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NJAALAS November 14th 2023, General Membership Meeting

  • 11/14/2023
  • 5:30 PM
  • Rutgers University (CABM) Center for Advanced Biotechnology & Medicine; 679 Hoes Lane West, Piscataway, NJ 08854 {Lower Level: Atrium/Conference Room}


  • Membership/Business Meeting

    Vendor Sponsor Spotlight: VRL, Michelle Doneburgh

    Scientific Speaker: Mr. Frank Ali, MBA, CMAR, RLATG

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Greetings NJAALAS Family and Hellooooo Fall!

Mark your Calendars for our Next Membership Meeting…

When: Tuesday, November 14th, 2023

Where: Rutgers University, Center for Advanced Biotechnology & Medicine (C.A.B.M.), Lower Atrium/Conference Room; 679 Hoes Lane West, Piscataway, NJ 08854

Time: 530pm

RSVP BY: Monday, November 13th, 2023 at NOON, https://njaalas.wildapricot.org/event-5467766

PARKING: PRE-REGISTRATION IS A MUST!!, Use the following link:


v  CEU (2) Credit Eligibility (Current Membership), Please Check-in upon arrival, Credit forwarded after meeting.

Proposed Meeting Agenda:

5-530pm: Arrival of Guests/Members

530-6pm: Networking with Speakers, Refreshments

6-620pm: Membership Meeting

6:25-6:40pm: Vendor Sponsor Spotlight with Q&A: , Ms. Michelle Doneburgh; Title: VRL’s Animal Health Monitoring with Sentinel Swab.”

(Company Overview, Non-animal sentinel PCR testing (Why the switch, 3Rs, Why PCR, Sentinel Swab Method).

6:45-7:45pm: Main Speaker: Mr. Frank Ali, MBA, CMAR, RLATG

Title: “How AALAS Enhanced My Career!”

7:45-8pm: Raffle/Meeting Closeout


Speaker   Mr. Frank Ali, MBA, CMAR, RLATG,

Has over 40 years’ experience performing, overseeing and managing the day-to-day operations of diverse animal facilities housing a wide array of species. His responsibilities have included: adequate staffing; hiring and direct oversight of animal care personnel; facilities maintenance; emergency response; individualized technical PI support; equipment purchase; repair and preventive maintenance; and service contract and vendor management. In addition, he has extensive experience with ABSL2 and ABSL3 procedures and cost accounting for operating these types of facilities. He has assisted project managers in several facility renovations and in new construction of facilities. He has trained animal and support technicians and encouraged them to further their careers thru the available professional certification programs. He has been directly involved in collecting the data for on cost accounting and rate setting and assignment of raw expenses to appropriate cost centers needed in the analysis. He remains an active member in AALAS, both at the local and national levels.

Frank has assisted many peers with doing pre-site visits of their facilities prior to their AAALAC Site Visits and he has helped many technicians with preparation for their AALAS Certification exams. His involvement in AALAS at the National and local levels has included 6 years as a board of trustee member, was a candidate for president-elect for Nationals in 2003 and past president of 4 local AALAS branches. Even though Frank is retired and quote “Living the Dream” he still remains active in AALAS at the National level as a Life member, continues to maintain his RLATG and CMAR and is active in the Three Rivers Branch as the Program Coordinator.

Frank will share his past 40 plus years in the industry and how the organization was a major asset to his career.


Vendor Sponsor Spotlight:   , Ms. Michelle Doneburgh

Michelle is a registered veterinary technician. She has been a practicing veterinary technician in companion animal medicine for over 20 years. She has been with VRL for a little over a year now. She has really enjoyed getting to know the lab animal medicine world. Michelle lives in Maryland with her 6 cats, and 2 dogs, one of which is a newly adopted rescued research beagle from a facility in DC. In her spare time Michelle enjoys true crime documentaries and podcasts, reading, and gardening.

Raffle Sponsored by:   and 



  • Your visitors may park in Lots A, B & C. Guests must use the below link to register for the event. Until this process is completed their vehicles are not registered and your guests may receive a citation. Special event parking and special event permits are only for visitors to the University which does not include free metered parking. Faculty, Staff, and Students must park only in lots they are authorized to park in and should not register under the special event parking link.

Questions? Forward to Education/Programs Committee: Karen Froberg-Fejko, kfroberg@bio-serv.com; Stephanie Spencer, spencesm@research.rutgers.edu; N. Williams, Williamsn343@gmail.com

~~ On behalf of President Nakeisha 'Nikki' Williams, BOT and Committee Chairs, we look forward to seeing you there! ~~

Save the Date for the Next Membership Meeting…

**Tuesday, Jan 16th, 2024**

"NJAALAS" is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. PO Box 484, Atco, New Jersey 08004

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