Board of Directors
Chairman of the Board
Brian Markison is the Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors and is also a member of the Science and Technology Committee. Mr. Markison joined the Board of Directors in September 2012 and was elevated to Chairman in January 2013. Mr. Markison has been a Healthcare Industry Executive for Avista since September 2012. Mr. Markison is a seasoned executive with more than 30 years of operational, marketing, commercial development and sales experience with international pharmaceutical companies. He is currently the Chief Executive Officer and a Director of Osmotica Holdings, SCSp, after serving as Executive Chairman of one of its predecessor companies, Vertical/Trigen Holdings, LLC. Previously, he held the position of President and Chief Executive Officer and member of the Board of Directors of Fougera Pharmaceuticals Inc., a specialty pharmaceutical company in dermatology, prior to its sale to Sandoz, the generics division of Novartis AG. Before leading Fougera, Mr. Markison was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of King Pharmaceuticals, which he joined as Chief Operating Officer in March 2004, and was promoted to President and Chief Executive Officer later that year and elected Chairman in 2007. Prior to joining King, Mr. Markison held various senior leadership positions at Bristol-Myers Squibb, including President of Oncology, Virology and Oncology Therapeutics Network; President of Neuroscience, Infectious Disease and Dermatology; and Senior Vice President, Operational Excellence and Productivity. Mr. Markison also serves on the Board of Directors of Immunomedics, Inc., on the Board of Directors of Alere Inc. and as Chairman of the Board of Directors for Rosetta Genomics, Ltd. He is also a Director of the College of New Jersey. Mr. Markison holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Iona College.
Mary Anne Heino
President, Chief Executive Officer and Director
Mary Anne Heino has served as our Chief Executive Officer and Director since August 2015. She previously served as our Chief Operating Officer, a position she held since March 2015, and our Chief Commercial Officer, a position she held since joining the Company in April 2013. Ms. Heino brings more than 25 years of diverse pharmaceutical industry experience. Prior to joining Lantheus, Ms. Heino led Angelini Labopharm LLC and Labopharm USA in the roles of President and Senior Vice President of World Wide Sales and Marketing from February 2007 to March 2012. From May 2000 until February 2007, Ms. Heino served in numerous capacities at Centocor, Inc., a Johnson & Johnson Company, including Vice President Strategic Planning and Competitive Intelligence, Vice President Sales, Executive Director Customer Relationship Management and Senior Director Immunology Marketing. Ms. Heino began her professional career with Janssen Pharmaceutica as a Sales Representative in June 1989 and worked her way up to the role of Field Sales Director in 1999. Ms. Heino received her Master in Business Administration from the Stern School of Business at New York University. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the City University of New York and a Bachelor of Science in Biology from the State University of New York at Stony Brook.
Dr. Gérard Ber
Dr. Gérard Ber is a Director and a member of both the Compensation Committee and the Science and Technology Committee, serving on the Board of Directors since June 2020. Dr. Ber is also a member of the board of Y-mAbs Therapeutics, Inc. He served on the board of directors of Progenics Pharmaceuticals, Inc. until its acquisition by the Company. Dr. Ber was also the Co-Founder and former Chief Operating Officer of Advanced Accelerator Applications S.A. until its acquisition by Novartis AG. He brings over 30 years of experience in molecular nuclear medicines, specifically including product development, production and commercialization of diagnostics and therapeutic products for several indications in various diseases.
Samuel Leno is a Director, the Chairman of the Audit Committee, and a member of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee, serving on the Board of Directors since May 2012. Mr. Leno is a strategic executive with more than 40 years of experience with complex multinational companies. He most recently held the positions of Executive Vice President and Chief Operations Officer at Boston Scientific. He previously served as Executive Vice President, Finance and Information Systems and Chief Financial Officer. He retired from Boston Scientific in December 2011. Prior to joining Boston Scientific, Mr. Leno served as Executive Vice President, Finance and Corporate Services and Chief Financial Officer at Zimmer Holdings, Inc. and Chief Financial Officer positions at Arrow Electronics, Inc., Corporate Express, Inc. and Coram Healthcare. Previously, he held a variety of senior financial positions at Baxter International, Inc. and American Hospital Supply Corporation. He is the Chairman of the Board of Directors and of the Audit Committee of Zest Anchors, Inc. He previously served on the Boards of Directors and the Audit Committees of Omnicare and TomoTherapy, Inc. and also served on the Board of Directors of Endotronix, Inc. Mr. Leno served as a Lieutenant in the United States Navy and is a Vietnam veteran. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Northern Illinois University and a Master of Business Administration from Roosevelt University.
