Dr. Trevor P. Castor – President and Chief Executive Officer
Dr. Trevor P. Castor, Ph.D., President, and Chief Executive Officer, has over 30 years of diversified business experience ranging from management, marketing, and finance to technology and business development in the energy, environmental and biopharmaceutical industries. He has had bottom-line experience with several high-tech startups. Dr. Castor graduated from the University of California, Berkeley, with a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering and a Master of Science degree in Chemical Engineering. He graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada. He studied Business Administration at St. Mary’s College, Brooklyn, NY, and Management, Marketing, and Finance at the Harvard University Extension Program, Cambridge, MA. He is the primary author of 36 issued US and international patents and 15 pending patents. Dr. Castor has collaborated with and consulted to several multinational companies including Baxter Healthcare, Bayer AG, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Eli Lilly, General Electric, Novartis AG and the Gillette Company, and financial institutions such as the Bank of New England and the New England Life Insurance Company.
Joseph F. Faris, CPA – Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Joseph F. Faris, CPA, Chief Financial Officer, has served as a transitional hands-on CFO/Controller to several different industries on a time-sharing/consulting basis over the last 30 years. Some of his clients include Hemagen Diagnostics, Inc., Medical Research, Inc., T Cell Sciences, Inc., Innovative Polymers, Inc. and Neurogen, Inc. He has a Bachelor of Science in Accounting, cum laude, from Northeastern University, Boston, MA.
Dr. Judith L. Palmer – Director of Regulatory and Clinical Affairs
Dr. Judith Palmer-Castor, Director of Regulatory and Clinical Affairs, is a behavioral health scientist with over 20 years of research, clinical and regulatory experiences in industry and academia. Dr. Palmer-Castor was a Project Director on a NIH-funded Adolescent HIV/AIDS Clinical Trial Network Project at Children’s Hospital, Boston, MA, a consulting scientist for Mass General Hospital- Division of Global Health and Human Rights, Boston, MA, as well as holding similar behavioral health and research and clinical positions at Northeastern University, Boston, MA, SAMSHA, CDC and other non-profit health and human service agencies. Dr. Palmer-Castor graduated with a Ph.D. in Policy with an emphasis on Behavioral Health and Adolescent Development from Brandeis University, Waltham, MA, and M.S. and B.S. degrees in Psychology from Santa Clara University, CA.
Catherine Prillo – Controller
Catherine Prillo, Controller, has over 30 years of experience in financial accounting, controls and management. She was most recently VP of Accounting at an internationally-renowned retail organization where she led the financial group including Corporate Controller, Treasury, Insurance, Budgeting, Compliance and Controls, and successfully completed a management-led leveraged buy-out, recapitalization to a Private Equity group and the sale of the Company to a strategic buyer. She graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Commerce with a major in Accounting & Business Management from Concordia University, Quebec, Canada.
Trevor P. Castor, Ph.D.
President and CEO, Aphios Corporation.
Val R. Livada, Ph.D.
Dr. Val R. Livada, Ph.D. is Founder and CEO of Weybridge Partners, Winchester, MA, which is focused on successful technology commercialization, and a Senior Lecturer in Corporate entrepreneurship at the Sloan School of Management, MIT, Cambridge, MA. At MIT, he has led a joint research project, with the Wharton Business School, on Corporate Venture Capital, is a Catalyst at the Deshpande Center, and a consultant at the Cambridge University/MIT Institute. Prior to establishing Weybridge Partners, he was a Director at Braxton Associates, an international strategic planning consulting firm, and a Vice-President at Pugh-Roberts Associates, a technology management firm. He has over 30 years of experience in the areas of strategic planning and organizational dynamics with detailed knowledge in the areas of innovation, product development, and R&D management. His clients have included Fortune 500 companies such as GM and Eli Lilly. Dr. Livada received his undergraduate degree from MIT and His M.A. and Ph.D. from Tufts University, Boston, MA.