FIRSTLAB WELCOMES KATIE STUART AS GENERAL MANAGER OF RECOVERY MANAGEMENT SERVICES (RMS)

Chalfont, PA (February 2, 2015) – Firstlab is pleased toannounce the appointment of Katie Stuart as General Manager ofRecovery Management Services (RMS).  With 5 years in theSubstance Use Disorder industry as a leader and innovator, Ms.Stuart brings her broad base of knowledge to provide consultationand assistance to all of our recovery management clients.

Ms. Stuart served as Compliance Monitor/Outreach Coordinator atSouthworth Associates, a premier provider of addiction Interventionand Recovery programs. Ms. Stuart coordinated the implementation,compliance, and enforcement of drug and alcohol testing policiesand procedures for the Physician Recovery Network, the Program forRecovering Nurses, the Program for Recovering Dental Professionals,and the Pharmacist Recovery Network. She has worked side by sidewith John Southworth on the training and education of Idaho StateUniversity Pharmacy &  Residency Students and varioushospital Wellness Committees. While at Southworth Associates, shestarted the First Responder Recovery Network, working with bothBoise Police Department and Code 4 Northwest to get firstresponders into treatment and under a monitoring program so thatthey could return to work. She is dedicated to providing supportand accountability to those who are recovering from substance usedisorders.

Ms. Stuart’s expertise in this area makes her a valuableaddition to the Recovery Management Services (RMS) team. AtFirstlab we are committed to providing our clients with theexpertise and state of the art compliance tools needed to help thembe successful and to help their participants maintain successfulrecovery.  We believe the addition of Katie to lead our teamexemplifies FirstLab’s mission to provide our clients the bestmonitoring program options and accountability, facilitating notonly successful recovery but helping to protect the safety andwellbeing of the public at large. 

“Our goal at Firstlab is to be nothing short of the foremostexperts in the field of recovery management services.  Webelieve that the addition of Ms. Stuart to our team strengthens ourability to provide our clients with the expertise needed to assurethe success of their program, their program participants and tosupport the benefits that successful programs bring to the public.”Chris Roames, President & CEO.  

Ms. Stuart holds a Bachelor of General Studies with a minor inAddiction Studies, as well as an Associate of Science from BoiseState University and is certified as an Intervention Professionalthrough the Pennsylvania Certification Board.

You can reach Katie Stuart at kstuart@firstlab.com

About FirstLab

Founded in 1989, FirstLab is now the largest, private Thirdparty Administrator of drug and alcohol testing programs in thecountry. We are known for our regulatory, legal and technicalexpertise in substance abuse testing, policies and procedures. Webelieve our success is a testament to our legacy of progressiveresults-driven thinking. Our executive team is comprised of leadingexperts in regulatory compliance and scientific innovation. Theyare also champions of customer service, ensuring that our clientshave comprehensive, up-to-the minute information on the latestchanges to policies, procedures and best practices. FirstLab’sdistinguished medical team leads the healthcare industry withongoing thought leadership and innovation. Learn more at www.firstlab.com

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