Clinical and Forensic Toxicologist
19422 Twin Hills Pl, Northridge, CA 91326
818-831-5368 818-554-7998 cell
2001 Forensic Alcohol Supervisor, State of California, Dept. of Health Services
2000 Forensic Alcohol Analyst, State of California, Dept. of Health Services
1981 California Toxicologist Scientist License
M.S. Forensic Toxicology (in progress), University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
1983 Completed courses in Toxicology, University of California, Berkeley, CA
1982 Completed one year of graduate courses in Chemistry. Teaching assistant for
Two semesters. University of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
1976 B.A. Chemistry, Indiana University, South Bend, South Bend, IN
Qualified as an expert witness in regard to
forensic blood alcohol analysis and interpretation. Also
have testified on drugs of abuse in urine, over 80 times
in Municipal and Superior Courts in Los Angeles and San
Francisco Counties. Testified in DMV hearings for DUI
2006 Society of Forensic Toxicologists Workshop on
Standardized Field Sobriety Tests-Principles and
2006 Robert Borkenstein Course on the Effects of Drugs
on Human Performance and Behavior, Bloomington Campus,
2005 Society of Forensic Toxicologists Workshop on Case
Studies in DUID, Nashville, Tennessee
2004 Robert F. Borkenstein Course on Alcohol and Highway
Safety: Testing, Research rolex replica and Litigation, Indiana
University, Bloomington Campus, Bloomington, IN
2003 Hosted California Association of Toxicologists
Quarterly Meeting in November on Drugs and Driving
2000 Forensic Alcohol Supervisor Course, California Criminalistics Institute. Five-day course including a drinking study covering areas of forensic alcohol involving Title 17 laws, pharmacokinetics, absorption, distribution, and tolerance. Hands-on experience using breath alcohol instruments.
2000 Forensic Toxicology Extension Course, California State University Fullerton. Two-day course covering questions a forensic toxicologist can answer, demonstrations of drug kits for replica watches uk testing saliva and sweat, and an overview of forensic toxicology. Hands-on experience in calculations of alcohol and drugs in blood, and performing case reviews for forensic alcohols and drugs of abuse.
?Calculation of Drug or Alcohol dose in the body
?Alcohol Effects On Driving
?Employee Urine Drug Screening and Federal Regulations
?Drugs and Driving
2006 The International Association of Forensic Toxicologists
2000-present Society of Forensic Toxicologists
1981-present California Association of Toxicologists
6/05-present Forensic and Clinical Toxicology Consultant
12/99-3/2000 Pacific Toxicology Laboratories
Certified positive and negative drug screen results in a SAMSHA laboratory.
3/2000-5/05 Supervisor of Forensic Toxicology (a division of Pacific Toxicology Laboratories)
Forensic Toxicology Associates, Woodland Hills, CA
Supervised and performed forensic toxicological analyses: forensic blood alcohols, under Title 17 regulations, and narcotics analyses, (qualitative and quantitative). Performed urine screening for drugs by immunoassay using the HITACHI 717 and confirmation by GC/MS. Performed screening of drugs in the blood. Maintained GC, GC/MS instruments. Assisted in supervision of laboratory assistants. Analyzed pills, powders, unknown liquids, and many other items for traces of drugs. Assisted lawyers in preparing for cases. Testified in court for alcohols and narcotics. Performed reweighs of drugs at crime laboratories and Forensic Toxicology Associates.
Special Chemistry Department, Specialty Laboratories, Santa Monica, CA
Trained on the ICPMS, and analyzed trace and heavy metals including selenium, arsenic, lead, cadmium, copper, and zinc in blood samples.
3/95-present Toxicology Supervisor
Clinical Toxicology Dept., Quest Diagnostics, Inc., West Hills, CA
Supervise the night shift. Responsible for production, employees, and other administrative duties. Also perform validations for new instruments.
Perform analysis of drugs and metabolites in biological fluids utilizing GC/MS, GC, and immunoassay including ElA.
12/91-12/01 Toxicologist Kaiser Permanente Regional Lab, North Hollywood, CA
Performed analysis of drugs and metabolites in biological fluids, utilizing GC, GC/MS, HPLC, spectrophotometry, and immunoassay. Used turbochrom software for swiss replica watches GC and HPLC. Maintained and troubleshot analytical instrumentation used. Worked as a team member with other sections and functioned as the nighttime Safety Officer.
ANSYS Inc., Laguna Hills, CA
Involved with training and technical support for clients. Maintained client business and research and development in thin layer chromatography and solid phase extraction
9/90-9/94 Supervisor of Clinical and Forensic Toxicology
Damon Reference Laboratory, Newbury Park, CA
Responsible for maintenance of all laboratory equipment within the department and supervision of 30 employees in the forensic and clinical toxicology laboratory. Served on the Quality Assurance Committee. Wrote Standard Operation Procedures (more than 50). Prepared all assay validations for all new procedures. Acquired many computer skills related to new instrumentation software. Worked closely with the technical manager of chemistry and toxicology and was involved with in-service training of employees. Performed research and setup procedures in GC/MS, GC, HPLC, and immunoassay. Prepared monthly reports on quality control and assurance, resolved problems, prepared departmental budgets, and provided information for contract associations. Testified in court as required. Analyzed solid dose narcotics.
9/85-9/90 Supervisor of Clinical and Forensic Toxicology
MetWest/BPL Toxicology Laboratories, Tarzana, CA
Responsible for supervision of 20 employees in the forensic and clinical laboratory. Performed research and setup procedures in GC, GC/MS, HPLC, RIA, and immunoassay. Wrote all Standard Operating Procedures and prepared all assay validations. Responsible for maintaining and troubleshooting all HPLC's, GC/MS, GC, spectrophotometers, and immunoassay equipment. Demonstrated strong problem solving abilities. Acquired laboratory automation experience. Maintained all required documentation for compliance with regulation for State and Federal codes. Acted as Safety Officer and implemented all training and instructions for safe disposal of waste. Resolved technical problems and prepared departmental budgets. Performed forensic analyses on unknown samples, powders, blood and urine alcohols, and some tissues. Testified in court as required. Analyzed solid dose narcotics.
Smith Kline-Bio Science, Woodland Hills, CA
Performed clinical analyses on emergency drug screens and therapeutic drug monitoring in biological fluids, utilizing GC, HPLC, immunoassay, RIA, and TLC.
3/78-3/81 Forensic Toxicologist
County Coroners Laboratory, Associates in Lab Medicine, Tucson, AZ
Responsibilities included analysis of biological fluids and tissues for drugs using GC, TLC, UV-VIS, and RIA. Received one year of company training. Held forensic alcohol license and testified in court.