Committee Composition

Below is a summary of our committee structure and membership information. To read more about any of the committees, click on committee names in the chart below.
Chairperson Chairperson Committee Member Member Financial Expert Financial Expert
 Audit CommitteeCompensation CommitteeNominating & Corporate Governance Committee
Steve R. Allen 
Steve R. Allen
Chairman


Stephen Allen, 67, has served as Chairman of the Board since February 2015, and as a director of the Board, Chair of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee and member of the Compensation Committee since January 2014.

Until 2009, Mr. Allen worked for Nestlé, at which point he retired from a 30 year career where he served in various sales, marketing and management roles, including 7 years serving in Nestlé’s Mergers and Acquisitions department. Until 2012, Mr. A... 

  Committee Member Chairperson
Jeff Baxter 
Jeff Baxter
Non-Executive Director


Mr. Baxter, 55, has served as a director of the Company since April 2015 and has served as a member of the Audit Committee and the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee since April 2015.

Mr. Baxter has served as President and CEO and a Director of VBI Vaccines, Inc. (NASDAQ:VBIV) since 2009. Previously, he was managing partner for the venture capital firm, The Column Group, where he played a pivotal role in the creation of several biotech companies including Immune... 

Committee Member   Committee Member
Steven A. Block 
Steven A. Block
Non-Executive Director


Stephen A. Block, 72, has been a director of the Company since October 2007 and Chair of the Compensation Committee and a member of the Audit Committee since October 2007. From May 2010 to October 2011, Mr. Block served as Lead Independent Director to the Board.

Mr. Block is also a director and chair of the nominating and corporate governance committee and a member of the audit committee of Senomyx, Inc. (NASDAQ:SNMX). He has served on the board of directors of Senomyx, Inc.... 

Committee Member Chairperson  
Kurt Gustafson Financial Expert
Kurt Gustafson
Non-Executive Director


Kurt A. Gustafson, 49, has been a director of the Company since October 2016 and Chair of the Audit Committee since October 2016.

Mr. Gustafson has more than 25 years of diverse experience in corporate finance. He currently serves as chief financial officer, principal accounting officer and executive vice president of Spectrum Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: SPPI). From 2009 to 2013, he served as the chief financial officer of Halozyme Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: HALO) From... 

Chairperson Committee Member  
Steven D. Rubin 
Steven D. Rubin
Non-Executive Director


Steven D. Rubin, 56, has been a director of the Company and a member of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee since March 2017.

Mr. Rubin has served as OPKO Health, Inc.’s (NASDAQ: OPK) Executive Vice President – Administration since May 2007 and as a director of since February 2007. Mr. Rubin is a member of The Frost Group, LLC, a private investment firm. He has extensive experience as a practicing lawyer, and as general counsel and board member to multiple publ... 

   Committee Member