HCP is establishing a Board of Advisors supported by three to five
healthcare luminaries including:
Laura Hunter - Laura Brower Hunter currently serves as a Special Advisory Consultant
to healthcare companies in the HCP domain segments, advising them on
strategic and legal issues.
In addition to having practiced law, Ms. Hunter has direct investing
experience as a Limited Partner in two Venture Capital funds, as a
private investor in a number of growth and public companies and directs
investments in her retirement plan. She also has director experience,
is an expert in corporate governance issues and in advising both private
and public company Boards. Ms. Hunter has operational and administrative
experience as the managing partner of the corporate practice of Brobeck,
Orange County, from 1999-2002. In addition, Laura Hunter has
been a trusted advisor to her clients, assisting in business plan development,
the creation of investor presentations, interviewing senior and executive
level management and outside service providers and in the development
of business strategy. While practicing law, she regularly attended
and contributed to board meetings for substantially all of her clients. She
currently serves as a director of several companies, provides coaching
for executive teams and assists them in refining business strategies.
Allen - Co-Founder Caremark; Co-Founder and former
Director, Pyxis; Chairman, Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian; currently
CEO DIMA Ventures - Mr. Allen’s academic credentials include
an undergraduate degree from Yale University and an MBA from Stanford
University. In his investment history, Dick Allen has participated
as a limited partner in 25 Venture Capital Funds and currently is
invested in 3.
Charles Brunicardi, M.D. - The current
DeBakey/Bard Professor and Chairman of the Michael E. DeBakey Department
of Surgery at Baylor College of Medicine and the current Chief of Surgical
Services at The Methodist Hospital in Houston - Dr. Brunicardi did his
undergraduate work at Johns Hopkins University and received his medical
degree from Rutgers School of Medicine. His research specialties include
islet physiology and transplantation, hormonal regulation of blood sugar
levels, breast cancer, pancreatic cancer and minimally invasive surgery.
He is also a recognized leader in the field of Molecular Surgery.
C. A. Lance Piccolo - President and Chief Executive Officer
of HealthPic Consultants Inc. and former Chairman of
the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Caremark International Inc.
Mr. Piccolo has a bachelor’s degree in science from Boston University.
He served in the United States Marine Corps from 1962 to 1965, attaining
the rank of captain. In 1993, he received the Marine Corps Semper Fidelis
award and the FBI Marine Corps Association award.
The Board of Advisors’ skill set,
which include successful founding, clinical, technical, management, financial,
marketing and operating experience will enhance HCP’s ability
to locate, evaluate and monitor portfolio investment opportunities.
Several other luminary Advisory Board members are currently being