Board of Directors

The Board of Directors (the “Board”) of Sera Prognostics, Inc. (the “Company”) expects the highest standards of conduct for its employees, officers and directors. A central aspect of this commitment is sound corporate governance. The Board serves as a prudent fiduciary for shareholders of the Company and oversees its management. In furtherance of these responsibilities and to fulfill its duty, the Board follows, and causes Company management to follow, the policies, procedures and standards set forth in the following documents. These documents are subject to modification at any time as the Board may deem appropriate in the best interests of the Company or as required by applicable laws and regulations.

  • Gregory C. Critchfield, M.D., M.S.

    Gregory C. Critchfield, M.D., M.S. served as our Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer from November 2011 through May 2023. Dr. Critchfield brings decades of experience in the diagnostics industry, including a proven track record of successfully launching diagnostics products and significantly growing revenues for leading diagnostics companies. Previously, Dr. Critchfield was President of Myriad Genetic Laboratories, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Myriad Genetics, Inc., a molecular diagnostics company, from 1998-2010. Under his leadership, Myriad launched seven novel molecular diagnostic products across a variety of technology platforms and increased annual revenues from $2.2 million to $326.5 million. Prior to Dr. Critchfield’s role at Myriad, he served as Senior Vice President, Chief Medical and Science Officer of Quest Diagnostics (formerly Corning Clinical Laboratories). Prior to Quest Diagnostics, Dr. Critchfield was the Director of Clinical Pathology at Intermountain Health Care. Dr. Critchfield has served on the boards of Saladax Biomedical Inc., BioTrove Inc., Biocius Life Sciences, Inc., Integrated Diagnostics, Inc., Nodality, Inc., Metamark Genetics, Inc., Lantos Technologies and Condor Therapeutics, Inc., and currently serves as a director of Epic Sciences. He also served as both a reviewer and an NIH Study Section Chair for biomedical computing grants over a period of time encompassing fifteen years. He holds a B.S. in Microbiology from Brigham Young University, an M.S. in Biophysical Sciences from the University of Minnesota and an M.D. from the University of Utah College of Medicine. We believe that Dr. Critchfield’s perspective and experience as our President and Chief Executive Officer, as well as his depth of experience in the diagnostics industry, provide him with the qualifications and skills to serve on our board of directors.

  • Jane F Barlow, M.D.

    Dr. Barlow has served as Chief Executive Officer of Jane Barlow & Associates, LLC, a consulting firm focused on value-based health care services, since January 2017, and Executive Vice President and Chief Clinical Officer at Real Endpoints, a data, analytics, and advisory firm, since January 2017. She currently serves on the board of directors of ContraFect Corp., a publicly traded biotechnology company, and Viracta Therapeutics, Inc., a publicly traded precision oncology company. Dr. Barlow also serves on the board of directors of Point Health, a healthcare navigation platform, the advisory board of Refactor Health, and the Biotech Advisory Board of Pictet Asset Management, an asset management firm. Prior to her current roles, Dr. Barlow was Associate Chief Medical Officer at CVS Health and Chief Medical Officer of CVS Health’s Government Services arm where she successfully implemented industry-leading clinical strategies supporting drug purchasing, distribution, and utilization management. Formerly, she served as Vice President of Clinical Innovation at Medco Health Solutions, leading the adoption of cutting-edge therapeutic programs through all aspects of pharmacy. Dr. Barlow previously served on the board of directors of Momenta Pharmaceuticals, Inc., (prior to and during its sale to Johnson and Johnson), Therapeutics MD Inc., and SilverScript Insurance Company. Dr. Barlow received her medical degree from Creighton University School of Medicine and subsequently completed her residency in occupational and environmental medicine at The Johns Hopkins University, where she also earned her M.P.H. Additionally, she holds an M.B.A. from the University of Alabama. She is board-certified in occupational medicine and a fellow of the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine and the American College of Preventive Medicine. She is a diplomat of the American College of Physician Executives and a member of the American Medical Association.

  • Joshua Phillips

    Joshua Phillips has served as a member of our Board since January 2011. Since 2008, Mr. Phillips has been a Managing Partner of Catalyst Health Ventures (CHV), a venture capital fund investing in medical technology and life science companies.Mr. Phillips led Catalyst’s investments in Novazyme Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (acquired by Genzyme Corp.), BioTrove, Inc. (acquired by Life Technologies Corp.), Biocius Life Sciences, Inc. (acquired by Agilent Technologies, Inc.), Vortex Medical, Inc. (acquired by AngioDynamics), Allegro Diagnostics, Inc. (acquired by Veracyte, Inc.), SevenOaksBiosciences (acquired by Medline Industries, Inc.), Pavilion Medical Innovations and Cruzar Medsystems, in addition to our company. Prior to joining Catalyst, Mr. Phillips was the Managing Partner of Catalyst Health and Technology Partners prior to CHV, where he led investments in Novazyme Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:SNY), BioTrove, Inc. (NYSE:TMO) and Biocius Life Sciences, Inc. (NYSE:A). Mr. Phillips is a director at several privately held companies, including Conformal Medical, Inc., Brixton Biosciences, Inc., Saphena Medical, Inc., and Cruzar Medsystems, Inc. Mr. Phillips holds an M.B.A. from the Harvard Business School and a B.E. in Electrical Engineering and Mathematics from Vanderbilt University. We believe that Mr. Phillips’ qualifications to serve on our board include his extensive experience in the life science, diagnostics and medical device markets, his extensive experience serving on boards as Chairman, Lead Director, Audit & Compensation Committee Chair and Member and his knowledge of our company and its business through service on our board since January 2011.

