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member spotlight 100 Faces of Excellence in Missouri by Nancy Maddox, MPH, writer vice president and president of the International Association for Chemical Testing. After the advent of Public Health Emergency Preparedness funding, Whitmar became a laboratory information program specialist, and then manager of the lab’s Emergency Response and Outreach Team. Three years later, he was promoted to assistant director, and then director in 2010. Staff 100 faces of excellence at the Missouri State Public Health Laboratory. Photo: MO PHL Ask Bill Whitmar to talk about the Missouri State Public Health Laboratory, which he has headed since 2010, and he immediately zeroes in on his staff. “I’m the luckiest guy in the state of Missouri,” said Whitmar, “and I’ll t [[HKHܚ]X] L وB\ [YX]Y[H[]Bݙ\Y[ ^HXZH\XK\›Xܘ]ܞKH\X[]H[H]KH\\\Y[H[]H[H܂Z\YX][ۈ[^[[K'BH]ܙH\]]\][[NHXܘ]ܞx&\X\ L HٚXY[H\X\XH]K L H\Y\]\٘X[ۂ]H[\ܞHو[\8'XݙKX[ B^[ۙ8'H\XH[]\K\\]܈H^Z[[ۈZ\\X[œ[HۈHXܘ]ܞH܈H[[]]و[X[[[\ۛY[[XXšX[\[ˈ[ YY\^KHXܘ]ܞH\[][YY]Z\YY˂][H]x&\^XH[[ZYܘ[[][ۜ[ Z\[[\]K]XZ[Z[HXX[H[Y[YX][ۂوX܋XܛH][[]]B[^X\\]\[[HX\XB[\Yۛۚ[]\[Z\B\[][K]\Hޛ[][Z]X[\XK]\[H\]YX[]B܈X[Y[[X[H۝Z[[HX[H\ݙ\Y XXܛBX\[\\ X\Hܝ\YHT[\܈\X\H۝[][[ۈ H܈\[K̂PPUT[ N][H\Hٝ[\XY]\Z[Tݙ\Y[X[]Y\\K][œXYHܙY[\X[\[ۛۂ\]X^HHXZ]YHBY\[\X]Hو[\Y][ۋ[ ][HY[۸&\[]H܈^[YKܝ ]\HX]\][]ٙ\YB]]H[]\\[Y\HX]Bۜ\][[]H\H]ق\[Y]K[H]X\]YYZ\\x&\™^[]Hޘ\[\\\XKB[Y]H]x&\X[[Bو][[\XY\\ۙBXY\Y\HXܘ]ܞH\H\[›ݙ\ K [[X[XYYX\܈B[X[H][\X\KX[]BHۘܙ]H[XXܘ]ܞBZ[[]ۈH[وHZ\\B]\[Y\ۈ]KH]H\][ H]K\ܞK LM \]X\KY LX[]H\Z[[ [›ݙ\H]\]ۘH\[ۘ[Bݙ\Y[H][\Xܘ]ܞB\[][˂\X܂]X\&\[\H]HXܘ]ܞBY[[ NNK[H[YHY\[\X]HXXX[Xܘ]ܞBY[\[HX][ܘ[KH^YY[]؈ LYX\[H[œ\[\[^X]]H\Y[X\HXܘ]ܞx&\YY[X\[YBYH Xܘ]ܞHY[\[XXX[[X] \ܝY\]H\ۋ]\[[]ΈB[[\X\[] Xݙ\Y\B]K]YH\Y\\[H[X[]BXZ[[[NH X[[]X[\ܝ[[] X[\X\]Xܘ]ܞH\Y\HXܘ]ܞB\\Y\YX][ۈ[Y]B[] Xܙ[]\\\Y\™ܘ[Z[[[Y]Hܘ[\˜[H\[[] Xݙ\Y\[\[X]\˂][YBHXܘ]ܞx&\\[ [X[Y][ LZ[[ۋZ[B]؛ܛܙY[[Y\ JKY\[ܘ[ JK[\[]H][YH MJKYYXZY^[Y[  JKH]HYB[[]\[ JH[\\\ JK\[[]\HXܘ]ܞHXZ]\\[\ [\\[\ܛ\›ݙ\][Z[[ۈ[[\\ []YX[\HXXYX\XYXܛ\[[]˂]؛ܛܙY[[ΈZ\\H\ \YX\[ ۙ][ۜۈ]]B]؛ܛܙY[[[[ [Y[š[]YX[\X[ܘYH\ܙ\˜[ۙ][ۜۈH^[Y Y\[X[Y[Y[YܛHܙY[[[[ K[X[\\[ΈH[X[\[]ݚY\XX[^Y\X\%X\”XXX[XTT ܙ