Darlene Monahan, our Director of Histotechnology, is a member of the founding staff at NDI. Darlene holds a BS in Biology from Syracuse University and has over 35 years of clinical and hospital laboratory experience. Darlene is responsible for the management of the laboratory including staffing, purchasing and in-house equipment maintenance.
Our Administrator, Frances Walters, is a Northeastern Pennsylvania native and a member of the founding staff at NDI. She earned her BS in Operations Management from Penn State University and has over thirty years of business management experience. Prior to joining Northeast Dermatopathology Institute, Ms. Walters applied her business management skills to a number of local businesses in a variety of industries including healthcare. Her responsibilities include contract and fee negotiations, management of our office staff, and administration and auditing of our medical billing system.
Dawn Larkin joined Northeast Dermatopathology Institute in October 2005 as a Histotechnology Associate. Dawn earned a BS in Medical Technology from Marywood College. Her education includes a one year internship at the Scranton Medical Technology Consortium. Dawn has over 16 years of experience in the field including special training on the Ventana Benchmark Ultra used at NDI for immunohistochemistry special stains.
Jolene Baclasky is a Northeast PA native and joined the staff at NDI in 2011. Jolene has over 20 years of experience in the laboratory industry and is our lead transcriptionist. Jolene is responsible for our medical coding and assists in all facets of the day to day operations. She works closely with staff members from our referring physician offices to ensure our pathology reports are accurate and delivered in a timely fashion.
Sandy Pierre joined our staff full time in 2015. Sandy works closely with our transcription and billing departments and assists in all phases of the accessioning process. In addition, Sandy works with our referring doctors in a customer service capacity to address any customer requests or needs in a timely fashion.
Our transportation manager, Brian Benginia, is a member of our NDI founding staff. Brian is responsible for the dispatch and coordination of our courier staff. He works closely with the staff at our referring physician offices to insure the prompt pick up of patient specimens.
Tammy joined Northeast Dermatopathology Institute in October 2014 as a Grossing Tech/Histotech. Tammy earned a BS in Biology from Marywood College followed by a one year internship at the Scranton Medical Technology Consortium. Tammy has worked in the laboratory industry for nearly 30 years in both an independent and hospital lab setting.
Vanessa Henry joined our Histology Department in 2022. Vanessa has worked in the lab industry for over 8 years and holds her Associate Degree in Medical Technology. She has proven to be a valuable resource at NDI.