Administration and Faculty

Program Administration

  • Leigh Belair, MEd, MT (ASCP), Program Director
  • Kristen Murray, MLS (ASCP)CM, NLL Education Manager and MLS Clinical Liaison

Northern Light Laboratory Administration

  • Branagon Dow, MBA, MLS(ASCP)CM, Associate Vice President
  • Dr. Orin Buetens, Lab Medical Director

Didactic Faculty:


Transfusion Medicine:

  • Tara Rabideau, MLS (ASCP)CM, SBB 


  • Denise Jones MLS (ASCP)CM
  • Deborah Pellegrino, MT (ASCP)
  • Kristen Murray, MLS (ASCP)CM
  • Chelsey Gracia, DO, Pathologist


  • Emily Farnham, MLS (ASCP)CM


  • Emily Fichera, MLS (ASCP)CM
  • Breana Riquier, MLS (ASCP)CM

The instructor-to-student ratio in the didactic training is 1:8 and the ratio in the clinical training does not exceed 1:2.