Staff Profiles

TechEd is a small company with big reach. The Blonshine family manages day-to-day operations, with the help of part-time clerical and support staff. Their complementary skills and experiences have equipped them to handle the full range of client needs.

Susan's longtime involvement in the field has allowed her to build a wide network of collaborators, including several Registered Respiratory Therapists around the country who assist her on a regular basis.

Susan Blonshine, President & Chief Executive Officer

Registered Respiratory Therapist, Registered Pulmonary Function Technologist, Certified Asthma Educator

Susan Blonshine is one of the country's leading authorities on respiratory therapy, and, specifically, pulmonary function testing. At TechEd, she acts as the chief Cardiopulmonary Diagnostic Specialist and directs all of the company's educational and consultative services.

Susan was one of the first registered respiratory therapists at Ingham Regional Medical Center. She spent more than two decades in the hospital's pulmonary function lab, where she took part in pioneering research on pulmonary rehabilitation, sleep and asthma. She left Ingham Regional in 1996 and went on to found TechEd Consultants.

Susan is a lifetime member of the American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC), and has many board appointments related to respiratory care, asthma, and clinical laboratory standards

She has published extensively in the field of respiratory therapy. She is co-author of Spirometry Quality: The Essentials and has contributed chapters to several other textbooks. She was involved in the development of the AARC's Clinical Practice Guidelines and the American Thoracic Society pulmonary function policy and prcedure manual, which is used today around the globe.

Susan has collected numerous awards and honors, but says her driving motivation is to ensure that patients get accurate test results and appropriate treatment.

Paul Blonshine, Vice President of Operations

Paul Blonshine retired from a career in sales in 2004 to become TechEd's Vice President of Operations.

Prior to joining the TechEd staff full-time, he worked for 25 years with Lansing, Michigan-based Heartland Distributors, serving most recently as the company's Director of Marketing.

Paul manages all of TechEd's accounting, and his decades of business experience make him an ideal contact for client concerns involving billing and contract negotiations.

Jason Blonshine, Director of Quality & Data Management

Jason Blonshine came to TechEd with a background in insurance, having worked for Mason State Bank and Jackson National Life. He has experience in database management and design as well as customer service.

Jason oversees all inbound and outbound data traffic at TechEd. He also manages the company's IT support staff and keeps one-to-one contact with affiliated laboratories.

Well-versed in all of TechEd's daily operations, Jason is the perfect first contact for general client inquiries.

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