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SEELOS THERAPEUTICS, INC. filed this Form S-3 on 02/01/2019
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DIRECTORS, EXECUTIVE OFFICERS AND CORPORATE GOVERNANCE

Name

 

Age

 

Position

Non-Employees Directors

 

 

 

 

Richard Pascoe(1)

 

55

 

 

Director

Robin L. Smith, M.D.(2) (3)

 

53

 

 

Director

Daniel J. O'Connor, J.D. (1) (3)

 

53

 

 

Director

Brian Lian, Ph.D. (1) (2)

 

53

 

 

Director

Executive Officers

 

       

Raj Mehra, Ph.D.

 

59

 

 

Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, President & Interim Chief Financial Officer

(1) Member of the Audit Committee.

(2) Member of the Compensation Committee.

(3) Member of the Corporate Governance/Nominating Committee.

There are no family relationships between any of our directors or executive officers.

Board of Directors

Richard W. Pascoe has been a director since March 2013. He is the Chair of our Audit Committee. He previously served as our' Chief Executive Officer from March 2013 to January 2019, our Secretary from February 2015 to January 2019, and our Principal Financial Officer and Principal Accounting Officer from December 2016 to January 2019. He joined Seelos following the merger of Somaxon Pharmaceuticals, Inc. with Pernix Therapeutics Holdings, Inc. Mr. Pascoe was the Chief Executive Officer of Somaxon from August 2008 until joining Seelos and was responsible for the FDA approval of Somaxon's lead drug Silenor®. Prior to Somaxon, Mr. Pascoe was with ARIAD Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a specialty pharmaceutical company where he was most recently Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. Prior to joining ARIAD in 2005, Mr. Pascoe held a series of senior management roles at King Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (acquired by Pfizer Inc.), including Senior Vice President positions in both marketing and sales, as well as Vice President positions in both international sales and marketing and hospital sales. Prior to King, Mr. Pascoe was in the commercial groups at Medco Research, Inc. (acquired by King), COR Therapeutics, Inc. (acquired by Millennium Pharmaceuticals Inc., the Takeda Oncology Company), B. Braun Interventional and The BOC Group. Mr. Pascoe is a member of the board of directors of KemPharm, Inc., as well as a member of the company's audit and compensation committees and its lead independent director. He serves as a member of the board of directors of the Johnny Mac Soldiers Fund, a charity for military veterans. Mr. Pascoe is also a member of the board of directors of BIOCOM, as well as its Vice-President of Industry. Mr. Pascoe served as a Commissioned Officer with the U.S. Army 24th Infantry Division and continues to serve as a Civilian Aid to the Secretary of the Army. He is a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point where he received a B.S. degree in Leadership.

Dr. Robin L. Smith has been a director since January 2019. She is the Chair of our Corporate Governance/Nominating Committee and a member of our Compensation Committee. Dr. Smith is a global thought leader in the regenerative medicine industry, one of the fastest growing segments of modern-day medicine. She received her M.D. from Yale University and an M.B.A. from the Wharton School of Business. She served as CEO of Caladrius Biosciences, Inc. (formerly NeoStem Inc.) (Nasdaq: CLBS), from 2006 to 2015. In 2007, Dr. Smith founded The Stem for Life Foundation (SFLF), a nonpartisan, 501(c)(3) educational organization devoted to fostering global awareness of the potential for regenerative medicine to treat and cure a range of deadly diseases and debilitating medical conditions, as opposed to merely treating their symptoms, and has served as Chairman of the Board and President of the Stem for Life Foundation since its inception and now the expanded Cura Foundation. Dr. Smith was appointed as Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Medicine at the Rutgers, New Jersey Medical School in 2017. In addition, Dr. Smith has extensive experience serving in executive and board level capacities for various medical enterprises and healthcare-based entities. She has served on the Board of Directors of Rockwell Medical (Nasdaq: RMTI) since June 2016 and ProLung Inc. since February 2017, and has been Chairman of the Board of Mynd Analytics (Nasdaq: MYND) since August 2015. She has also served on the advisory board of Hooper Holmes Inc. (OTCQX: HPHW) since March 2017 and has been co-chairman of the Life Sci advisory board on gender diversity since April 2016. She has been Vice President and a member of the Board of Directors of the Science and Faith STOQ Foundation in Rome since 2015 and has served on Sanford Health's International Board since 2016 and the Board of Overseers at the NYU Langone Medical Center in New York since 2014. She served on the Board of Trustees of the NYU Langone Medical Center from 2006 to 2014, was Chairman of the Board of Directors for the New York University Hospital for Joint Diseases from 2004 to 2010 and was on the board of directors of Signal Genetics, Inc. (Nasdaq: SGNL) from July 2014 to February 2016 and BioXcel Corporation from August 2015 to June 2017.

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