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Anne C. Whitaker

Anne Whitaker, Caladrius Board of Directors
Anne C. Whitaker, Caladrius Board of Directors

Anne C. Whitaker became a board member in November 2020.  Mrs. Whitaker is a seasoned healthcare executive and director with more than 30 years of experience and a proven track record as an executive of building and leading high-performance teams. Mrs. Whitaker currently serves as Managing Partner of Anne Whitaker Group, LLC, a board and private equity advisory firm, and is the current Chairperson of the Board of Aerami Therapeutics, a private life science company. Prior to taking the Chair role at Aerami, she served as the CEO from October 2018 to November 2020 and as a director from July 2018. She also serves as an independent director on the boards of three public companies including Faron Pharmaceuticals, a development stage pharma company; OraSure Technologies, a diagnostic company; and Mallinckrodt, a specialty pharmaceutical company. In addition to her board work, she is an active industry advisor to private equity and venture capital funds in the U.S. and Europe. Mrs. Whitaker started her healthcare career with The Upjohn Company selling pharmaceuticals. She subsequently transitioned to GlaxoSmithKline PLC, where she spent 19 years and rose in the commercial ranks from a sales representative to become a Senior Vice President, Business Unit Head for the Cardiovascular, Metabolic, and Urology franchises in 2009. She joined Sanofi SA in 2011 as the President of the North America Pharmaceutical Region. Anne served as the CEO and President of Synta Pharmaceuticals, Inc. in 2014 and 2015. She joined Bausch Health as an Executive Vice President and Company Group Chairman for the Branded Pharmaceuticals segment in mid-2015. From February 2017 until April 2018, she served as the CEO and President of Novoclem Therapeutics, Inc. Mrs. Whitaker holds a Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry from the University of North Alabama.