Corporate Governance

Ann F. Hanham, Ph.D.
Chair

Dr. Hanham has served on our board of directors since August 2016, and, since March 2017, as the chair of our board of directors. Since March 2017, Dr. Hanham has provided independent management consulting as a sole proprietor. Previously, she was the founding and managing partner of BAR Capital LLC, an investment company, a position she held from December 2013 to March 2017. From February 2000 to November 2013, Dr. Hanham was the Managing Director and General Partner of Burrill and Company, a life science investment company. Prior to that, Dr. Hanham held positions of increasing responsibility in product development, medical affairs, and clinical and regulatory affairs at various companies, including InterMune Inc., Otsuka America Pharmaceuticals, Inc., or Otsuka, Celtrix Pharmaceuticals, Inc., or Celtrix, and Becton Dickinson and Company, or BD. InterMune, Otsuka and Celtrix are, or prior to respective acquisitions, were clinical-stage biopharmaceutical companies, and BD is a life sciences discovery and diagnostics company. Dr. Hanham currently serves on the board of directors of Endocyte, Inc. (NASDAQ: ECYT) and SCYNEXIS (NASDAQ: SCYX). Dr. Hanham received her B.Sc. degree from the University of Toronto, Canada; her M.Sc. degree, in biology, from Simon Fraser University, Canada; and her Ph.D. degree, in biology, from the University of British Columbia, Canada.
Harry A. George

Mr. George has served on our board of directors since 2002 and served as the chairman of our board of directors from December 2007 until September 2013. Mr. George co-founded Solstice Capital, a venture capital firm, in 1995 and serves as its managing general partner. Mr. George has served as a member of the board of directors of a number of private and public companies and is currently serving on the boards of directors of Calimmune, Inc., Tempronics, Inc., Medipacs, Inc., Post.Bid.Ship, Inc., AdiCyte, Inc. and Sharklet. Mr. George is an advisor to Tech Launch Arizona and a board member of the University Venture Fund, Catapult. Additionally, Mr. George is a member of the Southern Arizona Leadership Council and serves on its board of directors and has also served on the boards of directors of Bio5 Institute, the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, the Tucson Museum of Art, and the Pima County Bond Advisory Committee. Prior to 1995, Mr. George was co-founder, Director, and Vice-President of Finance for Interleaf Inc., a software products company. Prior to his time at Interleaf, Mr. George was co-founder, Director and Vice President of Finance of Kurzweil Computer Products, Inc., a computer products company, which subsequently was purchased by Xerox Imaging Systems. Mr. George received an A.B. from Bowdoin College and, in 2012, received an Honorary Doctorate of Science from the University of Arizona. Also in 2012, the Arizona BioIndustry Association conferred upon Mr. George the John McGarrity Bioscience Leader of the Year Award.
Donnie (Don) M. Hardison

Mr. Hardison has served on our board of directors since May 2016. In April 2016, he founded and serves as the sole proprietor of DMH Consulting, a management consulting firm. Between April 2010 and March 2016, Mr. Hardison was the President and Chief Executive Officer of Good Start Genetics, a medical device company. For more than 20 years prior to that, Mr. Hardison held a number of executive and senior management positions at companies including Laboratory Corporation of America, or LabCorp, a clinical laboratory company, Exact Sciences Corporation, a molecular diagnostics company, OnTarget, Inc., a sales and marketing consulting company, Quest Diagnostics Inc., a clinical laboratory company, SmithKline Beecham Corporation, a pharmaceutical company, and others. He currently serves on the board of directors of Seventh Sense Biosystems, a privately held medical technology company, and has served on the board of directors of several other private companies, including Good Start Genetics. He also served on the board of directors of Exact Science Corporation (NASDAQ:EXAS) from May 2000, through its initial public offering in February 2001, until August 2007. Mr. Hardison received his Bachelor of Arts degree, in political science, from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.
Timothy (TJ) B. Johnson

Mr. Johnson has served as the company’s President and Chief Executive Officer and as a member of our board of directors since January 2008. Mr. Johnson joined us from LVC Consulting, a consulting company, where he was a partner from April 2007 to January 2008. Prior to April 2007, Mr. Johnson spent five years in leadership roles at Ventana Medical Systems, Inc. or Ventana, a medical diagnostics company, prior to its acquisition by Roche Holdings, Inc., or Roche. At Ventana, Mr. Johnson held the positions of Senior Vice President, Global Business Services, Senior Vice President, Corporate Development and Operations, and Vice President/General Manager, Operations and Lean Systems. In these roles, Mr. Johnson’s responsibilities included product technical support, worldwide marketing, corporate development, strategic planning and manufacturing. Prior to working at Ventana, Mr. Johnson had an 12 year career at Hillenbrand Industries, Inc., a global diversified industrial company, where he held several leadership roles in the corporate offices and in the Hill-Rom Division, including Vice President, Global Marketing, Vice President/General Manager, Hill-Rom AirShields, Vice President, Operations, and Vice President, Continuous Improvement and Strategic Planning. Mr. Johnson spent part of his early career at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, a public accounting firm. Mr. Johnson previously served on the board of directors of Kalypto Medical, Inc. and was the Industry co-chair for the Biosciences Leadership Council of Southern Arizona. He earned a B.S. in Business from Indiana University.
James (Jim) T. LaFrance

