Ann D. Rhoads has served on our Board of Directors since July 2011, and is a member of our Audit Committee and our Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee. Ms. Rhoads currently serves as Chief Financial Officer of Forty Seven, Inc.(NASDAQ: FTSV), a clinical-stage biotechnology company focused on developing checkpoint therapies to activate macrophages in the fight against cancer. Previously, Ms. Rhoads was Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Zogenix, Inc. (NASDAQ:ZGNX), a pharmaceutical company, from March 2010 through January 2017.
From 2000 through the end of 2009, Ms. Rhoads served as the Chief Financial Officer of Premier, Inc., a healthcare supply management company. Ms. Rhoads holds a B.S. in Finance from the University of Arkansas and an M.B.A. from the Harvard Business School. Ms. Rhoads also serves on the Board of Directors, as chairperson of the audit committee and as a member of the compensation committee of Evoke Pharma, Inc. (NASDAQ: EVOK). Ms. Rhoads also previously served on the Board of Directors of Iridex Corporation (NASDAQ: IRIX) from 2017 to 2018 and Novellus Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: NVLS) from 2003 until 2012.
Ms. Rhoads’ experience as the chief financial officer of publicly-traded biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies brings valuable financial skills and expertise to our Board of Directors that includes significant executive management experience and leadership skills, and a strong understanding of corporate governance principles.