Meet Our Team

Frances Grinstead

Pathogend LLC, CEO empty 

Years of experience in National and International high-level disinfection distribution, training, and protocol implementation. The bulk of experience in multiple forms of aerosolized disinfection equipment and chemicals.

Founder of the CURIS bio-decontamination system and the Pathogend service company.

Co-writter Implementation guidelines for the control of KPC pathogen in hospital settings in Central America.

Trainer for EVS(environmental services staff) for Healthcare facilities to aid them in bringing hi-level disinfection to their facilities.

Designed tailor-made decontamination protocols for facility use in multiple markets.

Designed and implemented a training program which integrated protocols from multiple disciplinary agencies. Trained for real world outbreak management and containment.

The first to launch bio-decontamination service companies utilizing sterilization as a marker for success.

Frances is constantly striving for excellence in the world of infection prevention and regularly accumulates CE continuing education hours with an emphasis on in infectious disease, containment, and management with regards to surface treatments and

Bachelor of Science: Psychology; Minor: Biology, University of Central Florida

Richard Mullen

Pathogend of Delaware, President

10 years in biomedical decontamination products and procedures. Facility trainer of target-specific needs of specialized decontamination. Multiple certifications in IICRC, CURIS, bio-decontamination.

Bachelor of Science: Finance, University of Delaware

John Eklund

Pathogend of Delaware, Co-Owner

John has 30+ years of experience at a Fortune 500 science company whose values include a commitment to health and safety, respect for people, and highest ethical behavior and whose product lines include nutrition and health, people protection solutions, and safer food production.

John’s roles have included senior level IT and Finance positions managing projects of all sizes to drive effective solutions for customers and businesses.

Bachelor of Science: Accounting, MBA, University of Delaware

Vince Battaglia

Pathogend of Georgia, President

20 years of experience providing Emergency Medical Service and Aviation Medicine both in the Civilian and Military arena. Military experience in Emergency K9 medicine as well as extensive training in Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear explosives (CBRNE) and practicing Trauma Medicine in austere environments. Emergency preparedness trained and experience with highly contagious and commonly spread diseases overseas, including Small Pox Containment.


• OSHA instructor (501) and trained on the Globally Harmonized System for Hazard Classification and Labeling.

• International Institute of Inspection

• Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) in Applied Microbial Remediation Technician (AMRT)

• Water Damage Restoration Technician

Toni  Gallira

Pathogend of New Jersey, President

7 years of experience in national laboratory decontamination as a Regional Bio Safety Account Manager.  BSL2,3.4 work with an emphasis on procedures and protocols.
Bachelor of Science: Marketing, University of Delaware

Reece Openshaw

GermChamps (Utah), President

An expert in chemical and biological decontamination. Award winning Best of 2016 West Valley Janitorial and Environmental Services for decontamination and disinfection service, with added specialization in Meth Decontamination.
Bachelor’s in Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication
MBA, University of Phoenix