Board of Directors
Robert E. George
Mr. George was a partner with the international accounting firm of PricewaterhouseCoopers (PWC) for 27 years until 2010, where his client service sectors included healthcare, among others. Mr. George currently serves as Chairman of the Audit Committee for The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston and, since June 2011, has been a member of The University of Texas at Austin, McCombs Graduate School of Business accounting faculty. Since January 2014, he also has been the Director of Energy Programs and Conferences for the Professional Development Institute. His past experience includes being an Editorial Advisor to the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants Journal of Accountancy and a contributing author for two accounting books. Mr. George graduated with accounting honors from the University of North Texas.
Michael D. Cannon
Between 1997 and 2004, Mr. Cannon was the Chief Science Officer, EVP and a Director of SICOR, Inc., a U.S. public pharmaceutical company, until its acquisition by Teva Pharmaceutical Industries, Inc. SICOR focused on generic finished dosage injectable pharmaceuticals, active pharmaceutical ingredients and generic biopharmaceuticals. While at SICOR, he oversaw the acquisition and development of the biological business, including initiation and management of international partnerships, as well as on the design, construction, and licensure of protein manufacturing facilities. From July 2005 to December 2009, Mr. Cannon was a member of the scientific advisory board of Trevi Health Ventures LP, a New York investment fund specializing in health care investments. From May 2005 until December 2011, Mr. Cannon was a partner in a private partnership formed to evaluate and perform preliminary development of intellectual property in the healthcare sector. Since 2005, Mr. Cannon has served as a board member for several private companies. Mr. Cannon currently serves on the board of directors of 4 privately held biotech companies, including 2 focused on cancer-related treatments, and has been a partner and advisor in several biotech venture firms. Mr. Cannon has a degree in chemistry from Fordham College.
Ms. Northcut served as President and CEO of BioHouston from 2002 until 2015. BioHouston, Inc. is a non- profit organization founded by Houston, Texas area academic/research institutions to assist in the commercialization efforts of development stage life science and biotechnology companies. During this same period, Ms. Northcut became the founder and CEO of the Texas BioAlliance, an organization created to further assist with development efforts around the state. In these capacities she organized the Texas Life Science Forum and the Texas Life Science CEO Summit, helping connect Biotech CEOs with funding, technical, regulatory and political resources. She also created the Women in Science with Excellence program, honoring women in the Houston scientific community. Ms. Northcut was previously a Partner in the international accounting firm of Arthur Andersen & Co., where she worked from 1984 to 2002. Ms. Northcut received her BBS from Harding University in 1984.