SHIELD T3, LLC founded in 2020 is solely owned by the Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois and functions as a university-related organization. SHIELD T3’s primary mission is to expand the reach of saliva-based COVID-19 testing pioneered by the University of Illinois researchers.

Leadership Team

Laura Wand

Chief Executive Officer (Interim)

Bob Ludtke

Chief Operations Officer

Michael Beck

Chief Financial Officer

David Clark

Chief Commercial Officer

Tulsiram “Ram” Prathapam

Chief Scientific Officer

Kenny Henry

Chief Information Officer

Randal Leslie

Vice President/General Manager Lab Management

Katie Truesdell

Human Resources Officer

Yuory Karetnyi

Chief Compliance Officer

Board of Managers Executive Committee

Bill Jackson

Principal Officer

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