Dr. Schwartz has more than twenty years of biotech and pharmaceutical industry experience. He has served as CEO and director of the board of director of Entera since its inception in September 2010. Previously he has held multiple positions in medical affairs, business development and clinical trial development at Serono and was served as manager of clinical affairs at Endo Pharmaceuticals. He has also consulted privately for more than 20 large biotech and pharmaceutical companies and a number of venture capital firms. Dr Schwartz has multiple publications in tier one peer reviewed journals and has presented papers at numerous international conferences. Dr. Schwartz completed his BA in psychology and architecture at Columbia University. He then studied and worked in neurobiology with Nobel Laureate Professor Torsten Wiesel of the Rockefeller University. After completing his project, Dr. Schwartz studied immunology with Professor Irun Cohen at the Weizmann Institute, receiving his MSc. in 1991. In 1997 Dr. Schwartz received his Ph.D. in neurobiology/development/oncology from Harvard Medical School.
Faith L. Charles is a partner in the Corporate Transactions and Securities Practice, and the chair of the Life Sciences Group at Thompson Hine, LLP., since 2010. Since 2016, Ms. Charles serves as a member of the board of AgilVax Inc., a private biotechnology company focused on cancer immunotherapies and targeted infectious vaccines, and as a member of the board of Gilda's Club New York City, an organization that provides medical, emotional and support services to cancer patients and their families. Since September 2018, Ms. Charles serves as a member of the board of Sandstone Diagnostics, Inc., a private technology and healthcare company focused on using centrifugal testing to improve healthcare. Ms. Charles also serves as Chair and Co- Founder of Metro NY Women in Bio, an organization of professionals committed to promoting careers, leadership and entrepreneurship for women in the life sciences industry, since 2013. From 2000 until 2010, Ms. Charles served as partner at Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky & Popeo, P.C. Prior to that, starting in 1986, Ms. Charles served as partner and associate at other law firms, where she focused on capital markets, licensing and other strategic collaborations and mergers and acquisitions for emerging and public companies. Ms. Charles holds a J.D degree from The George Washington University Law School and a B.A. in Psychology from Barnard College, Columbia University. Ms. Charles is also a graduate of Women in Bio's Boardroom Ready Program, an Executive Education Program taught by The George Washington University School of Business.