ACLA Announces Susan Van Meter as Next President
Washington, D.C. – ACLA Board Chair William G. Morice, MD, PhD, and President of Mayo Clinic Laboratories, today announced the Board’s selection of Susan Van Meter as ACLA’s next president.
“ACLA has been glad to call Susan a partner on the numerous issues facing the clinical laboratory industry, most recently during her time as Executive Director of AdvaMedDx,” said ACLA Board Chair Morice. “We’re thrilled to have her at the helm during this pivotal time for the industry. We know her two decades of experience as an advocacy association executive on a wide range of health care issues will serve us, and the people who seek the care our members provide, well.”
As Executive Director of AdvaMedDx, Van Meter has directed the policy, advocacy, communications, regulatory, payment and legislative strategy and operations of the association, which represents manufacturers of in vitro diagnostic (IVD) clinical tests in the U.S. and abroad. In this role, she also developed the association’s robust response to the COVID-19 pandemic and ongoing advocacy efforts.
“The last few years have clearly demonstrated that Americans depend on clinical laboratories and diagnostics each day and certainly in times of great personal and public health need, and I am thrilled to join ACLA to advance policies that extend the reach of quality testing to all. Clinical laboratories continue to serve an essential role in our nation’s recovery, providing COVID-19 testing, preparing for future emergencies and supporting patients catching-up on delayed medical care because of the pandemic, all while innovating to provide patients and clinicians with cutting edge diagnostics. I am eager to get to work with the incredible ACLA team and membership to advocate on behalf of America’s clinical laboratories and the patients they serve,” said Van Meter.
Prior to her role at AdvaMedDx, Van Meter served as the Senior Vice President of Federal Relations at the Healthcare Association of New York State (HANYS), where she was responsible for developing their priorities and strategies to further the interests of their hospital and health system members. She also previously worked in the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) Office of Legislation. Van Meter holds undergraduate and graduate degrees from Villanova University and Boston University, respectively.
The American Clinical Laboratory Association (ACLA) is the national trade association representing leading laboratories that deliver essential diagnostic health information to patients and providers. ACLA members are at the forefront of driving diagnostic innovation to meet the country’s evolving health care needs and provide vital clinical laboratory tests that identify and prevent infectious, acute and chronic disease. ACLA works to advance the next generation of health care delivery through policies that expand access to lifesaving testing services.