California Society for Histotechnology
Meet our Leaders
2023 - 2025 STATE OFFICERS
Kathy is a board certified Histologist with over 20 years of experience. She started her career in Pharmaceutical Pathology and Animal Drug Discovery at Syntex Research in Palo Alto. She worked as an instructor at Foothill College teaching Basic Histology, alongside PhD's from NIH and other research facilities. Her experience has allowed her to work side by side with pathology groups in Puerto Rico and Florida and has set up multiple laboratories throughout Northern California. Kathy has been a member of the CSH since the early 80's and has held multiple positions within the organization. She holds the office of Chapter President for the Northern Cal region and was newly elected State President. Kathy is dedicated to her field and strives to continue the growth of the CSH and assists in retaining speakers to enrich and enhance the annual symposium/convention experience.
Jennifer is the Program Director for the Histotechnology program at Mt. San Antonio College, a role she has held since the program inception in 2001. Jennifer started her laboratory career in Canada as a registered technologist, working in all areas of the laboratory, but Histotechnology is her passion. Jennifer has worked in both research and clinical histology labs but is now in education. She has the distinction of graduating over 350 students through her program and into the histology world. Jennifer has been active with NAACLS, NSH, and has been part of the CSH for over 20 years. She has held the board positions of Vice President and Secretary and has been the education chair for a several years.
Maria works as a Scientist at Vividon Therapeutics. She has over 20 years of experience in research and development and has worked with with plant biology and gene therapy while at the Salk Institute of Biological Sciences, Cibus LLC and Tocagen Inc. She earned her Associates degree in Biotechnology from Southwestern College, her Bachelor and Master's degrees in Biology from National University. She has worked in the histology field since 2014 and currently specializes in immunohistochemistry, immunofluorescence, CISH and FISH assays. She enjoys creating beautiful images using multiplex immunofluorescence and testing new techniques to help investigate various indicators using histology techniques. Maria has been an active member of the CSH since 2018.
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California Society for Histotechnology is a non-profit organization, which has been promoting and encouraging growth in the field of Histotechnology since 1978. We are dedicated to sharing current knowledge by promoting positive practices in the laboratory and encouraging networking with our members. We exist to increase knowledge and improve skills for all members throughout the various areas of the Histotechnology field.
The California Society for Histotechnology is proud to be part of the National Society for Histotechnology. [Click here for more information about NSH].
LA/San Bernardino Chapter Officers
Rebecca Luna, President
Xochile Vasquez, Vice President
Andrei Barredo, Secretary
Andrei Barredo, Treasurer
Rebecca Luna, Director
Northern Chapter Officers
Kathy Hardy, President
Debbie Overcash, Vice President
Lucy Cordero, Secretary
Lucy Cordero, Treasurer
Robin Simpkins, Director
San Diego Chapter Officers
Maria Rodriquez-Aguirre, President
Vice President (OPEN)
Maria Rodriguez- Aguirre, Director