Gallant

Board of Directors

Linda Black, DVM, PhD

Linda Black, DVM, PhD

Chief Executive Officer

Dr. Black is a founding team member starting with Gallant in 2019 and served as President and Chief Scientific Officer before moving to Chief Executive Officer in April 2021. She brings over 17 years of cross-functional experience leading strategic and operational initiatives in the biotechnology industry. She has led corporate development, finance, operations, and R&D along with a track record in regenerative medicine – with extensive experience in the development and commercialization of stem cell therapies for pets. From 2016 to 2019, she served as President and Chief Scientific Officer at Medicus Biosciences, a preclinical biotech firm focused on using polymer technologies for localized drug and stem cell delivery. Prior to Medicus, sh[...]

Darryl Rawlings

Darryl Rawlings

Board Member

Darryl Rawlings has established himself as a leader in medical insurance for cats and dogs. As founder and chief executive officer of Trupanion and founder and member of NAPHIA, Rawlings is setting high standards for a growing industry, expanding public awareness of medical insurance for cats and dogs, and expanding the market across North America. His passion for pet health runs deep. When he was 14, his family dog needed surgery that could have lengthened her life for another 12 years. The cost was beyond his parents’ means and they left the veterinary hospital without her. He vowed that someday pets would have even better medical insurance than people do. And Trupanion has fulfilled that promise with medical insurance for cats and dogs t[...]

Richard D. Jennings

Richard D. Jennings

Board Member

Richard Jennings is the CEO of California Cryobank Life Sciences and brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in the biomedical and healthcare fields. He joined the company in 2008 and served as the President of the Stem Cell division before being named as CEO. Prior to joining California Cryobank, Richard served as CEO of Mediscan, Administrator of CFHS Holdings (Hospitals), and held leadership positions in R&D and Marketing at Kimberly Clark Corporation. He earned an MBA from Harvard Business School and Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering. Richard is additionally a Board Member of Palisades Country Estates and Village School. He supports various fund raising efforts including the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

Robert W. DiMarzo

Robert W. DiMarzo

Board Member

Robert W. DiMarzo is a successful, global animal health executive with over 30 years of leadership and management. From building and salvaging businesses, strategic planning, tactical operations, regulatory strategies, manufacturing, distribution, licensing, marketing, including pharmaceutical sales. Roberts has a deep love for companion animals, and profound understanding of equine and livestock animal health sectors. He’s an expert in diverse global markets, knowledge of industry drivers and advancement for the future. His entire value chain has guided him to successfully generate exponential growth, from start-ups backed by Venture Capital and Private Equity to large public companies. Roberts extensive experience has provided him a uniqu[...]

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