Arlene Thomas is currently an Associate Risk Manager at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. After completing her undergraduate degrees in Social Work and Government at the University of Texas at Austin, Arlene pursued her graduate training in Social Work at Texas State University, San Marcos, Texas. She started working at MD Anderson in 2004 as a Licensed Master of Social Work providing counseling and resources in areas including outpatient hematology and various inpatient units. In 2010, she transitioned to Risk Management where she primarily works on claims, pre-litigation settlements, and clinical/patient safety issues. She is also active in the Mar Thoma Church, previously serving as a Council Member for the Diocese of North America and Europe and representing the church in the National Council of Churches and World Council of Churches. She has also led mission trips to Mexico conducting Vacation Bible School at the Mar Thoma mission. She has served as a board member of IACAN since September 2014.
Kumari Susarla, BS, MT(ASCP)
Kumari Susarla is an ASCP board registered Medical Technologist and received her BS from University of Texas Health Science Center. She supervised Routine and Special Chemistry sections at UTMB Galveston. She has also worked in Laboratory Information Systems at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center and taught Medical Technology students. She enjoys her retired life by volunteering with Galveston County Master Gardeners and IACAN.