ARCpoint Labs is a full-service national third-party provider/administrator of accurate, reliable, and confidential diagnostic testing for individuals, companies, and legal and healthcare professionals. We’ve been in the drug and alcohol testing business for over 18 years, and our staff has over 60 years of combined industry experience.
Our testing expertise includes:
- Clinical healthcare
- Corporate wellness programs
- Employment/background checks
- Steroids and other performance-enhancing drugs (PEDs)
Why did you open a drug and alcohol testing facility?
I have been very moved by the epidemic of drug use in Sarasota and Manatee counties. I had a close friend who battled with addiction until it took her life in 2010. Most people know someone who has struggled with addiction. I chose this business in part as an effort to help people who are battling with drug and alcohol misuse.
What was your background? How many years?
I began my career as a hydrogeologist in Miami Florida running computer groundwater modeling software for protection of drinking water. This was very technical work which I enjoyed however; I found I preferred working with people. I earned a master’s degree in human resources from Barry University. I also worked in computer administration and as a real estate agent. I eventually moved to beautiful Sarasota Florida. I was an office manager for an architect. I started Arcpoint Labs of Sarasota in 2011 as a woman owned business. One of my key goals since opening was and is to offer excellent service with the best prices in the area. The work has been challenging but very rewarding and I have enjoyed serving our community.
Other community involvement? Organizations?
I have been a member of the Sarasota Chamber of Commerce since I opened the business. I have enjoyed being an ambassador with the chamber helping the chamber with events and greeting other members. Since opening, my business is certified as a green business by Sarasota county. I am also a certified woman-owned business. I have been a member of a local Toastmasters club, Sarasota Speakers Exchange for several years, crafting my speaking and leadership skills. I rescue dogs and cats and have been involved with dog training and agility for many years. I am an avid gardener and hope to be a master gardener in the future.