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Executive Officers
William A. Carter, M.D.
Chairman of the Board, President & Chief Executive Officer

WILLIAM A. CARTER, M.D., the co-inventor of AmpligenŽ, joined us in 1978, and has served as: (a) our Chief Scientific Officer since May 1989; (b) the Chairman of our Board of Directors since January 1992; (c) our Chief Executive Officer since July 1993; (d) our President from April 1995 to November 2006 and then again December 2011 to present; and (e) a Director since 1987.  From 1987 to 1988, Dr. Carter served as our Chairman.  Dr. Carter was a leading innovator in the development of human interferon for a variety of treatment indications including various viral diseases and cancer. Dr. Carter received the first FDA approval to initiate clinical trials on a beta interferon product manufactured in the U.S. under his supervision.  From 1985 to October 1988, Dr. Carter served as our Chief Executive Officer and Chief Scientist.  He received his M.D. degree from Duke University and underwent his post-doctoral training at the National Institutes of Health and Johns Hopkins University.  Dr. Carter also served as Professor of Neoplastic Diseases at Hahnemann Medical University, a position he held from 1980 to 1998.  Dr. Carter served as Professor and Director of Clinical Research for Hahnemann Medical University's Institute for Cancer and Blood Diseases, and as a member of the faculty at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and the State University of New York at Buffalo.  Dr. Carter is a Board certified physician and author of more than 200 scientific articles, including the editing of various textbooks on anti-viral and immune therapy.

 

Thomas K. Equels Thomas K. Equels, Esq.
Executive Vice Chairman, Chief Finanical Officer, Secretary & General Counsel
 

THOMAS K. EQUELS, Esq., has been a Director since 2008 and presently serves as our Executive Vice Chairman, Secretary and General Counsel and Litigation Counsel.  Mr. Equels is the President and Managing Director of the Equels Law Firm based in Miami Florida that focuses on litigation.  For over a quarter century, Mr. Equels has represented national and state governments as well as companies in the banking, insurance, aviation, pharmaceutical and construction industries.  Mr. Equels received his Juris Doctor degree with high honors from Florida State University.  He is a summa cum laude graduate of Troy University and also obtained his Masters' Degree from Troy.  He is a member of the Florida Bar Association and the American Bar Association. 

 
 
Adam Pascale, CPA
Chief Accounting Officer
 

ADAM PASCALE has been the Controller at Hemispherx for eighteen years, with twenty four years of public accounting experience and prior public company experience. His degree is from Rutgers University in Accounting and he served for many years as a CPA prior to joining Hemispherx. He is a member of both the American and the Pennsylvania Institutes of Certified Public Accountants.


 

David R. Strayer, M.D.
Medical Director - Regulatory Affairs

 
DAVID R. STRAYER, M.D. has acted as our Medical Director since 1986.  He has served as Professor of Medicine at the Medical College of Pennsylvania and Hahnemann University from 1987 to 1998.  Dr. Strayer is Board Certified in Medical Oncology and Internal Medicine with research interests in the fields of cancer and immune system disorders.  He has served as principal investigator in studies funded by the Leukemia Society of America, the American Cancer Society, and the National Institutes of Health.  Dr. Strayer attended the School of Medicine at the University of California at Los Angeles where he received his M.D. in 1972.

 

Wayne Springate
Senior Vice President of Operations

 
WAYNE S. SPRINGATE is Senior Vice President of Operations and joined Hemispherx in 2002 as Vice President of Business Development. Mr. Springate came on board when Hemispherx acquired Alferon N InjectionŽ and its New Brunswick, NJ manufacturing facility. He led the consolidation of our Rockville facility to our New Brunswick location as well as coordinated the relocation of manufacturing polymers from South Africa to our production facility in New Brunswick. He was also responsible for preparing and having a successful Preapproval Inspection by the FDA for our New Brunswick manufacturing plant in connection with the filing of our AmpligenŽ NDA. Currently he is managing a capital improvement budget to enhance our AlferonŽ facility in accordance with current Good Manufacturing Practice (“cGMP”). Previously, Mr. Springate served as President for World Fashion Concepts in New York and oversaw operations at several locations throughout the United States and overseas. Mr. Springate assists the CEO in details of operations on a daily basis and is involved in all aspects of manufacturing, warehouse management, distribution and logistics.

 

 

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