Medical Laboratory Science Program
Meet the Primary Faculty

The WCA Hospital Medical Laboratory Science Program boasts of quality individuals who supervise the program and faculty who bring years of experience and vast knowledge into lectures and one-on-one clinical training.  Additional instructors in the lecture and bench instruction of the program are bench Medical Technologists who bring with them a wide base of experiential knowledge along with a desire to share their knowledge and love of laboratory science.  All of the laboratory’s technical staff are certified by a national certification board and are licensed by the New York State Department of Education Office of the Professions as Clinical Laboratory Professionals.

The Primary Faculty

William A. Geary, MD, PhD
Medical Director, Pathologist

As Medical Director of the Medical Laboratory Science Program and as Laboratory Director, Dr. Geary is board certified in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology, and in Cytopathology.  He received his Ph.D. in Pharmacology (1983) from Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri and his M.D. from the University of Virginia School of Medicine (1987).  Dr. Geary performed his residency at the University of Virginia Health Sciences Center in Charlottesville, VA, and has extensive publications.  Dr. Geary joined the WCA Hospital health care team in 2003 and owns his own private medical practice, Jamestown Area Pathology.

Michele G. Harms, MS, MLS(ASCP)CM
Program Director
WCA Hospital
Michele received both her Masters Degree in Biology, emphasis in Physiology (1995), and Baccalaureate Degrees in Medical Technology and Biology (1989) from the State University of New York College at Fredonia.  She completed her internship at Rochester General Hospital (1990) and worked as a bench technologist at WCA Hospital until accepting the program's directorship in 2002.  Michele was also an adjunct faculty member at Jamestown Community College, teaching labs in Anatomy & Physiology, for 17 years.

Janet McMillin-Jaszcz, BS, MLS(ASCP)CM
Clinical Coordinator

A graduate of Millikin University, Decatur, IL, with a Baccalaureate Degree in Biology/Medical Technology (1974), Janet performed her clinical training at St. Mary's Hospital.  Janet has worked in the clinical laboratory setting for her whole career.  With experience as an evening-shift supervisor and Clinical Chemistry Supervisor, Janet also has extensive experience in Blood Bank and has served as Clinical Coordinator within the School since 1990.

Kathy Anderson, BS, MT(ASCP)SH
Primary Faculty
Supervisor, Hematology

A graduate of Hudson Valley Community College with an MLT degree (1972) and graduate of Empire State College with a degree in Medical Technology (1982), Kathy has served in the clinical laboratory for many years.  Kathy gained her Specialty in Hematology certification in 1991 and is the Manager of Hematology at WCA Hospital.

Amy Calarco, BS, MT(ASCP)
Primary Faculty
Supervisor, Microbiology

Amy received her baccalaureate degree from SUNY College at Fredonia after completion of her clinical internship at WCA Hospital (1983).  Amy has worked at WCA Hospital as a Medical Technologist since graduating and accepted the microbiology supervisor position in the fall of 2011.

Tanya Anderson, BS, MT(ASCP)
Primary Faculty
Supervisor, Blood Bank

With years of experience gained at multiple quality institutions, Tanya came to WCA Hospital in 2004. Having worked in many departments and on different shifts, she brings an array of experiences to the laboratory bench. Tanya became the supervisor of Blood Bank in 2015.

Patricia Lindquist, BS, MS, MT(ASCP), SC
Primary Faculty
Supervisor, Clinical Chemistry

A graduate of Juniata College (1982), Patty performed her clinical training at Altoona Hospital in Altoona, PA.  She started at WCA Hospital as a Medical Technologist in 1982 and obtained her Specialty Certification in Chemistry in 1990.  In 2004, Patty obtained her Master's degree, and taught Chemistry courses at Jamestown Community College and Southwestern High School for nine years while working at the WCA Hospital laboratory in summers.  She returned full-time to the WCA Hospital laboratory in 2012, and is currently Manager of Clinical Chemistry.

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