Catherine Soloveoff RT
Manager Accreditation Services
In her role as Manager, Accreditation Services for the Diagnostic Accreditation Program, Mrs. Catherine Soloveoff is responsible for supporting approximately 660 diagnostic facilities through the accreditation processes and four year accreditation cycle. Catherine provides leadership, guidance and support to the Accreditation Services staff in coordinating, implementing and monitoring accreditation assessment activities. She also contributes to the overall development, maintenance and delivery of accreditation programs.
In Catherine’s previous position of Laboratory Medicine, Accreditation Assessment Officer she had responsibility for assessing the performance of the laboratory medicine facilities for the purposes of awarding accreditation. She would conduct on site assessments and review evidence submissions of the facilities.
Catherine came to the Diagnostic Accreditation Program from the PHSA Laboratories where she held the position of Quality Specialist. Her responsibilities included occurrence management, process improvement, preparation for accreditation and design and implementation of a quality management system (QMS). This environment allowed for exposure to specialty laboratory services such as research, high-volume and provincial referral center. Previously, Catherine was a Laboratory Manager and technologist in a remote laboratory, which included implementation of a quality management system in preparation for accreditation.
Catherine is a CSMLS Registered Technologist and has attained a Clinical Laboratory Management Certificate through the Michener Institute in Toronto, Ontario.
Karin Kijek RT
Proficiency Testing/QC Specialist
Karin's role as Proficiency Testing and Quality Control Specialist includes development and monitoring of PT programs for clinical laboratories, as well as QC programs for pulmonary function. Karin brings to this role a background in the medical laboratory field that has spanned over 30 years. She spent 12 years as a Laboratory Technologist in both research and clinical diagnostics before moving into diagnostic sales and product support with Bio-Rad Laboratories. Subsequently she worked in various capacities for HealthMetrx and Randox Laboratories gaining considerable experience in interpretation and troubleshooting of quality control and proficiency testing data.
Karin is a Registered Technologist with the Canadian Society of Medical Laboratory Science.
Lorna Tom BSc, RT
Lorna comes to the Diagnostic Accreditation Program from the BC Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC) Laboratory Services where as a Laboratory Technologist, she acquired experience in a clinical, environmental, and research capacity.
At the BCCDC, her most recent position was in Quality Management as the Laboratory Quality Specialist – Drinking Water. Her role was in assisting with the implementation of Quality Management Systems for Laboratory Services as well as developing and coordinating quality assurance programs for provincial drinking water testing laboratories. She was also involved in the University of British Columbia (UBC) Enhanced Water Quality Assurance Program (EWQA) as an auditor.
Lorna has a BSc. in Microbiology from UBC and an RT in Microbiology. She has also completed certificates in Management Systems from the BC Institute of Technology and in Laboratory Quality Management from the UBC Program Office for Laboratory Quality Management.
Gail McNabb BSc, ART
Accreditation Assessment Officer
Gail is an Accreditation Assessment Officer for the Diagnostic Accreditation Program. Gail is responsible for assessing the performance of the laboratory medicine diagnostic facilities and services of British Columbia for the purposes of awarding accreditation. This position involves conducting on site assessments, review of evidence submissions and mandatory requirements from the facilities.
Gail previously held the position of Laboratory Manager for the high volume Lane Level Lab at the Provincial Health Services Authority and technical supervisory positions at BC Centre for Disease Control and St. Joseph’s Health Centre in London, Ontario. These positions included the involvement in Continuous Quality Improvement Committees, Quality teams, and assisting these Labs in attaining accreditation status from the Diagnostic Accreditation Program and College of American Pathologists (CAP).
Gail was also involved in quality initiatives for the College of Medical Laboratory Technologists of Ontario and received continuing educational courses in quality management in Ontario. She recently completed the Laboratory Quality Management Certificate Program from the University of British Columbia.
Gail’s education achievements include an Honours BSc. in Bacteriology and Immunology from the University of Western Ontario, a General RT and ART in Virology.
Kimball Nicholson RT
Accreditation Assessment Officer
Kim commenced his Medical Technology career at Royal University Hospital, Saskatoon, in Biochemistry and Laboratory Informatics. A taste for adventure lead him to the Middle East where he spent several years at a number of different health care institutions, gaining unique technical and management experience. Most recently at the King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Kim performed in a number of different roles, including Biochemistry Supervisor, Training and Education Coordinator, LIS Implementation and Quality Management Analyst.
Kim's responsibilities as a technical and management supervisor, and interest in quality management, lead to his participation in diagnostic accreditation through the College of American Pathologists program. This involvement began with achieving and maintaining accreditation, to eventually becoming a CAP Accreditation Inspector in the Middle East. Through his involvement in CAP Accreditation, he was chosen to serve on the hospital's Outreach Program, under the auspices of the Ministry of Health, to mentor other laboratories in achieving CAP Accreditation.
Currently, in his role as Accreditation Assessment Officer, Kim is responsible for assessing the performance of the laboratory medicine diagnostic facilities/services of British Columbia for the purpose of awarding accreditation.
Kim is a Registered Technologist with the Canadian Society of Medical Laboratory Science.
Teresa Hogenes RTNM, CDT
Accreditation Assessment Officer
Teresa began her post-secondary education at UBC. Her interest in health sciences led her to the Nuclear Medicine Technology program at BCIT which she completed with honours and also was the recipient of the MDS Metro Labs Award for Excellence in the Clinical Setting. Teresa is passionate about continuing education which is evident by her pursuit and near completion of her degree from the University of British Columbia. Previous to joining the DAP, Teresa worked as a Nuclear Medicine Technologist at both BC Children’s Hospital and Peace Arch Hospital. In 2008, she completed the International Society for Clinical Densitometry’s (ISCD) training to obtain her designation as a Certified Densitometry Technologist (CDT).
Teresa is committed to professional development and looks forward to working with the diagnostic communities of BC in her position as Accreditation Assessment Officer.