SentrX™ Board of Directors

Richard K. Koehn, Ph.D.
Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer
A consultant to the venture capital business for over 15 years, Dr. Koehn was Entrepeneur of the Year in 1991. As CEO of Salus Therapeutics, he negotiated its acquisition by Genta, Inc. In 2005, Dr. Koehn negotiated a $7.5M investment in SentrX Surgical, Inc. leading to the creation of Carbylan BioSurgery, Inc.; Glycosan Biosystems, Inc.; and SentrX™ Animal Care, Inc. Founding Director of the Center for Advanced Biomedical Technology in NY, and Vice President of Research at the University of Utah (1992-2000), in 2005, Dr. Koehn was awarded the Governor's Medal in Science and Technology. He is the author of more than 100 publications and has been recognized as a distinguished alumnus by Western Michigan University and Arizona State University.

Bonnie G. Campbell, DVM, PhD, Diplomate ACVS
Dr. Bonnie Grambow Campbell received her DVM and PhD degrees from Cornell University. After completing a small animal surgical residency at the University of Wisconsin, she became a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons. Dr. Campbell is currently a Clinical Associate Professor of Small Animal Surgery at Washington State University, where she is a soft tissue surgeon in the Veterinary Teaching Hospital and director of the small animal surgery and applied anatomy courses. Dr. Campbell has received a number of teaching awards. She gives continuing education programs at regional, national, and international veterinary conferences and has served as president of the Society of Veterinary Soft Tissue Surgery and the Veterinary Wound Management Society. Special clinical interests include wound healing and oncologic and reconstructive surgery.

David A. Wilkie. D.V.M., M.S., Diplomate A.C.V.O.
Consultant to the Board
Dr. Wilkie obtained his D.V.M. degree in 1984 from the University of Guelph, Canada. He spent one year at the University of Pennsylvania as an intern. In 1985, he began a 3-year residency at The Ohio State University and received a Masters degree in comparative ophthalmology. He received both his Masters degree (MS) and ophthalmology specialty boards (ACVO) in 1988. He is currently Professor of Ophthalmology and Interim Department Chair of Veterinary Clinical Sciences and a Professor in the College of Medicine at The Ohio State University. Dr. Wilkie has trained 19 residents who are Board Certified in the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists or the European College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists and 3 Diplomates in Japanese Comparative Ophthalmology. In addition, Dr. Wilkie has provided advanced training in ophthalmology to over 32 veterinarian ophthalmologists from 12 countries.

Thomas N. Parks, Ph.D.
Director After training in neuroscience at the University of California, Yale University and the University of Virginia, in 1978 Dr. Parks joined the faculty of the University of Utah School of Medicine, where he is now Emeritus Professor of Neurobiology & Anatomy. He served as the George & Lorna Winder Professor of Neuroscience and chair of his department from 1992-2007 and as the Vice President for Research and President of the Research Foundation for the University of Utah from 2008-2016. He was a co-founder of NPS Pharmaceuticals Inc. and a board member from 1986-2006; the company developed three first-in-class drugs and was acquired in 2015 by Shire Plc. He is currently a director of Navigen Pharmaceuticals Inc. and Oak Ridge Associated Universities. Dr. Parks is a Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors and a recipient of the Utah Governor’s Medal for Science & Technology.

Dr. Wilkie is author of 103 articles, 98 abstracts and 44 textbook chapters, and serves as a research consultant to numerous national and international research facilities. He has served as an editor of several textbooks and serves on the Editorial Board of 9 Veterinary and Human ophthalmology and research journals. He is the past chairperson of the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists, Examination Committee and Past-President for the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists. Dr. Wilkie currently serves on the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmology Foundation board. Dr. Wilkie is currently the Editor and Chief for the journal of Veterinary Ophthalmology. He is an internationally known speaker having presented seminars in 20 countries. Dr. Wilkie is a respected teacher both at the University and internationally, twice nominated for the Norden Distinguished Teacher Award and for the Merck/AgVet Award for Creativity in Teaching. He received the Omega Tau Sigma Alumni Gamma Award in 2000, the Dr. Charles W. Fox Award for Distinguished Teaching in 2012, and the National Gamma Award for Distinguished Service in 2014 at Ohio State University. He was awarded the North American Veterinary Conference - Equine Speaker of the Year Award in 2013. Dr. Wilkie's areas of interest include ocular surgery, inflammatory diseases of the eye, ocular pharmacology, cataract surgery, intraocular lens implantation, glaucoma, and comparative ophthalmology.

David L Williams, MA MEd VetMD PhD DECAWBM CertVOphthal CertWEL FHEA FRSB FRCVS Director Williams has lectured in the USA, Canada, Russia, China, Taiwan, Thailand, Sudan and many European countries. In both his clinical work and research he has attempted to integrate an understanding of the mechanisms of vision in the normal eye with new treatments for eye disease in animals and humans. His research particularly focuses on ocular immunology and dry eye together with oxidative stress and age-related changes including corneal ulceration and cataract formation. Dr. Williams has published more than 50 papers, 20 book chapters and 4 books. Williams interests also extends into the history of ophthalmology, animal welfare and ethics, and evaluating how his Christian faith should impact on his work with animals. He is a diplomate of the European College of Animal Welfare and Behaviour Medicine and is also interested in veterinary education and especially in the use of animals in teaching veterinary students. Williams is presently pursuing a second Ph.D. doctorate in education focusing improving the teaching ethics to veterinary students.

Brenda K. Mann, Ph.D.
Co-founder and Consultant to the Board
B.Sc. (1991), Chemical Engineering, Iowa State University; Ph.D. (1997), Chemical Engineering, Rice University. Dr. Mann has extensive experience in the development of hydrogels for tissue engineering and wound healing applications. She received the Rice University Outstanding Woman Award in 1996, and the Young Investigator Award from the International Society for Applied Cardiovascular Biology in 2000. Dr. Mann was a founding faculty member of the Keck Graduate Institute of Applied Life Sciences, and now serves on its Advisory Council. She is a Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Bioengineering at the University of Utah, and holds an adjunct faculty position at the University of Texas at El Paso. Dr. Mann is also a registered patent agent.
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