Management Team / Advisory Board Bios
Chief Operating Officer
Dr. Zhou graduated from sichuan university (china) and served as an associate professor before moving to the U.S., conducting 7 years of academic research at the university of Iowa. Dr. Zhou published 30+ peer-reviewed research papers, awarded multiple grants and patents. In 2005, Dr. Zhou then joined industrial R&D, and led a joint pharmaceutical project with total milestones of $330 million. From 2009, Dr. Zhou managed multiple clinical labs and co-funded 2 companies, worked with many large U.S. and Chinese public and private healthcare institutes in multiple projects.
Chief Scientific Officer
Dr. Lebowitz has more than 18 years of experience in biomedical research within the biotech industry having previously served as vice president of research at Ariadne Diagnostics, LLC. He has been directly involved in the commercial launch of six cancer diagnostic tests and the research leading up to a pharmaceutical IND approval. Dr. Lebowitz holds a Ph.D. from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in biochemistry, cellular, and molecular biology where he subsequently completed a three-year fellowship in immunology in the department of pathology, division of immunopathology.
Amy Colton joined our team as a senior sales representative, focused on the business development and expansion of OneTest sales. Prior to joining us, she has spent her career in marketing and branding, as well as launching flagship brands for companies like Merck and Allergan, as well as several startup diagnostics companies. Ms. Colton graduated with a BFA in graphic design as well as a BFA in art history from the Savannah College of Art and Design.
Mr. Baker's responsibilities include identifying new business opportunities that will expand our menu of testing and services. He has held senior-level positions in management, operations, and technical and business development with Roche Diagnostics, Corning Life Sciences, Bio Reliance Corporation, International Clinical Labs, and SGS Life Sciences (Belgium). He also helped launch and build Molecular Oncology, Inc., a specialized oncology testing services company.Â Â
Senior Sales Representative
Alexis Levy is a senior sales representative focused on the development and expansion of OneTest sales. Prior to being named senior sales representative, she was sales manager at Alpha Biosciences, where she oversaw the entirety of the companyâ€™s worldwide sales. Ms. Levy brings with her over 13 years of experience navigating both the biotech and sales industries. She attended Sweet Briar College where she earned a BS in biology.
Director of Finance
Anne Shiflett brings over 30 years of managerial, financial, and accounting experience to our team. With her extensive life science experience in leading the financial management aspects of companies in diagnostics, drug development to contract research, and contract development manufacturing organizations, she brings critical perspectives as a partner on the executive management team.
Chairman of the Board of Directors
Mr. Compton has served as Chairman of the Board since July 2016. He has over 30 years of experience in the development and application of molecular biological techniques to answer questions about genetics and epidermal differentiation, and has authored more than 80 publications in the field. Mr. Compton served as Vice-President of BioReference Laboratories from 2007 to 2013. Previously, Mr. Compton was founder, and served as Scientific Director and Co-President of GeneDx Inc, from 2000 to 2006, the assets of which were acquired by BioReference Laboratories (now part of Opko) in September 2006. Mr. Compton also serves as Mayor of the Town of Washington Grove, MD (2000-2008, 2018-present), on the Board of Directors of Quertle Inc, Henderson NV (text search software and data analytics), and chairs the Boards of the non-profit BlackRock Center for the Arts, Germantown MD (education and performing arts center) and the Pinkney Center for Science and Technology at Montgomery College Germantown Campus. Mr. Compton holds B.S. degrees in Physics and Biology from MIT, received his Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley, in Biophysics, and was a Staff Scientist at the NIAMS, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, from 1991-2000. In 2003, he was awarded the Entrepreneur of the Year award by the Technology Council of Maryland.
Richard M. Cohen
Mr. Cohen has served as a member of our board of directors since July 2016. He is an experienced CEO/CFO at public and private companies. His professional experience includes biotech, financial services and diversified media and he maintains excellent contacts with capital financing sources on and off Wall Street. He has been the President of Richard M Cohen Consultants since 1995, a company providing financial consulting services to both public and private companies. From March 2012 to July 2015, he was the Founder and Managing Partner of Chord Advisors, a firm providing outsourced CFO services to both public and private companies. He was the CEO and CFO of CorMedix Inc., Bridgewater, NJ, a publicly traded medical device/biotechnology company with an intrapericardial therapy product targeted to markets in the U.S. and Europe, from 2010 to 2013. He has served on the board of directors and audit committees of Smart for Life, Inc. (2022 to present), Ondas Holdings Inc. (2018 to present), Helix BioMedix, Inc. (2006 to present), CorMedix Inc. (2010 to 2013), and Rodman & Renshaw (2008 to 2012). Mr. Cohenâ€™s academic credentials include an MBA from Stanford University and B.S. with honors from Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. Mr. Cohen has no relation to Jonathan Cohen.
John W. Rollins
Mr. Rollins has served as a member of our board of directors since November 2017. He has served on multiple boards and chairs the board of directors of the MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital Center (2014 to present). From 2001 to 2010, he taught Entrepreneurship at the George Washington University School of Business and founded the GW New Venture Competition and served as its Director from 2007 to 2014. In 2003, Mr. Rollins founded StreamCenter, Inc., a firm that pioneered online education using video streaming, and served as chair of the board of directors from 2003 to 2008, and CEO from 2008 to 2010. Prior to 2001, he founded and served for three decades as the CEO and chairman of AZTECH Software Corporation (Bethesda, MD), the nationâ€™s first specialized provider of information technology services to non-profit organizations. Mr. Rollinsâ€™s board experience has included serving as Trustee of the National Park Trust (Vice Chair and Treasurer) (1990 to present), Director of the MedStar Georgetown University Hospital (Vice Chair) (2002 to 2013), the Washington Hospital Center (Vice Chair and Treasurer) (1977 to 2002), and the U.S. Association for Small Business & Entrepreneurship (2004 to 2006). Mr. Rollins earned his A.B. in Mathematics from Dartmouth and his M.B.A. in Finance from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business.
Michael A. Ross
Dr. Ross has served as a member of our board of directors since July 2016. He has served as the Chairman and CEO of Euclid Systems Corporation (Herndon, VA) since 2015, where he led the growth of this ophthalmic medical device company from $3.1 million to over $20 Million in five years. The bulk of Euclidâ€™s sales are in China and East Asia where Dr. Ross visits 4-5 times per year. Prior to joining Euclid, he was CEO of E-P Therapeutics from 2010 to 2012, and was a Medical and Scientific Advisor to StemCyte, Inc. 2009 to 2010. He is Board-certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology and is a founding member of an OB-GYN-Infertility practice in Northern Virginia from 1980 to 2007. Dr. Ross has been a Clinical Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, George Washington University Medical Center since 1979, and has served on the Boards of Directors of several biotech and medical device companies. He has a B.S. in Chemistry and Biology from Dickinson College and an M.D. from George Washington University.
Li Ming is the general manager of Ping An Ventures with 10+ years of experience in private equity investment. In Ping An Ventures, he covers investment opportunities in biotech, medical equipment, medical services and TMT.
Investment cases include Cloudr Group (9955.HK), General Healthy (605186.SH), HuaTong (605196.SH), BEKE.US.
Before joining Ping An Ventures, Li Ming was the executive director in Ping An Bright Fortune Capital, and investment director in Fosun Capital covering medical service and TMT investment business.
Li Ming holds an MBA degree from Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business.
Li Ming was the Executive Director of Ping An Ventures in the past 3 years.