Vice President and Interim Chief Financial Officer
Effective June 2, 2014, Deborah Burke, the Company’s Vice President, Finance and Controller, assumed the role of interim Chief Financial Officer until a permanent Chief Financial Officer is named. Ms. Burke has served as the Company’s Vice President, Finance & Controller since March 2011 and has held positions of progressive finance leadership since she joined the Company in May 2005, serving as Executive Director, Finance & Controller from March 2009 to February 2011, and as Senior Director, Finance & Controller from May 2005 to February 2009. From June 2004 to May 2005, Ms. Burke was an independent contractor providing financial and accounting services to the Company and other biotechnology and financial advisory companies. From December 2002 to May 2004, she held the position of business unit controller in the finance department of Celera Diagnostics, a molecular diagnostic company, where she was responsible for all of the company’s accounting and financial activities. Prior to that, she held roles of increasing responsibility in finance at Axys Pharmaceuticals and Khepri Pharmaceuticals, as well as audit and accounting roles at several nationally ranked independent public accounting firms. Ms. Burke is a Certified Public Accountant (inactive) and holds a B.S. in Accounting from Florida Atlantic University.