Christine A. White, MD
Dr. White has been a director of MEI Pharma since August 2010. She served as Lead Director from January 2013 until she was appointed Chairman of the Board in December 2015. She was with Biogen Idec from 1996 to 2005, most recently as Senior Vice President, Global Medical Affairs, where she played an integral role in the development and commercialization of Rituxan® and Zevalin®. Previously, she served as the Director of Clinical Oncology Research and Chair of the Department of Medicine at Scripps Memorial Hospitals in La Jolla and Encinitas, California. Dr. White served as a member of the board of directors of Arena Pharmaceuticals from 2006 to 2018. She previously served as a member of the board of directors at Genoptix Medical Laboratory, Monogram Biosciences and Pharmacyclics Inc. Dr. White earned her B.A. in Biology and her M.D. from the University of Chicago and is Board certified in both Internal Medicine and Medical Oncology.
Charles V. Baltic III, JD
Mr. Baltic has been a director of MEI Pharma since October 2011. Mr. Baltic has been affiliated with Needham & Company, LLC since 2009, as Managing Director and Co-Head of Healthcare until 2019 and as Senior Advisor since 2019. Mr. Baltic also is an Executive Vice President of SIDIS Corp., a life sciences management and investment company, since 2019. Mr. Baltic was a Managing Director and head of the biotechnology practice at CRT Capital Group from 2006 to 2008. From 2001 to 2006, he served as a Managing Director in Healthcare Investment Banking at Wachovia Securities. Prior to Wachovia, he was with Healthcare Investment Banking at Cowen and Company for six years, ultimately serving as a Director. Prior to beginning his investment banking career in 1996, Mr. Baltic practiced corporate and securities law with the firm of Dewy Ballantine, representing numerous healthcare and securities clients. Mr. Baltic previously served as a Director of SIDIS from 2015 - 2019. Mr. Baltic previously served as a Director of the non-profit trade association Life Science Washington (formerly the Washington Biotechnology and Biomedical Association) from 2013 to 2018, and a Director of MedVantage Inc., which was ultimately acquired by IMS Health (now IQVIA) in 2011. Mr. Baltic also previously served as a member of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s Advisory Committee on Small and Emerging Growth Companies from 2013 to 2015, and as a founding Trustee of the non-profit Hope Funds for Cancer Research from 2007 to 2017, and remains in the Council of Advisors. Mr. Baltic earned his B.A and J.D. degrees from Georgetown University and an M.B.A. degree in finance from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
Kevan Clemens, PhD
Dr. Clemens was elected as a director in December 2014. He has a long and distinguished career in the pharmaceutical industry, highlighted by 25 years at Labratorios Syntex SA and Hoffman-La Roche in a number of development, sales and marketing positions. As Executive Vice President, Business Director at Roche, he was responsible for the blockbuster Global Oncology franchise, including its strategic plans, development and marketing. Prior to that, he was Vice President, Global Head of Specialty Care, Vice President, Global Head of Project Management and Vice President, Global Head of Clinical Operations for North and South America. Dr. Clemens served on the board of directors of Chelsea Therapeutics International from 2004 until its acquisition by H. Lundbeck A/S in June 2014. He also served on the board of directors of Kosan Biosciences from 2005 to 2008. Dr. Clemens obtained his Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University College London.
Chery L. Cohen
Cheryl Cohen has served as a member of our board of directors since April 2020. Ms. Cohen has more than 25 years of leadership experience within the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries. Ms. Cohen currently serves as President of CLC Consulting, a pharmaceutical and biotechnology consulting firm which she incorporated in 2008, that specializes in new product start-ups and commercialization. Most recently, Ms. Cohen served as Chief Commercial Officer of Medivation, Inc. where she built the company’s commercial organization and lead her team to successfully launch the blockbuster oncology drug, Xtandi®. In 2016, Medivation was acquired by Pfizer Inc. for $14 billion. Prior to joining Medivation, Ms. Cohen spent over 10 years at Johnson & Johnson – most notably as Vice President of the Rheumatology Franchise. In this role, Ms. Cohen was responsible for over $2 billion in annual sales and led multiple commercial entities including marketing, sales, and life cycle management. From June 1998 through November 2007, Ms. Cohen oversaw multiple launches of Remicade® in several indications across a variety of specialties including Gastroenterology and Rheumatology. Ms. Cohen began her career at Solvay Pharmaceuticals in management and sales. Ms. Cohen currently serves on the board of directors of Novus Therapeutics, Inc., Aerpio Pharmaceuticals and NantKwest, all of which are publicly traded companies. She received a B. A. degree from Saint Joseph College.
