Clinical and Public Health Microbiology Mentors
Contact one of the clinical microbiologists for clinical or public health microbiology career advice:
Marie Pezzlo, MA, MT(ASCP)SMCM, F(AAM), Chair
Clinical Microbiology Consultant
Marie believes that mentoring bench technologists, early in their careers, has a positive impact on their futures as clinical microbiologists.
Marie loves to cook, travel and attend Jazzercise classes.
William A. Glover II , PhD, D(ABMM), MT(ASCP)
Assistant Director, Infectious Diseases
North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services
William is interested in helping others interested in careers in clinical or public health microbiology laboratories.
William enjoys aquascaping freshwater aquariums in his free time.
Janet A. Hindler, MCLS MT(ASCP)
Consultant, Clinical Microbiology
CLS, Los Angeles County Department of Public Health
Janet is interested in sharing her many years of experience as a CLS and volunteer for several professional organizations (including ASM and SCASM) with new clinical microbiologists. She is also interested in helping clinical microbiologists with their career advancement in whatever way she can.
Janet loves to travel, hike, and cook!
Melissa Jones, MT(ASCP)
Technical Specialist, Clinical Microbiology
Melissa is interested in furthering the causes of bench techs from daily laboratory issues to advocacy in ASM.
Melissa loves to read, spend time with family and 'all things summer'.
Ester Knobloch, MLS(ASCP)CM
Newman Regional Health, Emporia, KS
Ester has a heart for bench-level clinical microbiologists serving patients in rural America and wants to help them grow in the profession.
Ester enjoys hiking and kayaking in National Parks.
Perceus Mody, MLS(ASCP)CM
Department of Microbiology
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Perceus is passionate about furthering fellow clinical microbiologists’ careers, finding the right fit for them and raising awareness about the field. Perceus believes the diverse field of clinical microbiology has a lot to offer, to young scientific minds graduating from college with an undergraduate, master’s or PhD degree.
Perceus likes reading books (recommends Germ Theory by Robert Gaynes), listening to ASM podcasts while driving to work, and playing soccer.
Debra S. Myers , MS, MT(ASCP)SM
Chief Technologist, Clinical Microbiology
Penn State Hershey Medical Center
Debbie would like to give others exposure to what is going on in the world of clinical microbiology outside of their own laboratories. Participating in ASM activities (meetings, webinars and listservs) will enable microbiologists to connect with leaders in the field and develop a network of peers.
Debbie plays tennis and golf. She also enjoys ski and beach vacations.
Susan Novak-Weekley, PhD, SM ASCP, D(ABMM)
Vice President, Medical Affairs, Qvella
Young scientists are the future of ASM. I can think of nothing better than helping young microbiologists in their careers and in their future. My desire is to share my experiences and knowledge so that our mentees can use that to enhance their experience with ASM and their careers.
I love to sail and be outdoors.