Executive Leadership Council
Chairman, President, and C.E.O.
Gregory C. Critchfield, M.D., M.S. has served as our Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer since November 2011. 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.
Chief Commercial Officer
Nadia Altomare has more than 20 years of women’s healthcare diagnostics experience. Mrs. Altomare has served as our Chief Commercial Officer since May 2017 and leads the company’s commercialization strategy and execution, accountable for the company’s marketing, public relations, sales, market access, customer service and billing functions. From May 2015 to May 2017, Mrs. Altomare served as President and then CEO and member of the Board of Directors at Abcodia Ltd, an early detection cancer diagnostics company, where she set up the U.S. subsidiary and held full P&L accountability over the global business. Prior to Abcodia, Mrs. Altomare was the Vice President & General Manager of a global DNA analysis business at ThermoFisher Scientific with full P&L accountability. Previously, Mrs. Altomare was the Vice President & General Manager of a cytogenetic DNA business at PerkinElmer. Earlier in her career, Mrs. Altomare held a number of leadership positions through a series of mergers and acquisitions and an IPO, resulting in a company ultimately acquired by PerkinElmer. Among her accomplishments was the startup, build and scale of the ViaCord division. Mrs. Altomare is currently on the Board of Savran Technologies, a private healthcare company focused on enabling the next generation of non-invasive diagnostics. She received an M.B.A from Northeastern University and a B.S. in Business Administration from the State University of New York at Stony Brook.
Chief Medical Officer
Dr. Michael Foley is considered a national authority on Critical Care Medicine in Obstetrics. Before joining Sera, Dr. Foley practiced Maternal-Fetal Medicine in private practice for more than 20 years and recently retired from a 10-year role as Chairman of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Arizona College of Medicine Phoenix/Banner University Medicine. He was the President of the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine (2008) and the recipient of the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine Lifetime Achievement Award (2013). He has also served as a Board Examiner in the subspecialty of Maternal-Fetal Medicine. Dr. Foley received his medical degree from Chicago Medical School in 1984. His Obstetrics and Gynecology residency and Maternal-Fetal Medicine fellowship were completed at The Ohio State University Hospital in 1988 and 1990, respectively. In addition to a long list of professional clinical accomplishments, Dr. Foley has a heart for giving back to the medical community. He is a founding instructor and faculty member for the Dan O’Keeffe, M.D. Society for Maternal Fetal Medicine’s Academy for Leadership and Development which is in its eighth year of training hundreds of medical leaders and professionals. Dr. Foley is also generous with his expertise, becoming an award-winning teacher and author. He is the Lead Editor of Obstetric Intensive Care: A Practical Manual (McGraw-Hill) which is currently in its fifth edition (2018). He is also a co-editor for Critical Care Obstetrics-Fifth and Sixth Editions (Wiley-Blackstone). We’re fortunate to be led by a medical leader whose clinical prowess is only matched by his passion for helping others.
Chief Financial Officer
Jay Moyes has served as our Chief Financial Officer since March 2020. Mr. Moyes has been a member of the board of directors of Achieve Life Sciences, Inc., a public specialty pharmaceutical company, since August 2017. He has been a member of the board of directors of Puma Biotechnology, Inc., a public biotherapeutics company focused on oncology, since April 2012. He has been a member of the board of directors of Biocardia, Inc., a publicly held cardiovascular regenerative medicine company, since January 2011. Mr. Moyes served as a member of the board of directors of Predictive Technology Group, Inc., a public molecular diagnostics and regenerative medicine company, from February 2019 to December 2019. Mr. Moyes was a director of Integrated Diagnostics, Inc., a privately held molecular diagnostics company from March 2011 to November 2016. Mr. Moyes was a member of the board of directors of Osiris Therapeutics, Inc., a public bio-surgery company, from May 2006 until December 2017 and Amedica Corporation, a public orthopedic implant company, from November 2012 to August 2014. He served as Chief Financial Officer of Amedica from October 2013 to August 2014, where he was responsible for developing and executing the company’s financial strategy. From May 2008 through July 2009, Mr. Moyes served as the Chief Financial Officer of XDx, Inc. (now CareDx, Inc.), a privately held molecular diagnostics company. In that role, he orchestrated the company’s right-sizing strategy. Prior to that, Mr. Moyes served as the Chief Financial Officer of Myriad Genetics, Inc., a public healthcare diagnostics company, from June 1996 until November 2007, and as its Vice President of Finance from July 1993 until May 1996, where he led the financial team as it transitioned from a small private company to a publicly held enterprise. From 1991 to 1993, Mr. Moyes served as Vice President of Finance and Chief Financial Officer of Genmark, Inc., a privately held genetics company. In that role he established the company’s financial infrastructure. Mr. Moyes held various positions with the accounting firm of KPMG LLP from 1979 through 1991, most recently as a Senior Manager. At KPMG LLP, he was primarily responsible for conducting financial audits of high-tech and biotech clients. Mr. Moyes also served as a member of the Board of Trustees of the Utah Life Science Association from 1999 through 2006. He holds an M.B.A. from the University of Utah, a B.A. in economics from Weber State University, and is formerly a Certified Public Accountant.