Frederick W. Driscoll
Mr. Driscoll was appointed as a director in February 2018. He currently serves on the board of directors of Cue Biopharma, Cellectar Biosciences, Inc. and NantKwest, Inc. and SmartPharm Therapeutics. He served as the chief financial officer of Flexion Therapeutics, Inc. from 2013 to 2017. Prior to joining Flexion, he was the chief financial officer at Novavax, Inc. from 2009 to 2013. From 2008 to 2009, Mr. Driscoll served as the chief executive officer at Genelabs Technologies, Inc. and from 2007 to 2008 he served as the company's chief financial officer. He was also the chief executive officer of OXiGENE, Inc. from 2000 to 2006. Mr. Driscoll also served as the chairman of the board and audit committee chair at OXiGENE and as a member of the audit committee for Cynapsus Therapeutics, Inc. Mr. Driscoll earned a bachelor's degree in accounting and finance from Bentley University.
Nick Glover, PhD
Dr. Glover was appointed as a director in June 2013. He served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Sierra Oncology (NASDAQ: SRRA), a drug development company focused on advancing targeted therapeutics for the treatment of patients with cancer, from July 2014 through May 2020. Prior to joining Sierra, he served as President and Chief Executive Officer of YM BioSciences, an oncology drug development company, from November 2010 until its acquisition by Gilead Sciences for $510 million in February 2013. Previously, Dr. Glover was President and Chief Executive Officer of Viventia Biotech, a biopharmaceutical company involved in the discovery and development of monoclonal antibody-based technologies for the treatment of cancer, which he joined after serving as an investment manager for MDS Capital, a life sciences venture capital firm. Dr. Glover holds a B.Sc. (Hons) in Chemistry from the University of East Anglia, U.K., a M.Sc. in Chemistry from the University of British Columbia, Canada, and a Ph.D. in Chemistry from Simon Fraser University, Canada.
Daniel P. Gold, PhD
President & Chief Executive Officer
Dr. Gold was appointed President, Chief Executive Officer and a director in April 2010. He joined the Company with approximately 25 years of drug discovery and development experience, most recently as President and Chief Executive Officer of Prospect Therapeutics, a mid-stage oncology company. Prior to his tenure at Prospect, Dr. Gold was founder and Chief Scientific Officer of Favrille, where he was an integral member of a team that advanced the company's lead oncology candidate through a pivotal Phase III clinical trial. He currently serves on the Board of Trustees of the Hope Funds for Cancer Research. Dr. Gold's academic qualifications include Postdoctoral Fellowships at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, at the Harvard School of Medicine and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Center for Cancer Research. He holds a Ph.D. in Pathology/Immunology from Tufts University, Boston and a bachelor's degree in Biology from the University of California, Los Angeles.
Ms. Howson was appointed a director in July 2019. She is a highly experienced business development executive and consultant with more than 30 years of service in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries. Ms. Howson currently serves on the board of directors of Organovo Holdings, Inc. and Scientus Pharma, a private company. Between 2009 to 2018 she served on the boards of various other life sciences companies including Actavis plc, Aradigm Corporation, ContraVir Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Cynapsus Therapeutics Inc., Enzymotec PLC, Idenix Pharmaceuticals Inc. and OXiGENE, Inc. From 2009 to 2011, Ms. Howson served as a member of the transaction advisory firm JSB-Partners, providing business development support to life sciences companies. From 2007 to 2008, Ms. Howson served as Executive Vice President, Corporate Business Development at Lexicon Pharmaceuticals, a public biotech company. Prior to joining Lexicon, Ms. Howson served as Senior Vice President, Corporate and Business Development at Bristol-Myers Squibb and SmithKline Beecham plc. Ms. Howson holds an MBA from Columbia University, a M.S. from City University of New York, and a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the Technion, Israel.
Thomas C. Reynolds, MD, PhD
Dr. Reynolds was appointed as a director in February 2013. He is President of Two Paddles Consulting LLC since December 2013, providing consulting services to biotechnology companies. Dr. Reynolds currently serves as an independent director of Trillium Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: TRIL, TSX: TR), an immuno-oncology company, since March 2014. Previosly, he served as Chief Medical Officer of Seattle Genetics from March 2007 until his retirement in February 2013. While at Seattle Genetics, he was responsible for building and leading an integrated clinical development, regulatory and medical affairs organization, highlighted by the development and approval of ADCETRIS®. From 2002 to 2007, Dr. Reynolds served at ZymoGenetics (acquired by Bristol-Myers Squibb in 2010), most recently as Vice President, Medical Affairs, where he oversaw the clinical development and regulatory filing of RECOTHROM®. Previously, he was Vice President, Clinical Affairs at Targeted Genetics, and before that was at Somatix Therapy (acquired by Cell Genesys in 1997). Dr. Reynolds received his M.D. and Ph.D. in Biophysics from Stanford University and a B.A. in Chemistry from Dartmouth College.