Sonora Quest Laboratories announce new COO

May 30, 2019

Sonora Quest Laboratories, an Arizona provider of diagnostic information services, is pleased to welcome Sonya Engle as Chief Operations Officer. An executive with extensive experience leading laboratory testing, program expansion and strategic relationship management initiatives, Engle will head Sonora Quest's laboratory and technical operations.

As COO, Engle will combine operations and talent development, while focusing on motivating and leading a high-performance team to accommodate the rapid growth, services, and innovation at Sonora Quest. Her goal is to implement business operations and increase the effectiveness of all internal and external processes to continue to foster a customer-oriented, quality focused environment within the company.

Engle will be taking the reins from Joyce Santis, who is retiring this June after serving for more than 40 years in the industry. Santis’ career began at the Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee, where she worked in the lab for 12 years. In 1996, she moved to Arizona and, after spending a year as the lab director at Tempe St. Luke’s Hospital, Santis joined Sonora Quest.

In her last role as Vice President and General Manger for a major laboratory in San Diego, Engle directed laboratory testing for more than 40,000 patients per day, in addition to overseeing anatomic pathology and phlebotomy.

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