Board of Directors
Jo served on the Colorado Governor’s Task Force, that recommend a legislative framework for Amendment 64 which legalized marijuana for recreational use in Colorado, as a part of the Taxation, Banking and Civil Law work group, where she was the voice for safe and drug free workplaces. She continues to work closely with national health experts to educate state and federal policy makers on the importance of public health and safety pertaining to drug policies. She represented the Workplace Drug and Alcohol Testing Industry at the First Latin American Safe and Drug Free Workplace Congress and the United Nations General Assembly on the World Drug Agreements and was recently added to the speaker’s bureau for the National Marijuana Initiative as the subject matter expert on the impact of legal marijuana to the workplace.
Jo is the President & CEO of Five Minutes of Courage which allows her to speak to a broad array of audiences on the lessons learned from marijuana legalization in Colorado, particularly the impact to the workplace. Jo is also the Senior Projects Manager for TSS Inc. with six drug and alcohol testing locations throughout Alaska and the Midwest that help keep her rooted in the day-to-day oversight of TPA operations.
Jo McGuire is the Chairman of the Board of Directors for the National Drug and Alcohol Screening Association, whose purpose is to educate and advocate for safe and drug-free workplaces, families and communities.
Given my 12 years within the industry i have a accumulated a broad knowledge base of drug and alcohol testing including the following:
Gaining ISO 15189: 2012: Medical laboratories- Requirements for quality and competence) accreditation for TDDA in 2010 (and ongoing), the first drug and alcohol screening organisation in NZ to gain this accreditation.
Current committee member to create standards of competency for oral fluid testing (AS 4760) within the New Zealand Qualification Authority (NZQA) framework . these are units of competency nationally recognised for those that require a qualification for oral fluid collection and testing in New Zealand and Australia.
Current review panel for unit standards for urine testing and collection. Units of competency nationally recognised for those that require a qualification for urine based screening and collections in both New Zealand and Australia.
Current member of the AS 4760 committee. A joint Australia, New Zealand committee revising the current oral fluid testing standard for industry.
I am a certified Drug Recognition Expert (DRE) and trained by Keith Graves. I have remained certified and have delivered DRE courses to industry.
Jan Kornmann, CEO/ Owner of KorManagement Services LLC trains, consults and manages workplace drug and alcohol testing programs & service agents. She partners with established clients with high level of quality and service as their top priority. Her objective is to help families, people in the community and companies meet their goals of a safe work environment by being drug free. She trains supervisors/ managers signs and symptoms of drugs and alcohol, trains collector’s and other service agent’s proper rules & regulations and procedures to do their job effectively, and to inform organizations about the drug and alcohol testing industry.
She trains companies who must comply with Department of Transportation 49 CFR Part 40 and each specific agency’s rules and regulations plus company policy for drug use and alcohol misuse. She trains Designated Employer Representatives, supervisors, and managers in the rules and regulations for their drug and alcohol program. She assists company’s complete program; from selection of a collectors, laboratory, Medical Review Officer, Substance Abuse Professional to assure compliance. She also does Reasonable Suspicion Supervisors and employee training on signs and symptoms of drug use and alcohol misuse.
Jan manages a consortium for FMCSA, FAA, and PHMSA clients. KorManagement Services acts as mobile collectors for the consortium as well as FRA in South Dakota. She assists in collections outside of the state as well and works close with other organizations in this industry.
Jan is a distributor of Lifeloc Technologies Breath Alcohol Testing equipment and supplies. As a master trainer she trains Certified Lifeloc Operator Calibration Technicians, Breath Alcohol Technicians and Provisional Instructors on Lifeloc Technologies breath alcohol testing equipment which is for workplace and law enforcement.
She is a speaker at conferences, companies, clinics and hospitals. She brings years of experience and presents on relevant topics when asked.
Jan earned a Medical Laboratory Technician degree from Medical Institute of Minnesota. She worked as laboratory technician, sales representative, supervisor and manager at various family practice, multi-specialty and occupational medicine clinics. She attained a Bachelor of Science degree from Cardinal Stritch University in Management and Sales/ Sales Management in 1997 Magna Cum Laude while working full time as a manager at an occupational medical clinic.
John Burgos currently serves as the Vice President of Accredited Drug Testing and Health Screenings USA, Inc. In this position, John is responsible for the development and implementation of the companies strategic plans, supervision of Managers and staff, along with conducting internal training and certification programs. Researching new services to offer along with streamlining training and operational practices has reflected in more than 20% net profit increases during his tenure.
