Episode 14

Episode 14: Lessons of Mentorship and Community with the President of the Society of Black Pathology- Dr. Dana Powell Baker

In today’s episode of eLABorate Topics, we delve deep into the intersection of opportunity and growth within the pathology and laboratory medicine arenas, guided by the engaging insights of Dr. Dana Powell Baker, president of the Society of Black Pathology. Get ready to explore the expansive impact of saying "yes," embracing leadership, and fostering inclusivity in the field.

Today, we’ll cover:

- Dr. Dana Powell Baker’s journey from a medical laboratory scientist to the president of the Society of Black Pathology and how strategic opportunities shaped her career.

- The importance of overcoming discomfort and fear to seize growth opportunities in professional settings.

- Insights into the Society of Black Pathology’s mission to enhance diversity and empower underrepresented groups within the pathology field.

- Practical advice for professionals on engaging with and contributing to organizations to advance their careers and professional networks.

- An enlightening discussion on the personal and societal benefits of inclusive leadership and structured mentorship in pathology and laboratory medicine.

Guest Bio:

Dr. Dana Powell Baker is the Manager for Academic Partnerships with the Association of Public Health Laboratories (APHL). An ASCP-certified Medical Laboratory Scientist, her areas of expertise include higher education, learning and development, relationship building, laboratory operations, interprofessional education and healthcare simulation. In addition to her professional responsibilities, she is a champion for STEM as well as an advocate for diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging. Furthermore, she serves as an adjunct assistant professor at the University of Kansas Medical Center in the Department of Clinical Laboratory Sciences. Dr. Baker has been recognized with various awards for her contributions and service to the laboratory profession most recently being named as a co-recipient of the 2022 ASCP President’s Award. She serves in leadership roles across professional organizations including the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) and the American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science (ASCLS). She is actively engaged mentorship of emerging laboratory professionals.

Connect with Dr. Powell Baker:

Linkedin: www.linkedin.com/in/danapowellbaker

Twitter : @thatlabchick

The Society For Black Pathology

Website: https://www.societyofblackpathology.org/

Email: Info@societyofblackpathology.org

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Tywauna Wilson

Tywauna "Coach Tee" Wilson is an accomplished medical laboratory leader, author of "Some Leaders Wear Lab Coats," and co-host of the "eLABorate Topics" podcast. As founder and president of Trendy Elite Coaching and Consulting, she develops best-in-class leaders through coaching programs and leadership training. With two decades of experience, including as a lab manager and technical director, Tywauna leverages her clinical expertise to mentor laboratory professionals. Through Trendy Elite's Standout Leader Academy and her own initiatives, she empowers professionals to enhance their leadership skills, expand their influence, and excel in their careers. Tywauna is committed to guiding the next generation of confident, competent laboratory leaders
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Stephanie Whitehead

It isn’t every healthcare leader who can seamlessly lead through the chaos of managing a large healthcare operation while navigating the rapid changes in healthcare. But this is exactly the environment where Stephanie Whitehead not only shines but thrives!

Stephanie is an executive-level leader that fueled by her passion for helping others in the medical profession achieve operational excellence. Intrigued by the evolving nature of the laboratory field and its strong impact on patient treatment, she had an early determination to leave an indelible mark on the laboratory profession.
Stephanie is a co-host who offers a unique blend of clinical knowledge, practical advice, and personable humor. Stephanie’s niche has always been the ability to see problems with a wide-lens view and then, narrow them down to connect the dots, take action, and drive results.

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