Technical Leadership

Driven by Purpose
Operating in the State of California, clinical labs are held to higher standards of staffing due to Business and Professions Codes as well as Dept. of Health regulations which exceed the federal laws. Unlike most of the states in the USA, we cannot fill positions with unlicensed and low-paid staff. And we wouldn’t want to. Quality starts with the human beings at the helm of their respective divisions. Meet our leaders.

Manuel Baculi, MD – Laboratory Director
Dr. Baculi has been directing BioHealth Laboratory since its inception in 1999. A graduate of St. Thomas Medical School, he is an active leader in the Filipino Medical Doctors Association of Southern California and is a Fellow of the American Board of Family Physicians.

In his spare time Dr. Baculi enjoys playing golf and performing modern music on his classic piano.

Melissa Narvadez, CLS, DVM – Technical Supervisor
Dr. Narvadez earned her Clinical Laboratory Scientist (CLS) credential after graduating the elite program at Cal State Dominguez Hills, and earned her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) from the University of the Philippines.

She enjoys studying medieval art history and promoting global human rights.

Jena Nordgaard, CLS – Senior Clinical Laboratory Scientist
Jena Nordgaard graduated from Cal Polytechnic State University with a degree in Microbiology and holds a degree in medical laboratory science from UC San Diego.

For fun she enjoys painting, swimming, and running in marathons.

Alen Karamian, PHM – Senior Microbiologist
Alen Karamian  attended the University of Maryland where he received a B.S. in Microbiology and a M.S. in biotechnology.

In his off-time, Alen is an outdoor enthusiast and enjoys fishing, camping and hiking. He has a fondness for photography and learning about new concepts in nutrition.