Board of Directors
Dr. Joachim Hasenmaier
Dr. Joachim A. Hasenmaier has served us as a Director since January of 2021. Dr. Hasenmaier served as a Member of the Board of Managing Directors of C.H. Boehringer Sohn AG & Co. KG ("BI") from October 1, 2012 until his retirement in 2019, responsible for the Corporate Board Division Consumer Health Care and Animal Health. He received a veterinary medical degree (DVM) in 1986 from Ludwig-Maximilians-University, Munich, where he entered into a microbiological research program until 1989 receiving his Doktor med. vet. (PhD) degree. He completed his education with a Master in Management from Kellogg Business School, Chicago, USA in 1991. Prior to joining BI he worked in various positions for various international companies in Germany, Japan, Mexico and Brazil. In 2002 he joined Boehringer Ingeheim as Corporate Senior Vice President for Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health. In 2011 he took over the regional responsibility for Prescription Medicine in NECAR (UK/Ireland, Nordics, Benelux, Canada, Australia/New Zealand). He held this position until he became Member of the Board of Managing Directors at C.H. Boehringer Sohn AG & Co. KG in October 2012. Dr. Hasenmaier’s executive experience in the animal health and consumer healthcare industry provides an excellent background for service on the Board. Dr. Hasenmaier, who was appointed to the Board in 2021, was identified by Kevin Wilson, our CEO, and recommended for nomination to the Board by the Corporate Governance Committee.
Robert L. Antin
Robert L. Antin has served us as a Director since November of 2020. Mr. Antin was a founder of VCA Antech, Inc. (“VCA”), a publicly traded national animal healthcare company (NASDAQ: WOOF) that provides veterinary services, diagnostic testing and various medical technology products and related services to the veterinary market. Mr. Antin has served as a Director, Chief Executive Officer and President at VCA since its inception in 1986. From September 1983 to 1985, Mr. Antin was President, Chief Executive Officer, a Director and co-founder of AlternaCare Corp., a publicly held company that owned, operated and developed freestanding out-patient surgical centers. From July 1978 until September 1983, Mr. Antin was an officer of American Medical International, Inc., an owner and operator of health care facilities. Mr. Antin received his Bachelor’s degree from the State University of New York at Cortland and his MBA with a certification in hospital and health administration from Cornell University. Mr. Antin’s executive experience in the veterinary industry provides an excellent background for service on the Board. Mr. Antin, who was appointed to the Board in 2020, was identified by Kevin Wilson, our CEO, and recommended for nomination to the Board by the Corporate Governance Committee.
Stephen L. Davis
Stephen L. Davis has served us as a Director since August of 2020. Mr. Davis is the Chairman and Founder of the Will Group. He created Electrical Resource Management, the first Will Group company, in 1986 to honor the legacy of his father William E. Davis, who was known for his integrity and hard work. Since then, the Will Group has established several more companies to provide diverse lighting products, data and communications technologies, manufacturing, and services to metropolitan areas around the world. The Will Group has generated hundreds of local jobs, highlighted by its offender reentry program, and won many large-scale projects over the years, regularly contracting with utility, industrial, and commercial organizations across the United States. Embodying its mantra, “Where there’s a Will, there’s a Way,” the Will Group has consistently been recognized as one of the country’s Top 100 Black Businesses by Black Enterprise Magazine. Mr. Davis currently serves on the Board of the Trust Company of Illinois, PMI Energy Solutions, and Inland Real Estate Trust, specifically on Inland’s Audit and Compensation committees. Mr. Davis previously served on the Board of Wheaton Bank and Trust, specifically on the Loan committee, and he is currently a member of the Economic Club of Chicago and the University Club of Chicago. With a strong commitment to philanthropy, Mr. Davis created the William and Mary Davis foundation which funds programs to help underprivileged individuals find purpose and empowerment. His philanthropic work includes founding the Tuskegee NEXT Foundation, which is focused on training the next generation of African-American pilots, Purpose by Design, a mentoring program for teens in under-resourced and at-risk communities, and Haymarket Center of Chicago, which provides support services to people and families with chemical dependencies. Mr. Davis's financial and corporate governance experience provides valuable insight to the Board. Mr. Davis, who was appointed to the Board in 2020, was identified by our existing directors, and recommended for nomination to the Board by the Corporate Governance Committee.
Mark F. Furlong has served us as a Director since March 2019. Mr. Furlong retired as President and Chief Executive Officer of BMO Harris Bank, N.A. in June 2015, a role he assumed upon the close of the acquisition of Marshall & Ilsley Corporation by BMO Financial Group in 2011. He joined Marshall & Ilsley in 2001 as Chief Financial Officer, was elected President in 2004, Chief Executive Officer in 2007, and Chairman in 2010. Prior to joining Marshall & Ilsley, he was Chief Financial Officer of Old Kent Financial Corp.; First Vice President, Corporate Development, for H. F. Ahmanson & Company; and an audit partner for Deloitte & Touche LLP. Mr. Furlong also is a member of the boards of directors of Boston Private Financial Holding, Inc., Kforce Inc. and Antares Capital. Mr. Furlong is also active in numerous civic and charitable activities. He is a former Chair of Chicago United and Leap Innovations, is a former board member of the Chicago Board of Education and the Chicago Teachers Pension Fund. Mr. Furlong’s experience includes his role as an audit partner, serving as Chief Financial Officer and Chief Executive Officer, and his background in finance and his experience serving on boards contribute valuable insight and experience to the Board.
