Creators and Guests

Stephanie Whitehead
Host
Stephanie Whitehead
Executive laboratory leader with a warm and friendly demeanor always! Skilled at conflict resolution. Team builder who is acutely attentive to internal and external customer needs. Punctual problem solver and avid multitasker. Track record of being an essential part of the management and laboratory team and instrumental in providing effective solutions that produce immediate impact and contribute to the establishment’s long-term success. Co-host for the internationally streamed laboratory podcast, eLABorate Topics. This weekly podcast shares messages related to laboratory and leadership. In addition to her career in laboratory medicine, Stephanie plays an active role in the local community through her involvement with organizations such as Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., The Junior League of San Antonio and the Girl Scouts of America.
Appears in 39 episodes
Tywauna Coach Tee Wilson
Host
Tywauna Coach Tee Wilson
Leadership Maven , International Trainer, Author, Laboratory Mentor, and Career Success Coach for Professionals Who Are On the Move. Tywauna Wilson is a leading authority on using your strengths to stand out above the crowd. You want to be the best, but you feel like you can’t. Your career is stalled, and you feel like you’re in a rut. It’s time to get unstuck! Mentorship with Coach Tee can be the catalyst that you have been waiting for to ignite your passion, push you past your limits, and inspire you to achieve success!
Appears in 84 episodes
Aaron K. Odegard MS, MLS (ASCP) SM
Guest
Aaron K. Odegard MS, MLS (ASCP) SM
Aaron K. Odegard MS, MLS (ASCP) SM, is a quality laboratory coordinator at Baptist Health Jacksonville. He also serves as an adjunct assistant professor in the Department of Medical Laboratory Sciences at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. He received his master’s degree in biomedical sciences – molecular pharmacology and experimental therapeutics from Mayo Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences. Mr. Odegard is passionate about medical laboratory science. He serves as a member of the ASCP Social Media and DEI Committees, and the ASCP Commission on Continuing Professional Development (CCPD). He enjoys educating the public, students, and professionals on the topics of leadership, mentorship, and medical laboratory sciences through many platforms including the classrooms and local and regional meetings, and on social media
Appears in 2 episodes
Cherie Hodge
Guest
Cherie Hodge
Director Hodge currently serves as the Director of Instructional Laboratory Operations for Mt San Jacinto College (MSJC) in Southwest Riverside County. Director Hodge has been with the MSJC district for 25+ years beginning her tenure with MSJC as a student worker in 1996. Director Hodge is currently in Progress at Grand Canyon University for a PhD in Psychology with an emphasis in Industrial and Organizational Leadership. Director Hodge also is currently overseeing several capital projects which include 2 new STEM buildings under construction at the San Jacinto and Menifee Valley campuses respectively. Director Hodge oversees a team of approximately 20 classified professionals and acts as a liaison between classified professionals, tenured faculty, and administration in many decision-making matters. Ms. Hodge embodies what MSJC is at the core. Ms. Hodge’s journey shows that representation matters as she continues to give back to the college and community from which she began.
Appears in 1 episode
Dana Powell Baker (She/Her/Y'all) 🐘❤️
Guest
Dana Powell Baker (She/Her/Y'all) 🐘❤️
Mom-Wife-Christian | Collaborator | Educator | Medical Laboratory Scientist 🥼 | DEI Advocate | #StrongerTogether | #Lab4Life | #PublicHealthMatters | My Tweets
Appears in 1 episode
Eve Brunson
Guest
Eve Brunson
Qmedix Founder, Laboratory Leader and Educator
Appears in 1 episode
Iyonna Woods, MS, MLS(ASCP)SBB
Guest
Iyonna Woods, MS, MLS(ASCP)SBB
Baltimore native, Iyonna Woods founded Fancy Free Hair & Skin in 2015 to offer a holistic approach to hair and skin care for the entire family. Combining her expertise as a board certified laboratory scientist and cosmetology experience to create effective, quality, plant-based personal care products. Iyonna Woods is dedicated to making a positive impact in Baltimore, MD by aligning her passion for healthy living, science, and beauty with her strong conviction to be the change she wants to see in her community. Having begun her laboratory career in 2004, Iyonna Woods has set the standards of the Product Development and Manufacturing division of Fancy Free Hair & Skin, also known as the Fancy Factory, to align with principles and procedures established in the medical manufacturing laboratories she managed during her career in healthcare. Small beauty brands can start and scale their businesses with quality personal care products they can be proud of through the Fancy Factory’s Product Development and Private Label Manufacturing divisions. Having a full appreciation for “makers” who enjoy the process of making their own products, Six-Figure Kitchen Academy™ will launch in late 2023 to give makers access to what is needed for setting up any manufacturing space with a solid foundation to scale and generate “six-figures” in revenue.
