Leadership Team
A full spectrum of medical, epidemiological, architectural, and engineering expertise.​

Each member of our team has the experience, education, and authority to provide the most current evidence-based best practices to help businesses and properties mitigate infection threats.

Joseph Heaney, WELL AP

Joe has built Lotus into an industry leader in the burgeoning field of biosecurity. He has previous experience in the NYC construction industry as a Technical Sales Team Leader at Trane Technologies. Driven and client focused, Joe worked on designing and building projects ranging from high rise residential and hospitality to healthcare and commercial office buildings at Trane. As a result, Joe developed a breadth of knowledge of biosecurity and healthy building solutions spanning all trades, with a depth of knowledge in indoor air quality solutions. Joe graduated with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Johns Hopkins University.

Richard Drouin, LEED AP

Richard has 20 years of experience in NYC as lead mechanical engineer, project manager and principal. He has worked on a wide variety of building types including airports, commercial offices, transportation facilities, central utility plants, museums, high-rise buildings, hospitals and master plans. Client focused, Richard specializes in the design of simple, elegant, and energy efficient building systems for a wide variety of project typologies.

Sarah Clock, PHD, MPH

Sarah has been involved in infectious diseases research for 20 years and in infection prevention and control work for more than 10 years. She has experience as an infection control specialist focusing on the built environment, including guiding the design and use of clinical and administrative spaces, responding to emergent facilities issues affecting critical service lines and infrastructure, and prescribing and monitoring safe practices during active construction. Sarah has expertise in waterborne pathogen mitigation strategies as well as risk assessments for ventilation systems. She is a member of the ASHRAE Standing Standard Project Committee 170, has served on the Editorial Board of the American Journal of Infection Control (AJIC), and is an active Peer Reviewer for several Elsevier and American Society for Microbiology publications. Sarah trained in Microbiology at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Arts and Sciences and in Epidemiology at the Mailman School of Public Health.

Jovan Pantelic, PHD

Jovan is an Assistant Professional Researcher at the Center for Built Environment at the University of California Berkeley and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Jovan’s research focuses on healthy and energy-efficient buildings. His current research interests include natural and mechanical ventilation, Internet of Things (IoT) indoor and outdoor air quality sensing, airborne infection transmission and control, energy-efficient cooling, and dehumidification technologies. Jovan worked on: developing personalized ventilation air terminal devices, the investigation of airborne modes of influenza transmission, development of bioaerosol samplers, investigation of ventilation systems capability to mitigate airborne transmission, use of IoT sensors for simultaneous air quality improvement and energy savings. Jovan has authored and co-authored over 50 peer-reviewed journal articles and, for his work in 2016, received Ralph-Nevins award from ASHRAE. He is also a WELL Standard advisor for their Air and Thermal concept.