Chair
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Audit Committee Position

George Migausky

Mr. Migausky brings more than 30 years of experience in senior financial management to Abeona’s Board, having served as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of several public biopharmaceutical and clinical diagnostic companies. Most recently, Mr. Migausky served as interim CFO of Ocular Therapeutix, Inc. and previously served as Executive Vice President and CFO of Dyax Corp. for eight years through its acquisition by Shire plc for $6.4 billion. Mr. Migausky’s previous roles include CFO of Wellstat Management Company, as well as CFO at IGEN International and BioVeris Corporation through their respective acquisitions by F. Hoffman LaRoche, and Manager, Emerging Business Services at Deloitte & Touche. Mr. Migausky currently serves on the Board of Directors and Chair of the Audit Committee at Immunovant, Inc., is an independent member of the Board of Directors at Hyperion Catalysis International, and a trustee for the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Institute. He received his MBA from Babson College and his BS from Boston College.

Chair

Paul Mann

Mr. Mann has over 20 years of experience in the financial and biotechnology industries. Most recently, he served as CFO at PolarityTE, Inc., a biotechnology and regenerative biomaterials company, where he was responsible for all financial operations. Prior to that, Mr. Mann was the Healthcare Portfolio Manager at Highbridge Capital Management and has held positions with Soros Fund Management, UBS Investment Group, Morgan Stanley and Deutsche Bank. Mr. Mann began his career as a scientist at Procter and Gamble and is named as an inventor on patents for skincare compounds and technologies. Mr. Mann has an MA (Cantab) and an MEng from Cambridge University where he studied Natural Sciences and Chemical Engineering.

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Todd Wider, M.D.

Todd Wider, M.D.became a director in May 2015 and serves as a member of the Audit Committee and Compensation Committee. Dr. Wider is a surgeon and has served as consultant to numerous entities in the biotechnology space. Dr. Wider holds an M.D. from Columbia College of Physicians and a B.A. from Princeton University.

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Compensation Committee Position

Todd Wider, M.D.

Todd Wider, M.D.became a director in May 2015 and serves as a member of the Audit Committee and Compensation Committee. Dr. Wider is a surgeon and has served as consultant to numerous entities in the biotechnology space. Dr. Wider holds an M.D. from Columbia College of Physicians and a B.A. from Princeton University.

Chair

Stephen B. Howell, MD

Stephen B. Howell, M.D. has served as a Director since 1996. He is a member of the Compensation Committee and the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee of the Board. Dr. Howell is a medical oncologist and Distinguished Professor of Medicine at the Moores Cancer Center at the University of California, San Diego, where he has directed laboratory and clinical research and training programs since 1977.  Dr. Howell is a recipient of the Milken Foundation prize and was elected as a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science based on his contributions to the field of cancer therapy. He has served on the National Research Council of the American Cancer Society and on the editorial boards of multiple medical journals. Dr. Howell founded DepoTech, Inc. and served as a member of its board of directors from 1989 to 1999. Dr. Howell served on the board of directors of Matrix Pharmaceuticals from 2000 to 2002. He has serves on the Scientific Advisory Board of Aptose Biosciences and has had extensive consulting experience.  Dr. Howell received his A.B. at the University of Chicago, his M.D. from Harvard Medical School, and subsequent training at the Massachusetts General Hospital, the NIH and the Dana Farber Cancer Institute.

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Shawn Tomasello

Ms. Tomasello was appointed Independent Board Director in 2020, bringing over 30 years of experience in biopharmaceutical industry to Abeona. As CCO, she was a key executive in the $11.9 billion Kite Pharma/Gilead acquisition in 2017. Prior to joining Kite, Ms. Tomasello was the CCO of Commercial and Medical Affairs at Pharmacyclics, surging its market cap from $8 billion to $19 billion, and culminating in the 2015 acquisition by AbbVie for $21 billion. She brings extensive strategic experience in building world class organizations encompassing commercial, compliance, regulatory, pricing, and medical affairs functions. Ms. Tomasello built the foundation for her career with leadership roles at Celgene Corporation, Genentech, Pfizer Laboratories, Miles Pharmaceuticals and Proctor & Gamble. She currently serves on the Board of Principia BioPharma, Urogen Pharma, Mesoblast Ltd., Gamida Cell, and Centrexion Therapeutics. Ms. Tomasello earned a B.S. in Marketing from the University of Cincinnati and M.B.A. from Murray State University, KY.

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Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee Position

Stefano Buono

Mr. Buono is an accomplished Italian physicist and alumnus of The European Organization for Nuclear Research. Until recently, Mr. Buono was the Chief Executive Officer and President of Advanced Accelerator Applications (AAA), an international radiopharmaceutical company he founded in 2002. During his tenure at AAA, the company expanded its presence to 13 countries, grew to 630 employees, established 21 manufacturing facilities, registered 8 diagnostic drugs and one therapeutic drug both in Europe and in the U.S., completed 13 acquisitions, and reached €150M in sales prior to the launch of its first therapeutic, Lutathera®, for the treatment of Neuroendocrine Tumors (NETs), an orphan disease. Among Mr. Buono’s many accomplishments was bringing AAA public in November 2015, on the NASDAQ exchange. The company traded under the ticker symbol AAAP, until it was acquired by Novartis in January 2018.

