SeraCare Team: Leadership

Michael Sweatt

Michael Sweatt

Executive Vice President & General Manager

Michael Sweatt joined LGC in 2015 as the General Manager and Chief Operating Officer of Maine Standards Company. With the acquisition of SeraCare Life Sciences in 2018, he now leads LGC’s Clinical Diagnostic Business Unit as the Executive Vice President and General Manager.

Michael has over 35 years of commercial, sales, and management experience in the in vitro Diagnostic industry. Early in his career, he was the Chief Assistant Medical Technologist in the Pathology and Laboratory Medicine department at Maine Medical Center and later transitioned into sales management roles for CASCO Standards, Microgenics, and Fisher Scientific. He and his teams have represented portfolios of clinical quality control materials and have offered continuing educational training seminars on clinical laboratory regulations (CLIA ’88) to laboratorians across the United States. Michael later served as the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for a privately held chemical standards manufacturer in the environmental and food safety industry.

Michael embraces the LGC core values of passion, respect, curiosity, brilliance, and integrity, and its vision of Science for a Safer World. He is steadfast in committing LGC’s Clinical Diagnostic Business Unit to improve patient healthcare by offering products and services that support accurate and reliable diagnostic results.

Russell Garlick, PhD

Chief Scientific Officer

Russell Garlick joined SeraCare as CSO in 2012 to focus on expanding the company’s technologies, R&D organization, and product development pipeline. Throughout his career he has worked on the development, regulatory approval, and launch of a variety of technologies and assays, including an HIV/AIDS patient management program, molecular genomics technologies, and HIV drug discovery systems. Prior to joining SeraCare, Dr. Garlick was co-founder of Life Sciences Group and served as CEO and CTO of Protein Forest, Inc. He has also held executive R&D positions at PerkinElmer Life Sciences and DuPont NEN Life Sciences. Dr. Garlick earned both his PhD and MS in biomedical sciences, medicinal chemistry from the Barnett Institute at Northeastern University, and his BS in biology from the University of Massachusetts Lowell.

Bharathi Anekella, PhD

Senior Vice President of Product Development and Technical Operations

Bharathi Anekella joined SeraCare in 2000 and has served in her current role since 2014. She has over 25 years of product development experience in infectious disease, oncology, genetic disease, and recombinant virus. Prior to joining SeraCare, Dr. Anekella was a lead scientist at DNA Technologies where she developed molecular tests. She earned her PhD in microbiology from Osmania University in Hyderabad, India and received a Fogarty Visiting Fellowship to continue her postdoctoral research in the Laboratory of Molecular Virology at the National Cancer Institute. Dr. Anekella has authored and co-authored multiple articles published in peer-reviewed journals.

Diane Frydrych

Diane Frydrych

Senior Vice President of Finance

Diane Frydrych joined SeraCare in October of 2011. Ms. Frydrych brings over 25 years of finance and accounting experience to her current role, where her focus is to provide financial leadership to support growth and improve value for SeraCare. Prior to joining SeraCare, Ms. Frydrych held various leadership positions at International Power, Future Electronics and Quebecor Printing. Ms. Frydrych earned her BS in accounting from Bentley University and her MBA from Suffolk University. She is a licensed CPA in the state of Massachusetts and a member of the Massachusetts Society of CPAs.

Daniel Lamendola

Daniel Lamendola

Senior Vice President of Operations

Daniel Lamendola joined LGC in 2016. Throughout his career, he has contributed to the commercial and operational success of businesses in the chemical and biochemical measurement science industry.  Daniel has held senior leadership positions in Business Development, Operations, and QA/RA and has been responsible for key account management.  He has spearheaded business process change initiatives, including the development of custom software applications, and focuses on building and maintaining a culture of operational excellence. Daniel pursued his Bachelor of Science in Molecular Biology from Fairfield University and his MBA from Bryant University with a focus in Strategy and Operations.

Todd Anderson

Vice President of Operations

Todd Anderson joined SeraCare in June of 2013. He has over 20 years of experience in the life sciences industry. Prior to joining SeraCare, Mr. Anderson was with Amgen in various roles within Supply Chain & Operations Management. Prior to that, he was in Engineering Services with CDI & Herzog-Hart Engineering, responsible for project management and process engineering for the design and build of pharmaceutical and biotech plants. Mr. Anderson earned an MBA from Bryant University, and a Bachelor’s of Science in Chemical Engineering from Brown University.

Jonathan Baldwin

Jonathan Baldwin

Controller

Jonathan Baldwin oversees finance and accounting as the Controller at the LGC Maine Standards facility in Cumberland, Maine. Mr. Baldwin has over 25 years of experience working in the financial industry in various roles including auditing, finance management, and accounting. He holds an MBA/MS degree in Accounting/Finance from Northeastern University in Boston, MA and a degree in politics from St. Lawrence University in Canton, NY. Mr. Baldwin started his career at KPMG, a big 4 accounting firm, in their Connecticut and New York City offices spending nine years working on various clients before moving into private industry. He is licensed as a CPA in the State of New York.

Heather Buckley

Vice President, Quality and Regulatory Affairs

Hired in 2007 as a validation engineer, Heather Buckley assumed progressively more responsibility before becoming VP of Quality and Regulatory in 2017. Ms. Buckley brings over 20 years of experience in the diagnostics industry to her current leadership role, where her focus has been on aligning strategic initiatives to bring innovative products to domestic and international markets within the changing regulatory environment. Throughout her career, Ms. Buckley has managed quality and regulatory compliance, validation, risk, supplier quality, document control, quality functions related to new product development, and safety. Prior to joining SeraCare, Ms. Buckley held a Senior Research Scientist position in R&D at Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics, developing blood gas analyzers, reagents, and software for point-of-care diagnostic use. She earned her MS in Biotechnology from UMUC and her BS with honors in biology from Northeastern University.

Erin Feeney

Vice President of Global Sales, Clinical Genomics

Erin Feeney joined SeraCare in 2017 after spending 3 years at Medac Pharma where she helped build the initial commercial sales team as Regional Business Director. Prior to Medac, Erin held senior leadership positions at Sequenom Center for Molecular Medicine as well as Monogram Biosciences. Erin has an extensive background of global sales leadership focusing on diagnostics and therapeutics including next generation sequencing, molecular and companion diagnostics, oncology, cardiology, infectious disease, and women's health. She received her BA from University of Pittsburgh with honors.