Board of Directors
“The CAP Foundation is OUR foundation; it supports OUR profession by promoting future leaders in pathology.”
— Eva M. Wojcik, MD, FCAP – President, CAP Foundation
Eva M. Wojcik, MD, FCAP - President
Dr. Eva M. Wojcik is the chair of the Department of Pathology and an endowed professor of pathology and urology at Loyola University Medical Center. She is a renowned pathologist who has a special interest in genito-urinary cytopathology. Dr. Wojcik is certified in anatomic pathology and clinical pathology as well as cytopathology by the American Board of Pathology.
A past president of the American Society of Cytopathology, Dr. Wojcik is currently an associate editor of the society’s journal. She also serves on editorial boards for Diagnostic Cytopathology and the Archives of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine.
Dr. Wojcik has been a frequent invited speaker at numerous international, national, and regional forums. She led international efforts to standardize reporting of urinary cytology that culminated with the publication of The Paris System for Reporting Urinary Cytology.
An active member of the CAP, Dr. Wojcik has organized multiple See, Test & Treat programs at Loyola University Medical Center.
Bharati S. Jhaveri, MD, FCAP - Vice President
Dr. Bharati Jhaveri is a pathologist and past chair and medical director of the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield, Illinois. She served as a clinical professor at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine in Springfield. She also served as a member of the hospital foundation board for nine years.
Certified by the American Board of Pathology, Dr. Jhaveri has specialty boards in cytopathology. She received her medical degree from the University of Bombay, in Mumbai, India, and completed her pathology training at Wayne State University in Detroit.
Over the past 30 years, Dr. Jhaveri has served on numerous committees and councils for the CAP. She served as chair of both the Council on Membership and Professional Development and the Council on Accreditation. She has served on several CAP committees including those for Accreditation, Finance/Compensation, and International Steering. She also represented Illinois on the House of Delegates and as a member of its Steering Committee.
Nicholas T. Serafy Jr. - Secretary Treasurer
Nick Serafy Jr. is president/CEO of Proficiency Testing Service in Brownsville, Texas. The company specializes in providing quality management testing programs used by clinical laboratories and health care organizations to evaluate, monitor, and improve the accuracy and reliability of their diagnostic test results.
He is treasurer of International Medical Quality Improvement Systems (IMQIS) in Houston, Texas. IMQIS developed DigitalScope™, a technology for delivering multi-gigabyte whole slide digital microscopic images to thousands of concurrent users over the internet. He is also treasurer of SMC BioSolutions in Austin, Texas, which develops and manufactures biological products for External Quality Assessment/Proficiency Testing (EQA/PT) providers worldwide.
Mr. Serafy is chairman of the Cameron County Spaceport Development Corporation. He also serves on the board of directors of the International Bank of Commerce-Brownsville, on the University of Dallas board of trustees, and on the executive committee of the Texas Business Leadership Council, a statewide network of CEOs and senior business executives who advance a long-term vision of a prosperous Texas in a globally competitive business environment.
Mr. Serafy received his BA in microbiology from The University of Texas at Austin in 1978. He and his wife, Viveca, have four sons and five grandchildren.
Timothy Craig Allen, MD, JD, FCAP
Dr. Timothy Craig Allen obtained his medical degree from Baylor College of Medicine in 1984 and completed his residency in anatomic and clinical pathology, subsequently serving on the faculty of Baylor College of Medicine until 1995. He then attended the University of Chicago Law School and graduated with the degree of doctor of law with honors in 1998, subsequently practicing health care law and litigation.
In 2004, Dr. Allen completed a two-year fellowship in pulmonary pathology at the Texas Medical Center. He is currently a professor in and chair of the Department of Pathology at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson, Mississippi.
Outside work, Dr. Allen is a member of the Crime Prevention Research Center’s board of directors as well as their academic advisory board. He is a member of the National Association of Medical Examiners and is certified by the American Board of Pathology in anatomic and clinical pathology, with added qualification in cytopathology. He is a past president of both the Pulmonary Pathology Society and the Texas Society of Pathologists
Dr. Allen has been heavily involved with the College of American Pathologists over the years. He is a former member of the Board of Governors and has been chair, vice-chair, or a member of several CAP councils and committees. Dr. Allen currently serves as a member of the Council on Membership and Professional Development and as chair of the Constitution and Bylaws Committee. Additionally, he is an associate editor of the CAP publication Archives of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine.