Appears in 1 episode
Letycia Nuñez-Argote
Guest
Letycia Nuñez-Argote
👩🏻‍🔬 | 👩🏻‍🏫 | 👩🏻‍💻 | STEMinist | Labvocate | Public Health Upstream Warrior | Jayhawk Tar Heel 🏀 | she/her/ella | Tweets my own | 💉🩹❤️
Appears in 1 episode
Melody Boudreaux Nelson
Guest
Melody Boudreaux Nelson
Melody Boudreaux Nelson received her master’s degree in clinical laboratory management from RUSH University in 2019 and has been in laboratory administration roles since 2017. Melody is currently a resident in the Doctor of Clinical Laboratory Science program through the University of Kansas Medical Center. She also sits on the Council of Laboratory Professionals through the American Society for Clinical Pathology. Melody’s experience in laboratory leadership includes oversight roles in a core laboratory, operational management, and informatics.
Appears in 1 episode
Michelle Campbell
Guest
Michelle Campbell
Laboratory diagnostic development scientist and medical laboratory professional with experience in clinical laboratory, academic medical center, and industry settings with expertise in clinical chemistry, immunology, molecular diagnostics and mass spectrometry. ASCP certified Specialist in Chemistry (SC), Medical Laboratory Scientist (MLS), and Technologist in Molecular Biology (MB). Part-time educator (course development and delivery) of graduate studies in biostatistics and laboratory method evaluation.
Appears in 1 episode
Nicole Colby MLS(ASCP)cm, SBBcm, SCcm
Guest
Nicole Colby MLS(ASCP)cm, SBBcm, SCcm
After graduating from the University of Kansas, Nicole accepted a position as a lab tech at York Hospital in York, Maine. During the twelve years at York Hospital, she filled the role of Chemistry Specialist and learned about the various regulations in the laboratory field. As her knowledge grew, she realized her passion for educating others in her field So In 2017, she left the hospital laboratory for COLA where she worked as a surveyor, improving the quality of laboratories and the skills of those she meets. Currently, she is filling the role of Technical Training Specialist, and is responsible for the education of all COLA Technical Staff, as well as assisting with the creation of tools to educate laboratorians as a whole.
Appears in 1 episode
Nicole R. Jackson, MD, MPH, FASCP (she/her)
Guest
Nicole R. Jackson, MD, MPH, FASCP (she/her)
Director of Autopsy & After Death Services @uwlabmedpath (all views = my own) @SBPathology Pres, @WIRES_reviews Ed
Appears in 1 episode
Rex Famitangco,MS, MASCP, MLS(ASCP)cm QLCcm
Guest
Rex Famitangco,MS, MASCP, MLS(ASCP)cm QLCcm
Volunteer and Advocate of the Medical Laboratory Profession
Appears in 1 episode
RJ Holmes MS, MLS (ASCP)
Guest
RJ Holmes MS, MLS (ASCP)
I am a medical laboratory scientist who has shifted into the medical device industry and corporate medical device education. To enhance my personal health goals, I advanced my education in Functional Medicine, a practice which has helped me educate others on lab values as they relate to fitness and wellness.
Appears in 1 episode
Sean Tucker MLS
Guest
Sean Tucker MLS
Sean Tucker is the Director of Laboratory Services at North Kansas City Hospital in Kansas City Missouri. He received his B.S. from the University of Kansas Medical Center in Clinical Laboratory Science and Molecular Biotechnology. Sean received his Masters in Business Administration with Healthcare Emphasis from Rockhurst University. Sean has been an active member of the Clinical Laboratory Management Association on both the local chapter and national level. He currently is the CLMA Chapter representative on the CLMA Advisory Group for the American Society of Clinical Pathology. Sean received the ASCP Forty under 40 award in the 2014 inaugural ceremony and was also awarded the KUMC Early Career Achievement in Health Professions Alumnus by his alma mater in 2017. Sean enjoys cooking, coaching soccer, riding motorcycles and spending time with his wife Angel and two children Payton and Genevieve.
Appears in 1 episode
Shonda Jones
Guest
Shonda Jones
I have 12+ years of combined experience working in academic, research, and clinical laboratories. Currently, I coordinate the laboratory for one of the largest OB/GYN clinics in the Southeast. My passion is advocating for laboratory education and training in the ambulatory setting. Connect with me at shonjones34@gmail.com
Appears in 1 episode
Tiffany
Guest
Tiffany "Medical Lab Lady" Gill
Tiffany Gill MA, MLS (ASCP)CM is a tenured professor and coordinator of the Medical Laboratory Technology program at the College of Southern Maryland in La Plata, MD. She teaches immunohematology, microbiology, biochemistry, and mycology, parasitology, and virology while maintaining NAACLS program continuous accreditation status. Through ASCP, she volunteers as a mentor, Career Ambassador, Social Media Committee member, and an ASCP Board of Certification Hematology Exam Committee member. She was one of the top five ASCP 40 Under Forty honorees for 2022. Ms. Gill founded the “Medical Lab Lady Gill” YouTube channel, offering virtual learning experiences for medical laboratory science students, current professionals, and promotional material for the laboratory profession. She partners with Aaron Odegard, the ASCP Council of Laboratory Professionals, and other ASCP members each fall to offer the Cell Bowl hematology competition to MLT and MLS students across the nation. The competition requires participants to correctly identify up to 30 blood cells in 60 seconds.
Appears in 3 episodes