FRANK G. HOWARD
Founder & Chief Executive OfficerRead Bio +
Frank earned his B.A. in Economics from Southern Methodist University and has led successful molecular diagnostic testing laboratories for 8 years, serving vast amounts of clients throughout North America. He is also the founder and CEO of the Gulfstream Companies (Gulfstream Health and Gulfstream Capital). Gulfstream’s focus is on opportunistic private debt and equity transactions, and its subsidiaries have deployed in excess of $400m of equity across 75+ investments throughout the United States. Gulfstream has a diverse asset base of passive and active investments focused in healthcare.
DR. TARIQ ADWAN PhD
Chief Scientific OfficerRead Bio +
Dr. Adwan has extensive experience in molecular diagnostics, laboratory quality management, clinical education, and overall laboratory operations. He graduated with honors from Misericordia University with a B.S. in Biology and Chemistry and received his Ph.D. in Cell Biology, Stem Cells and Development from the University of Colorado where he also did his postdoctoral fellowship. While a graduate student and postdoctoral fellow, Dr. Adwan received numerous grants and awards including the National Research Service Award from the National Institute of Health. Dr. Adwan is the author of a number high-impact, peer reviewed publications and is actively engaged with various working groups and scientific advisory committees dedicated to the highest standards in laboratory services. He has been invited to present his work at various scientific meetings including the conference for the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology.
ANDRÉ L. JOHNSON
Chief Administrative OfficerRead Bio +
André oversees all administrative and business support functions, including I.T., finance, and human resources. With over twenty years of professional experience, André started his career in human resources, and his roles have varied from generalist and manager, to senior director, VP, and chief human resource officer. He has successfully supported and worked in all focal areas of H.R., including employee relations, recruiting, benefits and compensation, organization, training, and development both domestically and internationally. His experience is comprised of a variety of industries including hospitality, business process outsourcing, education, and mainly healthcare, where he has spent the last 10 years. André earned his undergraduate degree in political science/secondary education from Virginia Commonwealth University and then pursued his MBA concentrating in human resources management. He has held various H.R. designations over the years, including PHR, GPHR, and SPHR. He has also been acknowledged as a Cambridge who’s who in business.
DR. TABETHA SUNDIN PhD, HCLD (ABB), MB (ASCP)CM
Laboratory DirectorRead Bio +
Dr. Sundin graduated from Old Dominion University where she completed her B.S. in Biology, Ph.D. in Biomedical Sciences, and Postdoctoral Fellowship. She has over 10 years of laboratory experience in cancer biology and clinical molecular diagnostics and is an active member of the Association of Molecular Pathology (AMP). She is widely published and speaks at various symposiums about multidisciplinary facilitation of biomarker testing in cancer patients on behalf of AstraZeneca and Bristol-Myers Squibb. She’s involved with numerous efforts to support the molecular diagnostics field in collaboration with American Medical Technologists (AMT) and the Clinical & Laboratory Standards Institute (CLSI).
Senior VP of Communications and BrandingRead Bio +
Marisa graduated with an arts degree from the University of Texas and has worked as a creative for over 10 years in various roles. She focuses on communications, marketing, and design so that GeneIQ is cohesively branded and capable of cobranding with any of its affiliated partners. She also coordinates all press, media, and advertising campaigns.
Chief Commercial OfficerRead Bio +
Sami is a proven commercial leader with a 25+ year track record in healthcare and extensive commercial leadership in both the therapeutics and diagnostics industries. Prior to joining GeneIQ, he most recently led the Women’s Health diagnostics and gastroenterology precision medicine divisions at Progenity as Chief Commercial Officer. He was instrumental in establishing Progenity as a market leader in genetic testing for women’s health. Previous to Progenity, Mr. Shihabi served as chief commercial officer at Prometheus Laboratories, where he developed the corporate and portfolio pipeline strategies for the gastroenterology precision healthcare company and launched the first disruptive portfolio of pharmacoproteomic tests aimed at improving response and dosing to biological therapies in inflammatory bowel disease. He also held roles in R&D, sales, and marketing in infectious disease and oncology at Bausch Health and Baxter oncology, respectively. Mr. Shihabi earned an MBA from the University of California Irvine and a Master of Science degree in molecular biology from Penn State University.
ControllerRead Bio +
Michael began his career in public accounting with thirteen years of experience, eventually becoming partner at a Chicago area accounting firm. He went on to work as Vice President of Finance for BancTec, a global provider of business process outsourcing services and related technologies, for ten years. Throughout his career, Michael has been responsible for financial reporting to executive leadership teams and board members, budgeting and forecasting, treasury management, and playing key roles in M&A and capital raising initiatives. He holds a Master of Business Administration degree from Olivet Nazarene University.
JOHN R. HARRIS
Board of Directors and AdvisorRead Bio +
John is a veteran investor, advisor, board member and recognized executive in the Information Technology and Business Services Industries with more than 35 years of experience in CEO and senior leadership positions. Earlier in his career, Harris spent twenty-five years with Electronic Data Systems (“EDS”), during which time he held a variety of executive leadership positions including Group Executive, Corporate Officer and President of EDS’ four strategic business units serving the telecommunication and media industries worldwide. In addition, John has served on numerous private and public board of directors as Chairman, Lead director, and Special Committee Chairman, as well as Chairing Audit, Compensation and Governance committees. Harris holds a Master of Business Administration and a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of West Georgia and is on the Board of Advisors to the Richardson School of Business.
Revenue Cycle Management DirectorRead Bio +
Quality and Safety ManagerRead Bio +
Samantha earned her B.S. in Microbiology from the University of Texas at Austin and is a certified Technologist in Molecular Biology from the American Society for Clinical Pathology. Samantha provides supervision of daily laboratory functions and testing personnel to ensure the proper performance of all laboratory procedures, as well as the highest quality of service to clients.
General Laboratory SupervisorRead Bio +
Elena has more than 20 years of experience in Biology research and Biotechnology. In recent years, she worked at gene synthesis company Gen9 where she provided technical leadership to develop and optimize innovative methodologies for the automated production of DNA constructs. Elena also worked at Nanobiosym Diagnostics where she was involved in the development of diagnostic assays to detect infectious diseases such as Zika, Flu A/B, and HIV in human samples. At GeneIQ, Elena provides daily supervision of laboratory staff, oversees laboratory procedures, and coordinates workflow of routine laboratory tasks.