Christopher Jackson

CEO & President

Mr. Jackson has over 32 years of experience in healthcare sales & marketing, including 25 years of involvement with healthcare start-ups. Mr. Jackson has launched over 35 products during his career, with the majority in the field of women’s health & reproductive medicine.

With experience in product management, healthcare marketing and building and managing successful sales teams, Mr. Jackson is excited about ReceptivaDxTM and the powerful information it provides for women with previously unexplained infertility.

Dan Angress


Mr. Angress has over 30 years experience in diagnostic medicine. He has overseen multiple labs in various executive capacities including business development, marketing, customer service, product management, and operations. His breadth of knowledge in women’s health and reproductive medicine covers a wide range of areas. Mr. Angress serves as the scientific liaison for the company including principal investigator on Cicero’s SBIR NIH grants.

Bruce Lessey, M.D., Ph.D.

Scientific Advisor

Dr. Lessey is the Scientific Advisor for Cicero Diagnostics, Inc. and is an internationally recognized leader in uterine receptivity research and the identification of markers associated with unexplained infertility. Dr. Lessey’s extensive research background includes published research on Beta 3 Integrin and BCL6, the two key components of the current ReceptivaDx™ Assay. He has served on multiple editorial boards for major journals and published over 150 peer-reviewed articles, with a focus on infertility, endometriosis and the role of the endometrium in embryo implantation.

In addition to his research efforts, Dr. Lessey is a practicing Ob-Gyn at The Fertility Center of the Carolinas in Greenville, SC. Dr. Lessey has been helping women overcome the challenges of infertility for over 3 decades, bringing the key findings of his research into the clinical setting and helping women conceive that had given up hope of ever becoming pregnant.

Board Certification:
American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology with added qualifications in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility

Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, American Society of Reproductive Medicine, American Association for the Advancement of Science

Endometriosis, integrins and uterine receptivity, and polycystic ovary disease

David Schammel, M.D.

Pathologist and Partner at Pathology

Dr. David Schammel is the lead pathologist for all ReceptivaDxTM testing for Cicero Dianostics, Inc. . Dr. Schammel, a partner of Pathology Associates in Greenville, SC, has been involved with uterine receptivity testing for over 10 years. Dr. Schammel currently serves as the Medical Director for Pathology Consultants, Inc, and is based at the main campus of the Greenville Health System in Greenville, SC.

Board Certification:
Board-certified in anatomic and Clinical Pathology

Medical School:
University of Minnesota School of Medicine

University of New Mexico

Surgical pathology fellowship – University of Minnesota

Previous Experience:
Vice Chairman of the Gynecologic and Breast Department of the AFIP in Washington, DC.

Kendall Dieterle

Director of Operations

As Director of operations for Cicero Diagnostics, Kendall oversees all facets of the business from kit orders, results, billing, and logistics. She is exceptional in problem solving and makes customer satisfaction the core priority for her team. With over 6 years of knowledge in this field she has a strong commitment to continuous improvement. She is the mother of Tillie, a toddler who reminds her every day how important the work we do is to our clients.

Bela Angress

Director of Marketing and social media

As our Director of Marketing and social media for Cicero Diagnostics, Bela strives to educate as many people as possible on the value and use of our test. She is interested in increasing our brand awareness but also promoting our own clients to women who are looking for centers near them. She is adept in social media presence and runs all of our marketing campaigns and strategic online partnerships.

Erin Ramirez

Director of Customer relations

Erin is the Director of Customer Relations for Cicero Diagnostics. With over a decade of experience in customer service, Erin is an expert in building strong relationships with clients and ensuring their satisfaction. She has been instrumental in creating a culture of exceptional customer service. She is the mother of Brady, River, and a soon to be baby boy. As a fellow IVF warrior, she has first-hand knowledge of the emotional journey of our clients and patients.

Paul Pailer

National Sales Director

Paul is our National Sales Director. Paul has been in women’s healthcare for over 25 years giving him a deep understanding of the infertility market. His approach is consultative and educational. He is highly skilled in building relationships with physicians, clinics, and other stakeholders within the fertility industry. Paul is passionate about improving the lives of those affected by infertility, and is always seeking out new ways to expand the reach of ReceptivaDx.

Hallie Rossi

Northeast Regional Sales Director

Hallie brings over 20 years of diverse sales and commercial leadership experience in the biomedical and diagnostics field. Her passion and experience in Women’s Health has resulted in her continued success. Hallie’s “client first” consultative style enables her to understand her clients’ needs and deliver on their expectations. Hallie is driven, reliable and brings a joyful approach which results in trust relationships and delivered value to her clients. When not working, Hallie focuses equal amounts of energy and passion towards her family, balancing her children’s sports and traditional Colorado mountain activities.

Kristi Kemp

Pacific Northwest Sales Manager

Kristi is a Seattle native with extensive sales, marketing, and account management experience in diverse industries. She brings experience in women’s health diagnostics to her role at Cicero Diagnostics. She is dedicated to providing superior customer service and building trusted relationships with clients. Her goal is to be a valued resource to clinicians in their efforts to provide positive outcomes to patients on their fertility journey.

In her spare time, Kristi enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, and enjoying the beauty of the Pacific Northwest.

Lauren Palmerin

Client Services Coordinator

Lauren is our Client Services Coordinator. On calls, her friendly nature radiates to our clients. She aims to ensure the highest standard of customer satisfaction with her excellent communication skills, attention to detail, and ability to prioritize tasks effectively. The loves of her life include her sons Caleb, 7 and Ryan, 3.

Brandy Ortz

Customer Service Representative

As a customer service Representative, Brandy is committed to improving the customer experience. Managing all billing tasks, she is dedicated to providing accurate and timely billing information. Brandy also lends a hand in client services when necessary. She is the consummate team player and brings years of billing and service experience to the company. Her southern background is reflected in her daughters Stella and Scarlet as well as her natural southern warmth.

River Angress

Southern California Account Manager 

River Angress joins Cicero Diagnostics as our Southern California Account Manager. He is a California native who brings a fresh perspective to our sales team. With his prior sales experience in Austin, Texas, he has honed his sales skills and is ready to apply them to the dynamic field of diagnostics and healthcare.

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