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Meet our Faculty

Program Director

Cynthia Hamby, M.Ed., MLS(ASCP)CM

Cynthia Hamby

Education: M.Ed. in Health Occupations Education; BS in Medical Technology – Georgia State University.

Experience: More than 30 years of experience in MLS, MLT, and Phlebotomy training programs, and overseeing employee continuing education.

Interests: Golfing, travelling and reading a great novel on a sunny beach.

Watching our students succeed in a profession they love and fulfilling the needs of our workforce are most gratifying to me. I enjoy being a mentor to students and instructors, helping them to develop their professional traits.


Clinical Instructor, Clinical Chemistry

Mary Tyllia, MLS(ASCP)CM

Mary Tyllia

Education: BS, Medical Technology, Gonzaga University; Graduate of Sacred Heart School of Medical Technology.

Experience: More than 35 years of experience, mainly in Clinical Chemistry and Urinalysis.

Interests: Reading, sewing and cooking good food.

I love this profession, and I really enjoy facilitating the learning of others in this field. I strive to make use of creative teaching strategies to accomplish this.


Clinical Instructor, Hematology

Beth Payne, MT(ASCP), SH(ASCP)CM

Beth Payne

Education: BS Biology, Gonzaga University; Graduate of Sacred Heart School of Medical Technology.

Experience: More than 30 years experience, mainly in Hematology.

Interests: Following my children’s sports activities, baking.

I felt a connection to Hematology from the first day of my training. The blood cells can really tell the story of a person’s health if you know how to read them correctly.


Clinical Instructor, Microbiology

Tim Burke, MLS(ASCP)CM

Tim Burke

Education: BS Biology, Minor in Chemistry Eastern Washington University; AA Degree Spokane Falls Community College; Graduate of Sacred Heart School of Medical Technology.

Experience: More than 15 years in the Microbiology department working at all of the various technical benches.

Interests: Being involved with my children’s sports and school activities; listening to various music genres and riding motorcycles.

I really enjoy working with the students. Every year they think I am challenging them to become better in Microbiology but they are also challenging me to become a better instructor. Students ask the best questions which often leads to new ways of teaching or explaining a subject.


Phlebotomy Instructor

Glenn Hepner

Glenn Hepner

Education: AS Mt. San Antonio

Experience: More than 25 years as a Phlebotomy Instructor

Interests: Family; woodworking.

The most fulfilling aspect of teaching is to watch people grow in their ability to help others.


Education Technical Specialist

Leah Daily, M.Ed., MLS(ASCP)CM

Leah Daily

Education: Masters in Health Professions Education from Rosalind Franklin University with an emphasis on Interprofessional Education; BS Clinical Laboratory Science, Weber State University.

Experience: Large hospital to small physicians’ clinics. Working in the clinical education field since 2006.

Interests: Being with my family, enjoying the outdoors, gardening and trying a variety of ethnic foods.

I believe each individual has a unique set of skills, when applied appropriately these individuals can excel beyond expectations. I am passionate about this career field and helping our students become the best they can be.


Lab Education Coordinator

Wendy Thompson

Wendy Thompson

Education: BS Business Administration, Kansas State University

Experience: More than 14 years supporting continuing education in the laboratory setting.

Interests: Camping, reading and crafts.

I enjoy interacting with the students to help them achieve their goal to become an MLS.


Inland Northwest Blood Center Clinical Affiliate Instructors

Cora Hartill, MLS(ASCP)CM - Clinical Instructor
Gloria Braid, MLS(ASCP)CM - Laboratory Instructor

Inland Northwest Blood Center Guest Lecturers

Michelle Palk, MT(ASCP), SBB(ASCP)CM
Paul Eastvold, M.D.
Ellen Klohe, Ph.D.(ABHI), MT(ASCP)SBB
Ashley Rogers-Thompson, MLS(ASCP)CM
Christina Villa, MLS(ASCP)CM
Jennifer Santos, MLS(ASCP)

Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center Guest Lecturers

Michael Majors, MT(ASCP), SM(ASCP)CM
Tawny Arensmeyer, M.Ed., MLS(ASCP)CM
Gayle May, MLS (ASCP)CM
Ann Robinson, Ph.D., DABMM
William Dittman Jr., M.D.
Jennifer Elmose, MLS(ASCP)CM, MB(ASCP)CM
Dr. Marcy Bauman, Ph.D.
Ashley English, MLS(ASCP)CM
Shawna Martin, MLS(ASCP)CM
Paul Fitzpatrick, MT(ASCP)
Jim Hamby, CCP, MT(ASCP)
Joel McCullough, M.D., MPH, MS
Joseph Spear, CT(ASCP)
Lacie Algeo, HTL(ASCP), MB(ASCP)CM

PAML Guest Lecturers

Carissa Schmitz, MLS(ASCP)CM
Dawn Goertz, MLS(ASCP)CM
Kim Troyer
Marguerite Busch, M.A., MT(ASCP)
Paul Crowley, BS, D-ABFT-FT
Karen Riba
Elaine Irons, MLS(ASCP)CM
Virginia Henderson, M(ASCP)CM
Julie Biggerstaff, Ph.D., FACMG
Patty Ehrhardt, MS, MT(ASCP)

Community Guest Lecturers

Elliot Briggs, BS, MT(ASCP), CT(ASCP)
Carmen Wiley, PhD, DABCC, FACB - Roche Diagnostics
Dave Osborn, MT(ASCP) - Beckman Coulter
Sanjay Logani, M.D., - Incyte Diagnostics
Russell Schwartz, MS, MT(ASCP), SM(ASCP) – Providence Holy Family Hospital