“What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived. It is what difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of the life we lead.”– Nelson Mandela
Our industry lost a great mentor, leader, friend, and colleague this past month. For those who knew Dr. David Nahin, they knew the integrity and confidence he carried with him each day and shared with all he met. He was a mentor and leader to many people over his 25+ years in the drug and alcohol screening industry including fellow doctors, medical assistants, coworkers, colleagues, and clients.
Dr. Nahin was considered an expert in the MRO field and used his considerable knowledge to help write and update the questions for the Medical Review Officer Certification Council (MROCC) exam. He also contributed to the SAMHSA MRO Working Group to update the MRO Manual for the Federal Agency Workplace Drug Urine Testing Program and design the MRO protocol guidelines for expanded opioid testing.
Dr. Nahin was a beloved member of the i3screen family since 2010, prior to that with First Advantage, and worked with many of the same staff for over 15 years. Our team remembers that Dr. Nahin was always in a great mood, loved to answer questions, and did so with confidence and a great willingness to teach. Dr. Nahin was a true mentor to all who worked with him whether it was by providing guidance with a difficult case or advising on how to address a challenging topic with a client.
As an avid fisherman, he was also able to provide in-depth knowledge about how the fish were running in Canada that year and could be counted on for a good story or two if you asked about his annual trip. He loved to share his stories with family and friends, but more importantly, he was truly interested in the well-being of his staff and their families and would always ask about their lives and accomplishments.
Dr. Nahin led a great life and leaves an impressive legacy. He will be dearly missed by all that knew him.
Read the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel’s full obituary here.