Dr. Allen has authored and coauthored numerous articles and book chapters on pulmonary pathology and medicolegal issues and has coauthored and co-edited several books on pulmonary pathology. He is series editor of the Molecular Pathology Library series.
Carey August, MD, FCAP - Past President
Dr. Carey August has recently retired from her position as Chairman of Pathology at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center in Chicago. During her career at the hospital, she also served as Medical Staff President and held teaching positions, most recently Clinical Associate Professor of Pathology at Rosalind Franklin University. As an active member of the CAP, Dr. August serves as Advisor on the Professional and Community Engagement Committee, which she chaired for four years. She has served in the Engaged Leaders Network and the Council on Membership and Professional Development. To promote the “voice” of pathologists, Dr. August serves as faculty of the annual Engaged Leadership Academy, has answered numerous calls for interviews and video participation, and received the Outstanding Communicator Award at CAP16.
After serving as President of the CAP Foundation Board, Dr. August remains on the Board as Immediate Past President. A native of Connecticut transplanted to Chicago, Dr. August received her BS in Biology from Yale University, followed by her MD from Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She completed her AP/CP training at Northwestern as well, where, upon completion of her residency, she served as Attending Pathologist and Clinical Assistant Professor of Pathology before joining the medical staff of Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center. Dr. August is currently President of YaleWomen Chicago.
Tabari Baker, PhD
Tabari Baker currently serves as the vice president of global medical affairs for BioPorto Diagnostics, as well as the director of strategic healthcare partnerships for the US Medical Affairs Team at Roche Diagnostics Corporation. In this role, he leads an enterprise focused, customer/disease area agnostic field team that seeks to identify, strategize, and execute on opportunities to partner with external stakeholders on novel biomarkers/technologies, digital health innovation, public health, and medical access.
Dr. Baker holds a bachelor of science in chemistry from Morehouse College, a master of science in cancer biology, prevention, and control from the University of the District of Columbia, and a doctor of philosophy in tumor biology from Georgetown University.
Dr. Baker began his career at Roche in 2017 as a scientific affairs manager on the Tissue Diagnostics Team as a part of US Medical Affairs. Prior to joining Roche, he served as a research scientist and molecular science liaison for Caris Life Sciences. He is passionate about dissolving health disparities and searches for innovative ways to provide health care for those in need. Outside of his role at Roche, Dr. Baker previously served as the board chair of Community of Hope, a non-profit organization which strives to end homelessness and provide equitable health care to struggling families in the Washington, DC, area.
Dr. Baker currently lives in Durham, North Carolina, with his wife, DaJoie, and twin boys, Croslan and Ellis. In his spare time, he enjoys golf, perfecting barbecuing techniques, exercising, and discussing the disruptive effects of blockchain technology on health care.
Swikrity Baskota, MD, FCAP
Dr. Baskota was born and raised in Kathmandu, Nepal. She is currently an assistant professor at Columbia University’s Department of Pathology and Cell Biology in New York.
Dr. Baskota is board certified in anatomic pathology with sub-specialty board certification in cytopathology. She completed her anatomic pathology residency and cytopathology fellowship training at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center in 2021. Prior to her training in the United States, she attended medical school at Kathmandu University and completed anatomic and clinical pathology residency training at the National Academy of Medical Sciences in Kathmandu. She practiced anatomic and clinical pathology in her home country for two years.
Dr. Baskota was honored by the American Society of Cytopathology (ASC) with the 2020 Dr. Bernard Naylor Excellence in Cytomorphology Award. She also serves as a member of both the ASC eJournal committee and of the editorial board for The ASC Bulletin.
Within the CAP, Dr. Baskota currently serves as a House of Delegates alternate delegate for the state of New York. Previously, she served as a delegate on the Residents Forum and as a member of the Residents Forum-House of Delegates Action Group. She also served as a junior member on the Cytopathology Committee from 2019–2020. She is currently a member of both the Engaged Leadership Academy and the Engaged Leadership Network and was a panelist in a CAP21 webinar regarding pathology residency application.
