Board of Directors

Steven Nichtberger, M.D.

President, Chief Executive Officer, and Chairman
Steven Nichtberger, M.D.

Dr. Nichtberger has served as Cabaletta’s Chief Executive Officer, President and member of the Board of Directors since its founding in 2017. Dr. Nichtberger also serves as managing partner of GBF Advisors, LLC, a company that provides advisory services to healthcare companies, investors, and leading academic scientists and is an adjunct professor at The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. He is the chairman of the board of directors of ControlRad, Inc., a medical device company developing and marketing products to reduce radiation exposure associated with medical procedures, a member of the board of directors of the BioAdvance Greenhouse Fund, which provides funding to startup life sciences companies in southeastern Pennsylvania, and a member of the board of governors of Main Line Health, a not-for-profit health system. Dr. Nichtberger is also a venture advisor for the Israel Biotech Fund. Previously, he was the president, chief executive officer, and a member of the board of directors of Tengion, Inc. from 2004 to 2011. Earlier in his career, Dr. Nichtberger served in various commercial leadership positions at Merck from 1995 to 2003. He has previously served as a member of the boards of directors of the Alliance for Regenerative Medicine (as a founding member), Pennsylvania Bio including as chairman, and Biotechnology Industry Organization. He was also a member of the board of overseers for the School of Arts & Sciences at the University of Pennsylvania for over a decade. Dr. Nichtberger received his M.D. from the State University of New York at Buffalo, his B.S. from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and his B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania. He completed an internship, residency and fellowship in the Department of Medicine and the Division of Cardiology of the Mount Sinai Medical Center. Dr. Nichtberger also serves as a member of our board of directors.

Catherine Bollard, M.D.

Independent Director, George Washington University
Catherine Bollard, M.D.

Dr. Bollard joined Cabaletta’s Board of Directors in April 2019. She is the director of the Center for Cancer and Immunology Research at the Children’s Research Institute and the director of the Program for Cell Enhancement and Technologies for Immunotherapy at the Children’s National Health System, or CNHS. She is also a member of the Division of the Blood and Marrow Transplantation of CNHS. Since 2013, Dr. Bollard also serves as Professor of Pediatrics and Microbiology, Immunology and Tropical Medicine at the George Washington University and is the associate center director for translational research and innovation within the George Washington Cancer Center. Prior to her move in 2013, Dr. Bollard was Professor of Pediatrics, Medicine and Immunology at Baylor College of Medicine. She is the immediate past president of the International Society for Cell Therapy, and she served on the Cellular, Tissues and Gene Therapy Advisory Committee of the FDA until 2019. Dr. Bollard has chaired the Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma Committee of the Children’s Oncology Group since 2012 and previously served as a member of the board of directors of the Foundation for the Accreditation of Cellular Therapy. Dr. Bollard received her medical degree from University of Otago Medical School in New Zealand.

Brian Daniels, M.D.

Independent Director, 5AM Ventures, formerly at Bristol Myers Squibb
Brian Daniels, M.D.

Dr. Daniels joined Cabaletta’s Board of Directors in October 2018. Since 2018, he has been a partner at 5AM Ventures, where he was previously a venture partner from 2014 to 2018. From 2004 to 2014, Dr. Daniels held positions at Bristol-Myers Squibb, serving as senior vice president, global development and medical affairs from 2004 to 2014. Dr. Daniels also serves on the boards of directors of Spyryx Biosciences, Inc., Nohla Therapeutics Inc., RareCyte, Inc. and Novo Nordisk A/S and on the clinical advisory board of Aprea Therapeutics AB. He previously served on the board of directors of IDEAYA Biosciences, Inc. Dr. Daniels received his M.D. from Washington University in St. Louis and his B.S. and M.S. from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He completed his residency in internal medicine at New York Hospital and a fellowship in rheumatology and immunology at University of California, San Francisco.

Richard Henriques, M.B.A.

Independent Director, former CFO of Gates Foundation, former Controller at Merck
Richard Henriques, M.B.A.

Mr. Henriques joined Cabaletta’s Board of Directors in February 2019. Since 2015, he has been a senior fellow at the Center for High Impact Philanthropy at the University of Pennsylvania, with a focus on impact investing. From 2010 to 2014, Mr. Henriques was the chief financial officer of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, where he was responsible for finance and accounting, financial planning and analysis, strategic planning, measurement and evaluation, program related investments and information technology. From 1981 to 2008, Mr. Henriques held positions at Merck & Co., Inc., including as Senior Vice President of Finance for Global Human Health, Vice President and Corporate Controller, and Principal Accounting Officer. Mr. Henriques also serves on the boards of directors of EMulate Therapeutics Inc. (formerly Nativis Inc.), Arbutus Biopharma Corporation, the Pennsylvania chapter of the Nature Conservancy and Episcopal Community Services, and on the board of trustees of the Franklin Institute.

Mark Simon, M.B.A.

Independent Director, Torreya Partners
Mark Simon, M.B.A.

Mr. Simon joined Cabaletta’s Board of Directors in October 2018. He is a partner and co-founder of Torreya Partners, LLC, a global investment banking firm serving companies in the life sciences industry. Prior to co-founding Torreya, Mr. Simon was a managing director and head of life sciences investment banking at Citigroup from 2002 to 2005, and a senior biotechnology research analyst at Robertson Stephens from 1989 to 2002. He began his career at Kidder Peabody. Mr. Simon serves on the board of directors of Sun Pharma Advanced Research Company Limited. He received his MBA from Harvard Business School and his B.A. from Columbia College.

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