Meet Our Faculty & Administrators

Our faculty and clinical instructors are highly-trained medical laboratory professionals and educators dedicated to cultivating the best Medical Laboratory Scientists in the region.  

Program Director  
Julie Richards, MPA, MT(ASCP)BB

Medical Director
Deborah Perry, MD

Clinical Instructor, Hematology
Ashley Collins, MLS(ASCP)CM

Clinical Instructor, Microbiology
Carol Brennan, MT(ASCP)SM

Clinical Instructor, Chemistry; Microscopy
Dawn Plank, MLS(ASCP)CM ; Jessica Loontjer, MLS(ASCP)CMCCM

Clinical Instructor, Chemistry
Cassy Richards, MLS(ASCP)CMCCM

Clinical Instructor, Immunology & Serology
 Renee Botkin, MT(ASCP)

Clinical Instructor, Immunohematology (Blood Bank)
 Rachel Fink, MLS(ASCP)CM

Phlebotomy Trainers
Mona Aderson, PBT(ASCP); Lori Voss, PBT(ASCP)

Interested in Applying?

For questions concerning the Medical Laboratory Science Program at Nebraska Methodist Hospital, contact Julie Richards, program director, at (402) 354-4563 or email

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