Dr. Baskota’s prior involvement with the CAP Foundation includes mentoring a recipient of the 2019 Medical Student Travel Award.
Joanna Conant, MD, FCAP
Dr. Jo Conant is an assistant professor of pathology and laboratory medicine at the University of Vermont College of Medicine (UVM COM), covering hematopathology and genomic medicine services. She received her MD from UVM COM, where she also did her AP/CP residency. She completed fellowships in hematopathology and molecular genetic pathology at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine.
Dr. Conant is interested in population health, particularly in how inequities and disparities impact health outcomes. She received a graduate certificate in population health management from the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health and serves on UVM COM’s Gender Equity Steering Committee. She is also a member of her department’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee. In these roles, she aims to increase the representation, advancement, and workplace satisfaction of underrepresented individuals within her medical community and to foster a safe, equitable, and just environment for the benefit of all community members.
A 2015 recipient of the CAP Foundation’s Leadership Development Award, Dr. Conant is a member of the CAP’s Engaged Leadership Academy/Network, and has served on the Foundation Grants Committee since 2016.
Gerald R. Hanson, MD, FCAP
Dr. Gerald R. Hanson retired from practice as a pathologist after spending his entire career at a private university-affiliated tertiary medical center in Southern California. He was involved in clinical practice in anatomic pathology, hematopathology, and laboratory administration and education as a clinical professor of pathology at the University of California Irvine, his medical school alma mater, where he also did his pathology residency and fellowship training.
Dr. Hanson served on the California Society of Pathologists board for over 20 years and is a past president and life member. He also served on the American Pathology Foundation board of trustees for over 12 years and is a past officer. He has spent over 15 years in numerous CAP committee and work group roles, primarily in advocacy, economic affairs, practice management and membership areas, and in the House of Delegates. Most recently, he served as a governor on the CAP Board of Governors and as a liaison to the CAP Foundation from 2014–2018. Dr. Hanson received the CAP Lifetime Achievement Award in 2011.
Sara Herbek, Esq.
Sara Herbek is a corporate immigration attorney focused on providing strategic immigration advice regarding the movement of professionals throughout the world, including temporary and permanent work visas. She currently works as the managing partner of Global Immigration Associates, P.C., in Chicago overseeing a team of over 140 professionals.
She received her undergraduate degree at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, and her juris doctor degree at Chicago-Kent College of Law in Chicago. Ms. Herbek is licensed to practice in Illinois and has been admitted to the US Court of Appeals for the Seventh and Ninth Circuits as well as the US District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.
Ms. Herbek is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association and routinely provides training and supplemental education through webinars and presentations to human resources and talent acquisition teams. Outside of work, Ms. Herbek enjoys playing with her puppy, Poppy, doing pilates, walking, reading, and spending time with friends and family.
Kathryn Knight, MD, FCAP
Dr. Knight is currently senior advisor for PathGroup Laboratories in Nashville, where she was previously medical director of cytopathology and women’s health. Board certified in anatomic and clinical pathology and cytopathology, Dr. Knight received her medical degree from the University of Mississippi School of Medicine and did her residency training in anatomic and clinical pathology at Emory University. She subsequently completed a surgical pathology fellowship at University of Texas Health Science Center in Dallas. She practiced first in Dallas and then for an extended time in Dalton, Georgia, where she was laboratory medical director at Hamilton Medical Center and president of associates in laboratory medicine.
Dr. Knight has been actively involved with the College of American Pathologists for two decades. In October of 2022 she completed two terms as speaker of the House of Delegates and eight years as an ex officio member of the CAP Board of Governors. She has been honored to serve on numerous CAP councils and committees and has had a deep commitment to CAP advocacy. Currently Dr. Knight is a member of the Council on Government and Professional Affairs, the Council on Membership and Professional Development, the PathPAC Board of Directors, chair of the State Pathology Society Member Workgroup. She is particularly delighted to have been recently elected to the Foundation Board of Directors.
