Christine van Heek

Former Corporate Officer and President, Therapeutics Division, Genzyme Corporation

Ms. van Heek has served as a member of our Board of Directors since April 2016. Ms. van Heek has served as an advisor and consultant to several companies in the bio-pharmaceutical industry.   From 1991 to 2003, Ms. van Heek served in various roles at Genzyme Corporation, a biotechnology company, including positions as Corporate Officer and President, Therapeutics Division; General Manager, Renal Division; and Vice President, Global Marketing.  In addition, she has held various sales and marketing positions at Genentech, Inc. and Caremark/HHCA. From 2007-2014, Ms. van Heek served as a member of the board of directors of Affymax, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company.  Ms. van Heek currently serves on the Board of Directors for Visioneering Technologies, Inc. She holds a B.S.N. from the University of Iowa and received her M.B.A. from Lindenwood University in St. Louis. We believe that Ms. van Heek's industry experience, including her extensive experience in strategic roles of a publicly traded biomaterials company, make her a key contributor to our Board of Directors.