Ixcela Team

Erika Ebbel Angle, Ph.D.

Erika Ebbel Angle, Ph.D.

CEO and Co-founder

Meet Biochemist Dr. Erika Ebbel Angle, the force behind Ixcela. Erika serves as Chief Executive Officer and is the cofounder of Ixcela.

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Wayne Matson, Ph.D

Wayne Matson, Ph.D

Chief Scientist and Co-founder

Dr. Wayne Matson is co-founder of Ixcela and serves as its Chief Scientist. He has been at the center of the field of metabolomics for 30 years.

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Shelby Burns, MS, RD, LDN

Shelby Burns, MS, RD, LDN

Ixcela Program Expert

Ixcela Program Expert Shelby Burns, MS, RD, LDN, helps to ensure the success of Ixcela programs, clients, and accounts by providing results reviews, nutrition and lifestyle counseling, and trainings.

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Shannon Hartsfield

Shannon Hartsfield

Director of Operations

Director of Operations Shannon Hartsfield oversees the day-to-day operations of Ixcela. With the support of others, she is responsible for HR, finance, IT, and working with the legal team.

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Kevin Hauge

Kevin Hauge

Digital Marketing Manager

Digital Marketing Manager Kevin Hauge focuses on creating a positive user experience for Ixcela’s customers—from their discovery of the Ixcela program through reviewing their test results and recommendations. He is responsible for building and optimizing Ixcela’s marketing strategy through the website, email, and social media.

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Jonathon Kurtz

Jonathon Kurtz

Lead Development Specialist

Lead Development Specialist Jonathon Kurtz supports Ixcela’s pro partners by providing detailed product descriptions, explaining client benefits, and helping pros integrate the Ixcela Internal Fitness Test into their businesses.

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Stephanie Marcey

Stephanie Marcey

Laboratory Technician

Laboratory Technician Stephanie Marcey performs essential duties to support the daily operations of Ixcela’s lab. She runs specimens, makes buffers, extractors and hydrators, and maintains the lab.

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Samantha Matson

Samantha Matson

Director of Research and Development

Samantha Matson studied biology and chemistry at LIU. She began her love of science as a 4 year old when her father would bring her to his lab on weekends.

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Samantha Nienow

Samantha Nienow

Chief Marketing Officer

Visual strategist and storyteller Samantha Nienow is responsible for designing the client's journey from taking the Ixcela test to feeling supported by implementing lifestyle changes after receiving results.

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Juxhin Shehu

Juxhin Shehu

Clinical Laboratory Manager

Juxhin is a chemist who joined Ixcela in 2018. He received his bachelors from Salem State University in 2008, and since then his background experience has been in analytical chemistry and regulatory compliance.

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Rachel Stuck, RD, LDN

Rachel Stuck, RD, LDN

Director of Wellness and Curriculum

Director of Curriculum and Wellness Rachel Stuck loves to dive into the latest gut microbiome and metabolite research.

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Rachel Tortora

Rachel Tortora

Customer Service and Operations Specialist

Customer Service and Operations Specialist Rachel Tortora takes care of several behind-the-scenes operations at Ixcela.

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YJ Tso

YJ Tso

Chief Technology Officer

Chief Technology Officer YJ Tso is committed to building a strong foundation of software and technology in order to responsibly and securely manage customers’ data, improve customer experience, optimize operations, and empower Ixcela’s scientific research and development.

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