Our Team

Management and Advisory Board

Inmedix team members bring decades of combined experience within life sciences management regulatory, engineering, commercialization, reimbursement and physician education fields. An NDA is required to view our complete listing. Our advisors offer exceptional licensing, legal, accounting and business development expertise and our Inmedix Scientific Advisory Board is unmatched in the pharmaceutical industry.

Inmedix Officers

Andrew J. Holman MD

Andrew J. Holman MD

Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer

Dr. Holman is the founding rheumatologist at Pacific Rheumatology Associates Inc PS, Director of Research at Pacific Rheumatology Research Inc., a former President of the Northwest Rheumatism Society (2005) and a Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Washington.   He has 25 year clinical and 19 year rheumatology research career experience with 16 lead author published papers, 25 lead author published abstracts.   For Inmedix, he has designed, completed and published 15 clinical studies, including FDA negotiations, involving nearly 1500 patients.

Research highlights include discovering and licensing use of dopamine agonists as a treatment of  fibromyalgia, applying autonomic nervous system (ANS) analysis with heart rate variability (HRV) to elevate treatment remission rates in patients with rheumatoid arthritis and other autoimmune diseases, and broadening understanding of pain in patients with PC3 (positional cervical cord compression) using dynamic cervical magnetic resonance imaging (dMRI). 

www.linkedin.com/in/AndrewJHolman

T.V. Sciarrillo

Co-founder

Mr. Sciarrillo has been a C-level Executive for 25+ years in mid and small entrepreneurial companies in the manufacturing, management consulting and real estate industries. He was lead negotiator for Inmedix's historic sale of its method-of-use patents for treatment of fibromyalgia with dopamine agonists in 2007. He is also CEO of The New England Group, a management consulting firm founded by him in 1989. Tim’s professional experience also includes many years at the accounting firm Deloitte, Haskins & Sells as both an employee and a consultant to the C-level executives. He graduated from the College of the Holy Cross with a degree in Physics.

Steven Daly MBA

Steven Daly MBA

Chief Operating Officer

Prior to joining Inmedix, Steven was part of the executive management team of Light Sciences Oncology, a private venture-backed biotechnology company that raised over $250 Million to develop a combinational product (drug and device) for the treatment of cancer and other indications.  Over his 17 years at Light Sciences Oncology Steven held positions with escalating responsibility from design engineering, product development, non-clinical research, business development and licensing, market research, and corporate strategy and development.  He was intimately involved in the growth of Light Sciences from the startup phase through late stage clinical testing and eventual out-licensing of the technology.  Light Sciences investigated and researched its proprietary platform technology in 7 Phase 1 Studies, 5 Phase 2 Studies, and 2 Phase 3 Studies within 3 separate IND’s.  Steven holds a B.S. in Materials Science Engineering (Ceramic Engineering), M.S. in Bioengineering (Medical Engineering), and an M.B.A. from the University of Washington.

Glynis Thakur

Glynis Thakur

Director, Finance & Reimbursement

Glynis Thakur is a healthcare CEO and consultant with over 25 years’ experience.  She comes to Inmedix, Inc. to take charge of finance and reimbursement development and operations.

 In her years as a C-level executive and consultant, Glynis has advised on, implemented, and led:  Conflict Resolution, Contract Negotiations, Corporate Buy-in Negotiations, Start-ups, mergers and acquisitions, Strategic Planning and Operations, Organizational Restructuring, Strategic Alliances, Finance, including Forensic Audits and Medical Practice Valuations, Litigation Consulting including Contract Negotiations and Medicolegal Disputes, Mediation and Arbitration, Crisis Services during Federal Investigations (fraud and antitrust), Fact finding and clarification of unique situations.

Glynis also enjoys writing, teaching and giving talks to attorneys and physicians, as well as residents and fellows at the UW Medical Center. 

www.linkedin.com/in/glynis-thakur-55a54811

Rae Marie Gleason

Rae Marie Gleason

Education Program Director

For 25 years, Rae is a renowned patient and physician educator in the field of rheumatology, pain and fibromyalgia and has collaborated with Dr. Holman for over 15 years.  She helped create the National Fibromyalgia Research Association (NFRA) in 1992 and served as its Executive Director for 14 years, organizing 5 international research symposiums and numerous exhibitions at national meetings. She has served as an FDA patient representative, a participant in NIH policy meetings, the Executive Director of the National Fibromyalgia Association, the Medical Education and Research Director for the National Fibromyalgia and Chronic Pain Association, and most recently, the Executive Director of the International Myopain Society. 

