Fredericka L. Richardson, MHSA, MT (ASCP)Program Director, Inova Phlebotomy School
Freddie has served in the role of Manager of Operation Support for the past 11 years. Prior to that position she was the Supervisor of Phlebotomy with 50 direct reports. Teaching team members and making sure all competencies were done is a challenge that she enjoyed accomplishing, as she enjoys sharing her knowledge. Freddie graduated from Strayer University with a Master’s Degree in Health Services Administration. She also holds a Certificate in Medical Technology from Wake Forest University and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Biology from Catawba College.
Aalia DeCamp, MLS (ASCP), BSProgram Coordinator, Inova Phlebotomy School
Aalia DeCamp, MLS (ASCP), BS, is the program coordinator for the Inova Phlebotomy School and has 17 years of medical laboratory experience. She has worked in all avenues of the laboratory in regards to direct patient care, specimen processing, and laboratory leadership. She owned and operated her own APA accredited phlebotomy school on the eastern shore of Maryland before moving to Virginia and joining Inova. She is currently one the Managers of Laboratory Services.
Edgar Arellano, BBA, NHA
Edgar Arellano, BBA, NHA, has a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration as well as a National HealthCareer Association phlebotomy certification. He has 12 years of experience as a phlebotomist/supervisor. He started in phlebotomy straight after high school. Edgar likes working with people one-on-one and serving patients to make a difference in their life and health. Edgar enjoys the camaraderie of working with his teammates and continuing to learn interesting things about the body. He knows he does not want to do anything else.
Michelle Hardy-Juster, PBT, ASCP, LPN
Michelle Hardy-Juster, PBT, ASCP, LPN, has over 30 years experience. In the late 80’s Michelle was drawn to the healthcare field and starting by becoming an LPN. She was on an assignment when her patient needed blood-letting, which increased her desire to learn more about phlebotomy. Her employer offered her a job as a phlebotomist and from there her phlebotomy career blossomed. She has experience drawing from all ages – newborn through the geriatric population. Michelle has held the positions of Phlebotomy Supervisor and Phlebotomy Trainer, and currently has her own mobile phlebotomy company.
A.J. Hughes, BA, MA
A.J. Hughes is the Manager of Fixed Site Collections for Inova Blood Donor Services. He has been with Inova Health System since 1984 and worked in Renal Medicine, General Surgery, and Heart and Vascular Surgery before coming to IBDS in 1992. He started his career in the medical field as a Medical Specialist in the U.S. Army. He trained at the Academy of Health Sciences at Fort Sam Houston, and did Emergency Medicine rotations at a number of military hospitals before coming to Inova. He later studied Biology at Norther Virginia Community College, and has Bachelors and Master’s Degrees in Literature and Cultural Studies. A.J. has been involved in training at IBDS for some time, and works very closely with the training staff. Additionally, he is an adjunct professor at Northern Virginia Community College and has been teaching there for the last 12 years.
Ankur Naik, PBT (ASCP), BS (India)
Ankur Naik, PBT (ASCP), BS, has twenty years of experience in healthcare. Ankur chose to be in healthcare to make a difference in people’s lives every single day, with Lab science being the basis of providing that care.