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The CombiMatrix Executive Team

Kim Leroux

VICE PRESIDENT OF BILLING & REIMBURSEMENT

Kim Leroux offers over 12 years of experience in laboratory experience, specifically focused on Billing and Support Services. Ms. Leroux serves as CombiMatrix’s Vice President of Billing & Reimbursement.

Prior to joining CombiMatrix, Ms. Leroux worked at US LABS, a division of Laboratory Corporation of America for 10 years. There, she served as National Director of Client Services, and was instrumental in standardizing Client Service process at affiliated facilities, developing call-back programs to increase revenue and days sales outstanding (DSO), and developing Management Programs to monitor top revenue accounts.

Ms. Leroux earned her Bachelor Degree in Public Relations from California State University of Fullerton.

Kim Leroux, Vice President Of Billing & Reimbursement

Karine Hovanes, Ph.D., F.A.C.M.G

Vice President of Scientific Advancement and Laboratory Director

Dr. Hovanes received her B.S. degree in Genetics from the University of California, Davis, and her Ph.D. in Molecular Biology from the University of California, Irvine. She completed her clinical cytogenetics and clinical molecular genetics trainings at the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and University of California Los Angeles Intercampus Medical Genetics Training Program. She is a diplomat of the American Board of Medical Genetics as a Clinical Cytogeneticist and Clinical Molecular Geneticist. Her research projects in molecular biology have focused on characterization of structure and function of a number of genes implicated in human diseases.

Prior to joining CombiMatrix, Dr. Hovanes held positions as Assistant Director at the Molecular Laboratory at Esoterix and at the Genetics department at US LABS.

Karine Hovanes, Ph.D., F.A.C.M.G, Vice President Of Scientific Advancement And Laboratory Director

Michelle Strecker, MS, CGC

Senior Director of Genetic Counseling Services

Michelle Strecker earned her Bachelor’s of Science in Cell and Molecular Biology from the University of Washington and her Master’s of Science in Genetic Counseling from the University of Texas—Houston Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences. A board-certified genetic counselor with over a decade of clinical experience, Ms. Strecker began her career in 1999 as a prenatal genetic counselor at the University of Texas – Houston Medical School, where she also actively participated in the instruction and clinical supervision of UT Houston genetic counseling students. She then spent a year in the private sector providing prenatal genetic counseling and laboratory support for a cytogenetics and cystic fibrosis carrier screening laboratory.

Michelle Strecker earned her Bachelor’s of Science in Cell and Molecular Biology from the University of Washington and her Master’s of Science in Genetic Counseling from the University of Texas—Houston Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences. A board-certified genetic counselor with over a decade of clinical experience, Ms. Strecker began her career in 1999 as a prenatal genetic counselor at the University of Texas – Houston Medical School, where she also actively participated in the instruction and clinical supervision of UT Houston genetic counseling students. She then spent a year in the private sector providing prenatal genetic counseling and laboratory support for a cytogenetics and cystic fibrosis carrier screening laboratory. From 2004-2010, Ms. Strecker worked as a pediatric and adult genetic counselor with the University of California, San Francisco, where she saw patients in a number of specialty clinics, and worked closely with Division Chiefs Dr. Charles Epstein, and later Dr. Anthony Wynshaw-Boris, to help streamline clinic operations to improve patient care. In 2010, Ms. Strecker joined CombiMatrix as the Director of Genetic Counseling and Communications. She remains committed to patient-centered care, and works support CombiMatrix’s clients by providing them with the most relevant and up-to-date information about their patients’ results and their implications for clinical care.

 

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Michelle Strecker, MS, CGC, Senior Director Of Genetic Counseling Services