Daniel Austen

Daniel Austen

Manager, Inmedix UK, Ltd.

Daniel heads commercialization, academic and research coordination efforts in the United Kingdom and Europe through our subsidiary, Inmedix UK, Ltd.  He joins Inmedix after a long research association with Dr. Holman in the field of fibromyalgia.  He has an elite sports background as well as pharmaceutical commercialization expertise at Baxter Healthcare as a sales representative and accounts/contract manager and as a regional development executive at BUPA (now Spire) Health Services.  Daniel has intimate familiarity with rheumatology clinical practice.  For nearly twenty years, he was clinic manager for the UK FM/ME Clinics working with Professor John E. Davies, MD, as well as providing private practice marketing/business consultancy and management at the Fibromyalgia Clinic, Harley Street, London. BS, Florida State University.

R. Doug Cooper

R. Doug Cooper

Investor Relations & Finance

Doug Cooper is a versatile financial professional who began his career in public accounting at Deloitte, then spent six years as the Planning & Analysis Project Manager for commercial lender MetLife Capital.  Following his early experience in auditing and commercial finance, Doug spent the next 20 years in investment banking at Zachary Scott & Company in Seattle, where he played a vital role in the execution of middle market M&A transactions with combined enterprise value of well over a billion dollars.  Doug is well-recognized for his combination of financial accounting expertise coupled with exceptional forecast modeling and programming skills.

Scientific Advisory Board

Michael E. Weinblatt MD

John R. and Eileen K. Reidman Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and the R. Bruce and Joan M. Mickey Distinguished Chair in Rheumatology at the Division of Rheumatology, Immunology and Allergy, Brigham and Women’s Hospital.  2000-01 President of the American College of Rheumatology.

James O’Dell MD

William Bruce Professor and Vice Chair, Internal Medicine, Chief Division of Rheumatology, University of Nebraska Medical Center; 2012-13 President of the American College of Rheumatology

Edward C Keystone MD

Professor of Medicine, University of Toronto; Director, Rebecca MacDonald Centre for Arthritis and Autoimmune Disease, Mount Sinai Hospital

Vibeke Strand MD

Biopharmaceutical consultant and Adjunct Clinical Professor of Medicine, Stanford University School of Medicine

Daniel E. Furst MD

Carl M Pearson Professor Emeritus, UCLA School of Medicine, University of Washington, University of Florence, Italy

Robert E. Ettlinger MD

Panel member Western Institutional Review Board, Puyallup, WA. Former head, Tacoma Center for Arthritis Research conducting 250 clinical research trials over 35-year research career

Ernest Choy MD, FRCP

Head of Rheumatology and Translational Research at the Institute of Infection and Immunity and Director of the Cardiff Regional Experimental Arthritis Treatment and Evaluation (CREATE) Centre at Cardiff University School of Medicine

Peter Taylor MD, PhD, FRCP

Professor of Musculoskeletal Sciences at the University of Oxford and Director of Clinical Sciences at the Botnar Research Centre within the Nuffield Department of Orthopaedics, Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Sciences and chairs the NOCRI Translational Research Partnership

Leonard Calabrese DO

Professor of Medicine at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine at Case Western Reserve University, Vice Chairman of the Department of Rheumatic and Immunological Diseases, Co-director of the Center for Vasculitis Care and Research, and Director of the Cleveland Clinic's RJ Fasenmyer Center for Clinical Immunology at the Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio.

Norman B. Gaylis MD

President and Senior Associate of Arthritis & Rheumatism Disease Specialties (AARDS), Miami, FL. Board member on the American College of Rheumatology, past-President of the Florida Society of Rheumatology and a founder and past-President of the International Society of Musculoskeletal Imaging in Rheumatology.