Prior to joining Accredited Drug Testing, Inc., John was the Vice President of Regulatory Compliance Services, Inc. and Food Safety Training, Inc., both companies provided regulatory compliance training, Responsible Vendor Training, Sexual Harassment Prevention Training and Food Manager and Handler Training and Certification Programs Nationwide. John’s extensive training experience includes developing regulatory training programs for employers in the District of Columbia, Louisiana and various municipalities Nationwide and is also certified as a Certified Specimen Collector Trainer. In his spare time, he enjoys boating and gourmet cooking with his Fiancé Janelle.
I have vast experience in the drug related industries, firstly for 15 years as a police officer in new Zealand where I dealt with the negative effects of drugs on a daily basis. In this capacity I oversaw numerous internal Police and community groups that were tasked with dealing with drug related issues. I left the Police at the rank of Senior Sergeant where I was responsible for the daily oversight of all Police staff in the city. I then went onto central Government roles where I headed the national office of the Coroner. In this role I once again dealt with Government and community groups at governance level to tackle numerous issues, including drug use. I also went on to work in local Government where I was in charge of a team of staff tasked with assisting community and non government groups to tackle crime and injury issues in the city. Once I joined TDDA I was able to focus my knowledge more around the workplace drug screening side of things and become heavily involved in the industry across Australasia. I believe my experience in Government, committee, community, governance and drug related areas will benefit NDASA should I be selected to be part of the Board.
Renee is the owner of TSS, Inc, with offices in Ketchikan, Craig and Juneau, Alaska; Keokuk, Iowa, Quincy, Illinois and Hannibal, Missouri. The Safety Specialists focus lies in drug and alcohol collection and testing services for companies both large and small with a special emphasis on those subject to federally mandated compliance for the U.S. Department of Transportation. Renee also specializes in health and safety education for community and workplace environments.
Her credentials include: Certified Occupational Safety Specialist, Phlebotomy Instructor, ACA for Healthcare Professionals, Breath Alcohol Technician Trainer, Certified Professional Collection Trainer, EKG Technician, Drug & Alcohol Testing Program Management, Respiratory Protection & Fit Testing Technician, Certified Occupational Hearing Conservationist, Council for Accreditation in Occupational Hearing, CPR/First Aid Instructor, and Crime/Trauma Scene Cleaning Technician.
Renee has served on the Board of Directors for the Drug & Alcohol Testing Industry Association and is an active member of the Substance Abuse Program Administrators Association.
Belonging to the Chambers of Commerce in every community in which she conducts business, Renee says, “I bleed Chamber blood! The Chamber of Commerce community is a fantastic avenue to engage local business colleagues and make a difference for our communities.” She has served as the Greater Ketchikan Chamber of Commerce President and Member Services Chair and was awarded the 2006 Trailblazer of the Year. She received the 2007 Bill Bivin Small Business of the Year award and in 2011 was appointed Chair of the Alaska State Chamber of Commerce.
Renee was appointed by Governor Murkowski to a three year term on the Advisory Board for Alcohol and Substance Abuse for the State of Alaska and re-appointed by Governor Parnell for a second three year term. She is also a member of the Coast Guard Auxiliary in her community.
Her volunteer work and participation in a variety of safety programs, boards and community prevention efforts have earned her numerous recognition awards, most recently she was named a Woman of Distinction in Ketchikan, Alaska for 2018.
Chuck Marting is a retired Law Enforcement Officer having specialized in drug impaired driving and detection as a DRE (Drug Recognition Expert) and DUI Instructor for a total of 20 years. Chuck graduated from Kaplan University Magna Cum Laud with a BS Degree Criminal Justice Administration. Chuck has spoken on the topic of drug trends and recognizing the signs and symptoms of drug impairment to six school districts throughout the State of Colorado including school administration certification classes through the DITEP curriculum. Chuck has been the main speaker for the Small Business Development Center Conference, Morgan County Colorado Chamber of Commerce, Northeast Colorado Narcotic Officers Association, Colorado School Resource Officers Association, Adams County Probation, Thornton Police Academy, Thornton Police Citizens Academy and the Adams County District Attorney’s Office. He was also featured in a CBS Channel 4 News report on juvenile drug abuse of jimsonweed in the State of Colorado and has been recognized as an expert on juvenile drug trends. Chuck is the owner of Colorado Mobile Drug Testing and Impairment Detection Academy in Fort Morgan, Colorado.
George Gilpatrick is managing partner at Cahill Swift, LLC, a Boston-based consulting firm. He is a senior auditor and team leader for the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Drug & Alcohol Compliance Auditing Program, having been involved continuously since 2000, and is the group project manager for FTA’s Clandestine Inspection Program.
Mr. Gilpatrick is a principal national speaker for both the FTA drug and alcohol program and the FTA training seminars through the USDOT Volpe Center in Cambridge, MA. He has led joint operations and trainings with the U.S. Coast Guard, train inspectors and investigators for the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), and serves as an auditor for the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA).
