Board of Directors

 
Nominating & Corporate Governance Committee
Compensation Committee
Audit Committee
Dan Swisher
Chair of Board

President & Chief Operating Officer,
Jazz Pharmaceuticals, plc.
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Timothy B. Anderson
Former Senior Vice President,
Baxter International Inc.
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Senior Vice President & Chief Scientific Officer
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President & Chief Executive Officer
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Gail Schulze
Former Chairman, Zosano Pharma
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Former President & Chief Executive Officer,
Affymetrix, Inc.
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Dan Swisher
  -  Mr. Swisher has served as a member of our Board since June 2011 and has served as Chair of the Board since October 2013. He was appointed President and Chief Operating Officer of Jazz Pharmaceuticals as of January 2018.  From December 2003 to December 2017, he was Chief Executive Officer and a member of the board of directors of Sunesis Pharmaceuticals, a biopharmaceutical company focused on the development of novel targeted cancer therapeutics in hematologic and solid tumor malignancies.  He also served as Chief Business Officer and Chief Financial Officer of Sunesis from 2001 to 2003.  Prior to 2001, Mr. Swisher served in various management roles, including Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing, for ALZA Corporation from 1992 to 2001.  In addition to serving on Cerus’ Board, he currently serves as a member of the board of directors of Corcept Therapeutics Inc., a pharmaceutical company focused on cortisol-modulating therapeutics to address metabolic and other serious medical conditions. 

Timothy B. Anderson  -  Mr. Anderson has served as a member of our Board since 2003. He was Senior Vice President of Strategy and Business Development of Baxter International, Inc., a pharmaceutical company, from 1999 until 2002, and held various management positions at Baxter International from 1992 to 1999, including President, Biotech Group from 1992 until 1997, Group Vice President from 1993 until 1997 and Chairman, Baxter Europe from 1997 until 1999. Mr. Anderson is currently a director of Lake Forest Hospital and a member of the Scientific Advisory Board of Baxter International.


Eric H. Bjerkholt

Laurence M. Corash, M.D.  -  Dr. Corash, one of our co-founders, has served as a member of our Board since December 2002. He was appointed Chief Scientific Officer in 2009, and has held various medical positions within the company, including Chief Medical Officer, since 1994. Dr. Corash was a consultant to us from 1991 to 1994. He has been a Professor of Laboratory Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco since July 1985 and was Chief of the Hematology Laboratory for the Medical Center at the University of California, San Francisco from 1982 to 1997. From February 1990 to July 1994, Dr. Corash was a consultant to the FDA Advisory Panel for Hematology Devices. He currently serves on the U.S. Health and Human Services' Advisory Committee on Blood Safety and Availability.

William 'Obi' Greenman  -  Mr. Greenman was named our President and Chief Executive Officer in April 2011. He had been Cerus' Chief Business Officer since April 2010. Previously, he was senior vice president, business development and marketing. From 2006 to 2008, he held the position of president, Cerus Europe, and prior to that, he served as vice president, business development. Prior to joining Cerus in 1995 as director of business development, he worked in various marketing and business development positions in Baxter's Biotech Division from 1991 to 1995.  Mr. Greenman currently is a member of the Board of Directors of Aduro Biotech. He received  his B.A.S. in Economics and Biological Sciences from Stanford University..

Timothy L. Moore

Gail Schulze  -  Ms. Schulze has served as a member of our Board since October 2007. She is the former Chairman of Zosano Pharma, a private late-stage transdermal drug delivery company. Prior to joining Zosano, she was CEO of YM Biosciences US and president, YM Biosciences, Inc., a global biopharmaceutical organization. Prior to joining YM Biosciences in 2006, she was president, CEO and director of Eximias Pharmaceutical Corporation. From 2001 to 2004, Ms. Schulze was COO and deputy CEO of Aventis Behring LLC, an independent biologics subsidiary of Aventis, and from 1997 to 2001, was senior executive vice president and chief commercial officer. From 1996 to 1997 she was corporate vice president of Allegiance Healthcare Corporation and from 1979 to 1996 Ms. Schulze held multiple positions within Baxter Healthcare Corporation, most recently as president of the US Managed Care division and president of Renal Division Europe.  Ms. Schulze has served on multiple private and public boards of companies focusing on medical technology and chronic therapy market development.

Frank Witney - Frank Witney, Ph.D., has served as a member of our Board since March 2014. Mr. Witney has served as President, Chief Executive Officer and a director of Affymetrix, Inc. from 2011 to 2016. Dr. Witney served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Dionex Corporation from April 2009 to May 2011. Between December 2008 and April 2009, Dr. Witney served as Affymetrix’ Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer. Prior to that, Dr. Witney served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Panomics, Inc. from July 2002 to December 2008.  Dr. Witney was a post-doctoral fellow at the National Institutes of Health and holds a Ph.D. in Molecular and Cellular Biology and an M.S. in Microbiology from Indiana University, and B.S. in Microbiology from the University of Illinois.

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