Company Advisors

Stuart Hwang PhD

Stuart Hwang PhD

Corporate Development

Stuart Hwang is an Inmedix investor and corporate development professional with more than 20 years in drug and diagnostic development. He has had extensive experience in developing strategic partnerships and fundraising with a cumulative transaction value greater than $2B. Prior to Inmedix, he has had an active advisory practice as a consultant and in investment banking supporting emerging and established biotech companies develop and execute on corporate strategy and transactions including partnerships, licensing, fundraising and M&A. Earlier, he led business development at Astex (acquired by Otuska). Prior to that he held business development leadership roles at Perlegen and Agilent. He has led drug and diagnostic R&D teams at SuperGen, Cor Therapeutics, Millennium, Celera, Agilent and at UCSF/LBNL supporting 7 NME INDs and the development of 3 marketed drugs. He developed deep sequencing and genome partitioning algorithms (founding scientist, Celera Genomics) and several first whole genome arrays (Agilent) and partnered with pharma/biotech to integrate these novel approaches into drug development. Stuart is an inventor on several patents, authored 20 journal articles and presented at numerous global scientific and business conferences. He received a BA, High Honors at UCSC and a Ph.D. in Endocrinology at UC Berkeley, Cancer Research Lab (NCI Fellowship). He completed his post-doctoral work with Dr. JW Gray at UCSF & LBNL as a Distinguished Human Genome Postdoctoral Fellow (DOE).

Richard J. Welter Ph.D.

Corporate Development

Currently an independent consultant, Dick is a respected business development and licensing professional with an extensive track record of success in domestic and international business development and licensing in the pharmaceutical, biotech, and drug delivery industries. 

Dr. Welter’s previous biotech and small company experience includes positions as Vice President of Business/Corporate Development at Euthymics Biosciences (Neurovance), CIMA Labs (drug delivery), VioQuest and Vela Pharmaceuticals. In those positions, he was responsible for leading all licensing and business development activities, including the direction and coordination of financial, marketing, legal, and regulatory evaluations of compound opportunities. Dick’s experience in the pharmaceutical industry includes 24 years of service with Pharmacia Corporation (and its heritage companies, beginning at Upjohn), where he last served as Executive Director of Global Licensing, primarily responsible for CNS worldwide.  

Christopher Bentsen

Regulatory

As an independent consultant, Chris led both face-to-face meetings with FDA and continues to lead Inmedix in US and EU/UK regulatory affairs.  He has over twenty-five years of regulatory, quality and clinical affairs industry management experience in FDA CDRH and CBER regulated IVD devices, especially in infectious disease tests, including HIV and also autoimmune disease tests. He is a member of the AdvaMed IVD Taskforce, AMDM Board, RAC and a RAPS Fellow as well as guest lecturer at University of Washington Masters Degree Program in Regulatory Affairs.

At Bio-Rad for 15 years, he was a Regulatory Affairs, Quality Assurance and Clinical Affairs Manager, responsible for U.S. FDA submissions, including BLA's, IND's, PMA's, IDE's, 510(k)'s for IVD products; CE marking of List A and List B products; clinical trials for above submissions and overall quality assurance responsibilities.

Barclay Kamb JD

Barclay Kamb JD

Strategic Partnerships

As Senior Council at Cooley, LLP in Palo Alto, Barclay has made pivotal contributions to Inmedix technology licensing efforts.  He represents biotechnology, medical technology, digital health and other life sciences companies in a broad range of corporate and financial matters, with deep experience in transactions involving intellectual property. Much of his practice is devoted to negotiating and drafting corporate partnership agreements, licensing arrangements, strategic alliances, joint venture agreements and other complex technology transactions. Barclay also provides general representation of technology companies in corporate law, venture capital financings, private placements, asset sales and other strategic transactions involving his clients.

Eli Loots JD PhD

Eli Loots JD PhD

Intellectual Property

Dr. Loots is a partner in the San Francisco office of Knobbe Martens. His practice focuses on client counseling, opinion and due diligence work, and patent preparation and prosecution in the chemical and molecular biology arts.  He is also a member of the firm’s Post-Grant Proceedings group and has assisted clients in developing IPR strategies in the biotechnology space. 

Dr. Loots assists startup companies in developing their core IP portfolios and mapping paths for their core products to proceed through the various patent landscapes that are relevant to their technological areas. Dr. Loots also actively manages and assists Fortune 500 companies with managing and developing strategies for their key technologies. Dr. Loots also represents clients in diagnostics, stem cell technologies, medical devices, next generation sequencing, amplification technologies, and the large molecule space (including antibodies and protein engineering). 

