AHERA Asbestos Building Inspector and AHERA Asbestos Worker Certification 2015
Fall Protection and Confined Spaced Trainer certification, Canadian Institute of Construction Training (CICT) 2015
Health and Safety Administration Certificate, ACSA 2012
Diplomate, American Board of Pathology, Clinical and Anatomic Pathology Residency Program, Clinical Medicine and Anatomic Pathology, Loyola University and 1985
University of Chicago; Laboratory Medicine, University of Washington 1980-1985
University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, Chicago, IL: MD 1976-1980
University of California, Berkeley, CA: PhD, Biophysics 1971-1976
Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, BC: MSc, Biology 1969-1971
Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, BC: BSc, Honours Chemical Physics 1965-1969
Hospital Privileges
Hospital Privileges
  • Auburn General Hospital, Auburn, WA
  • Central Peninsula Hospital, Soldotna, AK
  • Cowichan District Hospital, Duncan, B.C., Canada
  • Evergreen General Hospital, Kirkland, WA
  • Harrison Memorial Hospital, Bremerton, WA
  • Hazard Appalachian Regional Medical Center, Hazard, KY
  • Jefferson General Hospital, Port Townsend, WA
  • Merle West Medical Center, Klamath Falls, OR
  • Morton General Hospital, Morton, WA
  • Providence Alaska Medical Center, Anchorage, AK
  • Providence Centralia Hospital, Centralia, WA
  • St. Claire Hospital, Puyallup, WA
  • St. Francis Hospital, Federal Way, WA
  • St. John Medical Center, Longview, WA
  • St. Joseph’s Hospital, Hospital, Tacoma, WA
  • Valley General Hospital, Monroe, WA
Laboratory Director for the following Alaska hospitals and clinics during the 1990s:
  • Cordova Community Medical Center, Cordova, AK
  • Petersburg Medical Center, Petersburg, AK
  • Providence Kodiak Medical Center, Kodiak, AK
  • Seward General Hospital, Seward, AK
  • South Peninsula Hospital, Homer, AK
  • Southeast Alaska Regional Health Clinic, Juneau, Alaska
  • Wrangell Medical Center, Wrangell, AK
Clinical Experience
Emergency and Family Physician, Crossroads Emergency Medical Clinic, (Part-time) 1982-1985
House Physician, Provident Hospital (Part-time). 1981-1982
House Physician, Resurrection Hospital (Part-time). 1981-1982

Night coverage of intensive care unit and coronary recovery unit together with general floors of 400-bed community hospital.

Web Site Design, Photography, and Writing
Photography: Through A Vintage Lens.
Health and Safety: Professional web site.
Fresh Water Biology and Microscopy: The Island Pond.
Summary Of Skills
  • Experienced HSE trainer and safety specialist with oil sands experience, accustomed to working in northern environments, living and working in remote sites.
  • Oil Sands Safety Association (OSSA)certified trainer, Fall Protection and Confined Space.
  • AHERA certification in asbestos inspection. AHERA Asbestos Worker certification.
  • Twenty years of experience as laboratory specialist and inspector, with particular experience in preparing major facilities for both quality and safety audits and annual inspections. National experience as site auditor with College of American Pathologists; also certified in international laboratory inspection.
  • Thirteen yearsof experience as medical director of major reference facility, overseeing quality assurance, quality control and safety, as well as professional-level customer service over three-state area.
  • Engaging teacher and presenter, skilled at presenting complex concepts in easily-understandable and interesting format.
  • Extensive MD/PhD-level training and continuing education experience with wide variety of audiences, ranging from university academic staff throughmedical/laboratory/salesstaff to classes of oilfield construction workers.
  • Deep scientific knowledge allowing enrichment of student experience.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communications skills, facilitating effective interactions with people of diverse backgrounds.
  • Excellent verbal and written skills, with experience in developing instructional and sales materials; strong computer skills with experience in PowerPoint, Word, WordPress and Excel.
  • Dual US-Canadian citizenship
Health and Safety

Training Coordinator, Fluor Inc., Syncrude Facility, Fort McMurray, AB

December, 2012- November, 2013

Responsible for Syncrude and Fluor orientation training for Mildred Lake Mine Replacement (MLMR) project, as well as Risk Tolerance, Driving in the Mine, Fall Protection, and Confined Space courses. Interfaced extensively with safety staff from other major contractors on the MLMR project.

