In July 2020, GENETWORx organized a team of expert panelists to discuss the top questions community leaders face amidst the threat of COVID-19:

  • How can organizations and schools ensure that frontline workers, faculty, students, or healthcare professionals are able to work and study safely?
  • What is needed to put a comprehensive testing and monitoring plan in place for COVID-19 suppression?
  • What are the differences between COVID-19 and Antibody testing? Does it matter which test you get?
  • What is sequential population management?
  • How does partnering with GENETWORx help make a COVID-19 suppression plan successful?

The panelists included John Hopkins, DO, President and Founder of CSS Healthcare, Steven Paolucci, CTO/Architect at GENETWORx, Sarah Jacobs-Helber, PhD, HCLD (ABB), Chief Laboratory Officer at GENETWORx, and Matt Etheridge, VP of Sales and Marketing at GENETWORx. 

A free recording of this event is posted here. We encourage everyone to view and share this vital information as our country aims to find its “new normal.” Contact our COVID-19 suppression team to speak with laboratory experts about a plan for your organization.

 

 

Panelist Biographies

John Hopkins, DO
President and Founder, CCS Healthcare

Dr. Hopkins began his medical career in his home town of Philadelphia, PA.  After residency, he practiced in various landscapes throughout the United States to better understand the variance of health care disparities that exist driven by socioeconomic status.  Additionally he spent time overseas evaluating the pragmatic application of a public healthcare system.  His efforts are now focused on the CCS delivery system driven by a desire to continuously improve the process for the benefit of our patients.   CCS Healthcare is currently doing 1,000 COVID-19 tests / day through GENETWORx.

Steven Paolucci - CTO/Architect

Chief architect and team lead on the Aura sequential testing and certification platform for COVID-19 and other infectious diseases, Steve has spent the last few years developing AI/tech-driven recruiting platforms enabling SMART, seamless recruiting, onboarding and placement, optimize worker performance, and warehouse process optimization.

Some of Steve’s projects include developing an employee performance appraisal system for OMB at the White House, the PDX platform for Laborocity, and the matching algorithm based Bullseye Applicant Tracking System.  Steve has also worked on enterprise banking fintech solutions, using the Blockchain to track assets for Proof of Ownership.

Steve holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from Boston University (Dean’s List).

Sarah Jacobs-Helber, PhD, HCLD (ABB)
Chief Laboratory Officer
GENETWORx

Sarah Jacobs-Helber, PhD, HCLD (ABB) has more than 20 years of experience in laboratory management and molecular testing and brings considerable expertise to GENETWORx’s Laboratory. Dr. Jacobs-Helber joined GENETWORx in 2013 as the Laboratory Director of the high-complexity clinical laboratory and now serves as the Chief Laboratory Officer. Prior to her position at GENETWORx, she served as the Clinical Director of American International Biotechnology (AIBiotech) in Richmond, VA. Dr. Jacobs-Helber received her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Bucknell University in Lewisburg, PA and her PhD in Microbiology/Immunology from the Medical College of Virginia in Richmond VA. Her post-doctoral research included time at the National Cancer Institute and the Department of Pharmacology/Toxicology at the Medical College of Virginia. She holds board certification as a high-complexity lab director from the American Board of Bioanalysis and also holds a Certificate of Qualification as the Director for Molecular Genetics and Parentage testing from the New York State Department of Health. She is the first author on numerous scientific articles published in high-impact journals.

Matt Etheridge
Vice President of Sales and Marketing EAST
GENETWORx

Matt Etheridge has more than 18 years of experience in medical sales, including pharmaceutical, medical device, biologic and laboratory spaces. He has a proven track record of success as an award winner in multiple organizations, both in sales and sales leadership and has spent 10 years in sales management, including 6 years in executive level leadership. Matt joined GENETWORx in January 2020 to lead their expansion into COVID-19 testing. Matt has extensive leadership and sales experience in large, medium and start up type organizations, is a graduate of the Georgia Institute of Technology, and a 3 time letter winner in Football.

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