Accreditations, Affiliations, & Staff

Florence M. Cook School of Medical Laboratory Science is a member of the New Jersey Department of Health and is accredited by:

  • The American Medical Association
  • The College of American Pathologists
  • The Joint Commission of Accreditation of Health Care Organizations
  • The National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Science
    5600 N. River Road, Suite 720, Rosemont, IL 60018-5119
    Phone: 847-939-3597 or 773-714-8880; Fax: 773-714-8886
    info@naacls.org;

    Florence M. Cook School of Medical Laboratory Science is also affiliated with these educational institutions:

    • Caldwell College, NJ
    • Fairleigh Dickinson University, NJ
    • Georgian Court University, NJ
    • Kean University, NJ
    • Lebanon Valley College, PA
    • Monmouth University, NJ
    • New Jersey City University, NJ
    • Rutgers University, NJ
    • University of the Sciences in Philadelphia, PA

    Program Officials

    Theodore J. Matulewicz, M.D.
    Chairman, Department of Pathology
    Medical Director of Laboratories, Meridian Health

    Brian S. Erler, M.D., Ph.D.
    Vice Chairman, Department of Pathology
    Medical Advisor
    Clinical Chemistry Instructor

    Mary Jane C. Weg, MS, MPA
    Assistant Program Director
    Clinical Chemistry Instructor

    Gary V. Catarella, MT (ASCP), CLS (NCA), MBA
    Administrative Laboratory Director, Meridian Health
    Management Instructor
    Program Consultant

    Perla L. Simmons, MPA, MT (ASCP), SH, CLS (NCA)
    Program Director
    Clinical Hematology Instructor