Doug Ward has more than 30 years of biotech and medical technology experience at notable global healthcare companies including Roche, GE, Siemens, Bayer, Chiron and Hologic. Mr. Ward was named CEO of Lumos Diagnostics in June 2022 and is looking forward to leveraging his industry experience to guide Lumos Diagnostics through an exciting time of unlimited potential growth.
During his career, Mr. Ward has held executive positions where he developed and implemented novel business strategies and introduced transformational products to the practice of medicine. Prior to joining Lumos, he served as Vice President, Strategy and Business Development at Hologic where he led a global team responsible for fostering innovation in women’s healthcare to improve clinical results. Mr. Ward also served as the CEO of Personal Genome Diagnostics (PGDx) where he led the organization’s transformation from a clinical laboratory testing service into a fully functional molecular invitro diagnostics (IVD) company.
With a deep understanding of the life sciences ecosystem, Mr. Ward excels at setting the strategic direction for global companies. He brings experience across all company functions, including Commercial Leadership, R&D, Operations, Quality, Regulatory, Service, and Support.
Mr. Ward earned his Bachelor of Arts in Pre-medicine Studies from Ohio Wesleyan University.
Sacha Dopheide, PhD
Chief Technology Officer
Sacha Dopheide, PhD has more than 15 years of experience in the in vitro diagnostic device industry, ranging from point-of-care devices to laboratory analyzers. She currently serves as the company’s Chief Technology Officer and has held an executive leadership role within Lumos Diagnostics since its acquisition of Kestrel Bioscience in 2017. Dr. Dopheide has experience managing the full range of product development for both immunoassays and their accompanying electronic readers from proof of concept through development, verification and external validation trials. Dr. Dopheide has taken a leading role in identification and due diligence of M&A targets and integration activities. She also leads the Lumos Diagnostic service business unit’s business development activities, including directly conducting global market research, establishing partnerships and generating strategic product roadmaps for new tests.
Dr. Dopheide holds a BSc with First Class Honours in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from Monash University. She received her PhD in Medicine in 2000, for which she was awarded the Victoria Fellowship for Excellence in Medical Research.
Chief Financial Officer
Barrie Lambert has more than 20 years of international experience in high growth companies from the medical device research and development services and manufacturing sector, as well as technology, retail, ecommerce, consumer goods and business services. Prior to joining Lumos Diagnostics, Mr. Lambert was the Chief Financial Officer of Planet Innovation, one of the founding shareholders and current major shareholder of Lumos. In that role, he was a member of the executive team helping to grow Planet Innovation fourfold, completing several capital raises, financing, and merger and acquisition transactions.
Mr. Lambert’s previous roles have included Chief Financial Officer and President & Chief Executive Officer of technology businesses with operations in Australia, United States, New Zealand and United Kingdom. He also spent more than six years as Chief Financial Officer, Vice President of Operations, then as the Vice President and General Manager of Sephora.com, a business unit of Louis Vuitton Moet Hennessy.
Mr. Lambert has a broad background in governance, strategy, finance, M&A, operations, technology and sales, which have allowed him to drive positive change by partnering with the Executive Team and Board of Directors to set and execute strategy, deliver quality customer service and create value. His qualifications include a BA in Accounting from the University of South Australia, Chartered Accountant from the Australian Institute of Chartered Accountants, MBA from the Graduate School of Business, University of Sydney, and a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Senior Vice President of Commercial Operations
Paul Kase brings more than 28 years of medical sales and leadership experience in the point-of-care diagnostic testing market to Lumos Diagnostics. As the Senior Vice President of Commercial Operations, he is responsible for leading worldwide commercial sales efforts, while implementing marketing strategies focused on revenue growth, building strong customer partnerships, and generating end-user demand and adoption for a portfolio of products.
Mr. Kase is a proven leader in coaching and developing best-in-class sales teams that consistently meet and exceed revenue goals. His experience also extends to overseeing customer and technical support divisions, commercial product launches, key opinion leader development, and the creation of distributor networks in the hospital and primary care markets.
Mr. Kase earned his Bachelors in Economics and English from Bucknell University.