Chair

Stephen B. Howell, MD

Stephen B. Howell, M.D. has served as a Director since 1996. He is a member of the Compensation Committee and the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee of the Board. Dr. Howell is a medical oncologist and Distinguished Professor of Medicine at the Moores Cancer Center at the University of California, San Diego, where he has directed laboratory and clinical research and training programs since 1977.  Dr. Howell is a recipient of the Milken Foundation prize and was elected as a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science based on his contributions to the field of cancer therapy. He has served on the National Research Council of the American Cancer Society and on the editorial boards of multiple medical journals. Dr. Howell founded DepoTech, Inc. and served as a member of its board of directors from 1989 to 1999. Dr. Howell served on the board of directors of Matrix Pharmaceuticals from 2000 to 2002. He has serves on the Scientific Advisory Board of Aptose Biosciences and has had extensive consulting experience.  Dr. Howell received his A.B. at the University of Chicago, his M.D. from Harvard Medical School, and subsequent training at the Massachusetts General Hospital, the NIH and the Dana Farber Cancer Institute.

Member

Shawn Tomasello

Ms. Tomasello was appointed Independent Board Director in 2020, bringing over 30 years of experience in biopharmaceutical industry to Abeona. As CCO, she was a key executive in the $11.9 billion Kite Pharma/Gilead acquisition in 2017. Prior to joining Kite, Ms. Tomasello was the CCO of Commercial and Medical Affairs at Pharmacyclics, surging its market cap from $8 billion to $19 billion, and culminating in the 2015 acquisition by AbbVie for $21 billion. She brings extensive strategic experience in building world class organizations encompassing commercial, compliance, regulatory, pricing, and medical affairs functions. Ms. Tomasello built the foundation for her career with leadership roles at Celgene Corporation, Genentech, Pfizer Laboratories, Miles Pharmaceuticals and Proctor & Gamble. She currently serves on the Board of Principia BioPharma, Urogen Pharma, Mesoblast Ltd., Gamida Cell, and Centrexion Therapeutics. Ms. Tomasello earned a B.S. in Marketing from the University of Cincinnati and M.B.A. from Murray State University, KY.

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George Migausky

Mr. Migausky brings more than 30 years of experience in senior financial management to Abeona’s Board, having served as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of several public biopharmaceutical and clinical diagnostic companies. Most recently, Mr. Migausky served as interim CFO of Ocular Therapeutix, Inc. and previously served as Executive Vice President and CFO of Dyax Corp. for eight years through its acquisition by Shire plc for $6.4 billion. Mr. Migausky’s previous roles include CFO of Wellstat Management Company, as well as CFO at IGEN International and BioVeris Corporation through their respective acquisitions by F. Hoffman LaRoche, and Manager, Emerging Business Services at Deloitte & Touche. Mr. Migausky currently serves on the Board of Directors and Chair of the Audit Committee at Immunovant, Inc., is an independent member of the Board of Directors at Hyperion Catalysis International, and a trustee for the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Institute. He received his MBA from Babson College and his BS from Boston College.

Paul Mann

Mr. Mann has over 20 years of experience in the financial and biotechnology industries. Most recently, he served as CFO at PolarityTE, Inc., a biotechnology and regenerative biomaterials company, where he was responsible for all financial operations. Prior to that, Mr. Mann was the Healthcare Portfolio Manager at Highbridge Capital Management and has held positions with Soros Fund Management, UBS Investment Group, Morgan Stanley and Deutsche Bank. Mr. Mann began his career as a scientist at Procter and Gamble and is named as an inventor on patents for skincare compounds and technologies. Mr. Mann has an MA (Cantab) and an MEng from Cambridge University where he studied Natural Sciences and Chemical Engineering.

Todd Wider, M.D.

Todd Wider, M.D.became a director in May 2015 and serves as a member of the Audit Committee and Compensation Committee. Dr. Wider is a surgeon and has served as consultant to numerous entities in the biotechnology space. Dr. Wider holds an M.D. from Columbia College of Physicians and a B.A. from Princeton University.

Todd Wider, M.D.

Todd Wider, M.D.became a director in May 2015 and serves as a member of the Audit Committee and Compensation Committee. Dr. Wider is a surgeon and has served as consultant to numerous entities in the biotechnology space. Dr. Wider holds an M.D. from Columbia College of Physicians and a B.A. from Princeton University.

