Meet Your Team

The dedicated professionals at Facility Logix include experts from across multiple disciplines. Some bring lived, real-world knowledge of life sciences and the biotech industry, others bring leading expertise in facility design, real estate construction, and project management. What they have in common is the passion and commitment to assure your success, and together they make for a deep and vital resource unmatched in the industry. They are your trusted partner and your competitive edge.

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Patricia Larrabee
President | CEO

Innovation requires vision and knowledge. Realizing all the vibrant possibilities of innovation also requires vision and knowledge.

Twenty years ago, Pat Larrabee had the vision to address a pressing need in the innovation sector: A lack of comprehensive expertise at the intersection of real estate, construction, marketing, science and tech. With, at the time, a decade of experience in the biotech industry as Executive Vice President at Scheer Partners under her belt and years as a former bench researcher with an M.S. in Biotechnology Management and a B.A. in Biology, Pat had the knowledge to address that need and decided to start to blaze a new trail.

Since founding Facility Logix in 2004, Pat has led a strategically assembled team of experts applying technical end-user knowledge to the facility- and marketing-related needs of the industry. She and her staff have advised real estate professionals and institutions across the United States and managed facility expansion and implementation programs for clients such as Eisai, George Mason University, Integrated Biotherapeutics, Johns Hopkins University, The Mayo Clinic, and United Therapeutics. Under her direction, the company has conducted numerous feasibility studies for shared wet lab co-work, incubation, and accelerator facilities and has developed life science strategies for economic development groups across the country. In 2016, The Daily Record named Pat one of the Top 100 Women in Maryland, and she continues to blaze trails as technologies advance and demand increases nationally for expertise in innovation-driven economic development.

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Ariel Gruswitz
Vice President of Business Development & Operations

Ariel is a highly skilled science and technology advocate with a wealth of experience in government relations, regulatory affairs, and economic development. Before joining Facility Logix, Ariel spearheaded initiatives to secure state-funded support for the growth of science-based companies in her role at the Delaware Prosperity Partnership and served as manager of biotech and regulatory affairs at DuPont. Recognized as a valuable member of the Delaware Bioscience Association, Ariel currently serves on its board of directors. She holds a Juris Doctor (J.D.) from the University of Maryland School of Law and earned her Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in French literature & Spanish language from the University of Virginia.

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Howard Chapman
Director of Project Management Services

Bringing over four decades of construction experience, Howard joined Facility Logix in 2022, leveraging his extensive expertise in construction operations, project management, staff leadership, and training and growth strategies. As the overseer of FLGX's Project Management Services, Howard ensures the overall direction, successful performance, and financial outcomes of the projects. Throughout his distinguished career, he has held pivotal roles, including vice president for interior construction at Coakley Williams Construction, managing principal at INTEC Group, director of project management services at Savills Studley, and principal at Rand Construction. Howard pursued his education at the University of Northern Colorado and holds certifications as a Fitwell Ambassador, WELL AP, and LEED AP, demonstrating his dedication to sustainable and healthy building practices. With 20 years of service on the board of directors for DCBIA and experience as a committee chair, Howard's profound background and unwavering expertise greatly contribute to his invaluable position at Facility Logix. He consistently drives operational excellence and achieves successful project outcomes.

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Tim Howland
Director of Business Development, Senior Project Manager

Tim is a highly accomplished biotechnology and project management expert who serves as the director of business development & senior project manager, overseeing our North Carolina office. With a strong background in strategizing, building corporate relationships, and data analysis, Tim has successfully collaborated with small and medium-sized businesses as well as higher education institutions. He brings valuable expertise in translating scientific and research needs into project design and completion, with a focus on the biotech industry. Tim's extensive experience includes working at Celera Genomics to help establish a world-class DNA sequencing facility and at Scheer Partners as a project manager, assisting biotech clients in achieving their scientific objectives. He holds a Master of Science (M.S.) degree in biotechnology from Johns Hopkins University and a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in biology from Virginia Tech.

