Paul J. Diaz
President and CEO, Myriad Genetics, Inc.
Paul J. Diaz, was named president, chief executive officer and member of the Myriad Genetics board of directors on August 13, 2020. Paul was most recently a partner at Cressey & Company (2016-2020), a private investment firm headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, which currently manages over $3.0 billion in committed capital. Cressey & Company is a healthcare focused middle-market private equity firm with over 30 years of success investing in and helping to build high quality healthcare businesses.Read More
Paul is the former president and chief executive officer and vice chairman of Kindred Healthcare, Inc. (NYSE:KND) (2002-2016) a Fortune 500 Company and one of the largest providers of healthcare services in the United States. At the time, Kindred had revenues of $7.2 billion, rehabilitation hospitals, sub-acute units, home health and hospice agencies and contract rehabilitation locations. For six years in a row, during his tenure as CEO, Kindred was ranked one of the Most Admired healthcare companies in the U.S. by Fortune magazine.
Paul currently serves on the board of directors of DaVita (NYSE: DVA), the board of trustees of Johns Hopkins Medicine (where he serves as chair of Johns Hopkins Healthcare), and the board of visitors of the Georgetown University Law Center. He was formerly on the board of directors of PharMerica Corporation (NYSE: PMC), and previously served on the board of the federation of American Hospitals, and the Bloomberg School of Public Health at John Hopkins University. While chief executive officer of Kindred, Paul was a member of the Business Roundtable and the Wall Street Journal CEO Council. Modern Healthcare magazine named Paul one of the 100 Most Influential People in Healthcare and named him one of the top 25 Minority Executives in Healthcare for numerous years. In addition, Hispanic magazine named Paul one of the 25 Best Latinos in business in multiple years. Paul earned a bachelor’s degree in Finance and Accounting from American University’s Kogod School of Business and a law degree from Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, D.C.
Senior Vice President, Enterprise Transformation and Program Management Office, Myriad Genetics, Inc.
Maggie Ancona, senior vice president, Enterprise Transformation and Program Management Office, joined Myriad Genetics in January 2021. Previously, she led Global Transformation and Program Management at Hewlett Packard (HP) and Dell Technologies where she oversaw business transformation strategy, executed large-scale programs and cost management efforts, while retooling digital infrastructure for the future. Mrs. Ancona received a bachelor’s degree in English from the University of San Francisco.
Kevin R. Haas
Chief Technology Officer, Myriad Genetics, Inc.
Kevin R. Haas, chief technology officer, joined Myriad Genetics in May 2013. Previously, he was vice president of Bioinformatics. Dr. Haas also serves on the Board of Directors and is vice president for USA Triathlon, the non-profit national governing body for the sport. Dr. Haas received a B.S. from University of Wisconsin-Madison and a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from University of California-Berkeley, where he worked on molecular simulation and machine learning to study protein dynamics from single molecule fluoresce. He has co-authored 16 peer reviewed publications and eight patent applications.
Jayne B. Hart
Chief People Officer, Myriad Genetics, Inc.
Jayne B. Hart joined Myriad Genetics in May 2011 as chief people officer. She has more than twenty years of professional experience in the human resources field. Prior to joining Myriad, Ms. Hart served as vice president of human resources at LANDesk Software, a global software company. Before that, she was vice president of human resources for 360networks, a wholesale telecommunications company, and at AT&T Wireless, a global telecommunications company, where she began her career.
President, Myriad Genetic Laboratories
Nicole Lambert, president, Myriad Genetic Laboratories, joined Myriad Genetics in June 2001. Prior to her current position, she served as general manager for the Oncology and Urology business units and vice president of Dermatology. Prior to joining Myriad, she was a genetic counselor at LabCorp. Mrs. Lambert received her bachelor’s degree in Biology and Sociology from Boston College and she earned her master’s in genetic counseling from Mt. Sinai School of Medicine at New York University.
Chief Scientific Officer, Myriad Genetics, Inc.
Jerry Lanchbury, chief scientific officer, joined Myriad Genetics in September 2002. Before that, he was a researcher in molecular immunogenetics at Kings College London. He is a highly respected expert in immunogenetics with more than 100 reviewed research journal publications. Dr. Lanchbury graduated from the University of Aston, Birmingham, U.K. He earned his Ph.D. in Population Genetics from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne and subsequently completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the United Medical & Dental Schools of the University of London in Human Disease Genetics.
Chief Financial Officer, Myriad Genetics, Inc.
Bryan Riggsbee, chief financial officer, joined Myriad Genetics in October 2014. He previously served 10 years with Laboratory Corporation of America (LabCorp) where his most recent position was as senior vice president of Corporate Finance with responsibility for the financial planning and analysis and treasury functions. Prior to LabCorp, Mr. Riggsbee served in various finance roles with General Electric and began his career in the audit division of KPMG. He received a B.A. degree in Accounting from North Carolina State University, a B.A. degree in Political Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and an M.B.A. from Northwestern University. Mr. Riggsbee is a Certified Public Accountant licensed in the State of North Carolina.
Chief Growth Officer, Myriad Genetics, Inc.
Eric Santa joined Myriad Genetics as enterprise chief growth officer in April 2021. He is responsible for accelerating company growth initiatives, building new commercial and digital capabilities to better serve patients and healthcare providers while boosting market demand for Myriad products. Mr. Santa previously served as chief revenue officer of Rally Health, Inc., a division of Optum within UnitedHealth Group, where he spearheaded consumer digital health strategies and led key business functions including sales for payer, provider, and employer markets. Prior to his leadership role at Rally, he held several other strategy and leadership positions at Optum, The Boston Consulting Group and The Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association. Mr. Santa earned a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Purdue University and a Master’s degree in Business Administration from The Kellogg School at Northwestern University.
Mark S. Verratti
President, Mental Health
Mark Verratti, president, Mental Health, joined Myriad Genetics in January 2016. He previously served as SVP and chief sales and business development officer, Mental Health. Mr. Verratti also held senior leadership positions with Forest Pharmaceuticals where he led commercial teams with revenues approaching $500 million dollars. In addition, he held senior and general management positions with Cyberonics/LivaNova leading teams in over 70 countries. He received a B.S. in Life Sciences with a minor in Physiology from The Pennsylvania State University.