About the PLUGS team

PLUGS (Patient-centered Laboratory Utilization Guidance Services) is a non-profit laboratory stewardship collaboration within Seattle Children’s Hospital Department of Laboratories. Our mission is to improve laboratory test ordering, retrieval, interpretation, and reimbursement.

The value of PLUGS is the network of experts who make up our membership. See the full list of members.

Meet Our Team

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Mike Astion, MD, PhD

PLUGS Co-Founder
Medical Director,
Seattle Children’s Dept. of Laboratories
Clinical Professor, University of Washington

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Jane Dickerson, PhD

PLUGS Co-Founder, Dir. of Clinical Services
Dir. of Chemistry Lab, Seattle Children’s
Clinical Associate Professor, University of Washington

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Monica Wellner

PLUGS Director of Operations
Laboratory Director, Seattle Children’s

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Jessie Conta, MS, LCGC

PLUGS Co-Founder, Dir. of Genetic Counseling Services
Genetic Counselor, Seattle Children’s

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Darci Sternen, MS, LCGC

PLUGS Account Manager
Project Manager – Case
Management & Insurance Advocacy
Genetic Counselor, Seattle Children’s

Sarah Clowes Candadai

Sarah Clowes Candadai, MS, LCGC

PLUGS Account Manager
Project Manager – Website Development
Genetic Counselor, Seattle Children’s

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Cristina Pacheco, MD

PLUGS Consultant
Pathologist, Seattle Children’s
Clinical Associate Professor, University of Washington

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SHANNON STASI, MS, LCGC

PLUGS Account Manager
Project Manager – Communications & Outreach
Genetic Counselor, Seattle Children’s

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ALLISON DO

PLUGS Program Coordinator

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Bonnie Cole, MD

PLUGS Consultant
Pathologist, Seattle Children’s
Clinical Associate Professor, University of Washington