Thea's Star of Hope is pleased to welcome three new members to the Board of Directors. The three are all executives that come from a variety of backgrounds. Their experience in biotech, non-profit, human resources and business development will strengthen our ability to make Thea's Star of Hope a significant contributor in the world of pediatric brain tumor research.
Craig is a Field Application Scientist District Manager for the market leader in NexGen Sequencing, Illumina. Craig and his highly skilled team of application scientists work closely with customers in the Philadelphia, NY, and CT metropolitan area to support the successful use of NexGen sequencing in the laboratory. Craig holds a Master's of Science degree in Molecular Biology and Genetics from Drexel University College of Medicine and an MBA from University of Massachusetts.
Previously, Craig had been an active volunteer with the Muscular Dystrophy Association participating in the MDA telethon and the association's kid's summer camp. Craig is very motivated in supporting TSOH's mission of improving the quality of life for children suffering from brain tumors through supporting the advancement of research to combat brain tumors.
Kimberly has a wealth of human resources experience in both the nonprofit and corporate sectors. From 2002 to 2015 , she was the Vice President of Human Resources at Biocon dba MTF. As the Head of Human Resources , she promoted changes in the culture that supported the organization’s current strategic direction and developed the strategy of all Human Resources programs and policies.
From 2001 to 2002, she was Vice President, Human Resources at Princeton Financial Systems (subsidiary of State Street Corporation) in Princeton, New Jersey. There she was responsible for executive management recruitment, and accountable for the delivery of all Human Resources activities including health and welfare benefits, 401(k) and pension, and payroll for operations in the United States, United Kingdom, Canada and Australia.
Prior to that she was with Dun & Bradstreet in NJ, for six years, first as Manager of Human Resources and then as Director of Human Resources.
She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Rutgers University in New Brunswick, NJ, and a Master of Science in Industrial Relations and Human Resource Management from Rutgers University, Piscataway, NJ.
She is a Professional Member of the Society for Human Resources Management and a member of the National Association of Female Executives.
Kimberly resides in New Jersey with her two children, Matthew and Mackenna.
Mike is a New Jersey native and has made his way back after 10 years of military service. Mike has dedicated his professional career to helping organizations become more effective, focused and profitable in the public and private sectors. He also brings extensive experience in leadership, development and digital marketing. Mike is a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland where he was commissioned as an Officer in the U.S. Marine Corps. He has earned a Master of Public Administration from Oklahoma University. He currently resides in Pennington, NJ with his wife and two children.