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Dawn Griffin
Director of Finance & Administrative Services, Project Manager

Dawn is an integral member of Facility Logix, serving as the director of people and operations and project manager. Leveraging her expertise in accounting and business administration, Dawn brings valuable insights to owners' representation projects. She displays exceptional proficiency in managing project SharePoint sites and optimizing workflows for both the firm and its clients. With a remarkable ability to prioritize multiple project tasks, Dawn ensures effective communication with stakeholders and the timely attainment of milestones. Dawn holds a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration and project management from the University of Maryland Global Campus. She is also a graduate of the Leadership Montgomery Program, further demonstrating her commitment to personal and professional growth.

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Emily Ratzlaff
Senior Project Manager

Emily is a senior project manager at Facility Logix, supporting life science design and construction projects. Prior to joining Facility Logix, Emily was a project manager at Manns Woodward Studios, responsible for managing multiple projects from schematic design to construction administration and management of a support team. Prior projects ranged from corporate utility firm offices to municipal buildings and hospitality spaces. Emily managed and coordinated projects with owners, consulting engineers, and contractors. Emily is a Maryland licensed architect. Emily has a B.S. in architectural design from the University of Nebraska Lincoln and a Master of Architecture from the University of South Florida Tampa.

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David Laydon
Project Manager

David is a Project Manager with experience in Laboratory Management and Project Management. During his time as a Laboratory Manager, David developed and implemented from the ground-up, a Quality Manual along with accompanying training protocol, which served as the foundation for ISO 17025 accreditation of a general microbiology laboratory. Additionally, David has developed contamination evaluation protocols for packaged food lines as well as conducted and provided remediation guidance for facilities in South Africa. As a Project Manager, David has contributed to the construction of multidisciplinary laboratory footprints, including: cell culture, general biology/chemistry, vivarium, and cGMP manufacturing spaces. David also serves as a subject-matter-expert in cGMP facility development and BSL 2&3 principles, has strong knowledge of laboratory equipment and processes within the cell and gene therapy sector, and a foundational understanding of quality assurance principles. David holds a Bachelor of Science in Microbiology from Colorado State University at Fort Collins, which included a Capstone study in Non-Tuberculosis mycobacteria in a BSL-3 setting, and a Master of Healthcare Administration with a specialization in Project Management as a Distinguished Scholar. In October 2023 David received his Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification for which he scored above target in all three domains tested.

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Ryann DeChirico
Assistant Project Manager

Ryann is an assistant project manager with nearly three years of experience in the field. Her expertise in project and move management greatly contributes to the success of the team. Ryann holds a Bachelor of Science degree in sports management and business from James Madison University, which serves as a strong foundation for her project management role. She is currently pursuing her Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) certification with the Project Management Institute (PMI) to further enhance her skills and knowledge in the field. In addition, Ryann actively engages with Women in Bio, where she serves on the HER Story committee, demonstrating her dedication to advancing women's careers in the life sciences industry. Outside of work, Ryann selflessly dedicates her free time to volunteering with a local nonprofit organization, supporting veteran women in their transition from military to civilian life.

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Kaitlyn Bosco
Assistant Project Manager

Kaitlyn is an assistant project manager at Facility Logix with eight years of experience in project management. Her background includes a working knowledge of laboratory equipment and supporting mechanical and plumbing projects from the drawing phase through completion. She has experience administering RFIs, change orders, start-up reports, and installation manuals and has worked with a broad range of vendors within the construction industry. Kaitlyn holds a Master of Public Administration from the University of Baltimore and a B.S. in Speech Pathology & Audiology from Kent State University.

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Yasmeen Ahmed Pattie
Senior Consultant & Project Manager

Yasmeen Ahmed Pattie has more than 20 years of relationship building and project management experience in the fields of real estate, non-profits, life sciences, city government, and economic development. Throughout her career, she has focused on planning, developing, and creating spaces for the greater good. Toward that end, Yasmeen works with small companies to find, plan, build out, and furnish new office, school, and lab spaces; advises larger organizations on strategic development initiatives; and helps growing companies access public funding opportunities.

Yasmeen has an undergraduate degree in classics at Amherst College and her master’s degree in city and regional planning from the University of California at Berkeley. She has an GSAPP in construction management & technology.