  • Kim Kamdar, Ph.D.

    Kim Kamdar, Ph.D. has served as a member of our Board since November 2011, and as Board Chair since May 2023. Dr. Kamdar is currently a Partner at Domain Associates, LLC, a venture capital firm, where she has worked since 2005. Prior to Domain, Dr. Kamdar was a Kauffman Fellow with MPM Capital, as well as a research director at Novartis International AG. Dr. Kamdar is currently Chair of the Board of Directors of Seraphina Therapeutics and Truvian Sciences, Inc. and serves on the board of directors of EvoFem Biosciences, Inc. (Nasdaq: EVFM), Obalon Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq: OBLN) and Singular Genomics Systems (Nasdaq: OMIC). Dr. Kamdar currently serves on the board of several private companies including: Epic Sciences, Inc., Alume Biosciences and Pleno, Inc. Dr.Kamdar serves as an advisory board member of Dr. Eric Topol’s NIH supported Clinical and Translational ScienceAward for Scripps Medicine and is also on the nonprofit board for Access Youth Academy, an organization that is transforming the lives of underserved youth through academic enrichment, health and wellness, social responsibility and leadership through squash. Dr. Kamdar received her B.A. from Northwestern University and her Ph.D. in biochemistry and genetics from Emory University. We believe Dr. Kamdar is qualified to serve on our Board of Directors based on her extensive experience working and serving on the boards of directors of life sciences companies and her experience working in the venture capital industry and her knowledge of our company and its business through service on our board since November 2011.

  • Mansoor Raza Mirza, M.D.

    Mansoor Raza Mirza, M.D. has served as a member of our Board since December 2014. Dr. Mirza is Chief Oncologist at the Department of Oncology, Rigshopitalet — the Copenhagen University Hospital, Denmark and Medical Director of the Nordic Society of Gynaecological Oncology, or NSGO. Dr. Mirza is Chairman of the European Network of Gynaecological Oncological Trial groups, or ENGOT. Dr. Mirza is both a medical and radiation oncologist, with a primary focus in non-surgical treatment of gynecologic cancers. His key academic goals are to promote clinical research, international trial collaboration and education, and he has broad experience in clinical protocol development, trial conduct and clinical trial regulations. Dr. Mirza is the author of several phase 1, 2 and 3 studies. Several of those studies led to FDA and European Medicines Agency registrations. He serves on several Independent Data Safety Monitoring Committees of international studies. He is an invited speaker at several international conferences, such as “Meet the Professor” at American Society of Clinical Oncology and “Presidential Symposium” at European Society for Medical Oncology. He is the author of global consensus guidelines for the management of ovarian cancer and of European guidelines for the management of several gynecological malignancies. His other current appointments include service as ESGO Council Member (European Society of Gynaecological Oncology), Executive Director of GCIG (Gynecologic Cancer InterGroup), Vice-Chairman of the Danish Gynecological Cancer Society, faculty member of the European Society of Medical Oncology and of ESGO. He also serves on the board of directors of Karyopharm Therapeutics Inc., a public pharmaceutical company and has served as a clinical consultant to Karyopharm Therapeutics Inc. since 2010. He has multiple publications in high-impact journals, including several publications in the New England Journal of Medicine and the Lancet. He holds an M.D., Diploma in Surgery and Diploma in Clinical Oncology from the Pirogov Moscow State Medical Institute as well as post-graduate education and certification in radiation and medical oncology from the University of Southern Denmark. We believe Dr. Mirza’s qualifications to serve on our board include his expertise in gynecologic cancers, and his knowledge of our company and its business through service on our board since December 2014.

  • Marcus Wilson, Pharm.D.

    Marcus Wilson, Pharm.D., has served as a member of our Board since March 2021. He has served as the Chief Analytics Officer, or CAO, at Anthem since November 2020. Previously, from October 2003 to November 2020, Dr. Wilson was President of HealthCore, Inc., or HealthCore, a subsidiary of Anthem. In his role as CAO at Anthem, Dr. Wilson has accountability for efforts to derive critical clinical and business insight from Anthem’s healthcare ecosystem to drive decisions for a broad range of healthcare stakeholders to improve healthcare quality, safety, access, and affordability. He is charged with defining and implementing Anthem’s enterprise analytics strategy. Efforts include setting analytic priorities, building new analytic capabilities, and driving value creation through the coordination of business and technical resources. He also has administrative oversight accountability for HealthCore, Anthem’s subsidiary that collaborates with various external stakeholders within the FDA, NIH, and life sciences industry, among others. Dr. Wilson currently has approximately five hundred employees under management. Additionally, Dr. Wilson founded, managed and grew a healthcare research organization for twenty-four years, seven years as an independent company and seventeen years as a subsidiary post-acquisition by WellPoint Health Network Inc. (now Anthem, Inc.). Prior to co-founding HealthCore in 1996, Dr. Wilson spent seven years on faculty at the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and established and managed a clinical practice within an integrated delivery system owned by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Delaware where he oversaw the physician and patient clinical decision support, pharmacy policy, and clinical trials programs. He holds a PharmD from the Medical College of Virginia, a B.S. in Biochemistry from Virginia Tech and attended the Medical University of South Carolina for his residency in Family Medicine. We believe that Dr. Wilson’s background and experience within the healthcare industry, including acting as President of HealthCore, qualifies him to serve on our board.