George has trained supervisors and DERs at nearly every major transit system in the country, is one of the authors of the FTA Drug and Alcohol Regulatory Updates newsletter and assists the Office of the Secretary of Transportation on numerous projects and initiatives.
Beyond federal agencies, he speaks regularly at colleges, universities, trade associations, corporations, police and fire departments.
James A. Greer (Jim)
Jim has over 30 years experience in executive leadership and management of small, medium and large companies. Extensive knowledge and experience in marketing, sales, business to business relationships and Governmental affairs. Recognized for his entrepreneurial spirit and successfully founding several multi-million dollar revenue producing companies. Additional skills and experience include political campaign management and fundraising. Jim has been a regular guest on CNN, Fox News ,CBS News with Katie Couric and has appeared on the “Morning Joe” show on MSNBC. In 2018 Jim became a regular weekly guest on the Chris Ingram Radio Show. He is a supporter of various community charities including Helpful Hands, Rotary International and the Woman’s club education grants. Jim has served as a Chamber of Commerce Board Member and recognized as Business Person of the Year, he has also served as Rotary Club President. He has been awarded a degree from Seminole State College and is a graduate of the Cornell University Executive Leadership Program. Jim has received numerous awards and recognition’s for his business, political and community service.
In addition, Jim was a founding member and co-organizer of the creation of NDASA and have served as an industry adviser to the NDASA Board of Directors and currently serves as the Governmental Affairs Committee Chairman. Jim has supported NDASA in various ways including volunteering of time, staff and financial resources to the organization.
Cathleen Drew is Vice President of Nationwide Medical Review (NMR). Under Cathleen’s leadership and with the help of her husband, as President, NMR has experienced consistent, rapid growth since 2005.
Cathleen has had the singular goal of partnering with all of NMR clients to help them grow. She has been dedicated to leading her company to provide superior Medical Review Officer Services.
Over the past twelve years, Cathleen has fully developed expertise in the drug and alcohol testing industry and excels in Customer and Client Service. This has resulted in the enormous success and continued growth of Nationwide Medical Review, one of the leading MRO providers in the country.
Prior to joining the family business at NMR Cathleen was in the construction industry organizing training and team building conferences.
Cathleen loves spending time outdoors with her German Shephard Dogs, working on the farm and getting experience on her Harley.
Kirk is a former New Zealand Police Drug Squad Detective. In this role Kirk was involved in investigating national and international drug syndicates and targeting organized crime groups.
He left the Police in early 2005 to set up The Drug Detection Agency as the first true on-site drug testing provider. Within five years TDDA became the market leader in New Zealand for drug and alcohol testing, education services and property methamphetamine screening. In February 2011 Kirk established TDDA in Australia.
To date, the Drug Detection Agency has 40 businesses operating under the TDDA brand throughout Australia and New Zealand, including a dedicated drug-testing laboratory.
Kirk regularly presents at international conferences as an expert on drug and alcohol use in the South Pacific and the ever-developing drug market.
In 2012 Kirk was appointed as a board member of the Drug and Alcohol Testing Industry, which he served and co-chaired the International Committee for five years.
Kirk’s favorite quote is, “Quality means doing it right when no one is looking.” – Henry Ford
Gina Kesler is the President and CEO of Impact Employee Solutions headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona.
Gina has over 24 years of professional sales, management, and sales training experience in the human resources and human capital arena. At Impact Employee Solutions, Gina manages a small staff in Arizona for her national third party administrator of policy, screening and reporting solutions for employers. She has expertise in federally mandated drug and alcohol testing programs, drug free workplace policy and procedures, compliance and regulatory screening within healthcare, and background screening services and FCRA guidance.
Business/Organizational Leadership Experience
Prior to starting Impact Employee Solutions, Gina held a variety of leadership, management and executive sales roles for several Fortune 500 companies such as ADP and Right Management. She has built a broad and powerful network of business peers and industry experts that allows her to be a trusted advisor to her clients. She has owned and operated multiple businesses lending to her experience in identifying and providing solutions to employers’ daily challenges.
Being a good corporate citizen is also important to Gina. This is reflected by her active involvement with many community-based philanthropic events. This includes her decade long membership in Phoenix Rotary 100, serving as committee chair, Board of Director and Secretary positions while supporting several fundraising activities for dog rescue groups, and community clean-up efforts. Gina is a member of DATIA (Drug & Alcohol Testing Industry Association) and SAPAA (Substance Abuse Program Administrators Association), ASSE (American Society of Safety Engineers), ASBA (Arizona Small Business Association), Local First, and BBB (Better Business Bureau).
Education and Training
Gina holds a B.S. degree in Marketing from Montana State University. Additionally, Gina holds many industry certifications. Gina is a recipient of the Arizona Division of Occupational Safety and Health Vendor/Training Partnership Award for 2016.