Stephen B. Howell, MD

Stephen B. Howell, M.D. has served as a Director since 1996. He is a member of the Compensation Committee and the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee of the Board. Dr. Howell is a medical oncologist and Distinguished Professor of Medicine at the Moores Cancer Center at the University of California, San Diego, where he has directed laboratory and clinical research and training programs since 1977.  Dr. Howell is a recipient of the Milken Foundation prize and was elected as a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science based on his contributions to the field of cancer therapy. He has served on the National Research Council of the American Cancer Society and on the editorial boards of multiple medical journals. Dr. Howell founded DepoTech, Inc. and served as a member of its board of directors from 1989 to 1999. Dr. Howell served on the board of directors of Matrix Pharmaceuticals from 2000 to 2002. He has serves on the Scientific Advisory Board of Aptose Biosciences and has had extensive consulting experience.  Dr. Howell received his A.B. at the University of Chicago, his M.D. from Harvard Medical School, and subsequent training at the Massachusetts General Hospital, the NIH and the Dana Farber Cancer Institute.

Shawn Tomasello

Ms. Tomasello was appointed Independent Board Director in 2020, bringing over 30 years of experience in biopharmaceutical industry to Abeona. As CCO, she was a key executive in the $11.9 billion Kite Pharma/Gilead acquisition in 2017. Prior to joining Kite, Ms. Tomasello was the CCO of Commercial and Medical Affairs at Pharmacyclics, surging its market cap from $8 billion to $19 billion, and culminating in the 2015 acquisition by AbbVie for $21 billion. She brings extensive strategic experience in building world class organizations encompassing commercial, compliance, regulatory, pricing, and medical affairs functions. Ms. Tomasello built the foundation for her career with leadership roles at Celgene Corporation, Genentech, Pfizer Laboratories, Miles Pharmaceuticals and Proctor & Gamble. She currently serves on the Board of Principia BioPharma, Urogen Pharma, Mesoblast Ltd., Gamida Cell, and Centrexion Therapeutics. Ms. Tomasello earned a B.S. in Marketing from the University of Cincinnati and M.B.A. from Murray State University, KY.

Stefano Buono

Mr. Buono is an accomplished Italian physicist and alumnus of The European Organization for Nuclear Research. Until recently, Mr. Buono was the Chief Executive Officer and President of Advanced Accelerator Applications (AAA), an international radiopharmaceutical company he founded in 2002. During his tenure at AAA, the company expanded its presence to 13 countries, grew to 630 employees, established 21 manufacturing facilities, registered 8 diagnostic drugs and one therapeutic drug both in Europe and in the U.S., completed 13 acquisitions, and reached €150M in sales prior to the launch of its first therapeutic, Lutathera®, for the treatment of Neuroendocrine Tumors (NETs), an orphan disease. Among Mr. Buono’s many accomplishments was bringing AAA public in November 2015, on the NASDAQ exchange. The company traded under the ticker symbol AAAP, until it was acquired by Novartis in January 2018.

Stephen B. Howell, MD

Stephen B. Howell, M.D. has served as a Director since 1996. He is a member of the Compensation Committee and the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee of the Board. Dr. Howell is a medical oncologist and Distinguished Professor of Medicine at the Moores Cancer Center at the University of California, San Diego, where he has directed laboratory and clinical research and training programs since 1977.  Dr. Howell is a recipient of the Milken Foundation prize and was elected as a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science based on his contributions to the field of cancer therapy. He has served on the National Research Council of the American Cancer Society and on the editorial boards of multiple medical journals. Dr. Howell founded DepoTech, Inc. and served as a member of its board of directors from 1989 to 1999. Dr. Howell served on the board of directors of Matrix Pharmaceuticals from 2000 to 2002. He has serves on the Scientific Advisory Board of Aptose Biosciences and has had extensive consulting experience.  Dr. Howell received his A.B. at the University of Chicago, his M.D. from Harvard Medical School, and subsequent training at the Massachusetts General Hospital, the NIH and the Dana Farber Cancer Institute.

Shawn Tomasello

Ms. Tomasello was appointed Independent Board Director in 2020, bringing over 30 years of experience in biopharmaceutical industry to Abeona. As CCO, she was a key executive in the $11.9 billion Kite Pharma/Gilead acquisition in 2017. Prior to joining Kite, Ms. Tomasello was the CCO of Commercial and Medical Affairs at Pharmacyclics, surging its market cap from $8 billion to $19 billion, and culminating in the 2015 acquisition by AbbVie for $21 billion. She brings extensive strategic experience in building world class organizations encompassing commercial, compliance, regulatory, pricing, and medical affairs functions. Ms. Tomasello built the foundation for her career with leadership roles at Celgene Corporation, Genentech, Pfizer Laboratories, Miles Pharmaceuticals and Proctor & Gamble. She currently serves on the Board of Principia BioPharma, Urogen Pharma, Mesoblast Ltd., Gamida Cell, and Centrexion Therapeutics. Ms. Tomasello earned a B.S. in Marketing from the University of Cincinnati and M.B.A. from Murray State University, KY.