Governance at a Glance

Chair
Member
Board Members Audit Compensation Nominating and Corporate Governance

Leon (Lonnie) O. Moulder, Jr.

Carrie L. Bourdow

Scott Braunstein, M.D.

Michael R. Dougherty

Maxine Gowen, Ph.D.

Julie H. McHugh

Jake R. Nunn

Anne M. Phillips, M.D.

Barbara Yanni

Committee Charters

Leon (Lonnie) O. Moulder, Jr.

Mr. Moulder has served as Chairman of the Board since June 2013. Mr. Moulder is General Partner of Tellus BioVentures, LLC, a life science investment fund he founded in March 2019. From May 2010 to January 2019, Mr. Moulder was the co-founder, Chief Executive Officer and a member of the board of directors of TESARO, Inc. (TSRO), a public oncology-focused biopharmaceutical company that was acquired by GlaxoSmithKline plc. From April 2009 to January 2010, Mr. Moulder served as Vice Chairman of the board of directors, President and Chief Executive Officer of Abraxis BioScience, Inc., a biotechnology company. Before that, Mr. Moulder served as Vice Chairman of Eisai Corporation of North America, a pharmaceutical company and wholly owned subsidiary of Eisai Co., Ltd. (OTCMKTS: ESALF), from January 2008 until January 2009, following Eisai Co., Ltd.’s acquisition of MGI PHARMA, Inc., in January 2008. Mr. Moulder served as President and Chief Executive Officer and as a member of the board of directors of MGI PHARMA, Inc. from May 2003 to January 2008. In January 2020, Mr. Moulder joined the board of directors of Zai Lab Ltd. (ZLAB), a biopharmaceutical company. Mr. Moulder earned a B.S. in pharmacy from Temple University and a M.B.A. from the University of Chicago. Mr. Moulder is a Trustee of Temple University, serves as a board member for several privately held biotechnology companies and previously served as a director of Cubist Pharmaceuticals, Inc. from February 2010 until January 2015.

Carrie L. Bourdow

Carrie L. Bourdow

Ms. Bourdow was appointed President, Chief Executive Officer, and member of the Trevena Board of Directors in October 2018. She has served in various senior positions at Trevena since May 2015. She joined the Company as Chief Commercial Officer and was appointed Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer in January 2018. Prior to joining Trevena, Ms. Bourdow was Vice President of Marketing at Cubist Pharmaceuticals, Inc., from 2013 until its acquisition by Merck & Co. (MRK), Inc. in January 2015.  At Cubist, Ms. Bourdow led launch strategy, marketing, reimbursement, and operations for five acute care hospital pharmaceuticals totaling over $1 billion in annual revenues. Prior to Cubist, Ms. Bourdow served for more than 20 years at Merck & Co., Inc., where she held positions of increasing responsibility across multiple therapeutic areas. Since June 2017, she has served on the board of Nabriva Therapeutics plc. (NBRV), a publicly traded biopharmaceutical company. In February 2020, Ms. Bourdow joined the board of Sesen Bio (SESN), a public biopharmaceutical company.

Scott Braunstein, M.D.

Dr. Braunstein currently is an Operating Partner at Aisling Capital Management LP, a life sciences private equity firm, where he has served since 2015, and, since August 2019, is the Chief Executive Officer of Marinus Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (MRNS), a biopharmaceutical company where he previously served as Executive Chairman beginning in February 2019. From 2015 to 2018, Dr. Braunstein also served as Chief Operating Officer, SVP of Corporate Strategy, and Chief Strategy Officer at Pacira Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (now known as Pacira BioSciences, Inc.) (PCRX), a specialty pharmaceutical company. From 2014 to 2015, Dr. Braunstein served as a healthcare portfolio manager at Everpoint Asset Management LLC. For twelve years prior to joining Everpoint, Dr. Braunstein was a healthcare analyst and managing director in the U.S. Equity team of J.P. Morgan Asset Management as a healthcare analyst and managing director in the U.S. Equity team and served as the portfolio manager for the J.P. Morgan Global Healthcare fund. Dr. Braunstein was responsible for managing investments in pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, and medical devices. Dr. Braunstein is currently a member of the board of directors for Marinus, Constellation Pharma (CNST), and Ziopharm Oncology, Inc. (ZIOP), each a public biotechnology company.  Dr. Braunstein served as a member of the board of directors of Esperion Therapeutics, Inc. (ESPR), a public biotechnology company, from June 2015 to March 2020. Dr. Braunstein began his career as a practicing physician at the Summit Medical Group and as Assistant Clinical Professor at Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Columbia University Medical Center.  Dr. Braunstein received his M.D. from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and his B.S. from Cornell University.

Michael R. Dougherty

Mr. Dougherty was Executive Chairman of Celator Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company from August 2015 until July 2016; he also served as a director of Celator from July 2013 to July 2016. Mr. Dougherty has previously served in a variety of senior positions in the bio-pharmaceuticals industry, including as Chief Executive Officer of Kalidex Pharmaceuticals, Inc; President and Chief Executive Officer of Adolor Corporation; President and Chief Operating Officer of Genomics Collaborative, Inc.; President and Chief Executive Officer of Genaera Corporation; and Chief Financial Officer of Centocor, Inc. Mr. Dougherty is currently on the board of directors at Marinus Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (MRNS) and Idera Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (IDRA). Mr. Dougherty previously served as a member of the board of directors of Foundation Medicine, Inc. (acquired by Roche Holding AG), Aviragen Therapeutics, Inc. (now known as Vaxart, Inc), Cempra, Inc. (now known as Melinta Therapeutics, Inc., and ViroPharma Incorporated (acquired by Shire Plc). Mr. Dougherty received a B.S. in Accounting from Villanova University.

