Payal Danak, Proficiency Testing Consultant Technologist, Pathology
Payal joined the IQMH Proficiency Testing team in May 2022 as a Consultant Technologist. She previously worked as a Senior Medical Laboratory Technologist at Dynacare Health Solutions. She completed her education with a Bachelor of Science in Microbiology and a Diploma in Medical Laboratory Technology.
After immigrating to Canada, she successfully registered with the College of Medical Laboratory Technologists of Ontario (CMLTO), and completed training courses in Histology, Transfusion Medicine, and Chemistry from The Mitchener Institute of Applied Science as part of her continuing education. Payal chose to work with IQMH to use and enhance her knowledge in Pathology and get to know peers from the other laboratories.
In her spare time, she enjoys gardening and walking on trails. Her favourite Netflix show is Good Sam, and her best vacation was hiking and enjoying beautiful views at Smoky Mountain.
Matthew Wong-Fung, Proficiency Testing Consultant Technologist, Microbiology
Matthew joined the IQMH Proficiency Testing team in May 2022 as a Consultant Technologist. Prior to IQMH, he worked at Public Health Ontario (PHO) in multiple clinical departments as an MLT (parasitology, virology, and bacteriology) before becoming a Systems Analyst in the Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) department.
He was the primary Ontario Laboratories Information System’s (OLIS) backup and ambassador for Public Health Ontario Laboratories, responsible for helping create the first ever COVID Logical Observation Identifiers Names and Codes (LOINC) and Systematized Nomenclature of Medicine (SNOMED) during the pandemic. Apart from OLIS, he also created and modified analyses for all of PHO’s clinical departments including the integration and connection of new and existing analyzers to their laboratory information system.
When he is not at work, Matthew enjoys rock climbing, running, volleyball and archery tag, although a lot of that is now on hold due to the recent arrival of his first child. He enjoys being a new parent to his lovely seven-month-old son.
Andrew Pauhl, Inside Sales Associate
Andrew (Andy) is excited to join our team as the new Inside Sales Associate and he looks forward to working with us and our clients. He has been involved with the business side of medicine since graduating from the University of Waterloo in 2005 where he met his lovely wife; they have two daughters together.
He enjoys good food and drink, being outdoors, and playing games of all kinds. His favourite holiday is Thanksgiving and the best meal he has ever tasted was halibut at Mama's fish house in Maui.