Paul M. Silva has served as a member of our board of directors since October 2021. Mr. Silva is a biotechnology leader with more than 30 years of finance and operational experience. He served as senior vice president, chief accounting officer, at Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated, a global biotechnology company, from April 2011 until his retirement in April 2021, and also served as the company’s interim chief financial officer from January 2019 to April 2019. Mr. Silva joined Vertex in August 2007 and was the company’s vice president and corporate controller from September 2008 through April 2011. Prior to Vertex, he held positions at Iron Mountain Incorporated, Thermo Electron Corporation, and Anderson LLP. Mr. Silva holds a B.S. in accounting from Assumption College.
Edward C. Saltzman has served as a member of our board of directors since September 2022. Mr. Saltzman has nearly four decades of consulting and strategic development experience in the pharmaceutical, specialty pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries. He currently serves as Head of Biotech Strategy at Lumanity Inc., an Arsenal Capital Partners company focused on improving patient health by accelerating and optimizing access to medical advances. In 1993, Mr. Saltzman founded Defined Health Inc., an asset development strategy consulting firm, and led it to becoming a preeminent advisor to senior management and boards of directors of biotechnology and biopharmaceutical companies, including those developing novel drug discovery platforms. Following the sale of Defined Health to Cello Health plc in January 2017, Mr. Saltzman served as President of Cello Health’s bio-consulting business unit until mid 2017, when he became the unit’s Executive Chairman, a position he held until March of 2022 when Cello Health was merged with several other businesses and renamed Lumanity. Mr. Saltzman is a frequent speaker on industry issues and is a past recipient of the LES Frank Barnes Mentoring Award for his contributions to education in the life sciences sector. Mr. Saltzman currently is a Venture Advisor to the Israel Biotech Fund and Hibiscus Capital Management and a member of the Licensing Executives Society and the New York Pharma Forum. He previously served on the boards of directors of Vidac Pharmaceuticals Inc. and Saniona AB. Mr. Saltzman holds a bachelor’s degree in Journalism from New York University.
Judy Reinsdorf has served as a member of our board of directors since October 2021. Ms. Reinsdorf has extensive experience in executive roles across multiple industries. She most recently served as executive vice president and general counsel of Johnson Controls International, a global leader in building products and technology and integrated solutions, from September 2016 to November 2017, following its merger with Tyco International, where she served as executive vice president and general counsel from March 2007 until September 2016. She currently serves on the board of directors of EnPro Industries, Inc., and on the advisory board of Teach for America – New Jersey and the NACD New Jersey Chapter. Previously, Ms. Reinsdorf served on the boards of Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. until its acquisition by Astra Zeneca in 2021, The Dun & Bradstreet Corporation from 2013 until 2019 and Cornerstone Building Brands, Inc. from 2021 until it was taken private in 2022. She began her career in 1989 as an associate at Crowell & Moring and held various legal counsel positions at Monsanto, Pharmacia and C.R. Bard. Ms. Reinsdorf holds a B.A. from the University of Rochester and a J.D. from Cornell Law School.
Lori A. Kunkel, M.D., has served as a member of our board of directors since July 2019. Dr. Kunkel is a biotechnology consultant at LAK505, LLC (previously D2D, LLC), where she advises on drug development, strategy and commercialization, a position she has held since 2004. Dr. Kunkel currently serves on the board of directors of Oric Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and K36. She previously served as a director of Loxo Oncology, Inc. from October 2014 until February 2019, Tocagen from September 2015 to June 2020, Maverick Therapeutics from May 2015 to August 2021 and Curis, Inc. from November 2016 to September 2022. Dr. Kunkel served as Chief Medical Officer of Pharmacyclics LLC from 2011 to 2013 and of Proteolix, Inc. from 2007 to 2009. Dr. Kunkel also serves as a scientific advisor to a number of public and private biotechnology companies. Dr. Kunkel received a B.A. in Biology from University of California, San Diego and an M.D. from the University of Southern California.
Julia P. Gregory has served as a member of our board of directors since August 2019. Ms. Gregory is currently Chair and Chief Executive Officer of Isometry Advisors, Inc., a biotechnology financial, strategy, and management advisory firm. Ms. Gregory formerly served as Chief Executive Officer at ContraFect Corporation, a biotechnology company focused on therapeutics for drug resistant infectious diseases, from November 2013 through March 2016, and as a member of its board of directors from April 2014 through March 2016. Prior to her appointment as Chief Executive Officer, Ms. Gregory served as ContraFect’s Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer from July 2012 to November 2013. From 2009 to August 2011, Ms. Gregory served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Five Prime Therapeutics, Inc., and from 2000 to 2008 she served as Executive Vice President, Corporate Development and Chief Financial Officer of Lexicon Pharmaceuticals, Inc. In addition, Ms. Gregory has twenty years of investment banking experience, including at Dillon, Read & Co. and at Punk, Ziegel & Company, where she served as the head of investment banking and head of its life sciences practice. Ms. Gregory currently serves on the board of directors of Biohaven Ltd. and Freeline Therapeutics, Ltd. Ms. Gregory holds a B.A. from George Washington University and an M.B.A. from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
David Lacey, M.D., has served as Chairman of our board of directors since August 2019, and as a member of our board of directors since April 2016. Dr. Lacey is a biopharmaceutical consultant at David L. Lacey LLC, where he advises academic institutions, biotechnology companies, and venture capital firms, a position he has held since July 2011. Dr. Lacey currently serves on the board of directors of Arcus Biosciences, Inc., Atreca, Inc., and Inbiomotion SL. From 1994 until his retirement in 2011, Dr. Lacey held various positions, including Senior Vice President of Discovery Research, at Amgen Inc. Dr. Lacey holds a B.A. in Biology from the University of Colorado, Denver and an M.D. from the University of Colorado School of Medicine.
Arthur T. Sands, M.D., Ph.D., has served as President of Nurix since June 2020, and as Chief Executive Officer and a member of the company’s board of directors since September 2014. Prior to joining Nurix, Dr. Sands was the co-founder and served as President, Chief Executive Officer, and as a member of the board of directors of Lexicon Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company focused on target validation and pharmaceutical development, from 1995 to July 2014. Before founding Lexicon Pharmaceuticals, Dr. Sands served as an American Cancer Society postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Human and Molecular Genetics at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Sands holds a B.A. in Economics and Political Science from Yale University and an M.D. and a Ph.D. in Cell Biology from Baylor College of Medicine.