Dr. Loots obtained his Ph.D. in Molecular and Cell Biology from U.C. Berkeley, with an emphasis on neuroscience and biophysics. His research focused on the structure/function relationship of ion channel gating and involved engineering various ion channels so that various fluorescent probes could be attached to observe the structural rearrangements of the ion channel as it passed through its various states. Dr. Loots attended Boalt Hall (U.C. Berkeley) for his law degree and has an undergraduate degree in chemistry.

Jolene Anderson

Jolene Anderson

Business Development Advisor

Jolene Anderson is a seasoned business executive working with a global client list seeking to invest in commercial real estate and providing business facilitation for emerging companies, both public and private. Ms. Anderson has facilitated the sales and financing of hotels, resorts, and multifamily properties in WA, OR, ID, CA, FL, and HI since 1989. Her extensive network of business executives and mentors includes key players in industry and commerce. She has advised companies as a business strategist and facilitated expansion into US markets, including advising product companies who desired to expand their product line into the US and Canada and was a principal in a global spa/health education company and corporate travel company. Recent assignments include consulting for a public company, located in Boise, ID, focusing on science, technology, engineering and math for K-12 students (STEM) education, where she served as the Director of Investor and Community Relations. She has also advised companies in the Seattle biotech community and serves on the boards of non profits focusing on healthy communities and education. Ms. Anderson served as a volunteer at the Chris Elliott Fund for Brain Cancer Research, Washington Women for Employment and Education, Table Captain for the Annual YWCA Fundraiser, volunteer for Children’s Orthopedic Hospital and is past President of the Kiwanis Club of Seattle, and Soroptimist International Seattle Metro. She has produced a radio show on healthy families and was the editor of an online magazine. She is a problem solver committed to providing consulting for companies through introducing strategic partnerships and mentorship.

StarFish Medical

StarFish Medical

Engineering and manufacturing

StarFish Medical is Canada’s leading Medical Device Design service provider with a full complement of design, development, and manufacturing services in Victoria and Toronto. We  successfully partner with innovative companies (both large and small) to create breakthrough products for a number of medical specialty areas.

Medical device product definition, technical engineering and product development use our proprietary Pathfinder™ process.   Prototype and volume production are delivered in an ISO 13485 certified facility with FDA registration and class 10,000 clean room capabilities.

Lee Schindler

Lee Schindler

GENERAL COUNSEL

Lee is a partner in the Emerging Companies & Venture Capital practice at Perkins Coie and serves as corporate counsel to high growth technology and life science companies. Lee also represents the venture capitalists and corporate venture groups that invest in such companies.

Lee regularly advises clients across a range of industries and technologies, including software-as-a-service, cloud infrastructure, mobile applications and gaming, AI and machine learning, data security, blockchain, fintech, e-commerce, UAVs, cleantech, material science, healthcare IT, medical devices and biotechnology. Many of the companies Lee works with have emanated from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Harvard University, the University of Washington or other academic or research institutions.

Lee has counseled numerous companies from their earliest stages of growth through exit events, including several IPOs and dozens of M&A transactions. His representation corresponds to every critical point involving emerging companies and the VC community. This includes entity formation, board matters, securities law compliance, equity compensation, financings (friends & family, angel, venture capital, growth equity and strategic), mergers & acquisitions and public offerings. Lee also works closely with his clients on fundraising strategy.

Prior to joining Perkins Coie, Lee was an attorney with WilmerHale in Boston. He is a graduate of The University of Texas and Harvard Law School. Lee served as an editor of the Harvard Journal of Law and Technology and was a two-time recipient of the John M. Olin Fellowship in Law and Economics.

Dennis Taksugi

Dennis Taksugi

Business Development & Marketing

Dennis most recently served as Vice President of Business Development and Emerging Products at Exagen Inc, a San Diego based, medical diagnostic company with a focus in autoimmune rheumatic diseases. During his nine years at Exagen, Dennis closed a number of collaboration partnerships with academic institutions, diagnostic and biopharmaceutical companies.  Most recently, he negotiated a successful, big pharma co-promotion deal for a biologic treatment for rheumatoid arthritis enabling Exagen’s IPO event. During his first five years at Exagen, Dennis also served as Vice President of Marketing launching a number of diagnostic products including the company’s flagship product AVISE CTD, a blood test for the differential diagnosis of lupus versus other autoimmune rheumatic diseases.