Vice President of Technology Transfer & Pilot Manufacturing
Kepa Oyarbide has more than 16 years of professional experience in R&D and technical operations, specializing in product development and technology transfer. He currently serves as the Vice President of Technology Transfer & Pilot Manufacturing after holding senior positions in technology transfer, where he played a significant role in the development of numerous immunoassay applications for both internal projects and inter-firm transfer models. Mr. Oyarbide oversees the planning and organization of our production processes and assists in securing materials and other resources by leveraging partnerships with key stakeholders and industry associations. He has a passion for people-first leadership, encouraging innovation and entrepreneurship in his team, as well as promoting inter-departmental collaboration for effective problem-solving.
Before joining Lumos, Mr. Oyarbide served as Director of Research and Development for NuGenerex Diagnostics and HEMA Diagnostic Systems in Miramar, FL. He holds a Master’s in Molecular Biology from Loyola University in Chicago.
Vice President of Quality and Regulatory Affairs
Sue Hibbeln has more than 15 years in Regulatory Affairs and Quality Assurance at start-up, mid- and large-sized companies for a variety of medical devices, including in vitro diagnostic devices, software, hardware, implants and sutures. She currently serves as the company’s Vice President of Quality and Regulatory Affairs. Ms. Hibbeln specializes in global strategy, registration, regulatory/cultural intelligence and quality systems.
Her passion for working with diverse cultures has enabled opportunities to work with world-class talent on global cross-functional teams. Ms. Hibbeln especially enjoys helping clients with global remediation and harmonization efforts and monitors direction from the International Medical Device Regulators Forum (IMDRF). Ms. Hibbeln is a CMMI Associate and a certified appraisal team member (ATM) for the Medical Device Discovery Appraisal Program (MDDAP) – a joint initiative for FDA, MDIC, and CMMI.
Ms. Hibbeln earned a BA from LaSalle University, an MS in Regulatory Affairs from San Diego State University and a Regulatory Affairs Certification (RAC) through the Regulatory Affairs Professionals Society (RAPS). She also completed the Kellogg Executive Leadership Program at Northwestern University.
Senior Director of Human Resources
Sarah Glubka has more than 17 years’ HR leadership experience for small and large private and public companies in the biotech, life sciences healthcare, and energy industries and currently serves as the company’s Senior Director of Human Resources.
Ms. Glubka most recently served as the Director of Human Resources for Australia-based Planet Innovation where she developed business initiatives, fostered employee engagement and mobilized talent. She was a key strategic business partner for the global product and service organization; working collaboratively with the leadership team and board of directors to establish strategies to ensure staff engagement. Ms. Glubka also championed, designed and implemented a successful company-wide employee health and safety program. Prior to Planet Innovation, Ms. Glubka was the Supervisor of Administrative Services for Kaiser Permanente where she developed payroll and attendance reports, metrics and analytics to support business needs and increase efficiencies. She also has expertise in establishing human resource infrastructures for the U.S. entities, including policies, standardized processes and procedures and documentation to ensure compliance with all state and federal regulations as well as provide consistency in practice across the company.
Ms. Glubka earned a Masters Degree in Human Resource Management from National University and a BS in Business Management from the University of Phoenix.
Senior Director of Medical Affairs
Annie Bell has more than 15 years of professional experience in the medical device and in vitro diagnostic industry including direct patient management, medical education and clinical study management. Currently serving as the Director of Medical Affairs for Lumos Diagnostics, Ms. Bell is a strategic leader with a passion for improving patient lives through early detection of disease. She has expertise in the initiation and oversight of clinical trials including FDA registration trials.
Ms. Bell holds a BS in Nursing from Pennsylvania State University, an MS in Nursing from Rush University Chicago, IL, and is a graduate of the Global Clinical Trials Clinical Research Program, Harvard Medical School, Boston MA. In addition, Ms. Bell is a Board-certified Neonatal Nurse Practitioner.
Director of Research and Development
Jon Gary, Ph.D. has more than 15 years of experience in in vitro diagnostic product development. His scientific expertise include antibody design and development, assay optimization across a range of biomedical platforms, as well as new technology investigations. Jon is a Director of R&D at Lumos, overseeing project and product development activities as well as assisting in early stage Business Development opportunities.
Jon holds a B.A. (with Honors) in Biology from Northwestern University. He received his Ph.D. in Molecular Biology in 1997 from the University of California, Los Angeles and conducted his post-doctoral research at the University of California, San Diego. During his academic training, Jon has received Awards or Fellowships from the National Institutes of Health, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, and American Cancer Society.