Board of Directors

Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer
Adam H. Schechter has served as Chairman of the Board since May 13, 2020, a director of the Company since April 1, 2013, and as the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company since November 1, 2019. Mr. Schechter previously served as special advisor to the Chief Executive Officer of Merck & Co., Inc., a pharmaceutical company, from January 2019 to July 2019. Prior to that, Mr. Schechter was an Executive Vice President of Merck, where he was a member of Merck’s executive committee and pharmaceutical and vaccines operating committee, and President of Merck’s Global Human Health Division, which includes the company’s worldwide pharmaceutical and vaccine businesses, from 2010 to 2018. Prior to becoming President, Global Human Health, Mr. Schechter served as President, Global Pharmaceutical Business of Merck from 2007 to 2010. Mr. Schechter’s extensive experience at Merck included global and U.S.-focused leadership roles spanning sales, marketing, and managed markets, as well as business and product development. He is a Board Member for Water.org and an executive board member for the National Alliance for Hispanic Health. In 2022, Mr. Schechter earned the CERT Certificate in Cybersecurity Oversight.
Kerrii B. Anderson has served as a director of the Company since May 17, 2006. Ms. Anderson was Chief Executive Officer of Wendy’s International, Inc., a restaurant operating and franchising company, from April 2006 until September 2008, when the company was merged with Triarc. Ms. Anderson served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Wendy’s International from 2000 to 2006. Prior to this position, she was Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President of M/I Schottenstein Homes, Inc. from 1987 to 2000. Ms. Anderson has served as a director and a member of the Compensation Committee and Audit Committee of Worthington Industries, Inc. since September 2010, a director and member of the Audit and Finance Committee of Abercrombie & Fitch Co. since February 2018, and a director and a member of the Compensation and Management Development Committee of The Sherwin-Williams Company since April 2019. Ms. Anderson serves on the Financial Committee of the Columbus Foundation and on the Board of Trustees, as well as the Chair of the Finance and Audit Committee for OhioHealth. She serves on the Board of Trustees for Elon University and is Chairwoman of the Audit Committee for Elon. Ms. Anderson previously served as the Chairwoman of the board of Chiquita Brands International Inc. from October 2012 until the Company was sold on January 2015, and was the chair of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee and a Member of the Audit Committee. She also was a director of PF Chang’s China Bistro, Inc. from 2010 until June 2012 and Wendy’s International from 2006 until September 2008. In 2022, Ms. Anderson received a CERT Certificate in Cybersecurity Oversight from the Carnegie Mellon University Software Engineering Institute, a program offered through NACD.
Jean-Luc Bélingard has served as a director of the Company since April 28, 1995. Mr. Bélingard currently serves as Operating Advisor to Clayton, Dubilier & Rice, a private equity investment firm, since October 2019. From 2011 to December 2017, Mr. Bélingard served as Chairman and CEO of bioMérieux (Président Directeur Général), the worldwide leader of the IVD microbiology segment and a non-US public company. Mr. Bélingard continues to serve on the board of directors of bioMérieux and as Vice President of Institut Mérieux. Mr. Bélingard retired as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Ipsen SA, a diversified French healthcare holding company, on November 22, 2010. He had served in that position since 2002. Prior to this position, Mr. Bélingard was Chief Executive Officer from 1999 to 2001 of bioMérieux-Pierre Fabre, a diversified French healthcare holding company, where his responsibilities included the management of that company’s worldwide pharmaceutical and cosmetic business. From 1990 to 1999, Mr. Bélingard was Chief Executive Officer of Roche Diagnostics and a member of the Hoffman La Roche group Executive Committee. Mr. Bélingard is a director of Lupin Limited (India), a non-US public company. Mr. Belingard is also a director at Transgene SA, an Institut Mérieux company. Mr. Bélingard has served on the board of Laboratoire Pierre Fabre S.A. (France) since 2013, which is owned by The Pierre Fabre Foundation, a government-recognized public organization. Mr. Bélingard is also a member of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation CEO Roundtable and has served on the Novo Advisory Group of Novo Holdings, which is wholly owned by the Novo Nordisk Foundation, since 1998. Mr. Belingard was Chairman of “FEFIS,” the French Federation of Health Industries (Fédération Française des Industries de Santé) from 2016 to December 2019, and, from January 2017 until 2019 he was a member of the Conseil National de l’Industrie (C.N.I.) chaired by the French government.
