Teaches Immunohematology, Lab Management & Operations
Serves as Department Chair and Program Director
Cara, a 1983 graduate of the OHSU CLS program, joined the Oregon Tech-OHSU CLS Program in 2012 after serving as the Medical Technology Program Director and Faculty in Laboratory Medicine at the University of Washington, Seattle. She holds both a BS and a MS degree in Medical Laboratory Science (MLS) and is board certified as both a MLS and as a Specialist in Hematology by the American Society for Clinical Pathology. She has 30 years of experience as a medical laboratory scientist and medical educator, having served with the U.S. Public Health/Indian Health Service, the U.S. Department of Defense, the Veterans Administration, and a number of public hospitals including service as the Medical Laboratory Director for the Commonwealth Hospital in Saipan. She has also served as a faculty member at a number of Universities including Ohio Northern University, University of Maryland, Florida Gulf Coast University, University of Wyoming, and Texas Tech University. Her international experience includes working with Pathologists Overseas in Romania and Kenya, as well as doing independent consulting for hospital and clinic laboratories in Haiti, China, and Australia.