Uli Hacksell, Ph.D.
Chairman of the Board
Dr. Hacksell serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors, a position he has held since July of 2018. Dr. Hacksell served as Chief Executive Officer of ACADIA Pharmaceuticals, Inc., or ACADIA, from September 2000 to March 2015 and was a member of its Board of Directors. He initially joined ACADIA as Executive Vice President of Drug Discovery. Prior to ACADIA, Dr. Hacksell held various senior executive positions at Astra AB, or Astra, a pharmaceutical company, including Vice President of Drug Discovery and Technology, President of Astra Draco, one of Astra’s largest research and development subsidiaries, and Vice President of CNS Preclinical R&D at Astra Arcus, another Astra subsidiary. Earlier in his career, Dr. Hacksell held the positions of Professor of Organic Chemistry and Department Chairman at Uppsala University in Sweden and also served as Chairman and Vice Chairman of the European Federation of Medicinal Chemistry. Dr. Hacksell is currently Chairman of the Board of Directors of Glionova Therapeutics and is also a member of the Board of Directors of InDex Pharmaceuticals and Uppsala University. He received a Master of Pharmacy and a Ph.D. in Medicinal Chemistry from Uppsala University.
Nancy R. Phelan
Ms. Phelan is an accomplished senior executive and thought leader with over 20 years’ success in the healthcare and biotech industries. Since October 2018, Ms. Phelan has served as Chief Business Officer, Innate Biologics, where she is responsible for strategy, business development and operations. Since January 2018, Ms. Phelan has served as an Executive Advisor to Innate Biologics. Previously, Ms. Phelan served as Senior Vice President, Commercial Growth at Outcome Health, since July 2017. Ms. Phelan has also served since April 2018 as an Independent Board Member for FemmePharma Consumer Healthcare, since August 2018 as an Advisory Board Member for Eved, and since May 2018 as a member of the Pharma Digital Health Roundtable Steering Committee. From September 2011 until December 2016, Ms. Phelan held roles of increasing responsibility for Bristol-Myers Squibb Company (“BMS”), including Vice President, U.S. Customer Strategy and Operations and Head, Worldwide Commercial Operations. Prior to her time at BMS, from October 2004 until September 2011, Ms. Phelan held leadership roles in global and U.S. marketing at Wyeth, which was acquired by Pfizer Inc. in 2009. Ms. Phelan received a BA with Honors from Franklin & Marshall College and completed coursework in Villanova University’s MBA program.
Mr. Boris is an experienced General Counsel and business executive who has served on or been legal advisor to executive and leadership teams in multiple industries. He served as the President of SpendSmart Networks, Inc. from April 19, 2016 until March 2017. Mr. Boris served as General Counsel and Secretary of SpendSmart Networks, Inc. from January 20, 2015 and February 21, 2015, respectively, until March 2017. Mr. Boris previously served as Vice President of Legal Affairs and General Counsel for Restorgenex Corporation (currently Diffusion Pharmaceuticals) from August 2011 until January 19, 2015. He received a Bachelor’s of Business Administration from the University of Michigan and a juris doctorate from the University of San Diego School of Law.