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Keystone Leadership

Jim Wolfe – Chief Encouragement Officer
Before he started Wolfe, Inc. Jim held the titles of Assistant Distribution Manager, Director of Human Resources & Training, and Vice President of Distribution. These roles gave him the opportunity to interact with employees and learn about staff management, human resources, and internal and external customer service.

As CEO of Wolfe, he strives to provide exceptional value and quality to our clients big or small. The atmosphere he creates is professional and friendly and one in which customer service is delivered by dedicated staff members that exude pride, warmth, friendliness and company spirit. He assists employers nationwide in their efforts to create safe, successful, and healthy environments for their employees.

Thomas S. Allen, Jr. – Director of Human Resources
Thomas came to Wolfe Inc. in April 2015, with responsibility for driving growth in Wolfe’s businesses through an effective human resources and people strategy. He is responsible for human resources strategy and planning, staffing, talent management and succession planning, as well as benefits, employee relations, leadership development, training and various other business support services.

Prior to joining Wolfe Inc., Thomas served as HR Generalist at Motorola Solutions (Arden Facility). His background includes more than 10 years of extensive related experience with Trident Micro Systems, Thermo Fisher Scientific, and Haywood County, NC Government.

Thomas is a graduate of Francis Marion University in South Carolina (B.S.) and Western Carolina University in North Carolina (M.P.A.). He is a member of the Society for Human Resources Management and holds their SHRM-SCP Certification. He is also active in various civic and community organizations in and around Western North Carolina.

Mark Jessop – Technology Solutions and innovations Leader
“Begin with the end in mind” is a quote Mark takes to heart every day at Wolfe. For 15 years Mark has made sure our telephones work and that our clients can log in to the portal for their results. He also writes programs for applications we use every day at Wolfe.

When he isn’t answering an SOS call from one of his less tech-savvy coworkers, he’s working on his wife’s old pickup truck, his old car, fixing a chair or building a deck. He really is a man who can fix anything because he begins with the end in mind.

Dr. John Fisher III – Scientific Director

Dr. Joe Baker – Technical Director
Dr. Baker is a veteran of the United States Navy and North Carolina native. He graduated from Western Carolina University in 2006 with a B.S. in chemistry, and earned a doctorate in organic chemistry from Duke University in 2011. He worked for five years in various capacities in the pharmaceutical industry prior to joining the Keystone team as Technical Director. Dr. Baker enjoys gardening and spending time with his family.

Kayla Brank – Medication Monitoring Operations Supervisor
An Asheville native, Kayla Brank graduated summa cum laude from UNC Asheville with a B.S. in Cell Biology. Prior to joining Keystone in 2014, she had been a pharmacy technician and was fascinated by the field of pharmacology. Today she oversees accessioning and billing operations, in addition to serving as a liaison between the laboratory, sales, and clients to help ensure we provide the best possible service. In her free time, she enjoys visiting new cities and interior design.

Chelsea Owens – General Laboratory Supervisor
After graduating from Western Carolina University in 2014 with a B.S. in Forensic Science and Biology, Chelsea began her toxicology career as a Laboratory Analyst at Keystone Laboratory. Over the past three years hard work and determination has led to her taking on the responsibility of running day to day laboratory operations. Currently she is working on her M.S. in Forensic Science from the University of Florida. Outside of the laboratory she enjoys playing soccer, working out, and participating in obstacle course races.