  • Ryan Trimble

    Ryan Trimble has served as a member of our Board since March 2011. Dr. Trimble was appointed to Sera’s Board in March 2011. He brings over 30 years of experience in the healthcare services industry. He is a former senior executive with FHP International, Wellpoint Health Networks, P5 eHealth Systems, and SCAN Health Plan. He recently completed service on the boards of SCAN Health Plan and The Scan Foundation. Dr. Trimble has a B.S. in Microbiology from Brigham Young University, a D.D.S. from Loyola University in Chicago, and an M.B.A. from the University of Utah. We believe Mr. Trimble’s qualifications to serve on our board include his leadership experience with public companies and other board member experience, and his knowledge of our company and its business through service on our board since March 2011.

  • Sandra A.J. Lawrence

    Ms. Lawrence has served as trustee of the Delaware Funds by Macquarie, as a director of its New York and Australian Stock Exchange-Listed close-end funds, DEW/VCF/DDF/VMM/VFL/IVH, and on its Audit and Investments Committees since 2021. She has served as a trustee of its legacy Ivy and Waddell and Reed Mutual Funds Complex Trust, and on its Governance Committee, since 2019. Ms. Lawrence was the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Children’s Mercy Hospital, a comprehensive pediatric medical center in Kansas City, Missouri, from 2005 to 2016 and the Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer of Children’s Mercy Hospital from 2016 to February 2019. She was Senior Vice President and Treasurer of Midwest Research Institute, an independent, non-profit, contract research organization, located in Kansas City, Missouri, and subsequently its Chief Financial Officer. Ms. Lawrence spent twenty-six years in professional or management positions in the architecture, real estate, investment banking, financial services, packaging, and medical research industries. Ms. Lawrence also serves as a member of the board of directors of Evergy, Inc., a publicly traded company that provides clean, safe and reliable energy to 1.6 million customers in Kansas and Missouri, where she serves as chair of the Nominating, Governance, and Corporate Responsibility Committee, and as a member of the Compensation and Leadership Development Committee. Ms. Lawrence serves on the board of directors of American Shared Hospital Services, a publicly traded company that provides radiosurgical and radiation therapy equipment and services, based in San Francisco, California, where she serves as chair of the Audit Committee and as a member of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee. Additionally, she serves on the board, as chair of the Risk Oversight Committee, and on the Governance, Compliance, and Talent and Compensation Committees, of Recology, a large, private, Employee Stock Ownership Plan company that provides collection and disposal of municipal solid waste, recycling, and organic/compost to commercial and residential customers in California, Oregon, and Washington. Ms. Lawrence has been the chair of the board of directors of the Heartland Chapter of the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD), was named one of its Directorship 100, and an NACD board leadership fellow. She serves on the boards of directors of various charitable, non-profit and civic organizations, including the Hall Family Foundation, the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, and Women Corporate Directors. Ms. Lawrence is a graduate of Vassar College, where she received her Bachelor of Arts in psychology. She also received a Master of Architecture from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a Master in Business Administration from Harvard Business School. We believe Ms. Lawrence is qualified to serve as a member of our Board because of her work experience, financial background, academic background and service on corporate and charitable boards.

  • Zhenya Lindgardt

    Zhenya Lindgardt has served as a member of our Board since November 2021, and currently also serves as Sera’s President and CEO. Ms. Lindgardt has served as Chief Executive Officer of The Commons Project Foundation, a non-profit public trust established with support from the Rockefeller Foundation, since October 2021. From August 2020 to October 2021, Ms. Lindgardt served as a Managing Director of her Family office. From April 2019 to August 2020, Ms. Lindgardt served as Vice President of Platform and Customer Engagement of the Executive Team at Uber Technologies Inc., a publicly traded transportation network company. Prior to this role, from October 2000 to April 2019, Ms. Lindgardt served as Senior Partner and Managing Director at The Boston Consulting Group, a global consulting company. Ms. Lindgardt also served on the board of directors of City Harvest, a New York City hunger charity from June 2017 to June 2020. Ms. Lindgardt received her B.S. degree in business administration from the University of Southern California and her MBA from Harvard University. We believe Ms. Lindgardt is qualified to serve as a member of our Board based on her extensive experience in the technology and healthcare industries.

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