Keith is a retired Police Sergeant and worked in the San Francisco Bay Area for 29 years. Keith was named as California’s Narcotics Officer of the Year and is a prior winner of MADD’s California Hero Award. He has years of experience as a Narcotics Detective and a Narcotics Unit Supervisor and is a Drug Recognition Expert Instructor (IACP #3292). Keith teaches both the DRE course and the Drug Abuse Recognition Course and has taught at the Police Academy. He has developed several drug courses for the California Narcotics Officers Association, California POST and California Colleges and currently consults POST on drug investigation procedures. Keith has held other assignments besides narcotics including Training Sergeant, Patrol Sergeant, COPPS Officer, Traffic Officer, and 20 years as a SWAT Team member and Sniper Team Leader. Keith has taught thousands of officers and businesses around the world about drug use, drug trends, compliance training and drug investigations. He is recognized as an international drug expert and has testified as an expert in court proceedings on drug cases, homicide cases and rape prosecutions. Keith earned a BA in Business Management from Saint Mary’s College of California and a MA in Criminal Justice. Keith is the Founder and President of Graves & Associates, a company dedicated to providing drug training to law enforcement and private industry.
He started his career at the AFP Summa Bansander, member of the Santander Group from Spain, as Account executive in 1990, while he was studying Engineering in Finance at University Diego Portales. On 1994 he moves to another member of the group, Banco Santander as Account Executive.
On 1995 he joins Citibank NA, subsidiary of Citigroup as Pyme Account Executive, in 1998 he his promoted to Chief Commercial Platform at the Miraflores Branch in charge of 5 people, simultaneously he is asked to head two important projects for the Bank, firstly to implement a plan to improve the Bank’s rank at the SBIF (similar to the SEC of the US) and secondly to make a contingency plan for the Y2K at the Bank. Both projects were successful.
In 1999 he starts the Normalization Branch that was inexistent, developing the entire basis for its creation, including Strategic Plan and the Budget.
At the end of same year he moves to Citibank San Francisco in the US where he works as Project Manager, developing credit reports for the Latin American Division. Simultaneously he studies at Berkeley University obtaining Diploma on Project Management.
Back to Chile in 2000 he is promoted to Insurance Brand Manager in charge of all commercial strategies, budget, new projects and initiatives besides the formulation of new products. He created the telemarketing of insurance, improving at the same time the sales force. In November 2003 he is promoted to Business Development Manager at Citibank N.A. During this period he localized several Regional Programs to be applied in Chile, through
various Product Managers.
In early 2004 he joins Global Partners as a Partner and in charge of Commercial Areas. Patricio Labatut is the co-founder and Executive Director of Global Partners, a national firm that specializes in implementing Drug Free Workplace Programs (DFWP) at South American countries which include A&D policy, legal aspects, workshops, and drug testing. Mr. Labatut currently served as a member of the Drug and Alcohol Testing Industry Association (DATIA) Board of Directors. Besides he was the Co-Chairman of the International Committee of DATIA.
For over 30 years I have led and managed teams of individuals, helped motivate and focus my team leaders to execute company vision and strategies. I have 10 years direct hands on TPA knowledge and several other related verticals to draw experience from such as Background Checks, Corporate Wellness and 24/7 Emergency Onsite Services. I am a hard worker, strategic thinker with strong interpersonal and negotiation skills. I have a passion for our industry and want to help other TPA’s and their clients to have a positive experience with the enforcement of a sound drug and alcohol policy. I have been a member of DATIA and have attended all of the DATIA conferences for the past ten years.
Brian is the President of Nationwide Medical Review (NMR). Under hs leadership,
NMR has experienced consistent, rapid growth since 2005. Contributing to this
success have been his work with the major SAMSHA laboratories to streamline the
electronic import of drug test results; he has also developed a proprietary software
system designed to securely report results to NMR customers. In 2011, under Mr
Drew’s leadership, this software system was launched as a Web-based system that
meets all federal and state guidelines.
Prior to purchasing NMR in 2005, Brian and his wife Cathleen founded Compliance
Core. This company supplies instant drug test kits to companies and government
Mr. Drew had other business successes before becoming involved in the drug and
alcohol testing industry. He has nearly 10 years’ experience in the financial industry,
where he quickly advanced to management level positions supervising dozens of
employees and producing above average results for his employers. His final endeavor
in this industry was to start his own business, which quickly grew beyond the capacity
of his small in-home office.
Brian has a fully developed expertise in the drug and alcohol testing industry and
along with his proven business and financial management skills have resulted in the
enormous success and continued growth of Nationwide Medical Review, one of the
leading Medical Review Offices in the country
Bill Brooks, M.D.
David Evans, Esq
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