Meet Our Leadership
Frank Basile, M.D.
Chief Executive Officer
Dr. Frank Basile has over 20 years of executive leadership in the healthcare and medical industry. Prior to joining Aegis Sciences Corporation, Dr. Basile served as President and Chief Executive Officer at Miraca Life Sciences, Inc. and brings extensive experience from his training as a physician, a strategy consultant, and a healthcare executive.
Dr. Basile earned his Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery from University of Melbourne in Melbourne, Australia and a Master of Business Administration from the Melbourne Business School.
Chief Operating Officer
Beverly Cawthon oversees operations of the company’s healthcare and forensic laboratories as Chief Operating Officer. Prior to 2013, Cawthon served as Aegis’ vice president of operations and health care laboratory.
Cawthon received her Bachelor of Science in chemistry from Middle Tennessee State University and her Master of Business Administration from the University of Tennessee.
Chief Legal Officer and General Counsel
As Chief Legal Officer, Joel Galanter manages all of Aegis’ legal and regulatory operations. Before joining Aegis in 2013, Galanter was a partner in the litigation group at Adams and Reese LLP where he served a diverse group of clients across the country in cases before federal and state courts and regulatory agencies.
Galanter is a graduate of Vanderbilt University Law School.
Chief Business Development Officer
Michael Patrick brings more than 20 years of experience in healthcare to Aegis. Before joining Aegis in 2016, Michael was the Vice President of Sales and Marketing at MediSync and at Meridian Bioscience.
His extensive experience in healthcare has focused on diagnostic testing services and value based care.
Michael earned his Bachelor of Science in industrial distribution from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
Tim Robert, Ph.D.
Chief Science Officer
Before joining Aegis in 1996, Dr. Robert was the Vice President of Forensic Toxicology at National Psychopharmacology Lab in Knoxville, TN and the Director of Chemistry and Toxicology at International Clinical Labs, Inc. in Nashville, TN. Dr. Robert is a member of the Society for Toxicology and the American Society for Mass Spectrometry. He has contributed to two published books, Methodology for Analytical Toxicology and Evaluations of Drug Interactions.
Dr. Robert earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, MI. He received his doctorate degree in biomedical science from East Tennessee State University in Johnson City, TN. Dr. Robert is a Diplomate of the American Board of Clinical Chemistry in Toxicological Chemistry, DABCC(TC).
Chief Financial Officer
As Chief Financial Officer, Keri Thoma, CPA, oversees all strategic financial initiatives. Thoma joined Aegis in 2010 as Vice President of Finance, after serving as manager of the European Treasury Center for John Deere, Inc. in Luxembourg.
Thoma received a Bachelor of Business Administration in accounting from the University of Iowa and her Master of Arts in business administration and finance from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University.