Patricia Larrabee photo
Patricia Larrabee
President | CEO

Innovation requires vision and knowledge. Realizing all the vibrant possibilities of innovation also requires vision and knowledge.

Twenty years ago, Pat Larrabee had the vision to address a pressing need in the innovation sector: A lack of comprehensive expertise at the intersection of real estate, construction, marketing, science and tech. With, at the time, a decade of experience in the biotech industry as Executive Vice President at Scheer Partners under her belt and years as a former bench researcher with an M.S. in Biotechnology Management and a B.A. in Biology, Pat had the knowledge to address that need and decided to start to blaze a new trail.

Since founding Facility Logix in 2004, Pat has led a strategically assembled team of experts applying technical end-user knowledge to the facility- and marketing-related needs of the industry. She and her staff have advised real estate professionals and institutions across the United States and managed facility expansion and implementation programs for clients such as Eisai, George Mason University, Integrated Biotherapeutics, Johns Hopkins University, The Mayo Clinic, and United Therapeutics. Under her direction, the company has conducted numerous feasibility studies for shared wet lab co-work, incubation, and accelerator facilities and has developed life science strategies for economic development groups across the country. In 2016, The Daily Record named Pat one of the Top 100 Women in Maryland, and she continues to blaze trails as technologies advance and demand increases nationally for expertise in innovation-driven economic development.


Ariel Gruswitz photo
Ariel Gruswitz
Vice President of Business Development & Operations

Ariel is a highly skilled science and technology advocate with a wealth of experience in government relations, regulatory affairs, and economic development. Before joining Facility Logix, Ariel spearheaded initiatives to secure state-funded support for the growth of science-based companies in her role at the Delaware Prosperity Partnership and served as manager of biotech and regulatory affairs at DuPont. Recognized as a valuable member of the Delaware Bioscience Association, Ariel currently serves on its board of directors. She holds a Juris Doctor (J.D.) from the University of Maryland School of Law and earned her Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in French literature & Spanish language from the University of Virginia.


Howard Chapman photo
Howard Chapman
Director of Project Management Services

Bringing over four decades of construction experience, Howard joined Facility Logix in 2022, leveraging his extensive expertise in construction operations, project management, staff leadership, and training and growth strategies. As the overseer of FLGX's Project Management Services, Howard ensures the overall direction, successful performance, and financial outcomes of the projects. Throughout his distinguished career, he has held pivotal roles, including vice president for interior construction at Coakley Williams Construction, managing principal at INTEC Group, director of project management services at Savills Studley, and principal at Rand Construction. Howard pursued his education at the University of Northern Colorado and holds certifications as a Fitwell Ambassador, WELL AP, and LEED AP, demonstrating his dedication to sustainable and healthy building practices. With 20 years of service on the board of directors for DCBIA and experience as a committee chair, Howard's profound background and unwavering expertise greatly contribute to his invaluable position at Facility Logix. He consistently drives operational excellence and achieves successful project outcomes.


Tim Howland photo
Tim Howland
Director of Business Development, Senior Project Manager

Tim is a highly accomplished biotechnology and project management expert who serves as the director of business development & senior project manager, overseeing our North Carolina office. With a strong background in strategizing, building corporate relationships, and data analysis, Tim has successfully collaborated with small and medium-sized businesses as well as higher education institutions. He brings valuable expertise in translating scientific and research needs into project design and completion, with a focus on the biotech industry. Tim's extensive experience includes working at Celera Genomics to help establish a world-class DNA sequencing facility and at Scheer Partners as a project manager, assisting biotech clients in achieving their scientific objectives. He holds a Master of Science (M.S.) degree in biotechnology from Johns Hopkins University and a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in biology from Virginia Tech.


Dawn Griffin photo
Dawn Griffin
Director of Finance & Administrative Services, Project Manager

Dawn is an integral member of Facility Logix, serving as the director of people and operations and project manager. Leveraging her expertise in accounting and business administration, Dawn brings valuable insights to owners' representation projects. She displays exceptional proficiency in managing project SharePoint sites and optimizing workflows for both the firm and its clients. With a remarkable ability to prioritize multiple project tasks, Dawn ensures effective communication with stakeholders and the timely attainment of milestones. Dawn holds a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration and project management from the University of Maryland Global Campus. She is also a graduate of the Leadership Montgomery Program, further demonstrating her commitment to personal and professional growth.


