Board of Directors
Peter K. Miller
Mr. Miller has served as our Chief Executive Officer and as a member of our Board of Directors since 2010, and as a member of the board of directors of OptiNose AS since June 2018. From June 2004 to May 2007, Mr. Miller was Co-Founder, Chief Executive Officer and President of Take Care Health Systems Inc., a company that introduced medical clinics inside Walgreens retail pharmacies, and from May 2007 to May 2010, served as Vice President of Walgreen Co.’s Health and Wellness Division following its acquisition of Take Care Health Systems. Prior to co-founding Take Care Health Systems, Mr. Miller spent more than 15 years at Johnson & Johnson, a multinational medical devices, pharmaceutical and consumer packaged goods manufacturer, serving in a variety of marketing and general management roles that included Worldwide President of Johnson & Johnson — Merck Consumer Pharmaceuticals and President of Janssen Pharmaceutical. Mr. Miller served as a member of the board of directors of Actua Corporation, a publicly-traded SaaS technology company, from June 2010 until January 2018. Mr. Miller holds a B.S. in Economics from Trinity College and an M.B.A. from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.
William F. Doyle
Mr. Doyle has served as a director of our company since 2010, and previously as a member of the board of directors of OptiNose AS from 2004 to 2010. Mr. Doyle is the Executive Chairman of NovoCure Limited, a commercial stage oncology company; Executive Chairman of Blink Health Ltd., a private technology company providing Americans with affordable access to prescription medications; and lead independent director of Minerva Neuroscience Inc., a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company. Since 2003, Mr. Doyle has been the managing partner of WFD Ventures LLC, a private venture capital firm he cofounded, and from 2014 to 2016 he was a member of the investment team of Pershing Square Capital Management L.P., a private investment firm. Previously, Mr. Doyle served as a member of Johnson & Johnson’s Medical Devices and Diagnostics Group Operating Committee and was vice president, Licensing and Acquisitions. While at Johnson & Johnson, Mr. Doyle was also chairman of the Medical Devices Research and Development Council and worldwide president of Biosense-Webster, Inc. Earlier in his career, Mr. Doyle was a management consultant in the healthcare group of McKinsey & Company. In addition to serving as chairman of Novocure, within the past five years, Mr. Doyle served as director of Zoetis, Inc., an animal medicine and vaccine company. Mr. Doyle holds an S.B. in materials science and engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School. Mr. Doyle serves on Harvard Business School’s Board of Dean’s Advisors, Harvard Business School’s Healthcare Advisory Board, MIT’s Institute of Medical Engineering & Science Visiting Committee and MIT’s Undergraduate & Graduate Education Visiting Committee.
Mr. Venkataraman has served as a director of our company since 2010. He is also a Partner of Avista Capital Partners, having joined in 2007. Prior to joining Avista, Mr. Venkataraman was a Vice President in the Healthcare Investment Banking group at Credit Suisse Group AG having worked there from 2001 to 2007. Previously, he worked at GE Healthcare (formerly known as GE Medical Systems) from 1996 to 1999. Mr. Venkataraman holds an M.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign and an M.B.A. from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. He currently serves as a director of Xifin, Inc., Cosette Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Inform Diagnostics, National Spine & Pain Centers Holdings, LLC, and Osmotica Pharmaceuticals plc. Mr. Venkataraman previously served as a director of AngioDynamics Inc., Lantheus Holdings Inc., and Zest Anchors, Inc.
Joseph C. Scodari
Mr. Scodari has served as Chairman of our Board of Directors since October 2017. Mr. Scodari was Worldwide Chairman, Pharmaceuticals Group, of Johnson & Johnson, and a member of Johnson & Johnson’s Executive Committee from March 2005 until his retirement in March 2008. From 2003 to March 2005, Mr. Scodari was Company Group Chairman of Johnson & Johnson’s Biopharmaceutical Business. Mr. Scodari joined Johnson & Johnson in 1999 as President and Chief Operating Officer of Centocor Inc., when Johnson & Johnson acquired that company. Mr. Scodari joined Centocor in 1996 as President, Pharmaceutical Division and was named President and COO in 1998. Mr. Scodari began his career in 1974 in sales for Winthrop Laboratories, Division of Sterling Drug. He progressed through various management positions, eventually leading the Diagnostic Imaging Division for Winthrop and later Strategic Marketing at the Corporate level for the Imaging business. Mr. Scodari joined Rorer Pharmaceuticals (shortly thereafter, Rhône-Poulenc Rorer) in 1989 as Vice President of Marketing and Business Development. He later served as Vice President and General Manager for the United States, and subsequently, North America, and finally as Senior Vice President and General Manager for the Americas. Mr. Scodari previously served as a director of Actelion Pharmaceuticals, Ltd., Endo Health Solutions, Inc. and Covance, Inc. Mr. Scodari has served on various non-profit boards, including the University of the Health Sciences in Philadelphia, the Board of Overseers for the Robert Wood Johnson School of Medicine, and on the Board of Trustees for Gwynedd Mercy College. He has also served on various industry association boards, including the NWDA Associate Member Board, the National Pharmaceutical Council, as Vice Chairman of the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO), and Chairman of PA BIO. Mr. Scodari received a B.A. from Youngstown State University.
