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Curemark is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on developing novel therapies for the treatment of neurological disorders.

Our pipeline includes our lead drug candidate, CM-AT, which is in a Phase III clinical trial for Autism, and is referred to as the BlümTM Study. Our pipeline also includes clinical-stage and preclinical programs for treating ADHD, Parkinson’s, schizophrenia and addiction.

The reason why we come to work every day is simple: we are motivated first and foremost by our desire to understand and address the needs of patients and their families.

Building a Vision to Break Convention

Disruptive technology can create change. Novel methods can be used to solve problems and dramatically improve lives in simple, elegant ways.

This disruption is at the core of our vision at Curemark. Our founder, former pediatrician Joan Fallon, worked tirelessly to develop a disruptive breakthrough in the field of autism research after studying a number of her patients affected by the disease. She founded Curemark to continue making discoveries and working to change the paradigm for medical research. Because we put the patient first, in everything we do.

This patient-centric approach is leading to incredible findings. Our clinical program for Autism has met the primary and secondary endpoints needed to pass its clinical trials and has become fast-tracked by the FDA, while our ADHD clinical program continues to make progress towards approval for market.

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MANAGEMENT

To develop breakthrough research and treatments, Curemark relies on the support of some of the strongest minds in the industry. Our management offers a wealth of experience from a medical, operational and biotechnological standpoint. This gives our company a unique position to excel at what we do.

DR. JOAN FALLON

Founder and CEO

DR. JOAN FALLON

Founder and CEO

Dr. Fallon began her research on Autism and related disorders over 20 years ago and founded Curemark as a platform to develop product candidates to address her findings. Dr. Fallon has both clinical expertise and academic experience—the former from running a private practice specializing in pediatric development, and the latter as an Assistant Professor of Natural Sciences and Mathematics at Yeshiva University.

Dr. Fallon has played an integral role in two very successful (and unprecedented) medical ventures. She was an Oxford Health Plans board member and helped achieve underwriting authority from New York State, for alternative and complementary medicine where none had yet existed. She also helped implement a cost-effective, interdisciplinary health plan for Oxford that increased the level of quality care for all children enrolled there. Dr. Fallon has written numerous scholarly articles, lectured around the world on developmental problems in the pediatric population and served on the Board of Directors of the ICA and Kentuckiana Children’s Center. She serves as a Senior Advisor to the Henry Crown Fellows at The Aspen Institute, as well as a Distinguished Fellow at the Athena Center for Leadership Studies at Barnard College/Columbia University. She is also a member of the Board of Trustees of Franklin & Marshall College. Dr. Fallon holds a B.A. degree from Franklin and Marshall College, a DC degree from Palmer University, and has completed the coursework for the MSc in clinical investigation from Harvard University’s joint program with Massachusetts General Hospital.

MATTHEW F. HEIL, PhD

Chief Scientific Officer

MATTHEW F. HEIL, PhD

Chief Scientific Officer

Dr. Matthew F. Heil has served as Curemark’s Chief Scientific Officer since 2008. Dr. Heil is responsible for the oversight and direction of all scientific programs as well as drug formulation and manufacturing.

While a member of the Faculty of Medicine at New York Medical College (NYMC), Dr. Heil became a Principal Investigator conducting research on growth regulation in leukemia. He also served on NYMC’s Experimental Bone Marrow Transplant Team investigating new methodologies for allowing bone marrow transplants for patients who did not have a matching graft donor.

As a Senior Partner of both the Delphi Group and BioInnovators Consulting, Dr. Heil worked closely with senior management teams at biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies on product licensing, product valuation, technical due diligence and other aspects of research and product development .

Dr. Heil holds a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Loyola University in Chicago, a Master’s Degree from the University of Toronto and a Doctorate in Immunology from Syracuse University.

WILLIAM E. GANNON, JR., M.D., M.B.A.

Medical Director

WILLIAM E. GANNON, JR., M.D., M.B.A.

Medical Director

Dr. William E. Gannon, Jr., has served as Medical Director and Regulatory Affairs Advisor to Curemark since 2008. His responsibilities include oversight of the clinical and regulatory functions of Curemark’s clinical operations, including medical monitoring and clinical protocol design.

Dr. Gannon’s clinical trial experience covers a range of therapeutic areas, medical devices and biologic categories. Over the past 27 years, he has designed and led over 50 Phase I through Phase IV clinical trials around the world.

Dr. Gannon holds a Masters in Business Administration from George Washington University in Washington, DC, a Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) degree from Ross University/Case Western Reserve University and a Bachelor of Arts from The Catholic University of America in Washington, DC.

