About Us

Executive Leadership Team

David Nixon, Chairmand & CEO, InformedDNA

David Patrick Nixon


David brings more than 25 years of healthcare experience and a record of entrepreneurial leadership to his role as CEO of InformedDNA. Since joining InformedDNA in 2007, David has led the company’s transformation from the premier national genetic counseling provider network to becoming the first mover in the rapidly growing field of genetic testing utilization management. InformedDNA is now the leading Genetic Benefits Managementorganization; working with national and regional health plans as well as hospitals and health systems throughout the U.S. to ensure that patients have convenient access to genetic services and providers are able to work with genetic specialists for genetic testing decision support.

Rebecca Sutphen, MD, FACMGG

Co-Founder and Chief Medical Officer

Dr. Rebecca Sutphen has broad clinical and molecular genetics expertise in conditions affecting both adults and children. She is among the few individuals certified by the American Board of Medical Genetics in clinical genetics, molecular genetics and cytogenetics. Rebecca previously served as director of Clinical Genetics for Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute. She is also an experienced researcher in genomics & proteomics and has been funded by the American Cancer Society, the Department of Defense and the National Institutes of Health. Rebecca has received numerous awards and honors, including being named to "Florida's Super Doctors," "America's Top Doctors for Cancer," and "Best Doctors in America," as well as the National Comprehensive Cancer Network Guidelines Panel, which sets the standard-of-care for genetics and familial cancer screening.

Lee Fowinkle

President and Chief Technology Officer

Lee Fowinkle manages the operations and technology infrastructure for InformedDNA, ensuring that InformedDNA’s network of genetics specialists have the optimal resources to allow them to work together seamlessly and provide patients with a top notch clinical experience. Prior to joining InformedDNA, Fowinkle spent more than 20 years leading software engineering teams in the design and development of modern commercial technology solutions for industry leaders such as McKesson, GE Healthcare and Homecare Homebase. Products that Fowinkle has directed and designed have received numerous awards and certifications including Best in KLAS-Ambulatory Practice Management, TEPR's Best Practice Management Solution award and three MS-HUG Healthcare Innovation awards. He holds a B.S. of Computer Science degree from Texas A&M University.

Amber Trivedi, MS, CGC

Chief Innovation Officer

Amber Trivedi leads InformedDNA's innovation teams, bringing to market expert genetics services that keep pace with emerging technology and practices. Amber comes to InformedDNA from the Northwestern Ovarian Cancer Early Detection and Prevention Program and the Division of Reproductive Genetics at Northwestern University. She was formerly a breast cancer researcher at UCLA and Northwestern University. Amber earned her bachelor's degree in behavioral biology from Johns Hopkins University and her master's degree in genetic counseling from Northwestern University.
InformedDNA CFO Michael Johnson

Michael Johnson

Chief Financial Officer

Michael Johnson is an operational finance executive experienced in building high-growth enterprises, driving value through strategic transactions, and streamlining process infrastructure. Prior to joining InformedDNA, Michael held financial leadership roles at CM Group Global and Greenway Health after starting his career at PricewaterhouseCoopers. He is a graduate of the University of South Florida, earned a Black Belt in Lean Six Sigma from Villanova University, and is a Certified Public Accountant.

Jana Pruski-Clark, MPH, MS, CGC

Senior Vice President, Clinical Services

Jana Pruski-Clark provides oversight and management for all of InformedDNA's clinical specialty teams. Jana works very closely with each of the specialty team leaders to ensure that quality standards in clinical practice are met and consistently performed. Jana's primary clinical experience is in the area of cancer genetics. She earned a bachelor's degree with a dual major in math and biology from Mount Holyoke College, a master of public health degree in epidemiology from the University of Washington and a master of science degree in human genetics from Sarah Lawrence College. Jana serves on the scientific advisory board for Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered (FORCE).

Megan Czarniecki, MS, CGC

Senior Vice President, Genetic Analyst Services

Megan Czarniecki oversees InformedDNA's genetic testing utilization management program, policy, and consulting work. Megan earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Anthropology and French from Grinnell College, followed by dual Masters degrees in Genetic Counseling and Medical Humanities & Bioethics from Northwestern University. Prior to joining InformedDNA, Megan practiced as a clinical genetic counselor specializing in reproductive genetics and medical ethics.

