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About Preferred Alliance

About Our Team

All of us at Preferred Alliance , Inc. are dedicated to one thing-helping you succeed in your company’s Drug and Alcohol Testing efforts. Everyone here at Preferred Alliance is ready to assist you as we assist thousands of clients daily. We are passionate about serving our clients and helping them meet compliance. Also, keeping them up to date with federal guidance and their company policy is a priority. You’re in great and capable hands with our team.

Years Of Experience
Committed To You
Miguel TaimePresident
Miguel Taime is President of Preferred Alliance, Inc. Mr. Taime was educated in Puerto Rico, and moved to California as project manager and compliance officer for a $5 million EEOC program in the food processing industry. In 1975,

Mr. Taime became the Administrator for a mobile health checkup program and oversees over 8,000 exams each year. In 1988, he developed an on-site drug testing program for seasonal employees of Tri-Valley Growers and Del Monte Foods, which continues to average over 1,000 on-site tests each food-processing season.

In 1994, the drug testing business expanded to include D.O.T. compliance testing and paved the way for the creation of Preferred Alliance.

Manny Chavez - General Manager
Manuel ChavezGeneral Manager
Mr. Chavez is Preferred Alliance’s General Manager with oversight responsibilities for all testing operations and training programs. He has over 27 years of experience in providing drug and alcohol testing for FMCSA, FAA, PHMSA, USCG, FRA and FTA transit. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology with special studies in Drug and Alcohol Testing Programs.

In June 2005 Mr. Chavez’s experience and expertise were recognized when he was asked to join the D.O.T./Transportation Safety Institute’s Associate Staff. As a distinguished member of this team, he has been invited to speak nationally on substance abuse issues and concerns. He has participated several times in the Federal Transit Administration’s National Conference as a special speaker. Manny is our exclusive trainer for Reasonable Suspicion and Designated Employer Representatives held annually throughout the calendar year.

Preferred Alliance is Kaiser Permanente’s Occupation Health Clinic’s Preferred Provider for Drug testing. Mr. Chavez is the exclusive trainer for Kaiser’s Occupational Health Clinic’s throughout the State of California for D.O.T. Urine Collection Procedures. He is certified as a Professional Collector Trainer (CPCT) through the Drug and Alcohol Testing Industry Association (DATIA). Also, he is certified by Intoximeter as a Breath Alcohol Technician (BAT) and a certified Instructor for Breath Alcohol Technician training.

Nannette Mendez Latalladi - Client Services and Sales Manager
Nannette Mendez-LatalladiClient Services and Sales Manager
Nannette manages Preferred Alliance’s Customer Service Center and Sales. Mrs. Mendez-Latalladi administers the drug testing programs for Kaiser Permanente’s 60+ occupational health clinics in California. She serves as liaison to the Department of Transportation, California Highway Patrol as well as California Public Utilities Commission and San Francisco Public Utilities Commission.

Also, Nannette carries a Bachelor Arts in Marketing from the University of Puerto Rico. She began working for Preferred Alliance in 2007 and during this time was working in the Operations Department which gave her the opportunity to know our clients well and understand their needs. She has developed a good relationship with our clients and knows their Drugs and Alcohol Program needs for compliance with D.O.T. regulations. In January 2016, Nannette was promoted to the position of Customer Service and Sales Manager.

Nannette has over 15 years experience in the area of marketing and customer service. She has worked in various companies that have helped her to develop her talent at the same time assist companies in achieving their goals. Nannette’s own goals are to make customers feel satisfied with Preferred Alliance’s service and achieve compliance with state and federal regulations.

We Are Here To Assist You in Maintaining a Drug-Free Workplace!

We have satisfied thousands of clients during the last 40+ years. With our meticulous, fast, and effective drug testing protocols, we promise to meet the needs of your business.

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