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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
Lead Director Recording Secretary Financial Expert Financial Expert
 Audit Committee Compensation Committee Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee
Outside Directors
James M.  Anderson 
James M.  Anderson
Retired President and Chief Executive Officer Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center

James M. Anderson has been President and Chief Executive Officer of Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center since 1996. His appointment as President and CEO followed 20 years of service to the Cincinnati Children's board of trustees, including four years as chairman. Prior to joining the staff of Cincinnati Children's, Mr. Anderson was a partner in the general corporate department at Taft, Stettinius & Hollister and president of US operations at Xomox Corporation. His extensive civic invo... 
Committee Member Chairperson Committee Member
Dwight (Dee) E. Ellingwood 
Dwight (Dee) E. Ellingwood
President, D.E.E. Strategy Consulting, LLC

Dwight (Dee) E. Ellingwood has been a director at Meridian Bioscience, Inc. since 2014. Mr. Ellingwood has 35 years of experience in health care strategy, policy, planning and marketing. Mr. Ellingwood has served as Senior Vice President of Strategy, Communications and Public Affairs at TriHealth, Lead Executive for Cincinnati’s Collective Impact on Health in Cincinnati, Senior Vice President of Planning and Business Development at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center and Senior Vice P... 
John C. McIlwraith 
John C. McIlwraith
Co-founder Allos Ventures

John C. McIlwraith co-founded Allos Ventures, a venture capital firm, in March 2010 and has served as a Managing Director there since that time. Prior to founding Allos Ventures, Mr. McIlwraith was a Managing Director of Blue Chip Venture Company, a Cincinnati-based venture capital and private equity firm, which he joined in 1997. He has served on the board of directors of more than 20 healthcare or information technology companies, and is currently the lead director of Assurex Health, Inc., an... 
  Committee Member Committee Member
David C. Phillips Financial Expert
David C. Phillips
Co-founder Cincinnati Works, Inc

David C. Phillips has been a director since 2000. Mr. Phillips serves as Chairman of the Audit Committee. Mr. Phillips spent 32 years with Arthur Andersen L.L.P. His service with this firm included several managing partner leadership positions. After retiring from Arthur Andersen in 1994, Mr. Phillips became Chief Executive Officer of Downtown Cincinnati, Inc., which is responsible for economic revitalization of Downtown Cincinnati. Mr. Phillips retired from DCI in 1999 to devote full time to C... 
Chairperson Committee Member  
Catherine A. Sazdanoff 
Catherine A. Sazdanoff
Chief Business Officer of Strata Oncology, Inc

Catherine A. Sazdanoff is the Chief Business Officer of Strata Oncology, Inc., a precision oncology company, where she is responsible for business and corporate development, marketing, public relations, and legal functions. She is also a member of the Advisory Board of Neurocern, Inc., a dementia management company. Immediately prior to taking her Strata Oncology role in June 2016, Ms. Sazdanoff was CEO and President of Sazdanoff Consulting LLC, specializing in business development, management... 
Committee Member   
Inside Directors
John A. Kraeutler 
John A. Kraeutler
Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer

John A. Kraeutler has more than 44 years of experience in the biomedical industry and was appointed Chairman of the Board in 2014 and Chief Executive Officer in 2008. He had been the President and Chief Operating Officer of Meridian Bioscience, Inc. since 1992. Before joining Meridian, Mr. Kraeutler served as Vice President, General Manager for a division of Carter-Wallace, Inc. Prior to that, he held key marketing and technical positions with Becton, Dickinson and Company and Organon, Inc. Mr....