Emily Ratzlaff photo
Emily Ratzlaff
Senior Project Manager

Emily is a senior project manager at Facility Logix, supporting life science design and construction projects. Prior to joining Facility Logix, Emily was a project manager at Manns Woodward Studios, responsible for managing multiple projects from schematic design to construction administration and management of a support team. Prior projects ranged from corporate utility firm offices to municipal buildings and hospitality spaces. Emily managed and coordinated projects with owners, consulting engineers, and contractors. Emily is a Maryland licensed architect. Emily has a B.S. in architectural design from the University of Nebraska Lincoln and a Master of Architecture from the University of South Florida Tampa.


David Laydon photo
David Laydon
Project Manager

David is a Project Manager with experience in Laboratory Management and Project Management. During his time as a Laboratory Manager, David developed and implemented from the ground-up, a Quality Manual along with accompanying training protocol, which served as the foundation for ISO 17025 accreditation of a general microbiology laboratory. Additionally, David has developed contamination evaluation protocols for packaged food lines as well as conducted and provided remediation guidance for facilities in South Africa. As a Project Manager, David has contributed to the construction of multidisciplinary laboratory footprints, including: cell culture, general biology/chemistry, vivarium, and cGMP manufacturing spaces. David also serves as a subject-matter-expert in cGMP facility development and BSL 2&3 principles, has strong knowledge of laboratory equipment and processes within the cell and gene therapy sector, and a foundational understanding of quality assurance principles. David holds a Bachelor of Science in Microbiology from Colorado State University at Fort Collins, which included a Capstone study in Non-Tuberculosis mycobacteria in a BSL-3 setting, and a Master of Healthcare Administration with a specialization in Project Management as a Distinguished Scholar. In October 2023 David received his Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification for which he scored above target in all three domains tested.


Ryann DeChirico photo
Ryann DeChirico
Assistant Project Manager

Ryann is an assistant project manager with nearly three years of experience in the field. Her expertise in project and move management greatly contributes to the success of the team. Ryann holds a Bachelor of Science degree in sports management and business from James Madison University, which serves as a strong foundation for her project management role. She is currently pursuing her Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) certification with the Project Management Institute (PMI) to further enhance her skills and knowledge in the field. In addition, Ryann actively engages with Women in Bio, where she serves on the HER Story committee, demonstrating her dedication to advancing women's careers in the life sciences industry. Outside of work, Ryann selflessly dedicates her free time to volunteering with a local nonprofit organization, supporting veteran women in their transition from military to civilian life.


Kaitlyn Bosco photo
Kaitlyn Bosco
Assistant Project Manager

Kaitlyn is an assistant project manager at Facility Logix with eight years of experience in project management. Her background includes a working knowledge of laboratory equipment and supporting mechanical and plumbing projects from the drawing phase through completion. She has experience administering RFIs, change orders, start-up reports, and installation manuals and has worked with a broad range of vendors within the construction industry. Kaitlyn holds a Master of Public Administration from the University of Baltimore and a B.S. in Speech Pathology & Audiology from Kent State University.


Yasmeen Ahmed Pattie photo
Yasmeen Ahmed Pattie
Senior Consultant & Project Manager

Yasmeen Ahmed Pattie has more than 20 years of relationship building and project management experience in the fields of real estate, non-profits, life sciences, city government, and economic development. Throughout her career, she has focused on planning, developing, and creating spaces for the greater good. Toward that end, Yasmeen works with small companies to find, plan, build out, and furnish new office, school, and lab spaces; advises larger organizations on strategic development initiatives; and helps growing companies access public funding opportunities.

Yasmeen has an undergraduate degree in classics at Amherst College and her master’s degree in city and regional planning from the University of California at Berkeley. She has an GSAPP in construction management & technology.