Apr 04, 2024 / Spotlight

Get to Know our Staff: Latasha Noel-Spann, Laboratory

What is your job title/your role at Scottish Rite for Children?
I am a Lab Tech, and I collect specimens from our patients and staff per physician orders.

What do you do on a daily basis or what sort of duties do you have at work?
I provide a safe environment for my patients while collecting lab specimens and providing the results from them per their physician’s orders.

What was your first job? What path did you take to get here or what led you to Scottish Rite?
My very first job was babysitting kids of my mom’s coworkers. I studied biology to become a pediatrician, but I later decided to stick with the laboratory and science side of things. I really like collecting and analyzing blood, and I learned from the best. My mom has been a medical lab technician for more than 35 years.

What do you enjoy most about Scottish Rite?
I enjoy my patients and their families, and of course, my coworkers - they know who they are! I always see a smiling face or hear a welcoming greeting when I am around. I seem to have a positive effect on others!

Tell us something about your job that others might not already know?
There is never a dull moment. Always expect the unexpected with kids when in the lab. It's challenging at times - I just make it look easy.

Where is the most interesting place you’ve been?
My past birthday I went to Jamaica, and I had an amazing time!

What is your favorite game or sport to watch and play?
Basketball is my favorite.

If you could go back in time, what year would you travel to?
I would like to revisit year 2000. You think I'm living my best life now, but back then it was so fun!

What’s one fun fact about yourself?
I've dabbled in the movie industry back in the day.


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