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Chair of the Board
S. Louise Phanstiel, Chair of the Board of Directors, has been a director of Myriad since September 2009, held several executive positions at Anthem, Inc., formerly WellPoint, Inc. from 1996 to 2007. She was President, Specialty Products which included behavioral health services; Senior Vice President, Chief of Staff and Corporate Planning in the Office of the Chairman; and Chief Accounting Officer, Controller and Chief Financial Officer for all WellPoint, Inc. subsidiaries. Previously, Ms. Phanstiel was a partner at the international services firm PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP, formerly Coopers & Lybrand, LLP where she specialized in insurance. Ms. Phanstiel’s life science experience includes having previously served on the Board of Directors and Chair of the Audit Committees at publicly traded companies, Inveresk Research Group, Inc. and Verastem, Inc.
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.
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.
Heiner Dreismann, Ph.D., joined the company in June 2010. Dr. Dreismann had a successful career at the Roche Group from 1985 to 2006 where he held several senior positions, including President and CEO of Roche Molecular Systems, Head of Global Business Development for Roche Diagnostics and Member of Roche’s Global Diagnostic Executive Committee. Dr. Dreismann currently serves on the boards of several public and private health care companies. He earned a master of science degree in biology and his doctor of philosophy degree in microbiology/molecular biology (summa cum laude) from Westfaelische Wilhelms University (The University of Münster) in Germany.
Rashmi Kumar was named a Director of Myriad Genetics in September 2020. Currently, she serves as Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer, Global IT, at Hewlett Packard Enterprise. Prior to that, she was SVP and CIO, U.S Pharmaceutical, at McKesson and served in senior leadership roles for large enterprises including Southern California Edison, Toyota, and Tata Steel. She earned a Bachelor’s degree in metallurgical engineering from Bihar Institute of Technology in Sindri, India and a M.B.A. from University of California, Irvine’s Paul Merage School of Business.
Dennis Langer, M.D., J.D. is a Director of the company as of May 2004. He was previously Senior Vice President in Research and Development at GlaxoSmithKline and has a broad base of experience in innovative R&D companies such as Eli Lilly, Abbott and GD Searle. He is also a Clinical Professor at the Department of Psychiatry, Georgetown University School of Medicine. Dr. Langer has earned a J.D. (cum laude) from Harvard Law School, an M.D. from Georgetown University School of Medicine, and a B.A. in Biology from Columbia University.
Lee N. Newcomer, M.D., board-certified medical oncologist, joined the company in September 2019. Most recently, he was Senior Vice President of Oncology and Genetics for UnitedHealthcare. Previously, he served as Chief Medical Officer and Senior Vice President of Health Policy and Strategy at UnitedHealth Group, and Chief Medical Officer at Vivius, Inc. Dr. Newcomer earned a M.D. from University of Nebraska College of Medicine, a M.H.A from University of Wisconsin-Madison and a B.A. from Nebraska Wesleyan.
Colleen F. Reitan joined the company in September 2019. Most recently, she served as President of Plan Operations for Healthcare Service Corporation (HCSC). Prior to that, she held several roles, including serving as the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of HCSC and President and Chief Operating Officer of Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Minnesota. She previously served on boards at Availity LLC, MEDecision, Inc. and Prime Therapeutics LLC. Reitan has a M.H.A. from the University of Minnesota and a B.A. in Urban Studies and Economics from Minnesota State University.
Daniel M. Skovronsky, M.D., Ph.D., joined the company as a Director in July 2020. Currently, he serves as Chief Science Officer and President of Lilly Research Laboratories at Eli Lilly and Company. Previously, he was Chief Executive Officer of Avid Radiopharmaceuticals Inc., a company he founded in 2004. Dr. Skovronsky earned his M.D. from the Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, his Ph.D. in neuroscience from University of Pennsylvania and a B.S. in molecular biophysics and biochemistry from Yale University.
Daniel K. Spiegelman has been a Director of the company since May 2020. Most recently, he served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at BioMarin Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Prior to that, he held several roles, including Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of CV Therapeutics and Treasurer at Genentech, Inc. He is currently a member of the board of directors at Tizona Therapeutics, Inc., a private pharmaceutical company. Mr. Spiegelman received a B.A. degree from Stanford University and a M.B.A. from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.
Senior Vice President, Enterprise Transformation and Program Management Office
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.
Chief Technology Officer
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.
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.
Chief Operating Officer
Nicole Lambert is chief operating officer of Myriad Genetics, promoted in December 2021. She joined Myriad Genetics in June 2001 and continues to serve as Group President of Myriad Oncology, Women’s Health and International businesses. Previously, 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 earned her master’s in genetic counseling from Mt. Sinai School of Medicine at New York University. She currently serves a member of the Board of Directors of Arcus Biosciences.
Chief Scientific Officer
Dale Muzzey, Ph.D., is chief scientific officer of Myriad Genetics. He joined the company in April 2014. Previously, he was senior vice president of R&D. Before joining Myriad, he was a postdoctoral scholar at University of California, San Francisco, with a fellowship from the Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation. Dr. Muzzey received a B.A. with honors in Biochemical Sciences from Harvard University and a Ph.D. in Biophysics from Harvard University. His thesis research applied signal-processing techniques to cellular signal-transduction cascades to better understand how response dynamics revealed insight into network architecture.
President of Oncology
Chief Financial Officer
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
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.
Chief Commercial Officer
Mark Verratti was promoted to chief commercial officer of Myriad Genetics in April 2022, responsible for accelerating the enterprise growth team to enhance commercial and marketing capabilities, gain new customer insights, and enhance demand generation. In addition to his expanded enterprise role, he also continues to oversee Myriad’s Mental Health business, including the GeneSight® pharmacogenomics test. Mr. Verratti has more than 20 years of experience leading large commercial organizations in the pharmaceutical and medical device industries. He has 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.
Chief Legal Officer, Myriad Genetics, Inc.
Pamela Wong, chief legal officer, joined Myriad Genetics in October 2021. She leads the company’s legal function, including support and counsel for all legal affairs, intellectual property, patent protection, mergers and acquisitions, litigation, regulatory and quality assurance, compliance, and government affairs. She previously served 14 years at Quest Diagnostics, most recently as its assistant general counsel. Prior to Quest, she worked eight years at Baker-McKenzie where she was an intellectual property partner, and at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP. Ms. Wong holds a B.S. degree from the University of California-Berkeley, a Ph.D. from Florida State University-Tallahassee, and a J.D. from the University of San Diego.