratory publications.
She was twice named Laboratorian of the Year by the North Carolina Public Health Association and was recently certified as a Laboratory Consultant by American Medical Technologists.