Executive Leadership

Meet Our Leadership

Frank Basile, M.D.
Chief Executive Officer

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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.

Joel Galanter
Chief Legal Officer and General Counsel

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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.

Matthew Hardison, Ph.D., FACMG
Senior Vice President, Lab Operations

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Dr. Hardison is the laboratory director for the BioPharma laboratory. Prior to joining Aegis Sciences Corporation in 2015, he was the founding laboratory director of Assurance Scientific Laboratories in Birmingham, AL.

Dr. Hardison received his Bachelor of Science from Lipscomb University in Nashville, TN, and his Doctorate of Philosophy in molecular physiology and biophysics from the University of Alabama Birmingham (UAB) in Birmingham, AL. Following a post-doctoral fellowship at UAB, Dr. Hardison completed a fellowship in Clinical Molecular Genetics at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, TX.

Dr. Hardison is a member of the American College of Medical Genetics and the American Society for Mass Spectrometry. He has published numerous peer reviewed publications, book chapters, and presented at several scientific meetings in the fields of immunology, toxicology, and genetics.

Rebecca Heltsley, Ph.D.
Senior Vice President, R&D and Quality

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Dr. Heltsley conducts research in measurement science to enable Aegis to respond to the emerging needs in the forensic drug testing arena. She is responsible for the development, implementation and assessment of new technologies. Prior to joining Aegis Sciences Corporation in 2007, Dr. Heltsley completed a National Research Council postdoctoral fellowship and served as a Research Chemist at the National Institute of Standards and Technology in Charleston, SC.

Dr. Heltsley earned her bachelor’s degree in chemistry, environmental science, and biology and master’s degree in chemistry from Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green, KY. Following completion of her Master of Science, she received her Ph.D. in environmental toxicology from North Carolina State University in Raleigh, NC. She is a member of the American Chemical Society.

David Priestley
Chief Financial Officer

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David Priestley is a highly accomplished financial executive with over 20 years of experience. Prior to his current position, David served as the Senior Vice President of Finance and Accounting at Inform Diagnostics.

Before his time at Inform Diagnostics, David held various finance-related positions at companies such as Caris Life Sciences and Miraca Holdings.


David Priestley has a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from East Carolina University – College of Business and is currently a candidate for Master of Science in Civil Engineering at the University of California, Los Angeles. David is also certified as a Certified Public Accountant from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts – Division of Professional Licensure – Board of Accountancy.

Tim Ryan
Chief Information Officer

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Tim Ryan has more than 30 years of experience in Information Technology. Prior to joining Aegis in 2017, Tim was the Senior Vice President of Information Technology and Solution Delivery at Miraca Life Sciences, Inc. His extensive career includes over 20 years in the laboratory industry including concentrations in strategic connectivity, interoperability and billing.

Tim earned a Masters of Business Administration from Saint Peter’s University and a Bachelor of Science in mathematics from Muhlenberg College.

Lisa Wooten
Senior Vice President, Organizational Effectiveness & CHRO

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As Senior Vice President, Organizational Effectiveness and Chief Human Resources Officer, Lisa Wooten has oversight of the Human Resources, Training and Development (Aegis University), Safety, and Facilities teams. She has over 30 years of progressive human resources leadership, with a primary focus in healthcare. Prior to joining Aegis, Lisa led Human Resources functions at Province Healthcare and LifePoint Hospitals.

Lisa graduated from Eastern Kentucky University with a Bachelor of Science in Public Relations.

Mike Ziegler
Chief Commercial Officer

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Mike leads the sales, marketing, and client relations teams with responsibility to design and deliver the most relevant and impactful tools to help clinicians make better decisions. Prior to Aegis Sciences Mike led the commercial team at Ameritox and CBLPath.

Mike served as a Captain in the United States Marine Corps and is a graduate of the College of the Holy Cross.