Who We Are
Elevation Diagnostics is a high-complexity molecular testing laboratory dedicated to increasing Covid-19 testing capacity for the state of Colorado. We are the first CLIA/CAP lab in Colorado to offer the gold standard saliva PCR-test. Our tests are self-administered and we guarantee 24-hour turnaround time from when the sample arrives at the lab. We offer a seamless process from collection to result that makes the process easy and efficient. Our integrated process is designed to improve and elevate the testing experience from start to finish.
We bring industry expertise to every experimental challenge. Made up of a team of experienced scientists who have trained at the NIH, NYU and Bio-design Institute in the areas of infectious disease, molecular genetics and diagnostics, we solve some of the most difficult research problems and work with our customers to gain reproducible results.
We commit to the scientific process and believe that no experiment is too big or too challenging to execute. We harness the power of science through experimentation to produce impactful results.
Peter Greenwood MD, MBA
Peter has recently served as the CMO and Medical Director at National Jewish Health Advanced Diagnostics Division. Here, Peter served as medical and strategic director of 7 laboratories/130 FTEs: Immunology, Microbiology, Mycobacteriology, Complement, Pharmacokinetics, Clinical Chemistry and Molecular Genomics with $40 million gross revenue. He specialized in Primary oversight of GLP quality compliance (ISO 15189, FDA, CLIA/CAP, CFR21.11) and problem solving for >70 ongoing contracts with Pharma, Biotech and IVD industries. He formulated partnerships with Quest Diagnostics, Thermo-Fisher Life-Tech , Thermo-Fisher Mass Spect. Division, and BluePrint Diagnostics for integrated diagnostic products. His recent covid work involved integrated serology and PCR reporting with clinical and occupation recommendations, testing surveillance Co-development partnership Arcadia Cognerati for organizational behavior reprogramming/training for COVID-19 defense.
Peter holds an MD from University of Hawaii and an MBA from John Hopkins and is licensed in 23 states.
Jim Rickards MD, MBA, MPH
Chief Medical Officer
Jim Joined Elevation Diagnostics as the CMO. Jim has extensive experience working in Oregon Health Authority as the Senior Vice President for Population Health, MODA Health Plans. Jim is also a Board Certified Radiologist and brings the added element of a physician’s perspective to the group.
Dee LaVigne MS, MPH CSO
Dee is leading the Covid-19 testing efforts for Elevation Diagnostics. Dee completed her MPH at The George Washington University, holds an M.S in Microbiology from Long Island University and a B.S in Biology from Arizona State University. Dee has done extensive research in the areas of infectious diseases and vaccinology at well noted institutions such as NIH and NYU School of Medicine. She has a deep understanding of molecular biology and experimental design. Dee has proudly served on the board of the Colorado Public Health Association. Additionally, Dee has a technical sales background in the areas of Pharmaceutical, Diagnostics and Medical Research. In the first year of her sales tenure, Dee achieved 23% GM growth, was awarded Life Science Specialist of the Year, Life Science Specialist of the West and was appointed to serve on the Presidential Advisory Committee.
Lee Ortega, BS
Lee has extensive experience in operations from scaling startups to managing midcap mergers and acquisitions. While science minded he adds an acute focus to the functionality and strategic orientation of D.A.L.
John Clouse MS, MB
John brings a deep background in healthcare, retail service, supply chain, and
e-commerce to Elevation Diagnostics. As Chief Technology Officer, he understands the complexities of application development, enterprise architecture, data science, and information security while focusing on a clear path to delivering practical solutions.