Chief Scientific Officer
John J. Boniface, Ph.D. has served as our Chief Scientific Officer since November 2011. Prior to that, Dr. Boniface briefly served as our Vice President of Research from September 2011 to November 2011. In his role as Chief Scientific Officer, Dr. Boniface is involved with our product development. Dr. Boniface previously served as scientist and program director for multiple biotechnology companies focused on protein discovery and small molecule and immunotherapeutic drug development, including Myrexis, Myriad Genetics, Prolexys Pharmaceuticals and Eos Biotechnology. Dr. Boniface holds a Ph.D. in Biochemistry from Albany Medical College and a B.S. in Biochemistry from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Dr. Boniface was a post-doctoral scholar in the laboratory of Dr. Mark Davis, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Stanford University School of Medicine.
Chief Data Officer
Dr. Paul Kearney’s passion is working at the intersection of healthcare, data science and innovation where many of the hardest societal and clinical unmet needs can be found and addressed through partnership, data exploration and focused, persistent hard work. Prior to joining Sera Prognostics, Dr. Kearney co-founded multiple successful biotech companies resulting in the development and commercialization of breakthrough products in the disease areas of oncology, pregnancy and food allergy as well as technological products in bioinformatics and proteomics. Dr. Kearney has extensive experience building and nurturing integrated teams, conducting clinical research, developing evidence for improved health outcomes as well as fund raising. Dr. Kearney has published over 100 papers in diverse areas and awarded over 12 patents. Past experiences include the Institute for Systems Biology, Integrated Diagnostics, Caprion (now CellCarta), Data Incites, Bioinformatics Solutions, AllerGenis as well as a member of the Computer Science Faculty of the University of Waterloo. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Toronto.
Chief Information Officer
For more than three decades, Rob Harrison has served in several senior leadership positions of both public and private companies. His most recent appointment has been with Myriad Genetics, Inc. (NASDAQ: MYGN) as Chief Information Office Officer, where he architected the IT infrastructure that enabled Myriad to grow from its first product launch in 1996 with fewer than 100 employees in a single location, to become a leading global precision medicine company, with multiple products, more than 2,700 employees and deploying testing facilities and services in three continents. Rob successfully directed the IT integration of strategic acquisitions of four companies, simultaneously facilitating international business expansion over the past decade in the company’s growth. Serving as a long-standing board member of the Utah Technology Council, Mr. Harrison remains an active member of the Association for Information Management (AIM) Utah CIO Council, and is also a respected community leader committed to charitable causes that benefit the well-being of women.
Benjamin G. Jackson has served as our General Counsel since April 2021. From February 2006 to March 2021, Mr. Jackson was employed by Myriad Genetics, most recently serving as Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary. Mr. Jackson held various positions in Myriad’s Legal Department, including serving as associate general counsel prior to assuming the role of general counsel. Mr. Jackson received his J.D. from the J. Reuben Clark Law School at Brigham Young University and a B.S. in microbiology, immunology and molecular genetics from the University of California, Los Angeles.
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