Mr. LaFrance has served on our board of directors since December 2015. Mr. LaFrance has almost thirty years of diagnostic industry experience working since January 2015 as a sales, marketing, strategy development and commercial operational management consultant for LaFrance Consulting LLC, a firm he founded. He served as interim Chief Executive Officer of Vermillion, Inc. (NASDAQ: VRML), a bioanalytics service provider, from April 2014 to December 2014, where he also has served as chairman of the board of directors since December 2013. From November 2013 to March 2014, he served as a consultant in the medical diagnostics sector for his firm, LaFrance Consulting LLC. Prior to that, he was head of digital pathology and Chief Executive Officer of Omnyx, LLC for GE Healthcare from January 2012 to October 2013. From August 2009 to December 2011, he further served as a consultant in the medical diagnostics for LaFrance Consulting LLC. For eight years earlier in his career, Mr. LaFrance held a series of commercial, strategic marketing and business development leadership roles at Ventana Medical Systems (now Roche Tissue Diagnostics), or Ventana, including general management of the North American and international commercial operations. Prior to working for Ventana, Mr. LaFrance served in leadership roles in strategic marketing and business development at Bayer Diagnostics. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from the University of Connecticut and holds a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Notre Dame.
Lee R. McCracken

Mr. McCracken has served on our board of directors since October 2015. Mr. McCracken currently is Chairman of Global Medical and Research Technologies, a company focused on solutions for organ transplantation and regenerative medicine therapies, a position he has held since May 2016. From April 2014 to May 2016, Mr. McCracken was Chief Executive Officer of Gensignia Life Sciences, Inc. Prior to that, from April 2013 to March 2014, he served as a strategic and restructuring consultant in the regenerative medicine and diagnostic sectors in his firm, McCracken Consulting. From October 2012 to March 2013, Mr. McCracken served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Pathwork Diagnostics, Inc., a molecular diagnostics company. From January 2012 to September 2012, he was a strategic consultant in the molecular diagnostics sector in his firm, McCracken Consulting. Beginning in 2004 through December 2011, he was the Corporate Head of Business Development and a consultant for Prometheus Laboratories Inc., a pharmaceutical and medical diagnostics company. Earlier in his career, Mr. McCracken held a number of executive positions or roles with significant responsibility at several biotechnology and therapeutics companies, including GenStar Therapeutics Corporation, CombiChem Inc., and Allergan Inc., as well as at the investment companies, 3i Capital and Union Venture. Mr. McCracken received his M.B.A. from the Anderson School of Management at the University of California, Los Angeles, his Master of Computer Science (MCS) from the University of Dayton, and his B.S. in Commerce from Santa Clara University. He currently serves as a director of several private companies including Global Medical and Research Technologies, Inc.
Lewis (Lew) J. Shuster

Mr. Shuster has served on our board of directors since March 2014. In 2002, Mr. Shuster founded Shuster Capital, a strategic and operating advisor to and angel investor in life science companies, and has served as its chief executive officer since that time. From June 2003 to November 2007, Mr. Shuster served as chief executive officer of Kemia, Inc., a drug discovery and development company. From February 2000 to December 2001, Mr. Shuster held various operating executive positions at Invitrogen Corporation, a biotechnology company that merged with Applied Biosystems Inc. and became Life Technologies Corporation. Between 1994 and 1999, Mr. Shuster served as chief financial officer and other executive positions at Pharmacopeia, Inc., a drug discovery product and service company. Mr. Shuster joined Human Genome Sciences, Inc. as its first employee in September 1992 and served as its executive vice president, operations and finance until 1994. Since June 2011, Mr. Shuster has served as a member of the board of directors of Response Biomedical Corporation. From April 2010 to March 2013, Mr. Shuster served as a director of Complete Genomics, Inc., a life science company, from September 2009 to February 2010, as a director of Sorrento Therapeutics, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company, and, from April 2011 to March 2016, as a director of Mast Therapeutics, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company. Mr. Shuster received a B.A. in Economics from Swarthmore College and an M.B.A. from Stanford University.

Shareholder Tools

Print Page Print Page   E-mail Page E-mail Page   RSS Feeds RSS Feeds   E-mail Alerts E-mail Alerts