Maxine Gowen, Ph.D.

Currently, Dr. Gowen serves as the Chief Executive Officer of TamuroBio, Inc. a biotechnology company. Prior to this, Dr. Gowen was the founding CEO of Trevena and served as its President and Chief Executive Officer from 2007 until October 2018. Prior to joining Trevena, Dr. Gowen held a variety of leadership roles at GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) over a period of fifteen years. As Senior Vice President for the Center of Excellence for External Drug Discovery (CEEDD), she developed an innovative new approach to externalizing drug discovery in the pharmaceutical industry. Dr. Gowen was previously President and Managing Partner at SR One, the venture capital subsidiary of GSK, where she led its investments in and served on the board of directors of numerous companies. Until 2002 Dr. Gowen was Vice President, Drug Discovery, Musculoskeletal Diseases at GSK, responsible for drug discovery and early development for osteoporosis, arthritis and metastatic bone disease. Dr. Gowen held a tenured academic position in the School of Pharmacology, University of Bath, UK from 1989 until 1992. She has authored more than 100 refereed scientific publications. She has served and continues to serve on the boards of Akebia Therapeutics, Inc. (AKBA), Idera Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (IDRA), and Aclaris Therapeutics (ACRS), all public biopharmaceutical companies. She also serves on the board and executive committee of the Pennsylvania biotechnology industry association, Life Sciences PA. Dr. Gowen served on the board of the national biotechnology industry association, BIO, from 2008 to 2018. Dr. Gowen graduated with a B.Sc. in biochemistry from the University of Bristol, UK, then received a Ph.D. in cell biology from the University of Sheffield, UK, and received an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. She also was awarded a Doctor of Science by the University of Bath, UK in 2018.

Julie H. McHugh

Ms. McHugh was Chief Operating Officer of Endo Health Solutions Inc., a global specialty healthcare company, from March 2010 to May 2013, and since May 2013 she has provided consulting services to companies in the pharmaceuticals industry. Prior to that, from September 2008 to September 2009, she served as Chief Executive Officer of Nora Therapeutics, Inc., a private biotechnology company. From 2006 to 2008 she was Company Group Chairman for Johnson & Johnson’s (JNJ) worldwide virology business unit and from 2004 to 2006 she was President of Centocor, Inc., a Johnson & Johnson subsidiary. Since 2014, Ms. McHugh has been on the board of directors of Ironwood Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (IRWD), a public pharmaceutical company and has served as the chair of the board since 2019. She has also served as a member of the board of directors of Aerie Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (AERI), and Lantheus Holdings, Inc. (LNTH) both public pharmaceutical companies, since June 2015, and January 2017, respectively. Ms. McHugh received her M.B.A degree from St. Joseph’s University and her B.S. degree from Pennsylvania State University.

Jake R. Nunn

Mr. Nunn is currently a venture advisor at New Enterprise Associates, Inc., a venture capital firm, where he was a partner from June 2006 until January 2019. From January 2001 to June 2006, Mr. Nunn served as a Partner and an analyst for the MPM BioEquities Fund, a life sciences fund at MPM Capital, L.P., a private equity firm. Previously, Mr. Nunn was a healthcare research analyst and portfolio manager at Franklin Templeton Investments and an investment banker with Alex. Brown & Sons. Mr. Nunn has served on the board of directors of Addex Therapeutics Ltd. (ADXN), and Regulus Therapeutics Inc. (RGLS), each a public biopharmaceutical company, and Oventus Medical Ltd. (ASX: OVN), a public medical device company. Mr. Nunn previously was a Director of Dermira, Inc. (acquired by Eli Lilly and Company), Hyperion Therapeutics, Inc. (Acquired by Horizon Pharma PLC) and TriVascular Technologies, Inc. (acquired by Endologix, Inc.). Mr. Nunn received his A.B. in economics from Dartmouth College and his M.B.A. from the Stanford Graduate School of Business. Mr. Nunn holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation, is a member of the C.F.A. Society of San Francisco, and recently completed the Stanford Graduate School of Business Directors’ Consortium executive education program.

Anne M. Phillips, M.D.

Dr. Phillips currently is Senior Vice President of Clinical Development, Medical and Regulatory Affairs at Novo Nordisk Inc. (NVO), a pharmaceutical company, where she has served since 2011. Previously, she served as a Vice President in various positions at GlaxoSmithKline plc (GSK), which she joined in 1998, and prior to this Dr. Phillips was Head of the Infectious Diseases Program and Deputy Physician-in-Chief at Wellesley Central Hospital/St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto, Canada. Since April 2019, Dr. Phillips has served on the board of directors of AMAG Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (AMAG), a public biopharmaceutical company. She is a Fellow of The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, earned an M.D. from the University of Toronto and received a B.Sc. from the University of Western Ontario.

Barbara Yanni

Ms. Yanni was Vice President and Chief Licensing Officer at Merck & Co. (MRK), a pharmaceutical company, from November 2001 until her retirement in March 2014. Prior to this, Ms. Yanni served in various roles at Merck including in corporate development, financial evaluation, and tax. Ms. Yanni has served on the board of directors of Vaccinex, Inc. (VCNX), a public biotechnology company since 2015. In 2019, she joined the Board of Akcea Therapeutics, Inc. (AKCA), a public biotechnology company. In May 2020, Ms. Yanni joined the Board of Supervisory Directors of Pharming Group N.V., a specialty pharmaceutical company. She also previously served on the board of directors of ABIONYX Pharma (Paris: ABNX) (formerly known as Cerenis Therapeutics, SA), a public biotechnology company, from 2018-2020. Ms. Yanni earned a J.D. from Stanford Law School and an A.B. from Wellesley College. She also holds a Masters of Law in Taxation from New York University.