Jon R. Cohen, M.D.
Executive Chairman, BioReference
Senior Vice-President, OPKO Health
Dr. Jon R, Cohen has overall responsibility for BioReference and GeneDx. With more than 30 years of healthcare experience, he is as a seasoned strategic leader with a track record of growing existing business and developing new ventures. Dr. Cohen is well recognized in the diagnostics industry having served for nearly a decade as one of the five executive officers for Quest Diagnostics. Previously, he served as Chief Policy Advisor for Governor David Paterson and for six years as Chief Medical Officer for Northwell Health. In 2010, he was named as one the nation’s top 50 most powerful physician executives by Modern Healthcare. His 2012 TEDMED, “Why Don’t Patients Act Like Consumers?” was recently ranked the # 1 TEDMED talk that every healthcare executive needs to watch.
Dr. Cohen is a vascular surgeon, having completed his residency in surgery at New York Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center and vascular surgery fellowship at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital at Harvard Medical School. He has published over 100 peer-reviewed professional articles.
Geoff Monk has operational responsibility for all commercial, service, laboratory and support functions at BioReference, GeneDx, and GenPath. Geoff first joined BioReference in 2018 as General Manager and was promoted to President in early 2019 in recognition of the significant progress made in achieving greater operational efficiency to position BioReference for profitable growth.
Geoff is a highly accomplished professional with international operational, business strategy and technical experience in Healthcare and high volume and high technology industries. Previously, Geoff served as Vice President of Operations for the East Region at Quest Diagnostics, following a spell as Managing Director for their New York / New Jersey region where he had full P&L responsibility. Earlier in his healthcare career he served as Vice President Global Engineering and Vice President Operations for New Jersey / Puerto Rico at Schering–Plough where he was responsible for the manufacturing of all Claritin, Nasonex and Asmanex brands. Prior to this he held positions of increasing responsibility for GlaxoWellcome including engineering and operations culminating in leading the Wellcome site at Dartford, UK . He is an engineer by training and has led teams to create facilities in many countries including Japan, Singapore, Brazil and most European nations. His guiding principles are to follow the path of continuous improvement to operational excellence and that there is an optimal solution for every problem. He received his M.A. in Engineering from the University of Cambridge, UK and became a Chartered Engineer through the Institute of Mechanical Engineers.
James Weisberger, M.D., F.A.C.P., F.A.S.C.P.
Chief Medical Officer, Executive Vice President, Laboratory Director
Dr. 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. James 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.
Chief Financial Officer
Kevin Feeley is a Certified Public Accountant who is responsible for the overall management and oversight of the accounting and finance functions at BioReference.
Prior to joining BioReference, Kevin served at US Controller RB, a UK-based consumer packaged goods company, and led SEC reporting at Bausch Health Companies. Kevin spent 12 years at KPMG with a focus in the pharmaceutical industry, having served large global public companies. He is a member of The American Institute of CPAs and holds a B.B.A. in Accounting from James Madison University.
Chief Information Officer
John Mooney is a subject matter expert in healthcare interoperability, having shaped standards for HL7 and ONC, and is involved in all aspects of system development, data management and integration at BioReference.
John has more than eighteen years of healthcare technology experience with providers, vendors and consultancies, having previously held leadership positions at CareEvolve and Misys Healthcare. John chaired the American Clinical Laboratory Association’s Healthcare Information Technology committee from 2008-2013. He holds a B.S. in Operations and Information Management from the University of Scranton.
Jane Pine Wood, Esq.
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. She holds her J.D. from Vanderbilt University School of Law and B.A. in History from Texas A&M University.
Benjamin D. Solomon, M.D., FACMG
Managing Director, GeneDx
Dr. Benjamin D. Solomon manages BioReference’s GeneDx division, a world-class genomics laboratory.
Dr. Solomon is a board-certified clinical geneticist and laboratory leader who focuses on the use of genetics and genomics to identify, understand and care for patients with both rare and common genetic conditions as well as to enable broad applications of genomic medicine. Dr. Solomon believes that through new user-friendly technologies and cutting-edge bioinformatically-driven genetic and genomic solutions, GeneDx and BioReference can find answers and critical healthcare information for clinicians, patients and families.
In addition to his laboratory, clinical and research leadership and advocacy, Dr. Solomon has authored over 120 peer-reviewed articles, book chapters and textbooks, and is an active lecturer, educator and NIH Guest Researcher. Dr. Solomon holds an M.D. from the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, and completed his residency and fellowship training in pediatrics and clinical genetics at the National Human Genome Research Institute at the National Institute of Health and at Children’s National Medical Center.
Senior Vice President, Service Operations
Craig Allen leads core service operations including Customer Service, Logistics, and Phlebotomy functional areas, as well as the Operational Excellence Team. Craig is passionate about driving continuous improvement in daily operations and the way BioReference make business decisions.
Craig has more than twenty-five years of experience in Operations and Process Excellence across manufacturing, distribution, and lab industries. This includes serving fifteen years at Quest Diagnostics, most recently as Director, East Region Patient Services. He has an exemplary record of building and developing high-performing teams that generate profitable growth in Operations, including having delivered multimillion-dollar productivity savings through waste elimination and staffing optimization. He 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.
Senior Vice President, Marketing & Payer Relations
Natalie Cummins bridges the commercial team with the needs of the payers so that BioReference can optimize health plan partnerships with diagnostic offerings. Natalie also leads all Marketing efforts to build the product portfolio and branding of BioReference, GeneDx and GenPath. Natalie brings 27 years of experience in healthcare working with multi-national companies, including Synarc, Quest Diagnostics, Oxford Health Plans and Amerigroup, developing strategic plans focused on market access, marketing and communications programs. Natalie previously served as Senior Vice President, Strategy for Genomind, where she oversaw marketing, US market access, billing operations, international development, business partnerships and new product launch.
Natalie earned her B.S in Business Administration of Health Services from Ithaca College. She also holds a M.P.A. with an emphasis on health policy analysis from New York University.
Senior Vice President, Sales
Cindy Jacke oversees the development and growth of the sales organization, and has a goal to drive continuous sales growth for all lines of business by encouraging a culture of teamwork, focus and collaboration.
Cindy is a highly accomplished and results-driven Sales Executive with over 30 years of successful new business development, record-breaking performance, and sales leadership. She previously served as Vice President, Sales at Pathline Emerge Pathology Services, and also held roles as Vice President, Business Development at Halfpenny Technologies, and Northeast Sales Director at Quest Diagnostics.
Cindy brings agility and enthusiasm to the executive team, and possesses innate leadership qualities, as demonstrated by her numerous professional accomplishments and memberships. Cindy holds B.S. in Business Administration.
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.
Robert Rossi, Esq.
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.
Vice President, Clinical Laboratory Operations
Regina Stewart oversees Operational Management of all BioReference Clinical Laboratory locations. This includes oversight of the main campus in Elmwood Park, New Jersey, and three remote facilities located in Melbourne, Florida; Houston, Texas and Campbell, California. In addition, her responsibilities include oversight of several Rapid Response Laboratories located in New York, New York; Columbus, Ohio; Hackensack, New Jersey and Mineola, New York. In her role, Regina’s primary objective is to deliver exceptional service and quality results to our clients and their patients, while providing a supportive and inspiring workplace for our team.
Regina has a long-standing history in Laboratory Management, having most recently served as Senior Director, Clinical Laboratory Operations at Quest Diagnostics. Regina is A.S.C.P. certified, holds a B.S. in Medical Technology and is a member of the Clinical Laboratory Management Association.