Former CEO of Roche Molecular Systems, Celera Corporation and RainDance Technologies
Kathy Ordoñez brings more than 30 years of experience in the life sciences and diagnostics industries. From January 2012 until June 2013, Ms. Ordoñez was a Senior Vice President at Quest Diagnostics Inc., a leading provider of diagnostic information services, where she was initially responsible for leading the company’s R&D effort and later provided oversight to multiple businesses commercializing diagnostic products and testing services. She joined Quest Diagnostics as part of its acquisition of Celera Corporation, a leading provider of genetic testing products for HIV resistance, Cystic Fibrosis and high complexity tissue transplantation, in 2011. From April 2002 until May 2011, Ms. Ordoñez was the Chief Executive Officer at Celera and she founded Celera Diagnostics in December 2000. From 1985 until 2000, Ms. Ordoñez held several senior positions at Hoffmann- La Roche, overseeing the formation of Roche Molecular Systems, where she served as President and Chief Executive Officer, and led the wide-scale commercial application of the Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) technology to the research, diagnostic and forensic fields. Ms. Ordoñez also served as Director, non-Executive Chairman, and Chief Executive Officer of RainDance Technologies, Inc., which was sold to Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc. in February 2017. Ms. Ordoñez served as a member of the Quidel Corporation Board of Directors from mid-2019 until Quidel’s merger with Ortho Clinical Diagnostics in May 2022.