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Board of Directors

Board of Directors

David C. Phillips
Chairman
Mr. Phillips serves as Chairman of the Board and 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 Cincinnati Works, Inc., an organization dedicated to reducing the number of people living below the poverty level by assisting them to strive towards self-sufficiency through work, and his financial consulting services. Mr. Phillips served as a director of Cintas Corporation and Summit family of Mutual Funds.
Jack Kenny
Chief Executive Officer
Jack Kenny has more than 24 years of experience in the biomedical industry and serves as Meridian’s Chief Executive Officer, having joined the Company on October 9, 2017. Before joining Meridian, Mr. Kenny served as Senior Vice President and General Manager, North America, with Siemens Healthcare, from 2014 to 2017. From 2012 through 2014, Mr. Kenny served as Vice President and General Manager, U.S. Region, for Becton Dickinson, Diagnostic Systems. Prior to 2012, Mr. Kenny held executive roles at Leica Biosystems, Danaher Corporation and Quest Diagnostics
James M. Anderson
Retired President and Chief Executive Officer Cincinnati Children's Hospital
James M. Anderson is President Emeritus of Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. He was President and Chief Executive Officer of Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center since 1996, until his retirement in 2009. His appointment as President and CEO followed 17 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. He was former Chairman of the Board of the Cincinnati branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland. His extensive civic involvement includes service to the Dan Beard Council of the Boy Scouts of America, Cincinnati Museum of Natural History, the United Way of Greater Cincinnati and the College of Mt. St. Joseph.
Dwight E. Ellingwood
President, D.E.E. Strategy Consulting, LLC
Dwight E. Ellingwood has 35 years of experience in health care strategy, planning, innovation and marketing. Mr. Ellingwood is a Teaching Professor at Xavier University’s Graduate Program in the Department of Health Service Administration. He is also the President of D.E.E. Strategy Consulting, LLC, partnering with leadership in healthcare, innovation, education and the community. Mr. Ellingwood previously served as Senior Vice President of Strategy, Communications and Public Affairs at TriHealth from 2014 to 2016, Lead Executive for Cincinnati’s Collective Impact on Health in 2014, Senior Vice President of Planning and Business Development at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center from 1997 to 2013 and Senior Vice President at Spohn Health System in Corpus Christi, Texas from 1990 to 1997. Prior to 1990, Mr. Ellingwood was a Senior Partner in a health care consulting practice in Salt Lake City, Utah.
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 firm, which he joined in 1997. He has served on the board of directors of more than 20 healthcare or information technology companies including Assurex Health, Inc., an informatics-based precision medicine company providing treatment decision support to health care providers for behavioral health conditions, where he served as lead director. Prior to 1997, Mr. McIlwraith served as Senior Vice President of Strategic Planning and General Counsel of publicly-traded Quantum Health Resources, Inc., and was a partner in the Jones Day law firm.
John M. Rice
Founder and Managing Partner of Triathlon Medical Venture Partners
Dr. Rice is the founder, and since 2003 has been the Managing Partner, of Triathlon Medical Venture Partners, a venture capital firm that invests equity capital in early and expansion stage life science companies. Since 2014, Dr. Rice has served as the Director of Life Sciences at CincyTech, a firm that provides advice and capital to entrepreneurs and helps research institutions commercialize technology through startups. He has served on the board of directors of several privately held healthcare companies as well as several academic advisory boards.
Catherine A. Sazdanoff
President/ CEO, Sazdanoff Consulting LLC and Business Advisor, Strata Oncology, Inc.
Catherine A. Sazdanoff is the President/ CEO of Sazdanoff Consulting, LLC, providing healthcare strategy and business development advisory services, and is Business Advisor to Strata Oncology, Inc., a precision oncology company, among other clients. She is also a member of the Advisory Board of Neurocern, Inc., a dementia insurtech company, and is a lecturer in the Business of Biotech program at the University of Chicago Graham School for Continuing and Professional Education. She serves on the Faculty Advisory Board of the University of Chicago Graham School and on the External Advisory Board of the Rosalind Franklin University Innovation and Research Park. Ms. Sazdanoff's prior corporate roles include Chief Business Officer at Strata Oncology; a number of global corporate positions with Takeda Pharmaceuticals including VP, Global Business Development, VP/ Head of Corporate Projects, and VP, Corporate Development; and Abbott Laboratories, where she held numerous executive positions covering legal, compliance, and business development. She received a B.A. from the University of Notre Dame and a J.D. from Northwestern University School of Law.
Felicia Williams
Executive Vice President, Controller and Enterprise Risk Officer, Macy’s, Inc.
Felicia Williams has served as Executive Vice President, Controller and Enterprise Risk Officer at Macy’s Inc. since June 2016. Previously she had served as Senior Vice President, Finance and Risk Management at Macy’s from February 2011 through June 2016; and in other finance, treasury, risk management and internal audit capacities since joining the Company in June 2004. Prior to her time at Macy’s, Ms. Williams served in various financial positions at the Coca-Cola Hellenic Bottling Company and The Coca-Cola Company from June 1994 through June 2004.