Leadership Team

Mr. Jeff Mitchell earned his MBA from Boston University with concentrations in both Health Sector Management and finance. For his undergraduate degree he attended Colorado State University earning a B.S. in Biochemistry. Afterward, he spent nine years as a cellular and molecular biologist in both academic and industry settings, focusing on endocrinology, immunology, and oncology projects. Subsequently, Mr. Mitchell has worked in cross-functional roles including product management, competitive intelligence, and assessment of strategic opportunities within the life sciences.

Dr. Yun Zhao holds a medical degree and was a practicing physician at Ruijin Hospital Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine for 4 years. Dr. Zhao started his research career at RFUMS/Chicago Medical School, followed by time at Hoffmann-La Roche and Merck working on clinical drug-screening and clinical technology method development respectively. Prior to joining Admera Health, Dr. Zhao was at GENEWIZ, Inc. expanding its Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) Laboratory. Dr. Zhao now runs Admera Health’s Biopharma Services Department providing NGS services to pharmaceutical/biotech companies and academic institutions.


Ms. Amanda Raywood leads the Human Resources Department at Admera Health. Ms. Raywood obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree in Public Relations, with minors in Marketing and Speech Communication from York College of Pennsylvania. She has a diverse set of experience within Human Resources, Administration, Customer Relationship Management and Marketing.


Dr. James Dermody also serves as the CLIA Lab Director at the Institute of Genomic Medicine at Rutgers Medical School, the Specialty Lab Director at the New Jersey Board of Medical Examiners, an Assistant Professor at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, and a member of the New Jersey Medical School Institutional Review Board. Dr. Dermody holds Board Certification in Clinical Molecular Diagnostics from the American Board of Medical Genetics, as well as a Lab Director Certificate of Qualification from the New York State Department of Health. Dr. Dermody completed postdoctoral research at Hunter College after earning a Ph.D. from the State University of New York at Stony Brook and holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.