Stephen B. Freedman, PhD, 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 Chief Investment Officer 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 Chief Information Officer and Vice President of Research Infrastructure 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.
Robert E. “Bob” Obana is Gladstone’s Chief Operating Officer. As COO, he oversees all administrative services at Gladstone. He has more than 30 years of experience in the administration of higher education and independent research organizations. He previously served as the executive director and chief executive officer at the Northern California Institute for Research and Education. He is a member of the Statewide Leadership Council for the Public Policy Institute of California and of the Bay Area Science and Innovation Consortium and serves on the boards of the Kokoro Assisted Living Facility, the National Japanese American Historical Society, and the Tri-Valley Bank. Obana has an BA in environmental science from the University of California, Berkeley, and an MBA from Golden Gate University.