Ann Carollo is Vice President for Philanthropy at the Gladstone Institutes and an officer of the Gladstone Foundation. Ms. Carollo and her team illuminate the profound medical, economic, and social impact of Gladstone's research to encourage relationships with those who share Gladstone’s goals. Ms. Carollo has more than 35 years of experience. Prior to joining Gladstone, she held senior positions at Sanford-Burnham-Prebys Medical Discovery Institute (La Jolla, Calif., and Orlando, Fla.), the University of California, San Francisco, and NorthShore University HealthSystem (Evanston, Ill.). The first decade of her career was focused on fundraising and communications for performing arts organizations, including the Sejong Cultural Center (Seoul, South Korea), American Symphony Orchestra League (Washington, DC), and The Music Center of Los Angeles. Ms. Carollo earned her bachelor’s degree from Scripps College in Claremont, Calif.
Michael L. Penn, Jr., MD, PhD is Vice President, Diversity, Outreach and Mentoring at the Gladstone Institutes. Additionally, Dr. Penn is responsible for integrating diversity and inclusion strategies into all of Gladstone’s core scientific and administrative activities. Prior to joining Gladstone in 2012 he worked for more than 8 years at Genentech Inc., where he helped advance innovations in drug development in marketing and business development roles of increasing responsibility. In 2001, Dr. Penn co-founded Building Diversity in Science, a nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering students to pursue careers in science. He also previously served as a Commissioner for San Francisco’s Health Commission, the policy-making board of the Department of Public Health. Dr. Penn earned a bachelor’s degree in biology from Morehouse College and an MD and PhD in biomedical sciences from the University of California, San Francisco.
Joan McIntyre is the Vice President for Intellectual Property and Legal Affairs at the Gladstone Institutes. Ms. McIntyre is responsible for all aspects of Gladstone’s intellectual property, including technology licensing and research-related agreements. She also serves as in-house counsel for general legal affairs. Ms. McIntyre joined Gladstone in 1997 and has more than 25 years of experience in intellectual property law—having worked in private practice, the medical-device industry and technology transfer for academia. She is admitted to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, State of Minnesota, the Federal District Court of Minnesota, the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals, the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and as Registered In-House Counsel in the State of California. Ms. McIntyre is a registered U. S. Patent Attorney who earned a bachelor’s degree in medical microbiology at the University of Minnesota and a JD from the William Mitchell College of Law in St. Paul, Minn.
Dr. Stephen B. Freedman is Director of the Gladstone Center for Translational Research (GCTR) and Vice President for Corporate Liaison and Ventures at the Gladstone Institutes. Through Dr. Freedman's leadership, GCTR has facilitated a number of significant strategic relationships and alliances—across all of Gladstone's research areas—with biotech and pharmaceutical companies, venture capital firms and foundations. GCTR is always looking for new opportunities to advance Gladstone's research through both traditional and non-traditional collaboration models. Dr. Freedman has more than 25 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry, including senior positions at Merck & Co. and Elan Pharmaceuticals. Dr. Freedman earned a bachelor's degree in physiology and biochemistry and a PhD in pharmacology from the University of Southampton. He received the G. Kerkut Prize for Physiology in 1978 and completed postdoctoral studies with Professor Richard Miller at the University of Chicago.
Vincent E. Moseley is the CFO and Vice President for Finance at the Gladstone Institutes. He is also the President and Treasurer of GRE, LLC—a Gladstone-controlled real-estate investment trust (REIT) and the Secretary of the Gladstone Foundation. Mr. Moseley is a Certified Public Accountant who has more than 20 years of management experience, with specialties in accounting, finance, operations, and mergers and acquisitions. Before joining Gladstone, Mr. Moseley worked in the audit and assurance departments of Coopers & Lybrand and BDO Seidman, and as a financial executive at pharmaceutical and information technology firms. Mr. Moseley received a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
Scott Pegg, PhD, is the Vice President of Information Technology and Chief Information Officer at the Gladstone Institutes. His team manages Gladstone’s state-of-the-art technology, computational tools, and enterprise-business services. Dr. Pegg is also an Adjunct Associate Professor in the Department of Biopharmaceutical Sciences at the University of California, San Francisco.
Dr. Pegg joined Gladstone in 2015 with over 10 years of experience in managing information technology and resources in industry. He received a BA in computer science and molecular biology from the University of California, Berkeley, and a PhD from the University of California, San Francisco.
Megan Graziano McDevitt is the Vice President of Communications at the Gladstone Institutes. Her team works to communicate Gladstone’s discoveries, innovations, and accomplishments to the scientific community worldwide. She is responsible for Gladstone's varied communications needs as it relates to all audiences, directly managing internal and external communications activities that promote and enhance Gladstone and its brand.
She has over 18 years of experience in communications, marketing, management, public relations and event planning. McDevitt received a BA in communication technology from the University of Washington and was later designated a certified meeting professional (CMP).
Susan Dzierson is the Vice President of Human Resources for Gladstone. She brings extensive experience in all aspects of human resources including diversity outreach and recruitment. A transplant to the West Coast, Susan spent most of her life and her career in Eastern institutions including Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY, and most recently as a shared human resources director at the Colleges of Fenway in Boston where she was responsible for three of the six colleges, including Emmanuel, Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, and Wheelock College. In both positions, a large part of her responsibility included building workforce diversity, a challenge many academic institutions including Gladstone continue to face today.