Mike Aicher, CEO & Chairman 

—Mr. Aicher is on the Board of Omicia, Inc and Genetic Signatures. He is  the co-founder and former CEO of National Genetics Institute,  now a wholly owned subsidiary of LabCorp. Mr. Aicher led LabCorp’s Esoteric Business Units, which generated more than $1 billion in annual revenue. Prior to NGI, Mr. Aicher served in a number of executive leadership roles at Central Diagnostics Laboratory. He is certified by the University of California at Berkeley as a Global Biotechnology Executive and is a recipient of Ernst & Young’s “Entrepreneur of the Year” award for emerging technologies. 

James Valentine, Co-Founder & Director

—Mr. Valentine is the President and Chairman of Valentine & Company. His particular expertise involves the organization, governance and financing of emerging growth companies involved in technology infrastructure and services. He has served in a variety of key management positions as well as a financier and investor.  Mr. Valentine was a General Partner of Montgomery Securities, serving as Managing Director of the Corporate Finance Technology Group. Mr. Valentine serves on the boards of directors of a variety of technology companies both public and private. Mr. Valentine practiced law in San Francisco specializing in financial transactions.  

Paul Billings, MD Chief Science Officer & Director

—Dr. Billings is a well known medical geneticist. In addition to Kinetic Diagnostics, he also currently advises Johnson & Johnson and is the consulting CMO of Omicia, Inc. Prior to Omicia, he was CMO at Life Technologies, acquired by Thermo Fisher Scientific, Inc. Before that he was founding and acting Director and CSO of the Genomic Medicine Institute at El Camino Hospital. Dr. Billings served as President, CEO and Director of CELLective Dx Corporation. He is a Founder of CBR Systems Inc., and GeneSage Inc. Dr. Billings was also SVP and Senior Geneticist at LabCorp. He is currently a Director at Trovagene and CollabRx. Dr. Billings currently serves on the Scientific Advisory Board of the FDA, the Genomic Medicine Advisory Committee at the Dept. of Veterans Affairs, and the National Academy of Sciences Institute of Medicine’s Roundtable on Genomics. 





—Kathleen A. Kemper

—Coach Kemper is the founder and CEO of the Institute for Education, a non-profit foundation that recognizes and promotes leadership, civility, and finding common ground, locally, nationally, and in the world community. A former professional tennis player, Kemper served as head Women’s Tennis Coach at Georgetown University from 1978 to 1990. Ms. Kemper has won numerous awards and honors for work with sports education and issues. A frequent op-ed writer and columnist, her work has been featured in The Huffington Post, The Hill, USA Today, Roll Call, The Washington Examiner, Newsday, Hurriyet Daily News, The Bangkok Post. Coach Kemper lives in Washington D.C. and Rancho Santa Fe, California

—James E. Gilbert, MD

Dr. Gilbert is the President and CEO of MOST Sports Medicine. He is a board certified orthopedic surgeon specializing in sports medicine.  He has served as head team physician in professional soccer for over 15 years with US Soccer, DC United, the  Washington Freedom, and  the Washington Spirit.  He has also served as an assistant team physician and consultant for Duke Sports Medicine, the Dallas Cowboys, the Dallas Mavericks, the Professional Bull Riders Association, and the Special Olympics. Through his practice, he provides care for many  area  high schools and athletes in the Washington DC area.

—Eric Warren, MD

—Dr. Eric Warren received his undergraduate degree in Chemistry and Music at N. C. State University, graduating Summa Cum Laude. He attended the UNC-Chapel Hill School of Medicine and completed his Family Medicine Residency and Sports Medicine Fellowship at Carolinas Medical Center, where he was also Chief Resident.  Dr. Warren is Board Certified in both Family Medicine and Sports Medicine but has a practice dedicated solely to concussions and non-operative orthopedic injuries. Dr. Warren is the Athletic Medical Director for the Union County Public School System, one of the state’s largest school systems, and is also the Medical Director for Novant Health Sports Medicine South. He has been the Head Physician for a number of programs as well as for professional and elite events including the Charlotte Ultraswim, Thunder Road Marathon, and the Modern Pentathlon World Cup (a qualifier for the 2012 London Olympic Games). Dr. Warren was also the Head Physician for the 2011, 2012, and 2014 World's Strongest Man Finals competitions shown internationally on ESPN, CBS, and the BBC. Dr. Warren was recognized in 2012, 2013, and 2014 as a Top Doctor in Sports Medicine by Charlotte Magazine, and he was also a recipient of the 2012 Excellence in Healthcare award from the Charlotte Business Journal. He is a 3-time national Patient’s Choice Award winner and recently received his second national Compassionate Doctor Award.

