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.
S. Colin Neill
Audit Committee Chairman and Director
S. Colin Neill became President of Pharmos Corporation in January 2008, and has served as Chief Financial Officer, Secretary, and Treasurer of Pharmos since October 2006. Prior to becoming President, he also served as Senior Vice President from October 2006 to January 2008. From September 2003 to October 2006, Mr. Neill served as Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer and Secretary of Axonyx Inc., a biopharmaceutical company that developed products and technologies to treat Alzheimer's disease and other central nervous system disorders, where he played an integral role in the merger between Axonyx and TorreyPines Therapeutics Inc., a privately-held biopharmaceutical company. Mr. Neill served as Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, Secretary and Treasurer of ClinTrials Research Inc.; a $100 million publicly traded global contract research organization in the drug development business, from 1998 to its successful sale in 2001. Following that sale from April 2001 to September 2003 Mr. Neill served as an independent consultant assisting small start-up and development stage companies in raising capital. Earlier experience was gained as Vice President Finance and Chief Financial Officer of BTR Inc., a $3.5 billion US subsidiary of BTR plc, a British diversified manufacturing company, and Vice President Financial Services of The BOC Group Inc., a $2.5 billion British owned industrial gas company with substantial operations in the health care field. Mr. Neill served four years with American Express Travel Related Services, first as chief internal auditor for worldwide operations and then as head of business planning and financial analysis. Mr. Neill began his career in public accounting with Arthur Andersen LLP in Ireland and later with Price Waterhouse LLP as a senior manager in New York City. He also served with Price Waterhouse for two years in Paris, France. Mr. Neill graduated from Trinity College, Dublin with a first class honors degree in Business/Economics and he holds a master's degree in Accounting and Finance from the London School of Economics. He is a Certified Public Accountant in New York State and a Chartered Accountant in Ireland. Mr. Neill served on the board of Galectin Therapeutics (formerly named Pro Pharmaceuticals, Inc.) from May 2007 to October 2011 and from April 2004 to June 2008 on the board of OXIS International, Inc.
Dale H. Conaway, D.V.M.
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.
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
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).
Conroy Chi-Heng Cheng
Mr. Conroy Chi-Heng Cheng serves as the Chief Executive Officer of Net Plus Company Limited. He serves as an Executive Director of Net Plus Company Limited. He has been an Executive Director of New World Development Co. Ltd. since June 2010. He serves as a Director of Chow Tai Fook Enterprises Limited. He served as an Independent Non-executive Director of Hong Kong Energy Holdings Limited (alternate name JIC Technology Co. Ltd. & China Renewable Energy Investment Limited) from July 2002 to May 2007. Mr. Cheng has a Bachelor of Arts degree majoring in Economics from the University of Western Ontario, Ontario, Canada in 1999.