Leadership

Michael T. Cullen, M.D., MBA
Co-Founder, Chief Executive Officer and Executive Chairman

Dr. Cullen has served as Executive Chairman of the board and as a director of our Company since September 2015. He resumed responsibilities as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company in October 2018. Dr. Cullen brings 30 years of pharmaceutical experience to our Company, including expertise in working with development-stage companies in planning, designing and advancing drug candidates from preclinical through clinical development.

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Susan Horvath
Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Ms. Horvath has held both finance and operating positions within pharmaceutical, healthcare and consumer organizations. Most recently she served as Chief Financial Officer of Eyebobs, LLC, a private company focused on the reading glasses industry. Prior to that, Ms. Horvath served as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Tenacious Holdings, Inc. (d/b/a ergodyne)…

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Thomas X. Neenan, Ph.D.
Co-Founder and Chief Scientific Officer

Dr. Neenan is an entrepreneur and scientist with extensive chemistry and business development executive experience with AT&T Bell Labs, Geltex, Genzyme, Warwick Effect Polymers, and Proxy Biomedical. Prior to Sun BioPharma, Dr. Neenan was the founding CEO  and served as Chief Technology Officer of Sideris Pharmaceuticals Inc, raising $32M in equity financing in 2013.

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Suzanne Gagnon, M.D.
Chief Medical Officer

Dr. Gagnon has served as our Chief Medical Officer and as a director of our Company since September 2015. Dr. Gagnon had previously served as a director of Sun BioPharma Research, Inc. (“SBR”), a former affiliate of the Company, since June 2015 and as its Chief Medical Officer since January 2015. Previously, Dr. Gagnon served as the Lead Clinical Consultant to the Company.

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Tammy Groene
Vice President of Operations

Since April 2012, Ms. Groene has provided administrative support and operational management to the Sun BioPharma, Inc. team. Prior to joining Sun BioPharma, Inc., Ms. Groene worked for MGI Pharma, Inc. as the Executive Assistant to the Chief Medical Officer then transitioned into the Marketing Department. Ms. Groene earned her Bachelor of Science degree from St. Cloud State University in St. Cloud, Minnesota.

Anthony L. Kiorpes, Ph.D., DVM
Toxicology Consultant

Andy Kiorpes is a graduate of Columbia University (BA Biology, 1970), the University of Wisconsin-Madison (MS Veterinary Science, 1974; PhD Physiology, 1977) Kansas State University (DVM, 1982), and the University of Arkansas (MBA, 1999). He has over 22 years of experience as a toxicologist working in food, pharmaceutical, and medical device development and safety.

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Michael Walker, M.D.
Pancreatic Research Consultant

Dr. Michael Walker obtained his BS (Biochemistry) and MD degrees from the University of Minnesota. He completed his General Surgery residency and a 2-year American Cancer Society clinical and research fellowship at UCLA, focusing on pancreatic islets and their molecular physiology. Before joining Sun BioPharma, he practiced General Surgery in Minnesota.

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Kristen Flaharty, PharmD
Pharmacology Consultant

Dr. Kristen Flaharty, a board certified Clinical Pharmacologist, has been a consultant to the pharmaceutical industry, for the past 20 years, primarily involved in clinical pharmacology and regulatory aspects of pharmaceutical development. Dr. Flaharty has presented clinical development plans and pre-registration packages at FDA’s Center for Drug Evaluation and Research on behalf of sponsors…

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