Board of Directors

Richard Sandberg
Chairman of the Board

Richard Sandberg, a seasoned diagnostics executive with a substantial track record in the field. Mr. Sandberg brings a wealth of executive experience to the corporate development and strategic direction of Precipio, having founded Dianon Systems, Inc., a leading anatomic pathology laboratory based in Stratford, CT and having served at various times as Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer. Dianon was acquired by Labcorp for $650M in 2002. Mr. Sandberg also serves as Chief Executive Officer of Resolys Bio, Inc, a pharmaceutical company which is developing a pharmaceutical treatment for long-term, chronic traumatic brain injury.

Kathy LaPorte

Kathy LaPorte has 30 years of experience as a venture and angel investor and builder of healthcare technology companies. She was a General Partner with the Sprout Group from 1993-2004 and was one of the founders of New Leaf Venture Partners. Kathy was a cofounder of Health Tech Capital, an angel investing group in the digital health space. Kathy served as Chief Business Officer and later Chief Executive Officer of Nodality, a company engaged in ImmunoOncology diagnostic development. She has served on many private and public Boards, including service on Audit, Compensation, Nominating and Governance and Special Committees.

Ron A. Andrews (Ronnie)

Ronnie has close to 30 years of experience in the Global Clinical and Molecular Diagnostics industry. In his early years in diagnostics, he worked for Abbott Diagnostics in various roles in infectious disease and virology testing. From 2000 – 2005, He served as the CCO for Roche Molecular Diagnostics during which time he led the global deployment of HIV Viral Load and Genotype testing into over 40 countries. Ronnie served as the President of the Genetic Science Division for Thermo Fisher Scientific. In this role, Ronnie oversaw the integration of Life Technologies’ genetic platforms, including Life’s chip-based Next Generation Sequencing Technology, Ion Torrent, which today is the market leader in genomic profiling for oncology therapeutic decisions. Prior to this Ronnie held a number of other high-profile executive roles including President of the Medical Sciences Venture within the Life Technologies Corporation, and he served as Chief Executive Officer of Clarient, a public company on the NASDAQ which was sold to General Electric Healthcare in December 2010.

David S. Cohen

David Cohen is Executive Vice President and co-owner of Standard Oil of Connecticut, Inc., the largest independently-owned energy retailing company in Connecticut. David Cohen has also founded a number of highly successful ventures, including: Standard Security Systems, one of the largest electronic security companies in Connecticut; ResCom Energy, a supplier of deregulated electricity in Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, New Jersey, Ohio, and Pennsylvania; Foresite MSP, a provider of managed security and cyber consulting services; and My Gene Counsel, a cancer bioinformatics company. Mr. Cohen serves on the boards of the following companies: eBrevia, Emme Controls, My Gene Counsel, Sirona Medical Technologies, and The Platt & LaBonia Company. Mr. Cohen holds a BA degree from Harvard College, Class of 1980, and an MBA degree from the Harvard Business School, Class of 1984.

Jeffrey Cossman, MD

Dr. Cossman was a founder of and served as Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board at, United States Diagnostic Standards, Inc. from 2009 to 2014 and served as a member of the board of directors of The Personalized Medicine Coalition from 2008 to 2014. Prior to that, he served as Chief Scientific Officer and a member of the board of directors of The Critical Path Institute and as Medical Director of Gene Logic, Inc.; he was Professor and Chairman of the Department of Pathology at Georgetown University Medical Center and held the Oscar Benwood Hunter Chair of Pathology at Georgetown; he served as Senior Investigator in Hematopathology at the National Cancer Institute. He is currently a medical advisor to Epigenomics AG. Dr. Cossman holds a B.S. from the University of Michigan and an M.D. from the University of Michigan Medical School. He is board-certified in pathology and trained in pathology and hematopathology at the University of Michigan, Stanford University and the National Institutes of Health.

Ilan Danieli

Ilan Danieli has served as Precipio’s CEO since founding the company in early 2011. With over 20 years managing small and medium-size companies, some of his previous experiences include COO of Osiris, a publicly-traded company based in New York City with operations in the US, Canada, Europe and Capital Management, a multi-billion dollar hedge fund; and in various other entrepreneurial ventures. Ilan holds an MBA from the Darden School at the University of Virginia, and a BA in Economics from Bar-Ilan University in Israel.

Doug Fisher, MD

Doug joined InterWest’s healthcare team in 2009, focusing on biopharmaceutical, diagnostic and medical device investments, and portfolio company support. Prior to joining InterWest, Doug was a vice president at New Leaf Venture Partners where he spent three years focusing on biopharmaceutical, medical device, and diagnostics investments. Prior to joining New Leaf, Doug was a project leader with The Boston Consulting Group where he was a member of the Health Care Practice Area, consulting for leading pharmaceutical and biotech companies. Previously, he worked for Centocor (a J&J operating company) in the Global Biologic Strategic Marketing Group. Doug received a B.A. in economics with honors and distinction, and a B.S. in biology with distinction, from Stanford. He has an M.D. from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and an M.B.A. from Wharton.