Scott W. Humphrey has served us as a Director since June 2017 and as our Board Chair from October 2018 to the present. Mr. Humphrey is a retired executive, having spent the first chapter of his professional life as an investment banker and the second chapter in the non-profit arena. Most recently, he served as the President & CEO of One Hope United (OHU), a diversified, multi-state social services provider, a position he held from August 2015 to February 2018. In addition to his work with various non-profits, Mr. Humphrey also serves in advisory roles for several for-profit organizations. At the time of his retirement from investment banking in 2015, Mr. Humphrey was a Senior Advisor/Vice Chair for BMO Capital Markets (BMO), the US investment banking business of the Bank of Montreal, where he was responsible for corporate board relationship development and high-profile advisory assignments. He joined BMO in 2007 as the Head of U.S. Mergers & Acquisitions and, in early 2012, was asked to expand his responsibility to include the Industrial Investment Banking business. Prior to joining BMO Capital Markets, Mr. Humphrey spent almost ten years with Deutsche Bank as a Managing Director focusing on global mergers and acquisitions. Given his global business and financial market background, he is a financial expert and provides expertise with respect to the Company’s strategic planning as well as advising on various capital market and stockholder matters. Mr. Humphrey holds a BS in Finance and Economics from the University of Arizona and a Master's in Public Policy and Administration from Northwestern University.
Sharon J. Larson
Sharon J. Larson has served us as a Director since July 2011 and as our Board Chair from October 2015 to the October 2018. Ms. Larson was also our Lead Director from May 2014 to October 2015. Ms. Larson currently serves as Principal and CEO of SLR Associates, LLC, a healthcare consulting firm. Ms. Larson served as Chief Executive Officer UT Southwestern University Hospitals and Vice President for University Hospitals, UT Southwestern Medical Center from 2004 to 2010. From 2000 to 2004 she was the COO at Anne Arundel Health System in Annapolis, Maryland. She held various jobs (Associate Administrator, COO and Corporate Vice President) during her employment in the Nebraska Health System from 1995 to 2000. From 1990 to 1995 she was an Assistant Administrator in the Inova Health System in Virginia. Prior to 1990 she was with Brackenridge Hospital in Austin, Texas and the Good Samaritan Hospital and Health Center in Dayton, Ohio. Ms. Larson currently serves as an Advisor to DigiWorksCorp, and as a member of the Innovation Council of Anthello Healthcare Solutions, Inc. She has also served on various boards and been involved with several community projects. Ms. Larson holds BBA (Business Administration) and MA (Hospital and Health Administration) degrees from the University of Iowa. Ms. Larson’s executive experience in the healthcare industry and management positions with major healthcare companies provide an excellent background for service on the Board.
David E. Sveen, Ph.D.
David E. Sveen, Ph.D. has served us as a Director since November 2013. He is the Executive Chair and Managing Director of Cedarstone, an operations, analytics and strategy consulting practice for nonprofit organizations, which he founded in 1993. He is also currently the President of the Domanada Foundation. His professional background includes 13 years in senior management with investment banking firm Griffin, Kubik, Stephens and Thompson, an adjunct assistant professorship of Christian Formation and Ministry at Wheaton College since 1995 and service on several profit and nonprofit boards. Dr. Sveen holds a Ph.D. degree from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, an MBA from DePaul University, an MA from Wheaton Graduate School, and a B.S. degree from Northern Illinois University. Dr. Sveen brings to the board extensive leadership experience, financial and accounting knowledge and executive level management capability.
Bonnie J. Trowbridge
Bonnie J. Trowbridge has served us as a Director since January 2015. Ms. Trowbridge is Chair of the Heska Audit Committee from May 2015 to the present and a member of the Governance Committee from February 2015 to the present. Ms. Trowbridge served as Vice President, Chief Audit Executive and Risk Officer of Apollo Education Group, a publicly traded company, from 2007 to 2014. She is a retired Pricewaterhouse Coopers Audit Partner, having served with Pricewaterhouse Coopers from 1985 to 2007. Ms. Trowbridge is Chairman of the Board of Directors and treasurer of Camelot Therapeutic Horsemanship. She is a Certified Public Accountant in Arizona and California and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Arizona Society of CPA’s. Ms. Trowbridge holds a Master of Science in Accountancy from Southern Oregon State University, a Master’s Degree from San Jose State University and a Bachelor’s degree from Washington State University.
Kevin S. Wilson
Kevin S. Wilson has been our Chief Executive Officer and President since March 31, 2014. He previously served as our President and Chief Operating Officer from February 2013 to March 2014. Mr. Wilson is a founder, member and officer of Cuattro, LLC, Cuattro Software, LLC, and Cuattro Medical, LLC, which, since 2008, have been involved in developing technologies for digital imaging. Mr. Wilson served on the board of various private, non-profit, and educational organizations from 2005 to the present. He was a founder of Sound Technologies, Inc., a diagnostic imaging company, in 1996, which was sold to VCA Antech, Inc. in 2004, after which Mr. Wilson served as Chief Strategy Officer for VCA Antech, Inc. until 2006. Mr. Wilson attended Saddleback College. Mr. Wilson brings to the Board extensive executive leadership and relationships experience in the animal health industry, including the management of operations, sales, service, product development, business development, and support.
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