Meet Our Team

Shay Kerman

Chief Executive Officer

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Shay Kerman serves as president and chief operating officer of Urgent Care Solutions, dba AFC Urgent Care, a healthcare company with over 100 employees in Denver, overseeing the strategic and operational activities. She is experienced in operating outpatient clinics with a demonstrated history of working in wide range of different industries.

Currently at Urgent Care Solutions, she is providing quality healthcare in communities and help people be better healthcare users.  Before starting her healthcare company, she worked in other industries such as engineering and education. She has a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Poly Technic university and master’s in business administration from Kempten university. She enjoys working on strategic, tactical, and operational growth of companies and has helped many companies and nonprofits that need consultation.

Shay is interested in the variations and commonalities of how some of today’s most complex healthcare challenges are experienced across the continuum of care. She believes healthcare is a human right. She works with various organizations in building and implementing clinical outreaches to some of the most remote villages in Africa. She has worked with project C.U.R.E and Maranatha’s medical team in building satellite clinics and offer outpatient services in Ghana and Zambia.

Shay has a strong background in leadership, operations, strategic planning, and performance improvement in a wide range of company environments and high paced growth-oriented organizations.

Kyle

Lab Manager

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Kyle is from Marquette, Michigan, and is a graduate of Northern Michigan University. He has been living and working in Colorado since he obtained his Bachelor of Science degree in Molecular Biology in 2015. Kyle is passionate about health care and helping patients. In his spare time, he enjoys skiing, hiking with his dogs, trying new restaurants, and being with friends and family.

Ashley Ton

Quality Assurance Manager

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Ashley has a BS in biology and a minor in anthropology from California State University of Fullerton. When she lived in California, she worked in a medical laboratory as an IHC Laboratory Technician. After moving to Colorado, Ashley was eager to continue to provide patient care through diagnostic testing for Covid-19. She enjoys reading, hiking, fishing, and cooking. She also enjoys playing video games and board games with her family.

Ryan Searle

Lead Lab Technician

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Ryan Searle graduated from Metropolitan State University of Denver in the spring of 2020 with a bachelor’s degree in biology and a minor in environmental science. A native Coloradan with a lifelong passion for science, Ryan is excited to have the opportunity to help people through his work in the lab. He enjoys spending time with his dog, learning about weird stuff in space and listening to nerdy podcasts.

Khiani Kelly

Lead Lab Technician

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Khiani is native to Denver, CO, and is a 2019 graduate from Lander University in South Carolina and earned a bachelor’s degree in biology. Her favorite science subject in college was developmental biology where she was able to research the effects of nicotine on a fetus using chicken eggs. She received a full-ride volleyball scholarship to Lander University and played as a captain all four years. In her free time, she loves traveling, cooking, and spending time with her new puppy Luna.

Zachary Driscoll

Lab Technician II

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Zach is a graduate of the University of Washington, with a degree in Biology, and serves as our lab assistant manager. He became passionate about research after engaging in field work during college and since then has experience as a lab technician. Zach is excited to learn new skills at StatLab Dx and grow in the healthcare field. In his free time, he enjoys snowboarding, going to the dog park with his black lab, and exploring new restaurants around Denver.

Samuel Swisher

Lab Technician II

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Sam graduated from the University of Colorado at Boulder in 2019 with a degree in Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology (MCDB) and a minor in Business. He worked as a Research Assistant for several years in his home state of Texas doing cancer research involving CRISPR at the University of Texas at MD Anderson. Sam is thrilled to be part of the StatLab Team and to continue learning more about the healthcare and diagnostic field. When he’s not in the lab Sam can be found snowboarding at Winter Park, hunting on his parents’ cattle ranch in Texas, and playing Frisbee with his friends.

Elizabeth Crisafulli

Lab Technician II

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Elizabeth recently moved to Denver from Baltimore, where she studied Biotechnology in college and worked on undergraduate research involving the human microbiome’s impact on fighting illness and cancers. Here in Denver, she continues to follow her passion for medical lab work and hopes to pursue further education focusing on infectious disease. In her time off, Elle finds herself exploring the mountains and historic towns of Colorado, playing video games on the computer she built, and providing support to others who also suffer from genetic connective tissues disorders. Her dream is to visit every National Park in the U.S. (hopefully Canada, too)!

Sydney Vaden

Lab Technician I

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Sydney has a BS in Biology from the University of Florida. During her studies, she was a research assistant investigating horticultural pathology with citrus genetics and breeding. Since her move to Colorado, she has been expanding her clinical experience to further her education in the medical field. In her free time, Sydney loves tending to her jungle of plants, baking sweets for dessert, and spending time with her hound in the mountains.

Eve Guess

Lab Technician I

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Eve is a Colorado native and graduated from the University of Colorado Denver. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology in 2021. While in college she pursued her passion for lab work as a research assistant. She is excited to continue working as an assistant to further develop her research and management skills. She enjoys skiing, baking, and spending time with her chiwawa and golden doodle!

Mackenzie Kimber

Lab Assistant

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MacKenzie is a Colorado native who graduated from PIMA Medical Institute with her certification in medical assisting in 2016. She worked as a Research Lab Technician for 5 years after that and as an Antigen Lab Technician for 1 year before joining the StatLab team. She has always had a love for science and looks forward to growing into her role as a Lab assistant here at StatLab Diagnostics. In her free time, she loves hiking, photography, and spending time with her friends and family.

Isabella Saporito

Lab Assistant

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Isabella was born and raised in Colorado. She graduated from the University of Colorado Boulder in 2022 with a degree in ecology and evolutionary biology with a public health certificate. Isabella is excited to continue to learn and grow her lab experience as well as continue her education in the healthcare field in the future. In her free time Isabella likes to spend time with her family, friends, and dogs, as well as traveling to the beach as much as possible!

Elizabeth Cass

Lab Assistant

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Hello, my name is Libby! I just graduated from the University of Denver with a BS in Molecular Biology and my two minors, Chemistry and Japanese. I’m originally from Portland, Oregon, but I fell in love with Denver once I started my classes. I now live here with my dog Pumpkin and she keeps me company while we hike and explore all that Denver has to offer.

Kate Morrow

Lab Assistant

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Kate, a Colorado native, is a current student at the University of Colorado Boulder working on achieving her bachelors degree in biochemistry. Kate is excited to be working and learning in a professional lab environment. In her free time, you can find her playing video games, soccer, and lots of spikeball.