Jeffrey A. Davis has served as a director of the Company since December 1, 2019. Mr. Davis currently serves as the Chief Financial Officer of Qurate Retail Group, a leading retailer and media conglomerate comprised of eight retail brands including QVC, HSN and Zulily, since October 2018. Prior to Qurate Retail Group, Mr. Davis served as Chief Financial Officer of J. C. Penney Company Inc., a retail company, from July 2017 until September 2018. Prior to joining J. C. Penney, Mr. Davis served as Chief Financial Officer of Darden Restaurants Inc., a restaurant operator, from July 2015 until March 2016 and Chief Financial Officer of the Walmart U.S. segment of Walmart Inc. from January 2014 to May 2015, and in various other positions of increasing responsibility at Walmart U.S. from 2006 to 2013. Mr. Davis’ experience also includes nine years in senior executive roles at Lakeland Tours LLC and McKesson Corporation. Mr. Davis holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the Pennsylvania State University and a master’s degree in business administration from the Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business at the University of Pittsburgh.
D. Gary Gilliland has served as a director of the Company since April 1, 2014. Dr. Gilliland has served as President and Director Emeritus of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, a research organization, in Seattle, WA since January 31, 2020. From January 2, 2015 to January 30, 2020, Dr. Gilliland previously served as President and Director of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. Prior to that, he was the inaugural Vice Dean and Vice President for Precision Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine from October 2013 to January 2015, where he was responsible for synthesizing research and clinical-care initiatives across all medical disciplines including cancer, heart and vascular medicine, neurosciences, genetics, and pathology, to create a national model for the delivery of precise, personalized medicine. From 2009 until he joined Penn Medicine in 2013, Dr. Gilliland was Senior Vice President of Merck Research Laboratories and Oncology Franchise Head. At Merck, Dr. Gilliland oversaw first-in-human studies, proof-of-concept trials, and Phase II/III registration trials that included the development of pembrolizumab (anti-PD1) for treatment of cancer, and managed all preclinical and clinical oncology-licensing activities. Prior to joining Merck, Dr. Gilliland was a member of the faculty at Harvard Medical School for nearly 20 years, where he served as Professor of Medicine and a Professor of Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology. He was also an Investigator of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute from 1996 to 2009, Director of the Leukemia Program at the Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center from 2002 to 2009, and Director of the Cancer Stem Cell Program of the Harvard Stem Cell Institute from 2004 to 2009. Dr. Gilliland has a Ph.D. in Microbiology from UCLA and an M.D. from UCSF. He is board-certified in Internal Medicine and had his Fellowship training in Hematology and Oncology, each at Harvard Medical School. He is an Fellow of the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR), and is an elected member of the American Society of Clinical Investigation (ASCI), the Association of American Physicians (AAP), the American Academy of Arts of Sciences (AAAS) and the National Academy of Medicine (NAM).
Garheng Kong has served as a director of the Company since December 1, 2013. Dr. Kong is the managing partner of HealthQuest Capital, a healthcare-focused investment firm, a role he has held since he founded HealthQuest Capital in 2012. He was previously a general partner at Sofinnova Capital, a position he held from 2010 to 2013. Before joining Sofinnova, Dr. Kong was a general partner from 2000 to 2010 at Intersouth Partners, a venture capital firm where he was a founding investor or board member for various life science ventures, several of which were acquired by large pharmaceutical companies. Prior to his investing career, Dr. Kong was employed by GlaxoSmithKline, McKinsey & Company, and TherOx. Dr. Kong has served on the board of directors of Venus Concept Inc., a medical technology company, since June 2017, when HealthQuest made an investment in Venus Concept. Dr. Kong has served on the board of directors of Alimera Sciences, Inc., a pharmaceutical company that specializes in the commercialization and development of ophthalmic pharmaceuticals, since October 2012, when Sofinnova made an investment in Alimera, where he also served as the Chairman of the Compensation Committee. Dr. Kong serves on the board of directors of Xeris Pharmaceuticals (formerly Strongbridge Biopharma plc, where Dr. Kong served on the board of directors since 2015). Dr. Kong has previously served on the board of directors of Histogenics Corporation a public biotechnology company, from July 2012 until February 2019, which he joined in connection with an investment by Sofinnova, and Avedro, Inc., a commercial-stage ophthalmic medical technology company, from April 2017 until November 2019. Dr. Kong also previously served on the Board of Melinta Therapeutics, a pharmaceutical company formerly known as Cempra Pharmaceuticals, from September 2006 until June 2019. Dr. Kong also sits on the Duke University Medical Center Board of Visitors. Dr. Kong holds an M.D. and Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering and an M.B.A. from Duke University.