Health, Safety and Environmental Training Coordinator, Chicago Bridge and Iron Inc., Kearl Lake Facility, Fort McMurray, Alberta.

December, 2013-May, 2014

Responsible for orientation classes for all of CB&I’s new workers. Rewrote and updated lecture materials and tests, using from Kearl Lake site pertinent images of scaffolding, fall protection equipment and other audiovisual aids to incorporate into lectures. Familiar with filing and data retrieval system for busy teaching center. Interfaced extensively with safety staff from a number of major contractors. Certified for Fall Protection, Confined Space Entry/Monitor, Elevated Work Platform.

Laboratory Inspector

International Laboratory Inspector Certification, American Association for Laboratory Accreditation. Certified 2012 and 2010 as laboratory inspector under the international standard ISO 15189.

College of American Pathologists: Laboratory inspector and inspection team leader, 1987-2007. Led inspection teams certifying U.S. laboratories ranging from major hospital laboratories to small rural facilities.Volunteer position with inspection assignments 1-2 times per year.

Independent Consultant


Independent consultant/contractor with Mercy Ships of Canada (developed pilot corporate donor program), International Health Care Providers (business development for one of Canada’s premier medical travel companies) and Pathwork Diagnostics (developed new diagnostic device sales literature).Networked with, and presented to, wide variety of civic and nongovernmental organizations on Vancouver Island and Lower Mainland.

Pathology and Laboratory Management

Whitelaw and Associates, Nanaimo, B.C.Regional pathologist for Cowichan Valley.


Lower Columbia Pathologists, Longview, Washington

June, 2002- September, 2004

Private pathology practice serving four community hospitals and clinics in southwestern Washington.

Medical Doctor Associates, Atlanta, Georgia


Contract assignments as staff pathologist and laboratory director Harlan Appalachian Regional Medical Center, Harlan, Kentucky; Hazard Appalachian Regional Medical Center, Hazard, Kentucky; Central Peninsula Hospital, Soldotna, Alaska; Merle West Medical Center, Klamath Falls, Oregon; Providence Alaska Medical Center, Anchorage, Alaska.Extensive experience in a variety ofrural medicine settings. These assignments were done at intervals between other, long-term positions.

Puget Sound Institute of Pathology/SmithKline Beecham Clinical Laboratories, Seattle, WA

June, 1990 – September, 2001

Medical director for the largest clinical reference laboratory in the Pacific Northwest. Responsible for all QC/QA, safety and biohazard control, anatomic and clinical pathology, in-house and client staff training, and consultation for physician clients in Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Alaska. Worked closely with sales staff, providing consultation and representing the laboratory with physician and hospital clients. Extensive experience with staff and client continuing education, presenting seminars and guest lectures over three state area.

National Health Laboratories, Tukwila, WA

June, 1987- May, 1990

Medical Director for large clinical reference laboratory, responsible for quality assurance, anatomic and clinical pathology, and consultation for physician clients. Responsible for developing the laboratory’s quality control, recordkeeping and procedures to allow for certification by the College of American Pathologists.

AKE Laboratories Inc., Tacoma, WA


Staff pathologist in private pathology practice covering three community hospitals, together with large outpatient pathology practice serving physician offices and community clinics.


Graduate Student, Laboratory of Chemical Biodynamics, University of California.


Berkeley, California. Ph.D. Thesis Advisor: Melvin Calvin, Director of Laboratory of Chemical Biodynamics.Thesis Title: In Situ Electron Microscopy of Cell Monolayers: Application to the Study of the Interactions Between Balb 3T3 Fibroblasts.

Graduate Student, Department of Biology, Simon Fraser University.


Burnaby, B.C., Canada.M.Sc. Thesis Advisor: Arthur H. Burr, Ph.D.Thesis Title: Properties of the Bromide Ion as a Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Probe of Protein Conformation: Studies of Methemoglobin and Simple Thiols.


Class 1 B.C. Commercial Driving Certification May 2012. Certified for Air Brakes, Transportation of Dangerous Goods, WHMIS, Load Management, Alberta Standard First Aid with Level C CPR and AED, H2S Alive, CSTS and OSSA. OSSA Certified for Fall Protection, Confined Space Entry/Monitor, and Elevated Work Platform.