Board of Directors

Board of Directors

  • Steve Aselage
    Chairman

    Mr. Aselage has more than 30 years of pharmaceutical and biotechnology experience, most recently serving as Chief Executive Officer of Retrophin, Inc. (RTRX) from 2014 to 2019. Previously, he was Executive Vice President and Chief Business Officer of BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc. During his seven years with BioMarin, he built the commercial and medical affairs functions […]

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  • Chris Schelling
    Chief Executive Officer & Founder, Director

    Mr. Schelling has served as a director and as our President and Chief Executive Officer since September 2017. Mr. Schelling founded Acer in December 2013 and served as a director from that time until September 2017. From December 2013 to February 2016, he served as Acer’s Chief Operating Officer, and from February 2016 until 2017, […]

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  • Michelle Griffin
    Director

    Ms. Griffin has served as a director since September 2017. Since April 2013, Ms. Griffin has served as the Principal of Pacific Biotechnology Consulting Group, a firm providing consulting services to biotechnology companies and their Boards of Directors. Prior to her time with Pacific Biotechnology Consulting Group, Ms. Griffin served from January 2011 to March […]

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  • John M. Dunn
    Director

    Mr. Dunn has served as General Counsel to Vital Therapies, Inc., a public biotech company located in San Diego, California, since November 2014. Prior to joining Vital Therapies, Mr. Dunn was a consultant in the life science industry from February 2012 to November 2014. Mr. Dunn retired from Biogen in 2012 where he was an […]

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  • Jason Amello
    Director

    Mr. Amello is the Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, and Treasurer of Akebia Therapeutics, Inc. and has held the position since 2013. Prior to joining Akebia, Mr. Amello served as Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, and Treasurer of ZIOPHARM Oncology, Inc., from 2012 to 2013. From 2000 to 2011, Mr. Amello held various […]

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