- Histologist - Athens G.I. - Athens, GA
- Histology technologist (Research Analyst I) - Indiana University School of Denstistry - Indianapolis, IN
- Histology Technician, Certified - Harris Health System - Houston, TX
- Histotechnician/Histotechnologist - Quest Diagnostics - Shelton, CT
- Histotechnologist Supervisor - 1303457 - Vanderbilt University Medical Center - Nashville, TN
Region Director: Jean Mitchell
Director's 2010 Annual Report (submitted by former RD, Monty Hyten)
It has been a busy year for Region IV with educational endeavors. As Region Director, I attended four of the six state spring meetings. At two of the state meetings I presented workshops and attended three of the four membership meetings. I provided updates of NSH affairs, current events and issues, such as electronic balloting, Histotechnology Professionals Day events, and overall status of the state societies. Histotechnology Professionals Day event was exciting and fulfilling for Region IV. Most states held events within their workplaces, had parties after work, notified local and state officials of the importance of this event for our profession. Some states, such as Indiana, requested Mayors and Governor to declare March 10 as Histotechnology Professionals Day. Many of our local and state representatives provided information and photographs to the NSH office for publication of the events exciting turnout.
As Region Director, I attended meetings hosted by NSH such as the VIR Forum in March at Bethesda, MD which was a wonderful learning experience and well attended plus the Summer Symposium in Indianapolis where I also presented a workshop. I have been in discussions with the NSH office staff regarding educational opportunities for upcoming events later this year or in 2011. Also, I am participating in updates to NSH educational materials.
State elections were held in all states except Wisconsin which are in preparation for next year. Current Region IV state presidents are:
Illinois: Cindy Higgerson
Indiana: Larry Fields
Kentucky: Toni McDaniel Martin
Michigan: Amy Porter
Ohio: Audrey Toothman
Wisconsin: Angela Hayward
Thanks to all those who are also serving on each state Board of Directors for your time and commitment.