Chief Executive Officer
Craig Allen leads all key operational aspects of the Company, including Logistics, Phlebotomy, Customer Service, Operations Excellence, Facilities, Procurement, and Lab Network Operations. Craig is passionate about driving continuous improvement in daily operations and helping BioReference make sound business decisions.
Craig has more than twenty-five years of experience in Operations and Process Excellence across manufacturing, distribution, and healthcare industries. Prior to joining BioReference in 2018, Craig held various leadership roles at Quest Diagnostics and General Electric. He has an exemplary record of building and developing high-performing teams that consistently surpass business goals and generate profitable growth in Operations, Supply Chain, Manufacturing and Sales environments. Craig’s teams deliver multi-million dollar productivity savings through waste elimination, process re-design and staffing optimization. He is highly skilled in operating a business by turning data analytics into practical business information, utilizing review mechanisms and creating a performance culture to deliver results. Craig is a Certified Six Sigma Master Black Belt.
Craig received his M.B.A. at SUNY-Albany and holds a B.S. in Engineering from Clemson University.
James Weisberger, M.D., F.A.C.P., F.A.S.C.P.
Chief Medical Officer
Executive Vice President, Laboratory Director
Dr. James Weisberger is a board certified anatomic and clinical pathologist and recognized leader in hematopathology. He oversees all key laboratory operations and quality systems, and maintains BioReference Laboratories as an innovative, quality laboratory where patient care and laboratory safety come first. Dr. Weisberger strives to position BioReference as a leader in providing patient-centric, precision-based laboratory results and data analytics for best practice of patient care.
Dr. Weisberger has authored more than 40 publications as abstracts or peer-reviewed journal articles, and is an active educator at the New York Medical College, where he serves as a Clinical Associate Professor of Pathology and Medicine. He is a Fellow and Member of the New Jersey House of Delegates for the College of American Pathology, and a Fellow of the American Society of Clinical Pathology. He is also a member of the New Jersey Society of Pathology and Association for Molecular Pathology.
Dr. Weisberger was Chief Resident in Pathology at Westchester Medical Center and holds both a B.S. and M.S. from Stanford University, and a M.D. from the University of Pennsylvania.
Senior Vice President, Chief Commercial Officer
Ellen Beausang leads the commercial and product franchise teams. She is responsible for driving growth for the organization through commercial sales teams as well as product marketing, training and driving overall strategy for the product franchises. Ellen brings an extensive track record of leading commercial, marketing and franchise organizations to strategically bring up best in class products, services and solutions.
As an industry veteran with over 25 years of experience, Ellen has held executive roles at leading pharmaceutical and diagnostic companies including Pfizer Pharmaceuticals, Thermo Fisher Diagnostics, and Quest Diagnostics. Ellen is passionate about building high-performing teams and best-in-class portfolios through a strong vision that always is customer-centric and focused. Prior to joining BioReference, Ellen was the Executive Director for Oncology at Quest Diagnostics where she managed the go-to market strategy and product development.
Ellen holds a M.A. Degree from Seton Hall University and a dual B.S. in Sociology/Psychology.
Senior Vice President, Human Resources
Greg Cahill leads a diverse team that works to provide innovative HR solutions that create a culture and environment to promote employee engagement, maximize employee potential and establish BioReference as an employer of choice in the healthcare market. With leadership of Human Resources, Environment, Health & Safety, Facilities, and Security, supporting our employees from recruitment throughout their careers with us is always the priority.
Greg has more than 25 years of experience in EHS and HR leadership roles with domestic and global scope, spanning a diversity of industries from Consumer Products to Life Sciences. He previously served as the Americas Head of HR at Kedrion Biopharma and the Global Head of HR at KEDPlasma; he has also held HR leadership roles at: Shionogi, PAR/Strativa, Verispan and Aventis.
Greg holds a B.S. in Marketing from St. Peters University.
Senior Vice President, Operations
Vincent D’Orazio is responsible for leading key operations including Logistics, Phlebotomy, Customer Service, Operations Excellence, Facilities, Procurement, and Lab Network Operations at BioReference. Vincent has proven expertise and leadership in analytical and strategic planning skills to steer sizeable, multi-million dollar projects that improve outcomes and safety, reduce costs, and enhance end-to-end workflow performance.
A seasoned veteran with more than 25 years of experience, Vincent has supported Laboratory Operations in different capacities at Quest Diagnostics, NYC Health + Hospitals, and North Bronx Healthcare Network. In addition, Vincent also held Supervisor of Respiratory Care and Staff Respiratory Therapist roles at North Bronx Healthcare Network.
Vincent holds a M.P.H. and B.S. from Mercy College.
Senior Vice President, Chief Information Officer
Merve Ozkus is responsible for the company’s IT and computer systems & end user compute. Merve provides leadership in technology operations and strategy while ensuring an innovative, robust, scalable, and secure technology ecosystem at BioReference. The primary responsibilities for her office include: IT Governance & Portfolio Management, Technology Infrastructure & Operations Services, Customer Connectivity and EMR Solutions, Product Management and Software Development, as well as Lab Information Systems management.
