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Our Mission

Charlottesville Pathology Associates is dedicated to providing high quality professional anatomic and clinical pathology services to its customers. As a professional service affiliate to the Sentara MJH laboratory, we are also committed to actively supporting the mission of the Sentara MJH laboratory and hospital.

Core Concepts

  • Quality: We have high standards for quality in testing, staffing, and reporting. With continued education and experience, we use our informative insight to produce the highest quality in specimen analysis and results.
  • Service: We are committed to being the uppermost provider of service. With personal attention and communication, we offer the most dependable attention to detail for your pathology needs.
  • Continued Improvement: We are faithful to the idea of constantly improving our processes, our services, and ourselves. With people and procedures in place to monitor and request your feedback, we listen and adjust to our patient and client needs.

Our Affiliation

Charlottesville Pathology Associates is affiliated with Martha Jefferson Hospital in Charlottesville, VA. CPA provides professional pathology services and directorship to Martha Jefferson Hospital's clinical and anatomic pathology laboratory.

Lab Organization

The Martha Jefferson Laboratory is organized to assure that the laboratory is managed with care, experience, and attention. The pathologists of Charlottesville Pathology Associates work closely with the lab management to make certain that the laboratory is staffed with the most qualified technicians and that the processes are the most efficient and effective. For more information please explore Martha Jefferson Hospital's website at www.marthajefferson.org.


Charlottesville Pathology Associates and Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital strive to maintain a level of quality that is exceptional. Obtaining this quality in our laboratory must start with the experience and education of our staff. See detailed information on our staff below.

Martha Jefferson Cytology Staff

The cytopathology lab contains American Society of Clinical Pathology (ASCP) certified Cytotechnologists with over 80+ years of combined experience and education.

Ann Lersch-CT,SCT(ASCP) Senior Tech

  • Trained/Certified from University Health Center of Pittsburgh School of Cytotechnology
  • BS in Biology from University of Pittsburgh
  • 31+ yrs of experience as a Cytotechnologist

Richard Pence- CT, MT (ASCP)

  • Trained/Certified from Old Dominion University College of Health Sciences, School of Medical Laboratory and Radiation Sciences
  • BS in General Social Science, Minor in Biology from James Madison University
  • 6+ yrs of experience as a Cytotechnologist
  • 23 yrs experience as a Med Tech

Bonnie Davis-CT (ASCP)

* Trained/Certified from Old Dominion University
* BS in Health Science/Chemistry minor from Old Dominion University
* 5+ yrs experience as Cytotechnologist

Martha Jefferson Histology Staff

The surgical pathology section of the laboratory is staffed with histotechnologists having a combined 80 + years of experience.

Pathologists' Assistant

Charlottesville Pathology Associates added a Pathologists' Assistant to the group in May 2007. Phon Wikoff provides technical assistance in anatomic pathology. Phon received her undergraduate degree from UVA and her Masters in Health Science from the Pathologists' Assistant Program at Duke University. She joined CPA with 2 ½ years experience as a PA at UVA. Phon complements CPA's commitment to providing the highest quality of diagnostic services for clinical doctor's and their patients.

Amy Carter- HT (ASCP)

  • Trained at Cincinnati State
  • AS in Applied Science-Clinical Laboratory Technology from Cincinnati State  
  • 7+ yrs of experience Histology

Erik Keller- HT (ASCP) Senior Tech

  • Trained at Triservice School of Histopathology at Armed Forces Institute of Pathology 
  • BA (Business) from Averett University
  • United States Air Force (1987-1991) 
  • 22+ yrs of experience Histology

Victoria Hicks-HTL (ASCP)

  • Trained at Sentara Rockingham Memorial School of Histotechnology
  • BS in Biology (Human Emphasis) from Old Dominion University
  • 1+ yrs of experience in Histology