Prior to Exagen, Dennis served as Head of Strategic Business Development Gastroenterology at Prometheus Labs where he evaluated and closed a number of late-stage and marketed pharmaceutical assets for licensing and/or acquisition.

Dennis also served in senior marketing roles with a number of San Diego based emerging pharmaceutical companies, supporting their initial commercial build-up and launching their initial products.

Previous to San Diego, Dennis worked in a number of commercial positions with increasing responsibility at Eli Lilly and Company over a fifteen-year career involving pharmaceutical sales, market research, product marketing, hospital sales management, pricing/contracting, drug development and alliance management.

Dennis graduated with honors from Idaho State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Pharmacy.

Leslie Bottorff

Leslie Bottorff

Strategy and Operations

Leslie is the Principal of Bottorff Advisors and focuses on leveraging her extensive experience in healthcare technology companies via board membership and/or consulting to mentor CEOs and teams, helping them to build new products and companies and accelerate growth. In her prior position, Leslie was Sr. Managing Director at GE Ventures, where she led the healthcare investing team. Her investment focus was primarily digital health, big data analytics, and IT/tech enabled devices and services.

Leslie is a strategic and operational leader with deep experience in coaching and mentoring entrepreneurs and start-up company teams that are impacting the healthcare industry with ground-breaking innovations. She has over 40 years’ experience in building companies as a venture capital investor, and as a key sales and marketing executive in both start-up and large medical companies. She has advised over 25 companies as a Board Member or Observer on strategic transformations, commercial accelerations, recruiting CEOs, successfully transitioning management teams through growth phases, supporting fund raising, facilitating exit strategies, and corporate governance compliance.

As a venture capital investor at both private institutional and large corporate venture firms, Leslie’s investment focus included digital health, healthcare IT/software, data analytics and medical technology. Her experience includes leading and syndicating equity rounds, facilitating relationships with corporate partners for strategic deals, and obtaining exits via IPO or M & A. She has worked with a diverse range of companies from seed to late commercial stage in multiple sub-sectors, business models, and clinical specialties. She is a frequent speaker at major industry conferences on new market opportunities created by applying new IT technologies such as AI and cloud connectivity to transform the delivery of healthcare.

Leslie is also a veteran operating executive in the medical device industry, serving in senior sales and marketing roles while leading companies through both product development and rapid commercial growth stages. She is an innovative leader who has built teams from scratch, successfully launched a wide array of novel medical devices, defined and implemented strategies, developed new products, created new markets, and pioneered adoption of new medical procedures and applications for both large multinational corporations and venture backed start-up companies.

Leslie received her MBA from Harvard Business School and BS in Interdisciplinary Engineering with concentration in biomedical and electrical engineering from Purdue University. She has served on advisory boards or as guest faculty at several universities, including Stanford, UC Berkeley, and Purdue University.

Board of Directors

Andrew J. Holman MD

Andrew J. Holman MD

Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer

Dr. Holman is the founding rheumatologist at Pacific Rheumatology Associates Inc PS, Director of Research at Pacific Rheumatology Research Inc., a former President of the Northwest Rheumatism Society (2005) and a Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Washington.   He has 25 year clinical and 19 year rheumatology research career experience with 16 lead author published papers, 25 lead author published abstracts.   For Inmedix, he has designed, completed and published 15 clinical studies, including FDA negotiations, involving nearly 1500 patients.

