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Board of Directors

Below is a summary of our committee structure and membership information. To read more about any of the committees, click on committee names in the chart below.
Chairperson Chairperson Committee Member Member Financial Expert Financial Expert
 Audit CommitteeCompensation CommitteeNominating & Corporate Governance Committee
Frank M. Armstrong, FRCPE, FFPM 
Frank M. Armstrong, FRCPE, FFPM
Director


Dr. Frank Armstrong has been a director of the Company since September 2013. An experienced, medically qualified, pharmaceutical executive with over 20 years of experience in development and management at major pharmaceutical and leading biotechnology companies in the U.K., U.S., Switzerland and Germany, Dr. Armstrong’s experience spans all aspects of the drug evaluation, development and commercialization processes.

Dr. Armstrong led Medical Science and Innovation in R&D at M... 

Committee Member Chairperson Committee Member
Frank Condella 
Frank Condella
Director at Palladio Biosciences


Frank Condella has been a Director since March 2009 and served as Chief Executive Officer of Juniper Pharmaceuticals from December 2009 through July 2016. He remains a consultant to the Company.

Mr. Condella has over 30 years of experience in the life sciences industry. He was Chief Executive Officer of Skyepharma plc from March 2006 to September 2008, President of European Operations and Managing Director, UK at IVAX Corporation from 2002 to February 2006, and President and... 

   
Cristina Csimma, PharmD, MHP 
Cristina Csimma, PharmD, MHP
Director


A director of the Company since September 2010, Dr. Csimma is also Executive Chair of Board of Directors for Exonics Therapeutics (biotech) and a director of Vtesse Inc. (rare diseases), and has been engaged in strategic advisory roles with the biopharmaceutical and venture capital industries, as well as government and patient organizations.

Dr. Csimma was a President and the founding Chief Executive Officer of Cydan Development, Inc. (therapeutics for orphan diseases) from November ... 

  Committee Member  
James A. Geraghty 
James A. Geraghty
Chairman of the Board


Jim Geraghty has been a director of the Company since May 2015 and was elected Chairman of the Board in July 2015. He is an industry leader with 30 years of strategic and leadership experience, including more than 20 years as a senior member of executive teams at biotechnology companies developing and commercializing innovative therapies. Currently an Entrepreneur in Residence at Third Rock Ventures, a leading biotech venture and company-formation fund, Mr. Geraghty also serves as Chairman of... 

Committee Member   Chairperson
Mary Ann Gray, Ph.D. Financial Expert
Mary Ann Gray, Ph.D.
Director


Dr. Mary Ann Gray was appointed to Juniper’s board of directors in March 2016 and serves as audit committee Chair. She is an “audit committee financial expert” under applicable Securities and Exchange Commission rules.

Dr. Gray has more than 20 years of experience in the biotechnology and biopharmaceutical industry. She is currently President of Gray Strategic Advisors, LLC, a biotechnology strategic planning and advisory firm.

Previously, a Senior Analyst and Portfolio Manager fo... 

Chairperson   
Ann Merrifield 
Ann Merrifield
Director


Ms. Merrifield, a director of the Company since July 2015, was formerly the President and Chief Executive Officer of PathoGenetix, a genomics company. Prior to that, she spent 18 years at the Genzyme Corporation where, among other roles, she served as Senior Vice President, Business Excellence, President of Genzyme Biosurgery, and President of Genzyme Genetics. She was previously a partner at Bain and Company and an investment officer at Aetna Life & Casualty.

Ms. Merrifield earned a Bach... 
  Committee Member Committee Member
Nikin Patel, PhD, MRPharmS 
Nikin Patel, PhD, MRPharmS
Chief Operating Officer


Dr. Nikin Patel co-founded and was the former Chief Executive Officer of Molecular Profiles (now known as Juniper Pharma Services). He joined our board of directors in September 2013 when Molecular Profiles was acquired by Juniper Pharmaceuticals (formerly Columbia Laboratories). Dr. Patel has over 15 years’ technical experience centered on pharmaceutical analysis and formulation development. His leadership was recognized externally through the U.K.’s most prestigious industry accolade, the... 

   
Alicia Secor, MBA 
Alicia Secor, MBA
President and Chief Executive Officer


Alicia Secor joined Juniper Pharmaceuticals as Chief Executive Officer in August 2016 and serves as a Director of the Company. Ms. Secor brings more than 25 years’ of leadership experience as a life sciences executive, with a track record in leading businesses and advancing products from clinical development through regulatory approval, commercialization, and global expansion across several therapeutic areas.

Ms. Secor joined Juniper from Zafgen, Inc., where was Chief Commercial Offi... 

   

Advisor to the Board

 
Martyn Davies, BSc, PhD, FRPharmS, CChem, FRSC 
Martyn Davies, BSc, PhD, FRPharmS, CChem, FRSC
Advisor to the Board


Dr. Martyn Davies has over 30 years’ experience in the pharmaceutical, biopharmaceutical and drug delivery fields. He serves as an Advisor to its Board of Directors.

Dr. Davies is a Professor and former Head of School at the University of Nottingham School of Pharmacy, and cofounded the Laboratory of Biophysics and Surface Analysis (LBSA), the leading Research Division of the School. The LBSA has an international reputati...