Mr. Heinz Mäusli is a Director and a member of both the Audit Committee and Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee, serving on the Board of Directors since June 2020. He is also a member of the board of Inventiva SA. He served on the board of directors of Progenics Pharmaceuticals, Inc. until its acquisition by the Company. Mr. Mäusli is the former Chief Financial Officer of Advanced Accelerator Applications S.A., previously serving on its board and also on the executive team that managed its integration into Novartis AG after helping it grow into a global leader within its field. Mr. Mäusli previously worked as a management consultant for a number of strategy projects in both Europe and the United States for Accenture and Gemini Consulting, as well as independently. He brings more than 15 years of experience in the molecular nuclear medicine industry, as well as significant management and executive experience.
Member of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee
Julie McHugh is a Director, the Chairperson of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee and a member of the Compensation Committee, serving on the Board of Directors since January 2017. Ms. McHugh brings over 30 years of experience in the pharmaceutical, biotech and medical devices industries. She recently served as Chief Operating Officer of Endo Health Solutions, Inc., where she was responsible for the specialty pharmaceutical and generic drug businesses. Prior to that, Ms. McHugh was CEO of Nora Therapeutics, Inc., a venture capital backed biotech startup company focused on developing novel therapies for the treatment of infertility disorders. Previously, she served as Company Group Chairman for Johnson & Johnson’s worldwide virology business unit, and prior to that, she was President of Centocor, Inc., a J&J subsidiary. In this role, Ms. McHugh oversaw the development and launches of several products, including Remicade® (infliximab), Prezista® (darunavir) and Intelence® (etravirine). Prior to joining Centocor, Ms. McHugh led the marketing communications for gastrointestinal drug Prilosec® (omeprazole) at Astra-Merck Inc. Ms. McHugh currently serves on the Board of Directors of Aerie Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Ironwood Pharmaceuticals, Inc., New Xellia Group A/S and Trevena Pharmaceuticals, Inc. She previously served on the Board of Directors of the Biotechnology Industry Organization, the New England Healthcare Institute, the Pennsylvania Biotechnology Association, EPIRUS Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and ViroPharma Inc. Ms. McHugh received a Master of Business Administration from St. Joseph’s University and a Bachelor of Science from Pennsylvania State University.
Gary J. Pruden
Gary J. Pruden is a Director, the Chairperson of the Compensation Committee and a member of the Audit Committee, serving on the Board of Directors since February 2018. Most recently, Mr. Pruden held a number of senior commercial leadership positions across both the medical device and pharmaceutical sectors of Johnson & Johnson (“J&J”) from 1985 until 2017. In April 2016, Mr. Pruden was appointed as a member of the Executive Committee of J&J, where his official title was Executive Vice President, Worldwide Chairman, Medical Devices. Prior to that, he held roles of increasing responsibility within J&J, serving as Worldwide Chairman in the Medical Devices division from 2015 to 2016, as Worldwide Chairman of Global Surgery Group from 2012 to 2015, as Company Group Chairman of Ethicon, Inc. from 2009 to 2012, as Worldwide President of Ethicon, Inc., a J&J subsidiary, from 2006 to 2009, and as President of the J&J subsidiary, Janssen-Ortho Inc. in Canada, from 2004 to 2006. Mr. Pruden has also served in several capacities, including Chairman of Technology & Regulatory Committee and Executive Committee Member with the Advanced Medical Technology Association, a medical device trade association. Mr. Pruden currently serves on the Board of Directors of Motus GI Holdings, Inc. Mr. Pruden received his Bachelor of Science in Finance at Rider University, where he later served on the Board of Trustees from 2011 until 2015.
Dr. James H. Thrall
Dr. James H. Thrall is a Director, the Chairperson of the Science and Technology Committee and a member of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee, serving on the Board of Directors since February 2018. Dr. Thrall currently holds the Juan M. Taveras Professorship of Radiology at Harvard Medical School, having also served as Chairman of the Department of Radiology at the Massachusetts General Hospital from 1988 until 2013. Previously, Dr. Thrall served as Chairman of Radiology at the Henry Ford Hospital between 1983 and 1988, where he also served as a Physician Trustee and held the position of Vice Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Henry Ford Medical Staff. Dr. Thrall is a member of the National Academy of Medicine and has served in leadership and board of directors positions at many U.S. and international medical and professional societies. Dr. Thrall received his M.D. from the University of Michigan in 1968 and trained in Radiology and Nuclear Medicine at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, D.C. Dr. Thrall returned to the University of Michigan in 1975 and was promoted to Professor in 1981.