Thomas D. Carey, age 51, has served as a director since April 2013. Mr. Carey has been a member at Spencer Stuart, a global executive search firm, since 2010, where he is responsible for leading the firm's global efforts in providing board services to companies within all segments of the healthcare market. Prior to Spencer Stuart, Mr. Carey was with Russell Reynolds Associates from 2001 to 2010 where he served as a Partner and Co-Head of the firm's Global Life Sciences Practice for the three years preceding his move to Spencer Stuart. Prior to entering the search industry, Mr. Carey served as an investment banker and then chief financial officer of both private and public healthcare and information technology companies. Mr. Carey earned a bachelor's degree from the College of the Holy Cross and an MM degree in management policy from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University.
Mr. Carey brings to the Board more than 20 years of broad life sciences industry expertise. His background in the executive search industry also provides the Board of Directors a valuable perspective with respect to key executive hires and other personnel-related matters.
Katherine Napier has been a Director since April 2009. She is a twenty-year veteran of Procter & Gamble, where from 1979 to 2002, she rose from Assistant Brand Manager to Vice President and General Manager of the company's North American pharmaceutical business. That business experienced unprecedented growth during her five-year tenure, which included the launch of the osteoporosis drug Actonel. Actonel grew to $1 billion in revenue more quickly than any of the company's other brands. Napier also served as Senior Vice President of Marketing at McDonald's Corp., where she led the company's reinvigoration of its business with women and families. She received her Bachelor's degree in economics and studio fine arts from Georgetown University, and earned an MBA in marketing and finance from Xavier University. Napier serves on the Board of Directors of the Alberto Culver Co., Catholic Health Care Partners, Xavier University, and the Board of Visitors of Wake Forest University Calloway School of Business. She was a Director of Mentor Corp. before its acquisition earlier this year by Johnson & Johnson, and of Third Wave Technologies Inc. until its acquisition by Hologic Inc. in 2008.
David A. Thompson has served as a Director since July 2010. Thompson retired from Abbott Laboratories in 1995, where he served for more than 30 years in a variety of corporate officer positions including corporate senior vice president and president of Abbott Laboratories Diagnostic Division. Thompson was previously chairman and lead independent director of Third Wave Technologies Inc. and lead director of St. Jude Medical Inc. Thompson received his B.S. from South Dakota State University.