Corporate Governance - Committee Composition

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Below is a summary of our committee structure and membership information. To read more about any of the committees, click on committee names in the chart below.
Chairperson Chairperson Committee Member Member Financial Expert Financial Expert
 Audit CommitteeCompensation CommitteeGovernance and Nominating Committee
Outside Directors
Joseph L. Bower, D.B.A.  
Joseph L. Bower, D.B.A.
Chair of the General Manager Program


Joseph L. Bower joined Anika Therapeutics’ board of directors in 1993 and is on the faculty at Harvard Business School. He has held various positions at Harvard Business School since 1963. He was named professor of business administration in 1972 and the Donald Kirk David Professor of Business Administration in 1986. He has served as chairman of the doctoral programs, director of research, senior associate dean for external relations, chair of the General Management Area and is currently chai... 
Committee Member Chairperson  
Raymond J.  Land Financial Expert
Raymond J.  Land
Formerly Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Clarient, Inc.


A member of the board of directors for Anika Therapeutics, Inc. since 2006, Raymond J. Land is formerly the Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Clarient, Inc., an advanced molecular diagnostics company. Mr. Land was previously Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at Safeguard Scientifics, Inc. from June 2007 to May 2008. Prior to Safeguard Scientifics, Mr. Land held executive management and chief financial officer positions at Medcenter Solutions, Inc., a global pha... 
Chairperson   Committee Member
John  C.  Moran 
John  C.  Moran
President, CEO and Chairman of Core Essence Orthopaedics


John C. Moran joined Anika’s board of directors in December 2006. He currently is the President, CEO, and Chairman of Core Essence Orthopaedics. He also serves on the boards of Paradigm Spine, LLC, Ranier Technologies, and Core Essence Orthopaedics. Mr. Moran formerly served as the first president of Synthes Spine, a division of Synthes (USA), the leading skeletal fixation company in the world, which designs, manufactures and distributes implants and instruments for spinal disorders. During Mr. ... 
Committee Member   Committee Member
Jeffery S. Thompson 
Jeffery S. Thompson
Operating Partner


Jeffery S. Thompson joined Anika’s board of directors in January 2011. He currently is a Partner for HealthEdge Investment Partners, LLC, a Tampa based private equity firm that provides strategic capital exclusively in the healthcare industry. Mr. Thompson currently serves as President, CEO, and Chairman of Enaltus Skincare. Mr. Thompson serves as a Director for Infinity Homecare, a Florida based provider of home healthcare and the LifeSync Corporation, a Florida based medical device company sp... 
  Committee Member  
Steven E. Wheeler 
Steven E. Wheeler
President


Mr. Wheeler is President of Wheeler & Co., a private investment firm. He joined the Board of Directors of Anika Therapeutics in 1993. He is also currently a Director of Bariston Partners LLC, PingTone Communications, Inc. and HFF, Inc. Between 1993 and 1996, he was Managing Director and a Director of Copley Real Estate Advisors and President, Chief Executive Officer and a Director of Copley Properties, Inc., a publicly traded real estate investment trust. From 1991 to 1993, he was Chairman and ... 
  Committee Member Chairperson
Inside Director
Charles H. Sherwood, Ph.D. 
Charles H. Sherwood, Ph.D.
President and Chief Executive Officer


Charles H. Sherwood, Ph.D. has been President and Chief Executive Officer of Anika Therapeutics since 2002. Dr. Sherwood joined Anika in 1998 with extensive experience in research, engineering, manufacturing, quality assurance, regulatory affairs and business management. He first served at Anika in the position of Vice President of Research, Development and Engineering. Prior to joining Anika, he was a senior director with Chiron Vision, responsible for medical product development and commerc...