Her role as mother to a rising broadcast journalist is perhaps her favorite, but Dr. Knight has also been involved with numerous local organizations and nonprofit/philanthropic boards involving health care, the arts, and the community.
Marvin Kogan of Lincolnshire, IL, is president of Media Directions, Inc., a video production company. He is the Public Member of the CAP Foundation Board of Directors and serves as its Treasurer.
Founded in 1983, his company offers audio visual production services for purposes other than television production. Mr. Kogan has been instrumental in implementation of the 2006 Business Plan adopted by the Foundation, and he has also contributed to professionalism of fundraising and promotional materials.
Theresa Rohr-Kirchgraber, MD, FACP, FAMWA
Working with Indiana University’s National Center of Excellence in Women’s Health, Dr. Rohr-Kirchgraber leads efforts to improve the health of Indiana women via an outreach program and statewide collaborations, as well as by influencing policy decisions. A professor of clinical medicine and pediatrics at Indiana University (IU) School of Medicine, Dr. Rohr-Kirchgraber has served in a number of leadership positions at health care and medical organizations. She was the first Hispanic woman to serve as president of the American Medical Women’s Association (AMWA), from 2015 to 2016, and was vice-chair of the American Medical Association (AMA) Women’s Physician Section. She is an Inaugural Fellow of AMWA and is recognized for outstanding achievements in science, medicine, and academia.
Dr. Rohr-Kirchgraber has been the recipient of numerous awards, including the IUPUI Outstanding Woman Leader Award, the AMA Innovations in Medicine Award, the AMWA “Exceptional Mentor” Award, and the IU Trustee Teaching Award. She has been named one of Indianapolis Monthly’s “Top Doctors” and in 2017 the Indianapolis Business Journal named her a “Woman of Influence.”
An internist, Dr. Rohr-Kirchgraber’s clinical expertise is caring for adults and adolescents with eating disorders. She primarily cares for those with chronic conditions, including childhood cancer survivors. Her emphasis is on wellness and the prevention of disease. Prior to 2007, she was on the faculty at the State University of New York Upstate Medical Center, Morehouse School of Medicine, and Emory School of Medicine. She graduated from Weill Cornell Medicine and completed her residency in internal medicine at University Hospital of Cleveland Case Western Reserve University.
With over 30 years of leadership and management experience, Karen Mudd is a nonprofit sector professional specializing in resource development. She has held positions in national, state, and community-based organizations with budgets ranging from $100,000 to $80 million, advancing a wide spectrum of missions from health care and human services to social justice, higher education, and the arts. Since 2010, she has operated as an independent fundraising consultant in the Seattle area, accepting long-term interim development executive staffing assignments and helping to facilitate smooth organizational transitions.
Originally from small town southern Illinois, Karen earned a bachelor’s degree from Webster University and a master’s degree from George Washington University. She lived and worked in Philadelphia for 20 years, where she met her wife, M.E. “Doc” De Baca, MD, FCAP, then a pathology resident and already involved with the CAP. Over the years, Karen has interacted frequently with CAP and CAP Foundation members and staff and has gained respect and admiration for the service they provide. She is grateful to consider them part of the family and eager to give back in appreciation of how they’ve enriched her life.
Masa Peric - Junior Member Director
Dr. Masa Peric is a final-year resident at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (Harvard), where she trains with her husband and is currently the AP chief. She will complete a GI and liver fellowship next year and continue her involvement in the pathology community. Dr. Peric treasures the experiences she has gained through her CAP elected appointments as an RFEC member and HOD delegate. She aspires to keep developing personally and professionally among the CAP’s active community and contribute to the CAP Foundation by providing her perspective as a pathologist in training through new engagements.
Von Samedi, MD, FCAP
Dr. Von Samedi is currently an associate professor in the Department of Pathology at the University of Colorado’s Anschutz Medical Campus, covering head and neck surgical pathology and cytopathology services. He is the medical director of the head and neck pathology service and the director of the pathology residency training program. As a medical educator, Dr. Samedi has a special interest in effective technology application for medical education. He has co-authored a book and written multiple book chapters on cytopathology and molecular pathology.