Research highlights include discovering and licensing use of dopamine agonists as a treatment of  fibromyalgia, applying autonomic nervous system (ANS) analysis with heart rate variability (HRV) to elevate treatment remission rates in patients with rheumatoid arthritis and other autoimmune diseases, and broadening understanding of pain in patients with PC3 (positional cervical cord compression) using dynamic cervical magnetic resonance imaging (dMRI). 

www.linkedin.com/in/AndrewJHolman

Steven Daly MBA

Steven Daly MBA

Chief Operating Officer

Prior to joining Inmedix, Steven was part of the executive management team of Light Sciences Oncology, a private venture-backed biotechnology company that raised over $250 Million to develop a combinational product (drug and device) for the treatment of cancer and other indications.  Over his 17 years at Light Sciences Oncology Steven held positions with escalating responsibility from design engineering, product development, non-clinical research, business development and licensing, market research, and corporate strategy and development.  He was intimately involved in the growth of Light Sciences from the startup phase through late stage clinical testing and eventual out-licensing of the technology.  Light Sciences investigated and researched its proprietary platform technology in 7 Phase 1 Studies, 5 Phase 2 Studies, and 2 Phase 3 Studies within 3 separate IND’s.  Steven holds a B.S. in Materials Science Engineering (Ceramic Engineering), M.S. in Bioengineering (Medical Engineering), and an M.B.A. from the University of Washington.

Larry Bock

Larry Bock

Director (2014-16)

Larry Bock was the first Inmedix Board member and guided CEO Dr. Holman to develop Inmedix in its early stages.  Their relationship went back 40 years to being roommates at Bowdoin College.  Larry honed his exceptional intellect, drive, communication skills and business vision with an MBA from UCLA and worked in the very early days at Genentech.  Larry founded, co-founded or financed the early stage of forty companies from inception to an aggregate market capitalization of $70 Billion.  The companies he founded included Illumina, ARIAD, Pharmacopeia, Neurocrine, Calliper, NanoSys and many more.  Larry also founded the USA Science & Engineering Festival, the ‘Super Bowl of STEM.”

https://youtu.be/DI7_Ubi9BKQ

Inmedix is proud to support the USAS & EF and we created our oncology initiative, the LB Project, in his honor.  Our friend and mentor sadly passed away from pancreatic cancer in 2016.

Bernie Tobin

Bernie Tobin

DIRECTOR

Bernie Tobin is a 25-year veteran of the healthcare industry with his most recent role serving as President of Crescendo Bioscience, a wholly owned subsidiary of Myriad Genetics. Crescendo focused on using proteomics to deliver precision medicine to patients with autoimmune disorders.

Mr. Tobin oversaw 30%+ compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) in operating income achieved over 5 years via a series of strategic changes and operational execution across virtually all functional areas to include realignment of the senior leadership team, recruitment of new leaders, relocation of operations, changing market positioning, and launching multiple product enhancements.  His other notable achievements at Crescendo include:

●  Achieved guideline placement with the American College of Rheumatology, the first multi- biomarker test to accomplish this.

●  55% increase in physician adoption of their flagship product over 5 years.

Previously, Mr. Tobin held several senior level positions at Amgen including General Manager of both the Netherlands and Brazil and Global Head of Commercial Excellence. In addition, he led the global integration of a business development acquisition in over 100 countries. Prior to that, Mr. Tobin held a variety of leadership roles in the commercial organization at Eli Lilly and Co.  He received his B.S. degree in Public Service and Administration from Iowa State University and his M.B.A. from the Fuqua School of Business, Duke University.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/bernie-tobin-2952315/

Brianna McDonald

Brianna McDonald

Board Observer

Brianna McDonald has been an active leader and angel investor with Keiretsu Forum since its launch in Seattle in 2005 and supporting its growth to become the largest and most active group globally.  She has proven specifically adept at screening companies for angel investment, coaching companies on presentation and investor relations, sales strategy execution, relationship management, and leading due diligence teams. Brianna has established a reputation for achievement in all phases of the Keiretsu process: risk management, market anticipation and response, regional/national business development, organizational development, angel investing, and overall enterprise management.
 
She brings an impressive record of leadership in both the private and public arenas.  She has proven herself the consummate professional through her ability to build and develop diverse, productive and loyal teams through consensus building and mutual respect.  She has shared this focus on team building with members and clients so that whatever their role is in Keiretsu they feel valued and important. 
 
Brianna believes that business leaders should also be community leaders.  As such she sits on a variety of public and nonprofit boards, is a dedicated charity fundraiser, and a mentor to business and entrepreneurial educational programs including the University of Washington and Seattle University.  Brianna and her husband live in Seattle, Washington and with their three young children.