Merve brings nearly 15 years of IT technology experience & progressive thought leadership to the organization. She is ITIL and Scrum certified and holds an M.B.A. from Montclair State University along with a bachelors in Biological Sciences and Geography from Rutgers University.
In 2023, Merve was named a Top 10 CIO in the Healthcare Sector by Healthcare Digital.
Tamera Paczos, M.D., M.S., F.A.C.O.G., F.A.C.P.
Senior Vice President, Chief Laboratory Officer
Dr. Tamara Paczos is a board certified anatomic and clinical pathologist, and is also certified in obstetrics and gynecology. As the Chief Laboratory Officer at BioReference, Dr. Paczos serves as the Laboratory Director of our facilities in Elmwood Park and Mineola, in which she is responsible for regulatory and medical affairs, as well as Quality Systems. She also serves as our Women’s Health Medical Officer.
Dr. Paczos practiced obstetrics and gynecology for several years before completing a second residency program in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology. She joined BioReference with many years of laboratory director experience and laboratory management leadership at the University of Rochester Medical Center. Dr. Paczos currently serves as co-President of the American Pathology Foundation and co-President of the Laboratory Management University. She is also a member-at-large of the College of American Pathologists, the American Society of Clinical Pathology, and the International Society of Gynecologic Pathology, as well as a fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology and the American College of Pathology. She has authored multiple publications as abstracts or peer-reviewed journal articles.
Dr. Paczos earned her B.A. and M.D. from the State University of New York at Buffalo. She completed a residency program in obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Rochester, earned an M.S. in Business Administration at the Simon Scholl of Business, and completed a second residency program in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology at SUNY Buffalo.
Robert Rossi, Esq.
Senior Vice President, Chief Compliance and Privacy Officer
Robert J. Rossi oversees BioReference compliance programs, and looks forward to continuous acceleration and growth of the laboratory with compliance always at the forefront. Rob is a seasoned laboratory industry veteran who has served in legal and compliance leadership roles throughout his career in both the private and public sectors for the past 27 years.
He has served in various capacities, such as General Counsel, Senior Corporate Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer for global and national clinical, pathology and toxicology independent clinical laboratories. Rob also served as Chief Deputy Attorney General, Director of Medicaid Fraud Unit for the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Office. Rob is a member of the American Bar Association, Pennsylvania Bar Association, Philadelphia Bar Association, Association of Corporate Counsel, Health Care Compliance Association, and American Health Lawyers Association.
Rob is a Certified Six Sigma Green Belt. He holds his J.D. from Temple Law School J.D. and B.A. in Criminal Justice from Temple University, and currently serves on the Temple University Alumni Association Board.
Senior Vice President, Chief Business Officer
Richard Schwabacher is Senior Vice President and Chief Business Officer responsible for company strategy, business development, M&A strategy, portfolio management, growth and innovation. He leads engagement with external stakeholders including oversight of marketing, communications, and government affairs.
Prior to BioReference, Richard served as the Vice President, Customer Experience & Engagement at Pfizer and at Quest Diagnostics as Executive Director, Consumer Technology, Digital Solutions and Head of Sports Diagnostics within Healthcare Technology and Analytics Solutions. He was a member of the Technical Expert Panel, Patient-Generated Health Data Project for the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology at the White House.
Richard holds an Executive M.P.H. from Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health and a B.S. in Political Science from Northeastern University.
He is one of Modern Healthcare’s 2021 Top 25 Emerging Leaders and was a finalist for CIO of the Year, 2021 CIO ORBIE Awards.
Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer
Michael Schmid brings a unique mix of global and domestic finance leadership to BioReference, where he oversees all finance and has significant experience in diverse healthcare, pharmaceuticals, medical device and consulting companies.
Michael’s prior experience includes key finance leadership roles at international companies such as Demant North America, ratiopharm Canada, Convatec Germany, Azupharma and Merck KGaA.
Michael received his Certified Management Accountant designation in Canada and holds an M.B.A from the University of Mannheim.
Jane Pine Wood, Esq.
Senior Vice President, Chief Legal Officer
Jane Pine Wood is a licensed and practicing attorney who oversees the BioReference Legal Department, with a focus on legal and regulatory compliance, corporate governance, and corporate ethics. Jane joined BioReference after serving nearly three decades in private practice at McDonald Hopkins, LLC.
She is a member of the American Health Lawyers Association, and has received the Association of Pathology Chairs’ Friends of Pathology Award, American Society of Clinical Pathology Patients’ Advocate Award, and is listed among Massachusetts Super Lawyers – Top 50 Female Lawyer Award. Jane is a member of the American Bar Association, Massachusetts Bar Association, New Jersey Bar Association, and Ohio Bar.
Jane holds her J.D. from Vanderbilt University School of Law and B.A. in History from Texas A&M University.