About Keryx

Board of Directors

Our board of directors and management team embody our vision for nurturing the development of our medicine and delivering value to our company. Each member brings extensive experience and expertise in the fields of pharmaceuticals, finance, and governance. You can view the bios of the team below.

Kevin J. Cameron, Board Member

Mr. Cameron joined the Board in April 2007, bringing with him more than 10 years of corporate governance and strategy experience. In 2003, Mr. Cameron co-founded and currently serves as Chairman of the Policy Advisory Board of Glass Lewis & Company, a leading independent research firm focused on issues of corporate governance. From 2001 to 2002, Mr. Cameron handled corporate affairs for Moxi Digital, a technology venture focused on digital entertainment. From 1997 to 2001, he was employed by NorthPoint Communications, a publicly traded broadband telecommunications company. Prior to 1997, Mr. Cameron was an attorney with the corporate law firm of Kellogg, Huber, Hansen, Todd & Evans in Washington, DC, and served as a law clerk to the Hon. James L. Buckley of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. Mr. Cameron earned a law degree from the University of Chicago and an undergraduate degree from McGill University.

Mark J. Enyedy, Board Member

Mr. Enyedy joined the Board in September 2017, bringing more than 25 years of combined general management, business development, and legal experience in the biotechnology industry across multiple therapeutic areas. He currently serves as president and chief executive officer of ImmunoGen, Inc., a position he has held since 2016. Prior to ImmunoGen, Mr. Enyedy served as executive vice president and head of corporate development for Shire plc leading the company’s strategy, merger and acquisitions,, and corporate planning functions and providing commercial oversight for the company’s pre-Phase 3 portfolio. Previously, Mr. Enyedy served as chief executive officer of Proteostasis Therapeutics, Inc., following 15 years at Genzyme Corporation in diverse roles, and president of the transplant, oncology, and multiple sclerosis divisions. Before joining Genzyme, Mr. Enyedy was an associate with the law firm Palmer & Dodge. He holds a J.D. from Harvard Law School and a B.S. from Northeastern University. Mr. Enyedy also serves on the board of directors of Fate Therapeutics.

Steven C. Gilman, Ph.D., Board Member

Dr. Gilman joined the Board in March 2016 and brings more than 28 years of scientific and development expertise in the healthcare industry. Dr. Gilman served most recently as chief scientific officer of Cubist Pharmaceuticals until its acquisition by Merck & Co. Prior to joining Cubist, he served as chairman of the Board of Directors and chief executive officer of ActivBiotics, a privately held biopharmaceutical company. Previously, Dr. Gilman worked at Millennium Pharmaceuticals, Inc., where he held a number of senior leadership roles including vice president and general manager of Inflammation. Prior to Millennium, he was group director at Pfizer Global Research and Development, where he was responsible for drug discovery of several therapeutic areas, including immunology and antibacterials. Dr. Gilman has also held scientific, business, and academic appointments at Wyeth, Cytogen Corporation, Temple Medical School, and Connecticut College. He currently serves as Chairman and  CEO of ContraFect Corporation (Nasdaq:CFRX) and on the board of directors of Vericel (Nasdaq:VCEL), SCYNEXIS (Nasdaq:SCYX), the Massachusetts Biotechnology Association, the Northeastern University Drug Discovery Advisory Board and the Penn State University Biotechnology Advisory Board. Dr. Gilman received his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in microbiology from Pennsylvania State University, his post-doctoral training at Scripps Clinic and Research Foundation, and received a B.A. in microbiology from Miami University of Ohio.

Michael T. Heffernan, Board Member

Mr. Heffernan has more than 25 years of experience in the pharmaceutical and related healthcare industries. He is currently the founder, president and CEO of Collegium Pharmaceutical, Inc. Prior to Collegium, he was the founder, president and CEO of Onset Dermatologics, a dermatology focused company that was spun out of Collegium to create PreCision Dermatology, which was acquired by Valeant (2014). Mr. Heffernan held prior positions as co-founder, president and CEO of Clinical Studies Ltd., a pharmaceutical contract research organization that was acquired by PhyMatrix Corp. and later served as president and CEO of PhyMatrix. Mr. Heffernan began his career at Eli Lilly and Company and served in numerous sales and marketing roles. Mr. Heffernan is currently the chairman of the board for Veloxis Pharmaceuticals. Mr. Heffernan earned his B.S. Degree in Pharmacy from the University of Connecticut and is a Registered Pharmacist.

Jodie Morrison, Interim Chief Executive Officer and Board Member

Jodie P. Morrison was named our interim Chief Executive Officer on April 30, 2018 and has served on our Board of Directors since June 2016. She currently serves as a consultant to the industry. She served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Tokai Pharmaceuticals, Inc. from March 2013 until May 2017. From December 2006 until March 2013, Ms. Morrison held other senior positions with Tokai, including Chief Operating Officer, Head of Clinical Affairs and Program Operations and Vice President of Clinical Affairs and Program Operations. Prior to joining Tokai, Ms. Morrison served as Director of Clinical Operations and Medical Affairs at Dyax Corporation, or Dyax. Prior to joining Dyax, Ms. Morrison held clinical management positions at both Curis, Inc. and at Diacrin, Inc. Ms. Morrison received a B.A. in neuroscience from Mount Holyoke College, her clinical research certification from the Boston University School of Medicine and her business training through the Greater Boston Executive Program at the MIT Sloan School of Management. We believe Ms. Morrison is qualified to serve on our Board of Directors due to her executive leadership and management experience and extensive knowledge of the industry.

Daniel P. Regan, Board Member

Daniel P. Regan, 53, has served on our Board of Directors since October 2013. Mr. Regan served as Chief Commercial Officer for Intercept Pharmaceuticals from 2013 until February 2015. Prior to his tenure at Intercept Pharmaceuticals, Mr. Regan held the position of Chief Commercial Officer at Inspiration Biopharmaceuticals from 2011 to 2012, where he was responsible for the development of a U.S. and EU commercialization strategy as well as an integrated commercial plan. From 1999 to 2011, Mr. Regan worked with Genzyme Corporation, where he served as Senior Vice President of the U.S. Rare Disease Business from 2010 to 2011, Senior Vice President of Renal from 2009 to 2010, and General Manager of Hectorol / Senior Vice President of the U.S. Renal Business from 2008 to 2009. Mr. Regan received his Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of Massachusetts in 1988 and an MBA with concentration in Finance from Southern New Hampshire University in 2017. We believe that Mr. Regan is qualified to serve on our Board of Directors due to his executive leadership and management experience and extensive knowledge of the industry.

Michael Rogers, Chairman

Mr. Rogers joined the Board in March 2016 bringing to Keryx more than 25 years of financial leadership in the biotech industry. He is currently chief financial officer of Aerpio Pharmaceuticals Inc. Prior to Aerpio, Mr. Rogers was chief financial officer of Acorda Therapeutics from 2013 to 2016. He was chief financial officer of four additional healthcare companies: BG Medicine, Inc., Indevus Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Advanced Health Corporation and Autoimmune Inc. Prior to his roles as CFO, Mr. Rogers was an investment banker at Lehman Brothers and PaineWebber, where he focused on life sciences companies. Mr. Rogers received his B.A. from Union College and an M.B.A. from the Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for pSivida Corp.

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