Mr. Groenhuysen has served as a director of our company since October 2017. Mr. Groenhuysen has served as Chief Financial Officer of NovoCure Limited since 2012. At Novocure, Mr. Groenhuysen has global responsibility for finance, information technology, health policy and strategy. From 2007 to 2011, Mr. Groenhuysen worked for Cephalon, Inc., a U.S. biopharmaceutical company, last serving as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, where he had responsibility for worldwide finance, commercial operations and risk management. Prior to joining Cephalon in 2007, Mr. Groenhuysen spent twenty years with Philips Electronics serving various assignments in Europe, Asia and the United States, the latest of which started in 2002 when he was promoted to Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President of Philips Electronics North America Corporation. Mr. Groenhuysen holds a Master’s Degree in Business Economics from VU University Amsterdam and graduated as a Registered Public Controller at VU University Amsterdam.
Sandra L. Helton
Ms. Helton has served as a director of our company since February 2018. Ms. Helton serves on the Board of Directors of Principal Financial Group, a global diversified financial institution, where she chairs the Audit Committee and serves on Principal’s Executive Committee and Finance Committee, which she previously chaired. Ms. Helton also serves on the Board of Directors of Covetrus, a worldwide animal health business and chairs their Audit Committee. Prior to the acquisition of Lexmark International Inc. in November 2016, she served on their Board of Directors and Finance and Audit Committee. Ms. Helton also served on the board of Covance Inc., a leading global drug development services company, prior to LabCorp acquiring the company in 2015. She chaired the Finance and Audit Committee and served on the Nominating and Governance Committee of Covance. Ms. Helton was Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, and member of the Board of Directors of Telephone and Data Systems, Inc. (TDS) from 1998 through 2006. Her responsibilities included strategic planning, finance and information systems, among other functions. Ms. Helton also served on the Boards of United States Cellular Corporation and Aerial Corporation, TDS’s publicly traded subsidiaries. Before TDS, Ms. Helton was Vice President, Corporate Controller of Compaq Computer Corporation. Prior to Compaq, Ms. Helton held over a dozen increasingly responsible positions during her 26-year tenure with Corning Incorporated. Ms. Helton serves on the Board and Executive Committee of Northwestern Memorial Foundation. She previously served on the Board of Northwestern Memorial Health Care, a nationally recognized academic medical center, where she chaired the Audit Committee and was a member of the Executive, Finance and Investment Committees. Ms. Helton holds an S.M. in Finance from Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Sloan School of Management and graduated with a B.S. in Mathematics from the University of Kentucky.
Robert P. O’Neil
Mr. O’Neil has served as a director of our company since June 2018. Mr. O’Neil is currently a Health Care Operating Executive with Avista Capital Partners. Mr. O’Neil currently serves as Chairman of the board of directors of Arcadia Consumer Healthcare, was a member of the board of directors of Trimb Healthcare AB until the sale of the company in September 2019, and is a Trustee of Morven Museum and Garden. Mr. O’Neil was a member of the board of directors of Avista Healthcare Public Acquisition Corp until its merger with Organogenesis Holdings Inc. in December 2018. Mr. O’Neil has over 35 years of operational and strategic business leadership experience at Johnson & Johnson (J&J), where he served as Worldwide Vice President, Business Development, Consumer Group of Companies, had responsibility for pharmaceutical and consumer healthcare businesses, and was a member of the Consumer Group Operating Committee and a Board member of Johnson & Johnson Development Corporation. Earlier positions with J&J included sales, marketing, business development, and general management positions with the J&J Pharmaceutical Group. Mr. O’Neil was a member of the Management Board of Ortho-McNeil Pharmaceutical and also managed strategic business development initiatives. Along with his professional responsibilities, Mr. O’Neil has been involved in a variety of community service activities, having served on the Boards of the Epilepsy Foundation of NJ and BTSC Youth Soccer organization, and as an advisor to the Veterans Leadership Council and American Corporate Partners Mentoring Program. A graduate of the Stillman School of Business, Seton Hall University, Mr. O’Neil also earned an MBA from the Tobin College of Business, St. John’s University, NY.
Catherine E. Owen
Ms. Owen has served as a director of our company since July 2020. Ms. Owen is Senior Vice President, Major Markets at Bristol-Myers Squibb, overseeing commercial operations for the business in 18 countries including Japan, Germany, France, and others across Europe. Ms. Owen joined BMS in 2019 from Johnson & Johnson, where she served most recently as President of Janssen Immunology North America, which launched new products in Crohn’s disease and psoriasis and led the development of J&J’s biosimilars strategy. Prior to leading Immunology, Ms. Owen was the President of the Infectious Diseases business in the US, responsible for the HIV, RSV, Flu, and Hepatitis B pipeline. Prior to that Ms. Owen worked in various functions and businesses at J&J and led the launches of multiple products in both Europe and the US. Ms. Owen began her career in the pharmaceutical industry in 1992 at AstraZeneca in London as a production support pharmacist. Ms. Owen earned her Bachelor of Science degree in pharmacy from the University of Manchester and completed her registered pharmacy degree and was a member of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society, MRPhs. In 2019, in recognition of her efforts as a developer of talent, the Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association (HBA) named Owen an HBA Luminary.