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Craig Allen

Interim Chief Executive Officer

President and Chief Operating Officer

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Craig Allen, SVP and Chief Operating Officer, 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

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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.

Ellen Beausang

Senior Vice President, Chief Commercial Officer

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Ellen Beausang leads the Oncology, COVID-19 and other advanced diagnostic segments.  This includes oncology marketing, franchise and commercial initiatives as well as driving overall strategy for COVID-19 and other advanced testing. 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 Master’s Degree from Seton Hall University and a dual B.S. in Sociology/Psychology.

Greg Cahill

Senior Vice President, Human Resources

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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.

Vincent D’Orazio

Senior Vice President, Operations

Merve Ozkus

Senior Vice President, Chief Information Officer

Robert Rossi, Esq.

Senior Vice President, Chief Compliance and Privacy Officer

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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.

Richard Schwabacher

Senior Vice President, Chief Business Officer

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Richard Schwabacher is responsible for developing and implementing digital strategies through Customer Digital Solutions, Direct-to-Consumer Solutions, Telehealth and Patient Empowerment for BioReference and GenPath as Senior Vice President, Digital Health and Chief Digital Officer. Richard brings an extensive track record developing digital strategies, best-in-class products, services, and personalized solutions that offer superior digital consumer and physician experiences. He is adept in building high-performing teams and leading colleagues through a shared purpose and vision, and creating customer empowerment through human-centered design, technology, innovation and digital solutions.

Prior to joining BioReference, Richard served as the Vice President, Customer Experience & Engagement at Pfizer, where he developed enterprise-wide strategies for customer experience, applied human-centered design, and sought to improve health outcomes and patient experiences as part of Pfizer Digital.  Richard also spent a large portion of his career at Quest Diagnostics as Executive Director, Consumer Technology, Digital Solutions and Head of Sports Diagnostics within Healthcare Technology and Analytics Solutions. Throughout his career, Richard has advocated for patients, including as a member of the Technical Expert Panel, Patient-Generated Health Data Project, a multi-year endeavor from 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.

Richard is one of Modern Healthcare’s 2021 Top 25 Emerging Leaders.

Richard was a finalist for the New York CIO of the Year for the 2021 CIO ORBIE Awards

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Michael Schmid

Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer

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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

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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.