Kenneth Wayne Mueller, Ph.D., HCLD, CC

Director of Vedanta Laboratories

Kenneth Wayne Mueller, Ph.D., has over 42 years of laboratory experience, working in both the Hospital and Commercial Clinical Laboratories arenas.  Dr. Mueller started his career in the Hospital venue in 1975. He retired in 2011 to pursue a career in Clinical Consulting. Since his retirement in 2011, Dr. Mueller has been working as a Clinical Consultant performing the functions of Laboratory Director and Technical Director.

Currently, Dr. Mueller direct 5 CLIA laboratories, Vedanta being one of them, and is a Technical Supervisor of two other toxicology labs that are located in California.

Furthermore, Dr. Muller is an board certified as a High Complexity Lab Director and Clinical Consultant with the American Board of Bioanalysis and holds a California State License as a Director of Clinical Chemistry.

With his eyes on the future and soul invested in our mission of timeliness, accuracy and unmatchable customer service, we have flourished and will continue to do so as one of the leading toxicology labs.

Marie Hammer, C.L.S.

Laboratory Manager

Marie Hammer, C.L.S., is the Laboratory Manager of Vedanta Laboratories, Inc. Before joining the Vedanta team, Marie worked as a Clinical Laboratory Scientist at UCI Medical Center, where she performed routine and STAT testing and equipment maintenance. She has extensive laboratory experience, including having worked for 11 years at Westcliff Medical Laboratories. Starting with the company as a STAT Laboratory Manager, Marie quickly assumed the position of Special Chemistry Supervisor where she oversaw the lab’s special chemistry department.

Marie received her B.A. in Biology from California State University, Fullerton, and is licensed as a Clinical Laboratory Scientist (C.L.S.) in the state of California. Marie is proud to grow with Vedanta while helping the company reach its fullest potential.

Vince Chang

Senior IT Director

Vince Chang is now the Senior IT Director of Vedanta Laboratories and our parent company Sovereign Health. He will be overseeing all aspects of IT projects, corporate wide, and leading all his IT staff through various enterprise technologies. Most recently, Vince was an IT Consultant for Vantari Genetics in Irvine, California, leading the planning and architecture design of the NGS bioinformatics pipeline and implementing Cartagenia, a variant review and analysis software.

Vince earned his bachelor of science in business administration from California State University, Los Angeles. Earlier in his career, Vince worked at Specialty Laboratories in Valencia, California, as the Director of Information Technology. There, he helped the acquisition of the company by Quest Diagnostics, a prominent provider of clinical laboratory services in the United States and abroad. Vince is excited to contribute to the Vedanta team.

Malav Desai

IT Manager

Malav Desai is the IT Manager for Vedanta Laboratories, leading the planning, analysis, maintenance and implementation of various enterprise technologies. In 2015, Malav moved from Houston, TX to join Vedanta for an amazing opportunity to boost his career in healthcare IT environment. With over 7 years of impressive experience in the IT field, Malav started out as a Data Analyst, to IT Specialist, to an IT Project Manager. At a young age, Malav got to work in different types of organizations such as Automobile, Engineering and Healthcare. With his experiences, Malav selected Healthcare IT as his long-term career goal.

Malav earned his B.A. in Organizational Leadership & Supervision (Project Management) and a minor in Computer Application Technology from the University of Houston. Malav is proud to be working for the Vedanta team and help Vedanta grow to its fullest potential.

Nader Faraji

System Administrator

Nader Faraji is the system administrator for Vedanta Laboratories. Nader has an enormous amount of knowledge about IT Architecture and his specialty of being a detailed-orientated person has gave him the opportunity to engage his career in the United States. Nader came to the USA in 2015 from Tehran, Iran with a B.A. Computer Engineering. He has worldwide experience from many different countries in the middle-east where he was a Construction Consultant in IT systems and a System Administrator. Nader enjoys working with an environment where his knowledge in IT grows every day and he is proud to be contributing to the Vedanta Team.

Jose Gochez

Shipping and Receiving Clerk

Jose Gochez is the Shipping and Receiving Clerk at Vedanta Laboratories, Inc. Jose’s responsibilities include reviewing incoming and outgoing packages for quality assurance while maintaining a detailed log of all shipments and supplies. With an impressive variety of work experience ranging from administrative duties at the Pasadena City Prosecutor’s Office to case management through Pacific Clinics, Jose is pleased to be working with Vedanta’s team of laboratory professionals.