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Senior Management | Board of Directors

Anthony Zook

Chief Executive Officer since December 2014
  • Has over 30 years industry experience and held several executive positions at AstraZeneca including Executive VP of Global Commercial Operations, President and CEO of the North American division, and President of MedImmune
  • Has served and continues to serve on several boards including the boards of AltheRx, Inhibikase, Rib-X Pharmaceuticals, the National Pharmaceutical Council, PhRMA, the Pennsylvania Division of the American Cancer Society, and his alma mater, Frostburg State University
  • Earned BS degree from Frostburg State University and an AA degree in Chemical Engineering from Pennsylvania State University

Lesley Russel, MBCHC, MRCP

Chief Medical Officer since April 2016
  • Has more than 23 years of industry experience including leadership positions at Cephalon and Teva where she served as Chief Medical Officer and Head of R&D for Global Branded Products respectively
  • Serves as a non-executive director of AMAG Pharmaceuticals and Endocyte , both NASDAQ listed biopharmaceutical companies
  • Received her medical degree (MBChB) from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland and is a member of the Royal College of Physicians UK

Rich Fante

Chief Commercial Officer and Head of Business Development since August 2015
  • Has more than 25 years of industry experience including leadership positions at AstraZeneca, serving most recently as President of its US business, CEO North America, and Regional Vice President of the Americas
  • Served as board chairman of the National Pharmaceutical Council
  • Serves as a nonexecutive director of the privately held biotech company Inhibikase Therapeutics, Inc
  • Received his BA in Biology from Princeton University and an MBA from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Charles F. Katzer

Exec. Vice President, Global Technical Operations since December 2015
  • Has over 40 years’ industry experience including manufacturing, quality assurance/control, supply chain, logistics, engineering/validation and pharmaceutical & medical device development
  • Has managed domestic US and international operations responsible for the manufacture, development and supply of a wide range of pharmaceutical dosage forms
  • Has held leadership positions including Senior VP Technical Operations at Auxilium Pharmaceutical, Senior VP and CTO at Discovery Laboratories, VP Manufacturing Operations at MedImmune Vaccines and leadership positions within Rhone Poulenc Rorer
  • Received his BS degree in Zoology from the University of Wisconsin