Brianna WronkoChairwoman and Chief Executive Office
Brianna Wronko developed the company's technology while earning her BSE in Bioengineering from the University of Pennsylvania. By training a nanofabrication and device engineer, she brings 7 years of research experience as well as her time in startups to GKD. Additionally, she has valuable experience with FDA and governmental approval processes from her time at Five Eleven Pharma and GSK. Brianna focuses intently on company vision and technological development.
Reshma Rajan, PhDDirector of Research and Development
Reshma Rajan, PhD is a medical device development scientist with a PhD in Physics from VIT University in Vellore, India. Dr. Rajan obtained her postdoctoral fellowship from Temple University. She has over 8 years of experience in developing and testing point of care devices operating with electrochemical sensors, biosensors and optical sensors. Dr. Rajan has worked in various roles as a researcher and has served as a peer reviewer for IEEE Sensors Journal and the Journal of Nanoparticle Research. She joined GKD in the beginning of 2019 as a Diagnostic Engineer to expand its diagnostic pipeline.
Emilia Lopez-OnaChief Strategy Officer
Prior to joining GKD, Emilia Lopez-Ona was a student at the Wharton School of Business pursuing a BS in Economics with a focus on the management, operations, and financing of innovation. She leads the business strategy of Group K Diagnostics and joined the team in the fall of 2017. Emilia has valuable strategic business planning and product management skills from her time at Accenture, HealthEdge Software, and Bloomberg Intelligence.
Kimberly CoxSVP of Strategic Communications
With extensive experience in media relations, Kim leverages a deep understanding of all dimensions of communications to inform every decision and strategic recommendation she makes, ensuring all efforts work together to achieve both business and communications objectives while elevating brands and building reputations. She has supported award-winning, multi-dimensional campaigns for companies in a wide range of industries. At GKD, she oversees all communications, internal and external, as well as marketing, branding, investor relations and human relations.
Russell Van FossenSenior Director of Scientific Operations
Russell manages GKD's manufacturing processes, cGMP, and R&D progress. He began his career at Roche Molecular Systems and has over 5 years of experience with cGMP and FDA regulations, as well as with process improvement and development. Russell has a BA in Biology from the Honors College at Rutgers University-Camden. Russell spent a brief time working for the Fire Department of New York City before relocating to Philadelphia.
Nathan VecchiarelliDirector of Software Development
Nate directs GKD's software development group and contributes to the regulatory and R&D processes. He has been working in the software space for the past nine years and is an alumnus of several local tech startups. He has also spent time working in ad tech and at Jefferson Hospital creating software solutions. He has a BA in Computer Science from Drexel University's College of Engineering.
Elisabeth IngersollOperations Manager
Elisabeth Ingersoll is a student at the University of Pennsylvania pursuing a BA in Health and Societies with a Concentration in Health Policy & Law. Elisabeth joined GKD in the spring of 2018 and manages internal day to day operations and communications. With her experience in management and leadership roles, Elisabeth ensures efficient operations while also collaborating with GKD's R&D, manufacturing, and software development teams.
Timothy Hall attended Lewis Katz School of Medicine, Temple University where he graduated with a M.S. in Biomedical Sciences specialized in Cancer Biology and Genetics. He worked on projects studying diseases of the esophagus by utilizing techniques such as qT-PCR and CRISPR Cas9 gene editing. Prior to entering graduate school, Tim worked 2 years in an infectious disease laboratory performing molecular biology assays and became certified by the American Society for Clinical Pathology as a Molecular Biology Technologist. Tim is currently working as Scientist in Research and Development department with Group K Diagnostics and being involved in developing point-of-care devices for molecular biology projects.
Brendon attended Temple University where he graduated from the College of Science and Technology with a B.S. in Biochemistry. While there, he spent nearly 3 years working for the Dobereiner group conducting organometallic research and completing his own project in bimetallic catalysis. Brendon joined GKD in the beginning of 2019 with the goal of expanding GKD's diagnostic pipeline.
Narayanan S.Lead Front-End Software Engineer
Liam LindsayMarketing Communications Associate
Liam Lindsay is a graduate of the Haub School of Business at St. Joseph’s University, earning a BS in Business Administration with a concentration in Food Marketing. Liam joined GKD in the spring of 2019, directly assisting our executives with day-to-day tasks, developing meaningful business relationships, and serving as a Marketing Associate to create meaningful branding material for GKD. Through a handful of prior roles with companies including Hershey’s and BIMBO Bakeries, Liam has a multitude of experiences in marketing, sales, data analytics, and project management.
Dasha Sotnik-PlattResearch Fellow
Dasha recently graduated from Friends Select High School in Philadelphia. During her time there, she was also part of the International Summer Program in Translational Medicine Research at the University of Pennsylvania. She will attend Bryn Mawr College starting in the Fall of 2019, and hopes to major in Biology with an emphasis on research work.