Kathy Nucifora, MPH, MT (ASCP)

Chief Operating Officer


Kathy Nucifora, MPH, MT (ASCP), joined COLA as the Accreditation Division Manager in November 2009 and then served as Director of Accreditation before her promotion to COO in 2019. Kathy was previously with the University of Maryland Medical Center Midtown Campus, where she held the position of Laboratory Administrator. Kathy was recruited from a laboratory in Kansas, to join UMMC Midtown, where she was responsible for a busy inner city laboratory. In addition to managing the day to day operations of the laboratory, she led a multidisciplinary task force to implement molecular testing for MRSA; she launched a positive patient identification system via handheld computers; and helped lead the Laboratory and Nursing Process Improvement Committee. Kathy has also previously served as adjunct faculty at the Community College of Baltimore County for their Medical Laboratory Technician program.

The 28th Annual Executive War College will be held April 25-26, 2023, at the Hyatt Regency Hotel New Orleans. 

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