Executive Assistant to the President and Office Manager for the Kansas City Area Life Sciences Institute. Ms. Newman joined the Kansas City Area Life Sciences Institute in January 2000. As the executive assistant and office manager for the Kansas City Area Life Sciences Institute, Ms. Newman performs all administrative functions related to the president of the Life Sciences Institute and the daily operations of the Institute and the Kansas City Area Life Sciences Institute Association. Previously, Ms. Newman has held positions as an executive secretary, office manager and medical transcriptionist. She became a Certified Administrative Professional - Organizational Management (CAP-OM) with the International Association of Administrative Professions, initially in 2005, and was recertified in 2010 and 2015. She has an interest in language and is certified to teach English to speakers of other languages (TESOL) by the Canadian Institute of English and has a Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.) University of Science, Arts & Technology at Montserrat.