JZANEEN LALANI

Chief Operating Officer

JZANEEN LALANI

Chief Operating Officer

Ms. Lalani has served as Curemark’s Chief Operating Officer since 2015. Prior to Curemark, Ms. Lalani served as Chief Corporate Counsel and Corporate Secretary for HMS Holdings, Corp. Ms. Lalani also served as the General Counsel and Head of Investor Relations for Memory Pharmaceuticals, Corp., a biopharmaceutical company focused on CNS disorders.

With over 15 years experience in the biotech and healthcare industries, Ms. Lalani’s experience extends from mergers and acquisitions to human resources and corporate communications at both private and publicly traded companies. Ms. Lalani holds a law degree from the University of Victoria, Canada and a Masters of Law and International Affairs from Columbia University.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

With a combined expertise in science, business and biopharmaceuticals, our Board of Directors is well equipped to help Curemark carry out its vision of creating innovative treatments—with only the monetary support of private investors.

DR. JOAN FALLON

Founder and CEO

DR. JOAN FALLON

Founder and CEO

Dr. Fallon began her research on Autism and related disorders over 20 years ago and founded Curemark as a platform to develop product candidates to address her findings. Dr. Fallon has both clinical expertise and academic experience—the former from running a private practice specializing in pediatric development, and the latter as an Assistant Professor of Natural Sciences and Mathematics at Yeshiva University.

Dr. Fallon has played an integral role in two very successful (and unprecedented) medical ventures. She was an Oxford Health Plans board member and helped achieve underwriting authority from New York State, for alternative and complementary medicine where none had yet existed. She also helped implement a cost-effective, interdisciplinary health plan for Oxford that increased the level of quality care for all children enrolled there. Dr. Fallon has written numerous scholarly articles, lectured around the world on developmental problems in the pediatric population and served on the Board of Directors of the ICA and Kentuckiana Children’s Center. She serves as a Senior Advisor to the Henry Crown Fellows at The Aspen Institute, as well as a Distinguished Fellow at the Athena Center for Leadership Studies at Barnard College/Columbia University. She is also a member of the Board of Trustees of Franklin & Marshall College. Dr. Fallon holds a B.A. degree from Franklin and Marshall College, a DC degree from Palmer University, and has completed the coursework for the MSc in clinical investigation from Harvard University’s joint program with Massachusetts General Hospital.

JENNIFER R. FRIST

JENNIFER R. FRIST

Jennifer Frist is an investor in established and startup companies focusing on the healthcare, IT, hospitality, real estate and outdoor industries.

In addition to Curemark, her healthcare portfolio includes the Hospital Corporation of America (NYSE: HCA), a leading provider of healthcare services in the United States; RoundingWell, a privately held technology company that gives integrated care management to physicians and their patients; and Utilize Health, a privately-held technology company that matches patients with neurological disabilities to the therapies and facilities they need for the greatest potential for recovery.

Ms. Frist is actively involved in various Nashville non-profits. She has been a member of the Nashville Zoo Board of Directors for over 14 years, and is a past Chairman and current Chair of the Zoo’s $170 million capital campaign. Ms. Frist is also on the Board of Directors of the Nashville Public Education Foundation, Nashville Public Television and Tri-Star Centennial Medical Center. Ms. Frist holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science Engineering from Vanderbilt University.

ERIC R. HERMANN

President FH Asset Management LLC

ERIC R. HERMANN

President FH Asset Management LLC

Eric Hermann is the owner of FH International Financial Services, Inc. He has been active in emerging markets finance for over two decades, and has advised and managed funds investing in emerging markets debt instruments denominated in OECD currencies since 1992. In association with Carlson Investment Management, Mr. Hermann managed the First African Asset Fund Limited and the Africa High Yield Fund as well as the ML XVII Carlson (Cayman) CBO.

Mr. Hermann’s experience includes establishing the emerging markets trading and corporate finance units at Bear, Stearns & Co. Inc. and working as part of The Chase Manhattan Bank’s international banking group’s Africa and Middle East department. Mr. Hermann holds a Masters of Arts in Law and Diplomacy from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University.

 

DR. JUSTIN STEBBING

DR. JUSTIN STEBBING

Justin Stebbing is a leading oncology expert. He has published over 500 peer-reviewed papers in journals including The New England Journal of Medicine, Blood, The Lancet and The Journal of Clinical Oncology, and is co-Editor-in-Chief of Oncogene. In addition, Dr. Stebbing has an extensive clinical practice and links this to a wide number of translational research studies.

Dr. Stebbing is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and the Royal College of Pathologists and has been awarded the first NIHR translational research professorship in oncology from Great Britain’s National Institute for Health Research.

He has extensive biopharma investment experience, has previously served as an advisor to Atticus Capital and currently advises Lansdowne Partners. Dr. Stebbing earned his medical degree from Trinity College, Oxford, completed his residency at The Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland and received his PhD from Imperial College, London.