Originally from Haiti, Dr. Samedi got his BS in chemistry from Suffolk University in Boston. He then received both his MD and PhD degrees from the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida. Following a year in internal medicine at New York Medical College in New York City, he completed a residency in anatomic and clinical pathology and a fellowship in cytopathology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston. Upon completion of his formal training, he served as an attending pathologist and eventually as vice chair of education at the University of New Mexico, before joining the faculty at the University of Colorado.
Dr. Samedi has chaired various national committees addressing initiatives from global health (with a primary focus in increasing laboratory capacity in low- to middle-income countries) to increasing diversity and inclusion within the pathology workforce. As an active member of the CAP, he is currently serving on the Cytopathology Committee. In addition, he is serving on the ASCP Commission on Continuing Professional Development. He is the chair of the ASCP DEI education workgroup. Dr. Samedi also serves on the board of Funzeleo, a nonprofit organization with the mission of inspiring and preparing youth for high-demand science- and math-based careers in Africa.
Terrence Shirley, MPH
Terrence Shirley, MPH, is an experienced health care administration leader. Prior to his appointment as CEO of the Community Health Center Association of Mississippi, Mr. Shirley worked for eight years as administrator of the Cancer Institute at the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC) and has been active in the health care industry since 1980. In addition to working at UMMC in various leadership roles since the late 1990s, Mr. Shirley has extensive experience as a director of federally supported community health centers and state-level public health services in the southeast. A few of the operational leadership positions he has held include: Region 4 health officer for Department of Health and Rehabilitative Services in Tampa; president/CEO of the Tampa Community Health Centers Inc.; interim-president/CEO, Tampa General Healthcare; and administrator for clinical support services, ambulatory operations, radiation oncology, and the Cancer Institute at UMMC.
In addition to operational leadership positions, he has served in governance leadership positions that include local, state, regional, and national task forces, coalitions, and boards and currently serves on the Jackson Preparatory School board of directors.
Mr. Shirley calls his appointment as CEO to the association a homecoming. In the early days of the Community Health Center Association of Mississippi’s establishment in the mid-1980s, Mr. Shirley assisted the director in coordinating activities to meet the various educational, programmatic, and political needs of Mississippi’s community health centers.
Mr. Shirley has a master of public health from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and earned his bachelor of science degree from the University of Southern Mississippi.
CAP Board of Governors Liaisons
Earle S. Collum, MD, FCAP
Dr. Earle Collum graduated from the Medical University of South Carolina in 1979. He completed his AP/CP residency training at Yale-New Haven Hospital in New Haven, Connecticut, and became board certified in AP/CP in 1983.
Dr. Collum is the site medical director for the Phoenix and Denver regional labs as well and the division medical director for mid-America. He came to LabCorp after serving as medical director of St Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center’s Department of Pathology and Laboratory medicine from 1993 until 2018. He was also chief of staff at St. Joseph’s from 2014–2017 and currently chairs their credentials committee.
He is an active member of the College of American Pathologists and has performed over 200 inspections. He currently chairs the CAP Complaints and Investigations Committee and is a member of the International Accreditation Committee as well as the Commission on Laboratory Accreditation.
Dr. Collum enjoys hiking, cycling, and jigsaw puzzles in his time away from work.
Bobbi S. Pritt, MD, FCAP
Bobbi Pritt, MD, FCAP, received her medical degree from the University of Vermont Larner College of Medicine. She then completed her residency in anatomic and clinical pathology at the University of Vermont Medical Center, followed by a fellowship in medical microbiology at Mayo Clinic.
Dr. Pritt is chair of the Division of Clinical Microbiology in Rochester, Minnesota. Additionally, Dr. Pritt is a professor of laboratory medicine and pathology in the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science and secretary-elect of the Mayo Clinic officers and councilors of staff.
Dr. Pritt has served on many CAP committees, councils, and task forces. Most notably, in 2020, she served as chair of the Microbiology Committee and led the committee’s numerous COVID-19 response efforts.
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The CAP Foundation will begin nominee interviews in fall 2023. The following timeline gives an idea of what to expect as far as the interview process and potential board commitments.