Dr. Aita has more than 35 years of experience in the clinical laboratory industry working for independent, academic and hospital labs. She has been actively involved in all aspects of the industry with extensive experience in laboratory management, process improvement, cost containment, compliance and quality management.
Dr. Aita served as Vice President for Laboratory Operations in the Northeast Division of LabCorp where she had operational responsibility for a large number of regional and hospital-based laboratories and provided direct management of the Raritan, NJ laboratory facility.
Prior to LabCorp Dr. Aita held a series of operational positions of increasing responsibility within Quest Diagnostics and ultimately served four years as the Director of Corporate Quality and the Medical Compliance Officer for that company.
In 2012, as VP of Operations and Compliance Officer at a regional reference lab in NJ, Dr. Aita joined the board of NYSCLA. In 2016 she was elected Vice-president of the organization and became President of NYSCLA in January of 2017.
Dr. Aita earned a PhD in Biology and Genetics from Fordham University in New York and an MS in Medical Biology from Long Island University. She was a Post-Doctoral Fellow at the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York City.