Our experts share their knowledge of Regulations and issues affecting our clients.
As part of our continuing educational series FirstLab is offering Webinars on key topics relating to Drug & Alcohol testing, Monitoring Programs, Occupational Health & other employment related issues. Our presenters are:
Dr. Natalie Hartenbaum, FirstLab's Chief Medical Review Officer. Dr. Hartenbaum is recognized as a national expert in occupational fitness for duty with a special focus on transportation. She is the editor of The DOT Medical Examination: a Guide to Commercial Driver Medical Certification, now in its fourth edition, and CDME Review, a quarterly newsletter for commercial driver medical examiners. She has published and lectured nationally on various issues of fitness evaluations in the workplace.
Dr. Hartenbaum was appointed Chief Medical Review Officer of FirstLab in December 2005. She has overall responsibility for the medical review and interpretation of workplace drug and alcohol tests. She also coordinates the MRO services of FirstLab's staff of physician MROs and MRO assistants.
James L. Ferguson, DO, FASAM, Medical Director for FirstLab's Recovery Management Services (RMS) Division. Dr. Ferguson joined FirstLab in April 2011. Dr. Ferguson received his undergraduate degree from the University of Washington and his Doctor of Osteopathy from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1981. He took his postgraduate training in Osteopathic affiliated hospitals in Washington State. He is certified by the National Board of Osteopathic Examiners, the American Society of Addiction Medicine, and the Medical Review Officer Certification Council. He is a Diplomat of the American Board of Addiction Medicine, and a Fellow of the American Society of Addiction Medicine. For 13 years he practiced emergency medicine, general and addiction medicine in Washington State, and spent 2 years in the Public Health Service in Sandstone Minnesota. He became a certified MRO in 1992 and a full time MRO in 1995 when he joined Employee Health Programs (EHP). EHP was a national MRO organization founded by Donald Ian Macdonald, MD, former advisor to the President of the United States, and Director of the White House Drug Abuse Policy office (1987-1989). In 1999, Dr. Macdonald named Dr. Ferguson Chief MRO, and he was named Senior MRO when EHP became a part of First Advantage Corporation in 2003.
Dr. Ferguson is a Director of the Medical Review Officer Certification Council, and Course Director for the American Society of Addiction Medicine Comprehensive MRO training program. He is the author of The MRO Team Manual, co-author of the MRO chapters of the Principles of Addiction Medicine and the Handbook of Workplace Drug Testing. He is consultant to the Division of Workplace Programs (DWP), Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP), Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), and has been instrumental in the development of the National MRO Database Project. He has also been a member of the industry based Oral Fluid Advisory Board.
Shane Moes, LPC, CAADC, Senior Vice President, Business Development. Shane joins FirstLab's Recovery Management Services (RMS) team with a focus on expanding effective strategies for supporting clients with substance use disorders so that health and sustained recovery are the expectation rather than the exception. He started his Career in Australia and has been working in Mental Health and Addictions as a clinician, supervisor and program developer for over 15 years. As a Licenced Professional Counsellor and internationally certified Advance Alcohol and Drug Counsellor, Shane has specialized in program and system innovation for drug and alcohol programs and has worked extensively in the treatment of Healthcare professions with Substance Use Disorders.
As an expert on implications and application for the New Paradigm for Recovery in the community of "thought leaders", Shane developed nationally recognized treatment programs and continues to collaborate on research focused on support and engagement strategies. Shane serves on the board of the National Organization of Alternative to Discipline programs and consults with the International Certification & Reciprocity Consortium as a subject matter expert for the Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor Certification.
Shane received his Undergraduate degree in Psychology from the University of Southern Queensland, in Queensland Australia. He moved to the United States to pursue his graduate degree at the University of North Florida, graduating with a Masters of Arts in Counselling Psychology.
Katie Stuart, General Manager, Recovery Management Service, As FirstLab's General Manager of the Recovery Management Services Ms. Stuart is responsible for overseeing all facets of this division, including the participant experience & strategic direction. Ms. Stuart is uniquely qualified to lead the division with her experience in the substance abuse recovery industry as a Case Manager and Outreach Coordinator. She is passionate about the recovery industry evidenced by her certification as an Intervention Professional. Katie is constantly striving to provide support and accountability to those who are recovering from addiction.
Ms. Stuart holds a Bachelor of General Studies with a minor in Addiction Studies, as well as an Associate of Science from Boise State University.
Regina Doural, C-SAPA, General Manager, Compliance Services, As General Manager, Ms. Doural is responsible for the oversight of all areas of regulatory compliance, including client consultation, audit services and regulatory training programs. In addition she oversees our quality assurance program and MRO services, with a primary focus on delivering the highest quality of service and compliance to FirstLab's clients. Ms. Doural works closely with FirstLab's Account Management Teams Departments to develop and test new programs, procedures and reports to meet client's needs.
Ms. Doural started her career with FirstLab in 2000 and has held various positions within the Client Services and Account Management Department including most recently the General Manager of Workplace Programs. In 2011 Ms. Doural became a Certified Substance Abuse Program Administrator (C-SAPA) after having demonstrated years of experience, extensive training and passing a national certification examination. She serves as a member of the training committee for Substance Abuse Program Administrators Association (SAPAA). Ms. Doural has created and delivered numerous training programs on all aspects of DOT drug and alcohol testing including Part 40, the modal agency regulations and Best Practices. She holds a B.S. in Business Administration.
Diana Byrnes, President of Byrnes & Associates, As the principal of Byrnes and Associates, Diana provides technical assistance, regulatory guidance, on-site training, peer reviews and vendor compliance monitoring to aid employers in the implementation of compliant and effective, substance abuse management programs. Her services are offered nationally.
Ms. Byrnes' extensive experience, subject matter expertise and engaging presentation style have led transportation industry groups to request her participation at many regional and national conferences and events. Diana has delivered multiple presentations to attendees of the American Public Transportation Association's Bus and Para-transit Conference, the National Transit Institute's Transit Trainer Workshop, the Transportation Research Board's Rural and Intercity Bus Conference and the FTA Annual Drug and Alcohol Program National Conference.
Dr. Anthony Costantino, Ph.D., President and CEO at DrugScan. Dr. Costantino has over 25 years of experience in analytical toxicology. Dr. Costantino earned a B.S. in Pharmacy and an M.S. in Pharmacology/Toxicology from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. In addition, he earned a Ph.D. in Forensic Toxicology at the University of Maryland, School of Medicine and is board certified by the American Board of Forensic Toxicology. Dr. Costantino, former President of the Society of Forensic Toxicology, is currently on staff at Arcadia University as an adjunct professor in the Forensic Science College of Graduate and Professional Studies. Dr. Costantino has a passion for advancing the practice of forensic toxicology and has authored over 30 scientific publications.