—Lon Castle, MD

—Dr. Castle is the Chief Medical Officer, Molecular Genetics and Personalized Medicine at CareCore National.  Prior to joining CareCore, Dr. Castle was the Medical Liaison for CardioDx, a cardiovascular genomics company and responsible for innovation and personalized medicine at Medco Health Solutions (now Express Scripts). He is also a former team physician for the Cleveland Browns and physician for the Baylor Institute of Sports Medicine.

—James Powell, Ph.D

Dr. Powell is a Project Manager at Genetics and Genomic Science in the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. James is also a semi-professional athlete and plays rugby in the New York Division 2 League with Lansdowne RFC.


Lynn Dowling, MA, MBA

Lynn Dowling is Principal, Dowling Associates, a healthcare business development consultancy.  Previously she was Executive Director for the Genomic Medicine Institute at El Camino Hospital, Mountain View CA.  She began her career at the AMA, conducting practice management workshops for over 3500 physicians in 35 states. She co-founded the Florida Health Choice Plan PPO and subsequently served as President of the American Association of PPOs.  She acquired medical practices as Director of Business Development for Caremark’s Physician Practice Management Division and served as VP Business Development for both the Philadelphia Region of Tenet Healthcare and the Northern CA Region of Adventist Health. 

—George Zaidan

Often referred to as the next Bill Nye, Mr. Zaidan is a host, writer and director for science videos, as well as a writer for the Huffington Post. His clients include The Weather Channel, TedEd, MIT, Discover Magazine and New Scientist. 

Greg Bielec

Dr. Bielec specializes in physical therapy, athletic training, and sports medicine. He is the Director of Rehabilitation, Novant Health Greater Charlotte Market, Rehabilitation Consultant for the Charlotte Checkers, Rehabilitation Consultant  for the Charlotte Hornets, Rehabilitation Consultant for the SwimMAC Team Elite. He is a Clinical Specialist in Orthopaedic Physical Therapy,  certified by the National Athletic Trainers Association,  and National Strength and Conditioning.  He received his bachelor’s degree in exercise and sports science at the University of Florida in 1996, his master’s in physical therapy at the University of North Florida in 2002 and his doctorate in physical therapy at the MGH Institute of Health Professions in 2005.

Cynthia Brown

Ms. Brown has over twenty years of experience leading organizations through strategic change, revitalization and accelerated growth. She has led the integration of mergers, has been involved in multi-million dollar product launches and raised funds from angel investors. Ms. Brown is the former VP of Finance for DNA Direct.  Prior to joining DNA Direct, she had key executive roles for Enclara Health, LifeMasters Supported Selfcare, Inc. and Bristol-Myers Squibb. She started her career in the brokerage industry working for Fidelity Investments and Charles Schwab & Co, Inc. Ms. Brown is a Certified Public Accountant and earned her Bachelor of Arts in Accounting and Economics with a Management Concentration from Ohio Wesleyan University in 1982.

Thomas Bennett

Thomas Bennett is part of the Sports Performance Team at M.O.S.T. Sports Medicine. He is a Licensed Athletic Trainer, National Strength and Conditioning Association Certified Personal Trainer, ImPACT Trained Athletic Trainer, Graston M1 Basic Provider, is a Certified Functional Movement Expert (FMS), and is also an ARC First Aid CPR/AED Instructor. He has served as an Athletic Training Assistant for Coastal Carolina University’s Football and Track & Field programs from July, 2013 to July, 2014. Thomas earned his BS in Athletic Training from Frostburg State University in 2012. Thomas has been with most since October 2015 and is an integral piece of the puzzle. He goes out into the community and creates partnerships with other facilities, gyms, clubs, organizations and athletic teams.