Board of Directors
Eric F. Rieders, PhD
Chairman of the Board of Directors
Dr. Rieders is Chairman of the Board of Directors of NMS Labs as well as Chairman of the Board of the Fredric Rieders Family Renaissance Foundation and an adjunct Professor of Forensic Science at Arcadia University. Dr. Rieders earned a Doctorate in Mathematics from Syracuse University and a BS in Chemistry and Mathematics from Ripon College (Ripon, WI).
Pierre G. Cassigneul
Board Member and Secretary of the Foundation
Mr. Cassigneul is President and Chief Executive Officer at NMS Labs. He is focused on delivering sustainable profitability while continuing the company’s tradition of quality and innovation. He has over 25 years experience leading organizations and high-growth-potential start-ups through the development and launch of innovative tests and high-science clinical diagnostic solutions. His most recent professional experience is in the area of molecular diagnostics as President and CEO of Predictive Biosciences and previously, XDx, Inc. Mr. Cassigneul was born in France where he graduated from Reims Management School
Board Member and Treasurer of the Foundation
Mr. Nolan is the Vice-President of Finance at NMS Labs. He has over 35 years of experience in finance and accounting and has extensive experience in the clinical and forensic lab industry Mr. Nolan has been a Foundation Board member since 2008. He is a Certified Public Accountant and has a BS in Accounting from Bloomsburg University.
Michael F. Rieders, PhD
Dr. Rieders is a laboratory director and forensic toxicologist at NMS Labs in Willow Grove, PA. He served on Pennsylvania’s Advisory Committee on Wrongful Convictions and has qualified as an Expert in Forensic Toxicology and testified in numerous criminal, civil and arbitration proceedings. Dr. Rieders is a member of several academic boards and societies, including The American Academy of Forensic Sciences. He is also a Trustee at Arcadia University where he is a faculty member and instructor in their nationally accredited Masters of Forensic Science Program. He serves on the Advisory Board for The Cyril H. Wecht Institute of Forensic Science and Law at Duquesne University School of Law; he is a Board Member at The Henry C. Lee Institute of Forensic Science at New Haven University in West Haven, Connecticut, and Chief Scientific Officer for The Forensics Mentors Institute in Willow Grove, PA. He is a member of the Vidocq Society. Dr. Rieders was an editor of the Pennsylvania Academy of Sciences publication Science Technology and National Security, wrote a chapter in Forensic Aspects of Chemical and Biological Terrorism by Lawyers and Judges Publishing Company and has presented numerous seminars. Dr. Rieders earned a doctoral degree in Pharmacology/Toxicology from Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia and an undergraduate degree in Chemistry from Beaver College (now Arcadia University).
Caroline Rieders Kelch
Caroline Rieders Kelch has a BA in Communications from Fordham University. She works at NMS Labs in the Expert Services section of Client Services. Caroline is also a Pennsylvania Notary Public. She has been a member of the Foundation Board since 2009, and was elected Secretary in 2010. Caroline is married and lives in Hatboro with her husband and their two dogs.
Prior to joining the Board at the Fredric Rieders Family Foundation, Marian was responsible for managing the financial operations of NMS and working closely with the accounting firm representative. Marian Rieders has been an NMS Board member since 1990 serving as a Corporate Officer in the position of Treasurer and Secretary to the corporation.
Nicholas F. Rieders