NTS was begun in 1995 by Howard Taylor, PhD who decided that
drug testing is very personal and therefore requires personalized
attention. To that end, he recruited two highly respected professionals
to round out the management team. Together, we have the expertise
to manage any aspect of drug free workplace management.
See for yourself:
Taylor, PhD is a nationally known board certified toxicologist
with over 27 years experience in drug testing. He is board certified
by the American Board of Forensic Toxicology ( ABFT ) and the
American Board of Clinical Chemistry (ABCC) with a subspecialty
in toxicology. Dr. Taylor is a SAMHSA (formerly NIDA) laboratory
inspector. He has published 30 peer-reviewed articles, 13 book
chapters and 2 books throughout his career. His animated trainings
and expert witness testimony are in much demand all over the country.
Elam, M.D. is certified by the American Association of Medical
Review Officers. He has clinical experience in dealing with controlled
substance disorders and has supervised the review of over two
million drug tests. He brings a very professional and personable
approach to the review of drug tests. The first interaction with
someone knowledgeable about substance abuse disorders is likely
with the MRO. Therefore, the MRO interview sets the tone for future
interactions, giving the MRO the opportunity to provide a positive
approach to a shame based condition. Dr. Elam epitomizes the professional
but compassionate physician in dealing with drug test issues.
Shoaf, MBA, MT(ASCP) received his MBA from Vanderbilt University
and has 25 years experience in drug testing and toxicology. Most
recently, he served as Director of Operations for a SAMHSA certified
forensic drug testing laboratory. Mr. Shoafs knowledge of
business and toxicology makes him unique in the drug testing world.
With his contributions, NTS has all the expertise under one roof
so clients can literally call one number for all their drug testing