Noreen Griffin is one of our Founders, our CEO and a member of our Board of Directors. Ms. Griffin was a vital part of the acquisition of our patents and therapies involving Methionine [ Met5]-enkephalin (MENK) and low-dose naltrexone (LDN). She was involved with the inventors and patent holders for over five years before deciding to join the team that formed our company. Ms. Griffin has over 25 years of industry experience, having founded and led a number of startup companies. She has played an integral role in raising multiple rounds of private and venture capital funds on behalf of clients. Ms. Griffin has served as Chief Financial Officer and Vice President of a number of small public companies over the last 10 years. In addition, Ms. Griffin has significant experience in the administration of companies in bankruptcies.
From 1998 to 2012, Ms. Griffin was the sole officer and director of Supertrail Manufacturing Co., Inc., a private company in Aberdeen, Mississippi. From 1997 to 2013, Ms. Griffin was Chief Financial Officer of Environmental Remediation Holdings, Inc., a public reporting company in Lafayette, Louisiana. From 2004 to 2009, she was an advisor to Global Environmental Energy Corp., a public company, and assumed the role of sole officer for the purpose of the company’s bankruptcy. From 2007 to 2012, Ms. Griffin was Chief Executive Officer of pH Solutions, a private company in Boston, Massachusetts. Since 2008, Ms. Griffin has been a partner of Griffin Enterprises Group. The firm provides chief financial officer services to its clients on a part-time basis.
Edward Teraskiewicz, a member of our Board of Directors, has over 35 years of financial services experience. From 1992 to 2004, Mr. Teraskiewicz was 50% owner Co-Founder, Chief Executive Officer and Director of Prebon Yamane International Limited, one of the world’s pre-eminent money brokerage firms, with over 1700 employees in 17 cities around the world with revenue over $500,000,000 annually. Mr. Teraskiewicz, having retired from daily operations at the end of 1994, continued his involvement with Prebon Yamane as a member of the Board of Directors of Fulton Prebon Group U.K., the holding company which owns the money brokerage business, until October 2004, at which time he resigned from the Board upon a merger with Collins, Steward, Tullett. Since 2004, Mr. Teraskiewicz has been overseeing and managing various residential real estate development projects and has been an investor in numerous other projects in the music and financial industry.
Mr. Teraskiewicz is a graduate of the American Institute of Banking, having commenced his career as a trainee at Citibank in 1964. In 1970, he joined Mabon, Nugent & Co., a New York Stock Exchange member firm, where he advanced to the rank of Senior General Partner. Mr. Teraskiewicz is an experienced investor, having developed several residential sub-divisions and luxury estate home projects in the United States, as well as pursuing other transactions around the world.
Christopher Pearce is a member of our Board of Directors and our former Chief Operating Officer, Secretary and Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Pearce was born in the United Kingdom and educated at Lord Wandsworth College and London University where he received his LLB (Bachelor of Law). He agreed to accept a position with the company in late 2011, due to his 10-year history and involvement with Dr. Nicholas Plotnikoff. Mr. Pearce is one of the founding principals of pH Pharmaceutical, Inc., a pharmaceutical company focused on the commercial application and licensing of a patented technology, and its affiliated company, pH Solutions, since its inception in December 2007
Mr. Pearce has had an association with independent filmmakers for over 30 years. He was head of Cannon Group production and served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer from 1991 to 1994. Over the years as director, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Executive Officer at Cannon Group, Mr. Pearce managed more than 5,000 employees worldwide and $500,000,000 in revenue per annum. His responsibilities included running large operations that required sourcing products and services, contract negotiation, marketing and advertising, scheduling, warehousing and inventory management and employee oversight. When he left Cannon Group in 1994, he began working for Global Pictures, Inc. Mr. Pearce retired from filmmaking in 2000 and has since worked as an advisor on numerous projects.
Dr. Selsky has been a practicing pediatrician in Central Florida for the past twenty years. He is the founder of the Children’s Center for Cancer and Blood Disease at Florida Hospital cancer institute, which he established after training in pediatrics at Yale New Haven hospital and completing a pediatric hematology and oncology fellowship at Yale University School of Medicine. Dr. Selsky is board certified in Pediatrics, Pediatric hematology and oncology and Palliative medicine. Currently, he is a pediatrician at Family First Pediatrics which he established in 2013.
Also an accomplished scientist, Dr. Selsky obtained his PH.D. in Microbiology and Molecular Genetics at the University of Miami School of Medicine. He then did DNA repair research studies at the radiobiology laboratory at Harvard School of Public Health and the biophysics laboratory at Stanford University. Dr. Selsky has numerous publications in peer reviewed journals relating to DNA repair and clinical conditions such as angiocentric lymphoma and chemotherapy related neurological disorders. As a toxicologist for Stauffer Chemical Company, he designed and implemented research on molecular dosimetry and genetic risk estimation, including DNA adduct separation and quantitation.
Over the course of his career, he has served as principal investigator for both the Pediatric Oncology Group at Florida Hospital Cancer Institute and the Children’s Oncology group at Florida Hospital overseeing more than 140 cooperative group protocols. He was department chair for Pediatrics at Florida Hospital for Children for seven years. Additionally, he has served on numerous committees including Florida Hospital Cancer Center Medical Advisory committee, Florida Hospital Ethics committee, Florida Hospital Quality Assurance committee and Florida Hospital Pharmacy and Therapeutics committee. Dr. Selsky was elected president of the Orange County Medical Society in 2016 and has received numerous awards including the Florida Hospital Medical Staff recognition Award for Excellence 2008 and being named Top Doctor, Orlando Magazine in 2001, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2015.
CEO/Executive Chairman of Collier Warehouse Group (San Francisco).
Akin Construction was founded in 1988 and rapidly scaled to merge with Pinnacle Installations in 1992. Shortly thereafter, Mr. Akin acquired Collier Warehouse Group and since 1995, has served as CEO and Executive Chairman of Collier, overseeing annual double-digit growth rates to become the leading regional supplier of glazing products and services to construction companies throughout the United States. As a universally respected competitor, Mr. Akin is regularly called upon to provide counsel and opinion to various strategic challenges within the industry and currently is a Board member of the Bay Area Dealers Council.
Mr. Akin is a significant investor and active strategist for Immune Therapeutics. As an early investor, he was instrumental in the strategic planning and coordination of market penetration, expansion and capitalization. In 2015, he drove the research, development and subsequent creation of LDN Information Management, Inc., whose goal is twofold; educate the general population on the benefits of LDN, as well as distribute LDN domestically through partnership with Immune Therapeutics. Serving as President of LDNIM, the entity also serves as an adjunct marketing team with the goal of accelerating consumer and physician education and distributing LDN throughout the West Coast over the next 12 months.
Outside of the day-to-day operations of Collier and LDNIM, Mr. Akin is an active investor in a variety of emerging growth companies, having served in a number of business roles including Executive Chairman, Independent Board Director, Strategic Advisor, Venture Capital Limited Partner, market pundit, guest speaker/moderator, private investor and trustee. An avid sportsman, Mr. Akin is an active member at the San Francisco Olympic Club and competes on the basketball and triathlon teams, as well as a distance runner and golfer. He currently resides in San Francisco with his wife, Christy, and is a regular mentor to his three sons, all college graduates and enjoying successful careers in tech, construction and entertainment.