Peter M. Neupert has served as a director of the Company since January 1, 2013. Mr. Neupert was an Operating Partner at Health Evolution Partners, a health only, middle market private equity firm, from January 2012 until June 2015. Prior to that, Mr. Neupert served as Corporate Vice President of the Microsoft Health Solutions Group from its formation in 2005 to January 2012. Mr. Neupert served on the President’s Information Technology Advisory Committee (PITAC), co-chairing the Health Information Technology Subcommittee and helping to drive the “Revolutionizing Health Care Through Information Technology” report, published in June 2004. Mr. Neupert served as the founding President and Chief Executive Officer of drugstore.com from 1998 to 2001 and as Chairman of the board of directors through September 2004. Mr. Neupert has served as a director of Adaptive Biotechnologies Corporation since December 2013 and currently serves as the Lead Independent Director. He served on the Board of Directors of Quality Systems, Inc., now known as NextGen Healthcare, Inc., from August 2013 to January 2014. He previously served as a trustee for the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and was an active member of the Institute of Medicine’s Roundtable on Value & Science-Driven Healthcare from 2007 to 2011. Mr. Neupert brings to the Board experience as a recognized expert in health information technology and perspective on how to grow shareholder value leveraging business strategies with technology. Mr. Neupert is an audit committee financial expert as a result of his experience, including his experience as CEO and Chairman of drugstore.com. Mr. Neupert serves as the Board’s lead independent director.
Richelle Parham has served as a director of the Company since February 8, 2016. Ms. Parham currently serves as President of Global eCommerce and Business Development for Universal Music Group, a music-based entertainment company, a position she has held since June 2021. Ms. Parham served as a Managing Director of WestRiver Group, which provides integrated capital solutions to the global innovation economy with investments focused on technology, life sciences, energy, and experiential sectors, from October 2019 to May 2021. She is currently a Strategic Advisor at Camden Partners, a private equity firm, where she previously served as a General Partner from October 2016 to October 2019. Prior to Camden Partners, Ms. Parham served as Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer of eBay from November 2010 to March 2015. Ms. Parham was responsible, globally, for eBay brand strategy and brand marketing, to reach 108+ million active eBay users, Internet marketing and for customer relationship management. Prior to joining eBay, Ms. Parham served as head of Global Marketing Innovation and Initiatives and head of Global Marketing Services at Visa, Inc. from 2008 to 2010. Ms. Parham founded and serves as Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors for Shyn, an oral care product company since January 2018. Her experience also includes 13 years at Digitas, Inc., a leading marketing agency, where she held a variety of senior leadership roles, including senior vice president and general manager of the agency’s Chicago office. Ms. Parham has served as a Director of Best Buy Co., Inc. and e.l.f. Beauty, Inc. since March 16, 2018. She served on the board of directors for Scripps Network Interactive Inc. from 2012 until March 2018, when Scripps Network was acquired by Discovery Communications. Ms. Parham holds double Bachelor of Science degrees in business administration and design arts from Drexel University. She became a member of the Drexel University board of trustees in 2014.
Kathryn E. Wengel has served as a director of the Company since March 25, 2021. Ms. Wengel currently serves as the Executive Vice President, Chief Global Supply Chain Officer, an Executive Committee member, and an Executive Officer of Johnson & Johnson, a leading healthcare company, since July 2018. Since joining Johnson & Johnson in 1988, Ms. Wengel has served in various positions of increasing responsibility across the enterprise both in the United States and various locations globally, including as the Worldwide Vice President, Chief Supply Chain Officer from March 2014 until July 2018, and as the company’s first Chief Quality Officer from April 2010 until March 2014. Ms. Wengel also serves as the Chairman of the Board of Directors of GS1 Global, a cross-industry standards organization, serves on the Executive Committee as Vice-Chairman of the U.S. National Association of Manufacturers, and is a founding Advisory Board Member of AWESOME, or Advancing Women’s Excellence in Supply Chain Operations Management and Education. Ms. Wengel holds a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering and Operations Research from Princeton University.
Dr. R. Sanders Williams has served as a director of the Company since May 16, 2007. Dr. Williams serves currently as Senior Advisor for Science & Technology at Duke University and as President Emeritus of The J. David Gladstone Institutes, a non-profit biomedical research enterprise, holding both positions since January 1, 2018. Dr. Williams also currently is Professor of Medicine at the University of California San Francisco and Professor of Medicine at Duke University. Between February 1, 2021 and January 24, 2022 he fulfilled the role of Vice President (interim) for Research & Innovation at Duke University. Prior to these appointments he was president of The J. David Gladstone Institutes since November 2009, and he served as Chief Executive Officer of The J. David Gladstone Foundation, a non-profit organization supporting The J. David Gladstone Institutes, until December 31, 2018. Dr. Williams served Duke University between 2001 and 2010 as Dean of the School of Medicine, Senior Vice Chancellor, Senior Advisor for International Strategy, and founding Dean of the Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School Singapore. He has served previously as President of the Association of University Cardiologists, Chairman of the Research Committee of the American Heart Association, on the editorial boards of leading biomedical journals, on the Advisory Committee to the Director of the National Institutes of Health and on the board of external advisors of the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute. Dr. Williams has served as a director of Tenaya Therapeutics, Inc. since October 2016 and has been a director of Amgen, Inc. since October 2014. Dr. Williams was a director of Bristol-Meyers Squibb Company from 2006 until 2013. Dr. Williams is a member of the National Academy of Medicine, and a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.