Board of Directors
David Platt, Ph.D. - Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, Chief Financial Officer and Director
Dr. Platt is a world-renown expert in carbohydrate chemistry and has founded three publicly-traded companies, creating nearly $1B for investors. He has lead two drug candidates from concept to human clinical trials. Prior to Boston Therapeutics, from 2001 to 2009, Dr. Platt was a Founder, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board at Pro-Pharmaceuticals, Inc., SafeScience, Inc. and International Gene Group, all publicly-traded companies.
Kenneth A. Tassey, Jr. - President and Director
Mr. Tassey has served as president of Boston Therapeutics, Inc. since November 2010. Prior to that, Mr. Tassey co-founded Boston Therapeutics, Inc. and served as Chief Executive Officer and President since its inception in June 2009 and until its merger with Avanyx Therapeutics. From 2007 to 2009, Mr. Tassey was President of TKCI, a consulting firm for commercial finance projects. Prior to TKCI, from 2005 to 2007, Mr. Tassey served as President of Liberty Shore LLC, as a consultant to businesses and to commercial and residential lenders. Mr. Tassey has a background in business management and operations.
Carl L. Lueders - Audit Committee Chairman and Director
Mr. Lueders has been a Director of the Company since September 2009, has a broad range of experience in finance and operations, short- and long-term planning, forecasting, performance measurement, SEC reporting, and controls. He was Chief Financial Officer (CFO) for Micronetics, Inc. a manufacturer of microwave and radio frequency products for commercial wireless, defense and aerospace products. Prior to that, he was CFO for Pro-Pharmaceuticals and before that CFO for R.F. Morse & Son, a privately held agri-based company. Prior to that Mr. Lueders spent 22 years with publicly held Polaroid in various finance positions, including Vice President and Controller, Treasurer and acting Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Lueders is a CPA and received his B.A. in Economics from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and his M.B.A. from Babson College.
Dale H. Conaway, D.V.M. - Director
Dr. Conaway, a Director of the Company since September 2009, is the Chief Veterinary Medical Officer for the Office of Research Oversight, an office within the Veterans Health Administration under the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. From 2001 to 2006, Dr. Conaway was the Deputy Regional Director (Southern Region). From 1998 to 2001, Dr. Conaway served as Manager of the Equine Drug Testing and Animal Disease Surveillance Laboratories for the Michigan Department of Agriculture. From 1994 to 1998, he was Regulatory Affairs Manager for the Michigan Department of Public Health Vaccine Production Division. Dr. Conaway received a D.V.M. degree from Tuskegee Institute and an M.S. degree in pathology from the College of Veterinary Medicine at Michigan State University.
Henry J. Esber, Ph.D. - Director
Dr. Esber, has been a Principal in Esber D&D consulting since 2005. From 2003 to 2005, Dr. Esber was a Senior Consultant, Business Development at Charles River Labs, Discovery and Development Services. From 2005 to 2006, Dr. Esber was a consultant and from 2006, he was Senior Vice President and Chief Business Officer for Bio-Quant. Dr. Esber is the co-founder of BioSignature Diagnostics, Inc. and Advanced Drug Delivery, Inc.
Dr. Rom E. Eliaz, Ph.D., MBA - Director
Dr. Eliaz, a Director of the Company since September 2009, has been a CEO of Nasvax, an Israel-based biotech company and President and CEO of JJ Pharma Inc. since September 2009. He has also been CEO and Managing Director, Elrom Ventures Corp. since May 2007. From January 2007 to October 2007 Dr. Eliaz was a Senior Director of Development at, Intradigm Corp. From March 2004 to December 2006 Dr. Eliaz was a Director of Development, Pfizer Inc., (Rinat Neuroscience).