MARK L. BAUM
Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Directors
Mark L. Baum is the founder, Chairman of the Board, and CEO of Harrow Health. For the 2014-2017 periods, Harrow (formerly Imprimis Pharmaceuticals) was named by Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500™ as one of the fastest growing companies in North America. Mr. Baum is also a founder of Eton Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: ETON), as well as a founder and board member of Surface OphthalmicsMelt Pharmaceuticals, and Visionology. From 2014-2017, Mr. Baum was a senior advisor to VC-backed Curology.com. Prior to Harrow, as the founder of TBLF, LLC, a private investment fund manager, Mr. Baum made more than 200 investments into more than 40 private and public companies. In 1999, Mr. Baum founded YesRx, an HIV-focused pharmacy business. Mr. Baum’s advocacy for drug pricing and patient/physician accessibility issues has been featured in Op-Ed contributions for the Wall Street Journal and through appearances on CBS, CNN, MSNBC, Fox Business, Bloomberg and Al Jazeera. Mr. Baum was named by Ernst & Young LLP as the 2017 Entrepreneur of the Year™ in the life sciences category for the San Diego region. Mr. Baum is a graduate, cum laude, of The University of Texas at Arlington and a 1997 graduate of California Western School of Law.
R. LAWRENCE VAN HORN
Member, Board of Directors, Lead Independent Director
R. Lawrence Van Horn has served as a director of the company since September 2020. Mr. Van Horn is an entrepreneur, board member, and leading expert and researcher on healthcare management and economics. A nontraditional academic, his activity spans business, health policy, and academia. His research has appeared in such leading journals as the Journal of Health Economics, Journal of Law and Economics, New England Journal of Medicine, Journal of Public Budgeting and Financial Management, and Harvard Business Review. He is the founder and CEO of Preverity, Inc. located in Nashville, Tennessee. Preverity is a healthcare analytic firm comprised of data scientists that has created the market-leading risk prediction platform for medical malpractice in the U.S., serving commercial malpractice insurers. Mr. Van Horn has extensive board experience on both public and private boards. Since its founding, he has been Governance Committee Chair and Compensation Committee Member for Community Health Care Realty Trust. He served as Compensation Committee Chair and Audit Committee Member for Quorum Health Corporation prior to it being taken private. He is the Board Chair for Savida Inc., a PE-backed MAT opioid treatment company with locations in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont, Delaware, and Virginia. He is a member of the CEO Council for Council Capital and advisory boards for Harpeth Capital and Council Capital. He is the Executive Director of Health Affairs and Founder and Director of the Center of Health Care Market Innovation at Vanderbilt University. He is also the Co-Director of Nashville Health Care Council Fellows Program. Professor Van Horn holds a Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School and an M.B.A., a Master’s in Public Health and a B.A. from the University of Rochester.
Member of the Audit Committee
Chair of the Compensation Committee
Member of the Nomination and Corporate Governance Committee
ROBERT J. KAMMER
Member, Board of Directors, Independent Director
Robert J. Kammer is a founder of the company and has served as a director since December 2011. He also served as Chairman of the Board from April 2012 to August 2021. In June 2014, Dr. Kammer joined the board of directors of SoftScience Shoe Company as the co-chairman. In January 2015, Dr. Kammer retired from his clinical practice as a dentist, in which he was engaged from 1975 to 2015. He is a retired Diplomate of The American Board of Orofacial Pain and a Founding Member of The Academy for Sports Dentistry and Colorado Osseointegration Study Club. From 1979 to 1996, Dr. Kammer was an Associate Professor at the University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine. Dr. Kammer has also served as a consultant to the Boulder-Denver Pain Control Center and a reviewer for the Journal of Orofacial Pain. Dr. Kammer recently contributed a chapter to the text “Osteoperiosteal Flap”, has co-authored multiple scientific articles, was co-investigator on a Dental Implant Bar Study at the Mayo Institute from 2011 to 2013 and served as a consultant for Clear Choice Dental Implant Centers from 2010 to 2013. Dr. Kammer received his Bachelor of Science degree in 1971 from Xavier University, Cincinnati, Ohio. He received his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Iowa College of Dentistry in 1974. Dr. Kammer brings to our Board over 35 years of clinical experience treating patients and leadership experience in a variety of positions.
Member of the Audit Committee
Member of the Compensation Committee
Chair of the Nomination and Corporate Governance Committee
RICHARD L. LINDSTROM
Member, Board of Directors
Richard L. Lindstrom has served as a director of the company since January 2015. He is a founder, director and has been an attending surgeon at Minnesota Eye Consultants P.A., a provider of eye care services, since 1989. Dr. Lindstrom has served as a researcher, teacher, inventor, writer, lecturer and highly acclaimed physician and surgeon in the ophthalmology field. He has also served as a member of the board of directors of TearLab Corporation since 2010 and Ocular Therapeutix, Inc. since 2012. Dr. Lindstrom has also served as associate director of the Minnesota Lions Eye Bank since 1987 and he is a medical advisor for several medical device and pharmaceutical manufacturers and serves on the boards of several other privately-held life sciences companies. Dr. Lindstrom previously served as president of the International Society of Refractive Surgery from 1993 to 1994, the International Intraocular Implant Society from 2002 to 2004, the International Refractive Surgery Club from 2002 to 2004, and the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (“ASCRS”) from 2007 to 2008. Dr. Lindstrom currently serves on the ASCRS Executive Committee and is a board member of the ASCRS Foundation. From 1980 to 1989, he served as a professor of ophthalmology at the University of Minnesota, where he is currently an adjunct professor emeritus. Dr. Lindstrom is also a board member of the University of Minnesota Foundation, chairing the Ophthalmology and Visual Neurosciences Division. Dr. Lindstrom holds a B.A. degree in Pre-Medical Studies, a B.S. degree in Medicine and an M.D. degree from the University of Minnesota. Dr. Lindstrom brings to the Board over 30 years of ophthalmology industry experience, as well extensive experience serving as a director of other companies.
TERESA F. SPARKS
Member, Board of Directors, Independent Director
Teresa F. Sparks has served as a director of the company since March of 2020. She recently served as CFO and Executive Vice President of Envision Healthcare, a leading provider of physician-led services and post-acute care services in addition to ambulatory surgery services. Previously, she was the interim CFO at Brookdale Senior Living, the CFO at Surgery Partners and its predecessor company, Symbion. Ms. Sparks began her career with Deloitte in Nashville, Tennessee, and healthcare was her primary area of focus. She brings extensive public corporate leadership in addition to private equity experience, having led two initial public offerings, a leveraged buy-out, and multiple mergers and acquisitions. Her public company experience incorporates strategy development, risk assessment, investor relations, and corporate governance. She has served as the chairperson for the Nashville Health Care Council’s Leadership Health Care (LHC) program and served on the Board of Trustees at Trevecca Nazarene University. Ms. Sparks completed the requirements to be a Certified Public Accountant (inactive) in the State of Tennessee and holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Accounting from Trevecca Nazarene University, graduating with Summa Cum Laude honors.
Chair of the Audit Committee
Member of the Compensation Committee
Member of the Nomination and Corporate Governance Committee