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Program Director: Myra Coppage

Senior Co-Chair: Dean Sylvaria (Regions 1-4)

Junior Co-Chair: Nancy Higgins (Regions 5-8)

Senior Co-Chair: Zahra Mehdizadeh Kashi (Regions 9-12)

Karen Pierce and Vera Hauptfeld-Dolejsek (Region 1)

Cal Stone (Region 2)

Paul Warner (Region 3)

Chantale Lacelle and Daniel Ramon (Region 4)

Siva Kanangat and Christina Bishop (Region 5)

Brett Loehmann (Region 6)

K. Nicole Court (Region 7)

Smaroula Dilioglou and Lori Osowski (Region 8)

Marian Reside (Region 9)

Lorita Rebellato-De Vente (Region 10)

Chris Bryan and Sam Ho(Region 11)

David Partlow and Maureen Miller (Region 12)`

Linda Buckert (Inspector training coordinator)

Medhat Askar (Ombudsperson)

Donna Lucas (Ombudsperson)




To promote quality laboratory practice in Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics through the objective and consistent evaluation of compliance with ASHI Standards.


  • Evaluate laboratory personnel, procedures and facilities to determine if they are in compliance with those published Standards of ASHI and with those Standards of organizations by which ASHI is deemed and which apply to the activities of that laboratory

  • Perform the evaluation process in an ethical, objective and timely fashion

  • Promote the educational aspects of the Accreditation process

  • Provide to various committees of the Society, data obtained in the Accreditation process, which are useful to maintaining the Society's awareness of standard and novel procedures and methodologies

  • Work closely with the Director Training Review and Credentialing (DTRC) Committee

  • Attend  three face to face meetings each year and the ASHI Annual Meeting whenever possible


Work can be completed through phone, email and face to face meetings.


If you are interested in serving on the Accreditation Review Board, please complete the online volunteer form.

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