BS Public Health, MT (AMT), M (ASCP), MB (ASCP), Laboratory Manager
Rossanna serves as Laboratory Manager of Omnia Diagnostics. In this capacity, she oversees the daily operation of the laboratory. This includes managing overall operations in the clinical chemistry, hematology, diagnostic serology, toxicology, informatics, personnel, financial, administrative, and facilities sections of the laboratory. She also serves as the lead person for consultations with physicians and centers that send samples to Omnia for testing.
Rossanna received a BS in Public Health from the University of the Philippines. She continued her studies in the Public Health graduate program of the same institution. She was a recipient of the Southeast Asia Medical Organization (SEAMEO) Scholarship Award. She is certified as a Medical Technologist by the Philippines Board of Medical Technology, American Board of Medical Technologists, and as a Technologist in Microbiology and in Molecular Biology by the American Society for Clinical Pathology. She has worked in academic or medical laboratories for nearly 30 years, including nearly 25 years in the Microbiology and Molecular Pathology Laboratories at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (RWJUH), New Brunswick, NJ.
She has excellent communication, management, organization, and troubleshooting skills. She is a self-motivated professional with a passion for providing highest quality laboratory results for optimal patient care. She served a leading role in the development of the Molecular Pathology Laboratory (MPL) at RWJUH. In the MPL, she was the lead person for (i) the development and implementation of diagnostic tests in the areas of hematologic disorders, bone marrow transplantation, solid tumors, and infectious diseases; (ii) preparation of standard operating procedures; (iii) proficiency testing programs; (iv) staff orientation and training; (v) preparing and updating work schedules; (vi) quality control, assurance, and improvement; (vii) troubleshooting and problem resolution; (viii) equipment purchase, calibration, maintenance, and repair; (ix) budgeting and cost analysis; and (x) interacting with other laboratory and hospital staff and outside vendors. She is a trained laboratory inspector for the College of American Pathologists.