Our Leadership

Diatherix is lead by a group of experienced and driven health care professionals who actively seek to improve the quality of patient care.

Diatherix Leadership

Jennifer Cart


Jen Cart joined Diatherix in 2014 and served in roles of increasing responsibility before becoming President. Her career spans more than 20 years of experience in the fields of pharmaceutical, medical device and biotechnology. Jen has served in various leadership roles throughout her career. She has developed training programs, physician programs, sales tools, business development strategies, and has also served as an advisor in device product development. She consistently exceeds revenue expectations, and has successfully launched novel products and services.

Jen possesses the ability to set a clear vision, execute objectives and develop winning teams of high-performers who are committed to achieving exceptional results. She has consistently exceeded primary objectives by creating a sophisticated, productive and engaging culture while driving accountability.

Jen is known for her passion for training and development, leadership, organizational improvements, and the promotion of an environment where a shared vision of success can be achieved. She is a Captain with the Merchant Marines and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Food Science and Human Nutrition with an emphasis in Dietetics, from The University of Florida.

Stanley Lu


Stanley Lu has over twenty years of experience in high-throughput manufacturing in the steel, paper and chemical industries. His responsibilities included design, development and implementation for several computer controlled manufacturing processes. He has in-depth knowledge and working experience in process control, automation, model predictive control, statistical process control and shop floor automation system. Stanley Lu also has 7 years of experience with a biomedical products company as an IT consultant in IT operation infrastructure design and implementation. He has over 10 years of health care experience since joining Diatherix as Chief Information Officer. Stanley Lu received a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the National Taiwan University of Science and Technology in Taipei, Taiwan. He received a M.S. in Chemical Engineering from Ohio University in Athens, Ohio and a M.S. in Electrical Engineering from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri.

Traci Tyree


Traci Tyree joined Diatherix Eurofins as the CFO in September 2014 she has served as CFO and COO in a variety of emerging growth companies including publically-traded companies. She brings over 25 years of experience in successful mergers and acquisitions, re-aligning and maximizing companies assets to enhance profitability and growth. Operationally and strategically, she has a proven track record, working in complex businesses creating operational and financial foundations critical to fast growing successful companies paired with her focused ability to streamline the business processes that align with companies’ strategic goals.

Her most recent experience was CFO/COO for a start up biotech research Institute, HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology, Inc. from 2005-2014. She developed the foundational and overarching platform for the financial and business operations for the $125 million dollar,150 acre research Institute.

Traci received her B.S. in Accounting and is a Certified Public Accountant. Her continued passion for appropriate diagnosis for the population as a whole made joining Diatherix a logical choice. Diatherix precise detection of infectious diseases is like no other and is changing healthcare solutions one patient at a time.

Donald R. Stalons, Ph.D., D(ABMM), MPH

VP of Operations, Clinical Laboratory Director

In a career that has spanned more than 35 years, Don has provided leadership to large reference and hospital laboratories as a Clinical Microbiologist, Laboratory Director, and Infection Preventionist. He has been an advocate for quality improvement initiatives, antibiotic stewardship, and cost containment programs in a variety of healthcare delivery systems. Don has assumed the role of Clinical Laboratory Director at Diatherix where he monitors day-to-day test performance, assists with the design and development of new test panels, and interacts with physician clients on the interpretation of test results.

Don received a Bachelor of Science from Portland State University, a Masters in Public Health, and a Doctorate in Clinical Laboratory Practice from the University of North Carolina. He is fellowship trained in Medical Microbiology and Infectious Disease and is a Diplomate of the American Board of Medical Microbiology.

Peter Friedman

VP Sales & Marketing

Peter Friedman joined Diatherix in 2010 as one of the 13 original Diatherix Sales Representatives and served in roles of increasing responsibility before becoming VP of Sales and Marketing. His sales career spans more than 30 years of sales experience in the fields of Bulk Chemicals, Telecommunications, Pharmaceuticals, and Biotechnology. Pete served in various leadership roles throughout these various industries. He has developed training programs, pricing books, physician programs, sales tools, business development strategies, and structured large meeting design and execution. Also, he consistently exceeds revenue expectations, has received several sales awards, and successfully launched novel products and services for diverse companies.

Pete creates a focused vision, executes objectives, and develops winning teams of high-performers who are committed to achieving exceptional results. He promotes individual accountability, a sense of urgency, and a bit of fun to his team while providing the guidance and tools for success. He is a big proponent of continued training and self-education.

Pete possesses a Bachelor of General Studies degree in Business Management from Ohio University and was invited back to his alma mater as a guest speaker by their School of Telecommunications (now School of Media and Arts). He is a Certified Medical Representative, Health Sciences Major, from the CMR Institute and a Certified Wireless Expert from Hill & Associates. Pete is known for his love of sales, training and development, leadership, organizational improvements, and the promotion of collaboration. He feels with a Patient-Centric focus and a shared vision of success, much can be achieved in healthcare today.

Leslie Malone

R&D Manager

Leslie Malone has over 15 years of experience in the fields of molecular microbiology and infectious disease. As one of the founding employees of Diatherix, she provides leadership in the development and validation of molecular assays designed to diagnose an expanding menu of infectious diseases in the clinical environment. Her desire to inspire and educate others led her to instruct nursing students at the University of Alabama in Huntsville and Calhoun Community College about the clinical utility of microbiology for a period of four years.

Leslie received her M.S. and B.S. in Biological Science from the University of Alabama in Huntsville, where she focused on transcriptional regulation in environmental bacteria. She earned certification as a Molecular Biologist from the American Society of Clinical Pathology in 2013.

Jonathan Young

Manufacturing Manager

Jonathan Young joined Diatherix Eurofins in February 2014 as part of the Reagent Production group to support clinical lab operations. He brings over twenty years of biotech and pharmaceutical manufacturing experience and has a proven track record of success in managing multiple projects and people simultaneously in a fast paced and deadline driven environment. His professional laboratory experience extends back to 1997, where he joined a small biotech startup that he helped grow to a multi-million dollar business.

Jonathan has served in various leadership roles in laboratories throughout his career and brings ten years of FDA regulated GMP manufacturing experience to the production group. He has been at the HudsonAlpha Institute of Biotechnology in various roles since the opening of the facility in 2008. Jonathan has specialized in process optimization and improvement combining his knowledge of pharma and biotech to enhance the diagnostic reagent manufacturing group. He is committed to building champion teams through the exchange of knowledge, experience, and goal sharing to optimize staff development initiatives.

Jonathan firmly believes in leading from the front to drive and inspire, and to bring out the best in each individual to promote growth and teamwork. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from the University of North Alabama.