Andrew Raheb, CPA

Senior Vice President, Finance

Andrew Raheb is a seasoned financial officer with 19 years of experience in corporate finance. Andrew is responsible for managing all aspects of InformedDNA’s financial planning, forecasting, and reporting. He joined InformedDNA from Plasma-Therm, a U.S. manufacturer of advanced plasma processing equipment. He also supported merger and acquisition activities and transaction review of a management buyout and acquisition of an international subsidiary. Prior to his promotion as CFO in 2007, Andrew worked as controller in Plasma-Therm’s St. Petersburg office. Andrew holds a Master of Accountancy degree from the University of South Florida and is a certified public accountant. Andrew is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and Financial Executives International.

Vilia Corvison

Vice President, IT/SO, HCISPP, SSCP

Vilia Corvison’s 30 years of experience in network solutions and information technology, working with renowned companies such as Cisco Systems and IBM, brings a breadth of capabilities to InformedDNA. Vilia focuses on applying state-of-the-art technology to improve patient care and increased access to board-certified genetic counselors as well as managing an world class IT team to  support and develop custom solutions that adapt InformedDNA’s expert content and tools to their technology platforms and media. Vilia's technical certifications include Cisco Certified Internetworking Expert (CCIE), Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA), both highly coveted certifications in the industry, which will optimize the value of clinical and business Information Technology knowledge as a strategic corporate asset. As InformedDNA’s official Security Officer, Vilia is also responsible for developing and implementing an information security program, which includes procedures and policies designed to protect enterprise communications, systems and assets from both internal and external threats and is certified as a Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP) and HealthCare Information Security and Privacy Practitioner (HCISPP).

John Gaines

Vice President, Client Development

John Gaines has more than 30 years of diverse experience across health plans, health systems, physician organizations and healthcare IT vendors. John leads a number of growth initiatives for InformedDNA, including management of key relationships. Prior to InformedDNA, John was at McKesson Corporation, where he helped lead the growth of the company's genetic test-related products.  John has also held leadership positions with PricewaterhouseCoopers, Montefiore Medical Center and Siebel Systems. He holds a BA in Economics from Cornell University.

Darin Southard

Vice President, Growth

Darin Southard heads up InformedDNA’s strategy and growth initiatives focused on Hospitals and Health Systems. Darin is a proven business development executive having spent the last 20+ years with a number of innovative healthcare technology, clinical content, and solutions companies. He has held many senior leadership positions at DSHI Systems, Nexidia, Clinical Solutions, MDS International, and NDC Health with extensive experience creating strategy and managing growth efforts into hospitals, health systems, health plans and other healthcare organizations. He holds a BS in Communications from the University of Tennessee.

Jerry Magin

Vice President, Strategic Development

Jerry Magin is responsible for the commercialization and strategic partnerships within the life science/pharmaceutical/CRO markets at InformedDNA. He has more than 25 years’ experience focused on driving domestic and international revenue growth by managing and executing strategic initiatives designed to drive scalable and sustainable growth. Prior to joining InformedDNA, Jerry served as Principle for Medidata Solutions; spent several years co-founding mHealth solutions; and, led negotiations for many large, strategic enterprise software and professional services transactions throughout his career. Jerry received his undergraduate degrees from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and attended the Northwestern University Graduate School of Management in the Executive Program, focusing on finance and entrepreneurship.

Chris Utesch

Vice President, Client Services

Chris Utesch is responsible for the daily operations of the clinical services division including Patient Care, Billing and non-clinical Support Staff.  He is a results-oriented leader with over 15 years of experience in Operations, Technology Enablement and Lean Six Sigma Leadership. Chris is a proven change agent and strategic thinker with a passion for continuous improvement, process optimization and cross-functional leadership. He has a B.A. in Psychology and Communications from the University of Minnesota-Duluth and a Six Sigma certification from the University of St. Thomas.