Richard Pops serves as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Alkermes. He joined Alkermes as CEO in 1991. Under his leadership, Alkermes has grown from a privately held company with 25 employees to an international, publicly traded biopharmaceutical company with more than 1,450 employees. Alkermes has a diversified commercial product portfolio and a substantial clinical pipeline of central nervous system (CNS) product candidates. Mr. Pops currently serves on the Value and Coverage Advisory Council of FasterCures, as well as on the Board of Directors of Neurocrine Biosciences, Acceleron Pharma, Epizyme, the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) and the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA).
Mr. Anstice has been a director of Alkermes since October 2008. From 2006 to 2008, he served as Executive Vice President of Merck & Co., Inc. with responsibility for enterprise strategy and implementation. During two separate parts of this period he was acting President, Global Human Health and President of Merck’s business in Japan. From 2003 to 2006, Mr. Anstice served as President of Merck, with responsibility for Merck’s Asia Pacific businesses. In his 34 years with Merck, he held a variety of positions with their worldwide ventures, including President, U.S. Human Health; President Human Health, the Americas; and President, Human Health, Europe. Mr. Anstice holds a Bachelor of Economics from the University of Sydney. Mr. Anstice also serves as Chairman and President of the Board for the University of Sydney USA Foundation, is a member of the United States Advisory Council for the American Australian Association in New York and is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Sydney Faculty of Economics and Business.
Dr. Bloom is a founder of Alkermes and has been a director of Alkermes since 1987. Dr. Bloom has been active in neuropharmacology for more than 35 years, holding positions at Yale University, the National Institute of Mental Health and The Salk Institute. From 1983 to February 2005, Dr. Bloom was the Chairman of the Neuropharmacology Department at The Scripps Research Institute and is currently Professor Emeritus. Dr. Bloom served as Editor-in-Chief of Science from 1995 to May 2000. He holds an A.B. (Phi Beta Kappa) from Southern Methodist University and an M.D. (Alpha Omega Alpha) from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. He is a member of the National Academy of Science, the Institute of Medicine, the Royal Swedish Academy of Science and is an Emeritus Trustee of Washington University in St. Louis. Dr. Bloom also serves on the Board of Directors of AgeneBio, Inc. and on the Scientific Advisory Boards of aTyr Pharma and RiverVest.
Mr. Breyer has been a director of Alkermes since July 1994. He served as the President of Alkermes from July 1994 until his retirement in December 2001 and Chief Operating Officer from July 1994 to February 2001. From August 1991 to December 1993, Mr. Breyer was President and General Manager of Eli Lilly Italy, a subsidiary of Eli Lilly and Company. From September 1987 to August 1991, he was Senior Vice President, Marketing and Sales of IVAC Corporation, a subsidiary of Eli Lilly and Company. Mr. Breyer also served on the Board of Directors of Lentigen.
Dr. Dixon has been a director of Alkermes since January 2011. She has extensive experience in the pharmaceutical and biotech industry, combining a technical background with experience in drug development, regulatory affairs and marketing. She directed the launch of and growth of more than 20 pharmaceutical products. From 2001 to 2009 she was Chief Marketing Officer and President, Global Marketing for Bristol-Myers Squibb where she served on the Executive Committee. From 1996 to 2001 she was Senior Vice President, Marketing at Merck & Co. and prior to that she held executive management positions at West Pharmaceuticals, Osteotech, and Centocor and various positions at SmithKline and French (now GlaxoSmithKline) in marketing, regulatory affairs, project management and as a biochemist. Dr. Dixon is on the Board of Directors of Incyte Corporation, Eleven Biotherapeutics and bluebird bio and was formerly on the Board of Dentsply International, Orexigen Therapeutics, Edimer Pharmaceuticals and Ardea Biosciences, Inc. She was a Senior Advisor to The Monitor Group, a worldwide consulting firm.
Mr. Mitchell has been a director of Alkermes since April 2003. He served as the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of Kenet, Inc. from 2002 until 2009. Prior to joining Kenet, Mr. Mitchell was the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of Kopin Corporation from April 1985 through September 1998. From September 1998 through June 2001, Mr. Mitchell served in a consulting role at Kopin as Director of Strategic Planning. Prior to joining Kopin, Mr. Mitchell worked for the international accounting firm of Touche Ross & Co. from 1975 to 1984. Mr. Mitchell is also President of Mitchell Financial Group and a member of the Board of Directors of several private companies. He is a director of the Marblehead Youth Basketball Association. Mr. Mitchell is a graduate of College of the Holy Cross (B.A. Economics) and Northeastern University (M.S. Accounting) and he is also a Certified Public Accountant.
Ms. Wysenski has been a director of Alkermes since May 2013. From December 2009 through June 2012, Ms. Wysenski served as the Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer of Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc. Under her leadership, the commercial organization grew from 40 to 400 employees and the company’s first two product launches occurred. Prior to joining Vertex, Ms. Wysenski held the position of Chief Operating Officer of Endo Pharmaceuticals, where she led sales, marketing, commercial operations, supply chain management, human resources and various business development initiatives. Prior to her role at Endo, Ms. Wysenski participated in the establishment of EMD Pharmaceuticals, Inc., where she held various leadership positions, including the role of President and Chief Executive Officer from 2001 to 2006 and Vice President of Commercial from 1999 to 2001. From 1984 to 1998, Ms. Wysenski held several sales-focused roles at major pharmaceutical companies, including Vice President of Field Sales for Astra Merck, Inc. Ms. Wysenski serves on the North Carolina Central University Board of Trustees and as a director of Tetraphase Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and Inovio Pharmaceuticals, Inc. She is a founder of the Research Triangle Park Chapter of the Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association and served on the Nominating Committee and National Advisory Board of the Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association.