Ms. Griffith currently serves as State & Local Government Relations Senior Leader for the Northeast Region of Wells Fargo & Company, a multinational financial services firm with approximately $1.9 trillion in assets. In this role, she leads Wells Fargo’s legislative and political engagements and manages relationships with a state and local policymakers, as well as community stakeholders. Previously, she served as Regional Vice President, Government Relations for TIAA-CREF, a leading provider of financial services with over $1.3 trillion in assets under management, where she led government relations for the Eastern United States. Prior to that, she held senior roles in the aerospace, high tech, education, private and public sectors, including Drexel University, Morris and Partners, and Lockheed Martin Corporation. She has also managed multiple high-profile political campaigns at the local, state and national level. Ms. Griffith holds a Bachelor of Arts in History from Gwynedd-Mercy College.
Elaine Goldwater is an executive in the Bio-Pharmaceutical Industry. She is the Senior Director of Marketing, Endocrinology at Recordati Rare Diseases. Offering 20 plus years of experience creating and launching complex global marketing strategies in the competitive pharmaceutical industry, she offers a talent for guiding informed decision-making, leading strategic planning and strategic operations, and delivering double-digit growth and transform across high-value product portfolios. Most recently driving her business unit to over 50% growth in 6- months.
Her expertise includes deep knowledge of the product lifecycle from pre-clinical/early-stage development through launch, loss of exclusivity (LOE), line-extension, and late lifecycle products. In addition, Elaine’s mastery of country and global operations is leveraged with a background in building market archetypes, shared best practices, and profitable strategy and execution models. She drives end to end commercial strategy creation and execution through a collaborative cross functional process that delivers above brand performance driving to growing net revenue and ensuring patient access. She has brought this strategic expertise into strategy development and into market execution driving double digit growth and across multiple disease categories from Cushing Disease, Acromegaly, Infectious Disease (antibiotic, anti-fungal, HIV, HPC); Contraception, hematology, oncology, respiratory, diabetes and urology. Additionally, Elaine has expertise in orphan drug and rare disease filing, launching, and marketing execution.
She is especially adept at motivating and uniting cross-functional headquarter global and country teams toward common goals. By gathering input from internal and external customers and engaging with scientific leader, HCPs, Patients, patient advocacy, and payors, she innovates solutions, shape and articulate our vision, and generate buy-in across an enterprise. From August 2019-August 2022, Ms. Goldwater was a Director of Global Marketing for Merck & Co., Inc. (across two product lines), and from December 2022 to present, she has been a USA Marketing, Senior Director of Marketing for Endocrinology for Recordati Rare Diseases, Inc. The Board and Company believe that Ms. Goldwater is qualified to serve as a Director due to her long term experience as a high level marketing executive.
Mr. Levychin is a partner at Galleros Robinson, a premier certified public accounting firm, in the Commercial Audit and Assurance practice, where he brings over 25 years of experience working with both privately owned and public entities. He has written articles on a wide range of topics, which have been featured in several periodicals including Dollars and Sense, New York Enterprise Report, Black Enterprise Magazine, Forbes, Business Insider, and The Network Journal. He has also conducted seminars on a wide range of business topics including SEC matters and taxation for several organizations including the Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Conference, the Entrepreneurs’ Organization (New York chapter) and the Learning Annex. Mr. Levychin is a member of several organizations including the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants, the National Association of Tax Professionals, and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA). He was a founding member of the AICPA’s National Diversity and Inclusion Commission. He is also a member and a former board member of the New York Chapter of the Entrepreneurs’ Organization (“EO”). He received the 5 Chamber Alliance MWBE Award from the Manhattan Chamber of Commerce, the Arthur Ashe Leadership Award, the Baruch College Alumni Association’s “Alumni Leadership Award for Business,” and was recognized as Best Accountant by The New York Enterprise Report. Richard is a graduate of Baruch College, where he received a Bachelors in Business Administration Degree (Accounting).
William John Meekison
Mr. Meekison, who has served as a member of the board since 2019, has spent the last 15 years serving in a variety of executive management and CFO roles with both private and public companies, currently as the CFO and Director of Exro Technologies Inc., a technology company that creates energy management systems; and CFO of ArcWest Exploration Inc., a mining exploration company in British Columbia. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of Telo Genomics Corp. and Adven Inc. Prior to his position at Exro Technologies Inc., Mr. Meekison spent 15 years in corporate finance with a focus on raising equity capital for North American technology companies, including nine years at Haywood Securities Inc. Mr. Meekison received his Bachelor of Arts from the University of British Columbia and is a Chartered Professional Accountant, Professional Logistician and Certified Investment Manager.
Mr. Welch, who has served as a member of the board since 2019, is the founding partner at D|R Enso Law, L.L.P., a law firm in Los Angeles, California. He has a broad base of experience representing clients in areas of litigation, corporate governance and financing, intellectual property and regulatory advisement, and defense. Mr. Welch also focuses on complex commercial transactions and finance. Mr. Welch obtained his Juris Doctorate degree from Loyola Law School and received his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from California State University, Fullerton. He is a member of the Los Angeles County and American Bar Associations.