Dick P. Allen
Mr. Allen has served as independent lead director since March 2019 and on our board of directors since July 2007. He previously served as the Company's Chairman from August 2007 to January 2013 and from January 2016 to February 2019. Mr. Allen is engaged directly in the diabetes community through his personal involvement with JDRF and the Mary & Dick Allen Diabetes Center at Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian. Mr. Allen served as a member of the International Board of Directors of JDRF from July 2008 to June 2014 and as Chairman from July 2012 to June 2014. Mr. Allen has more than 50 years of experience in the health care industry and was previously the President of DIMA Ventures, Inc., a private investment firm providing seed capital and board-level support for start-up companies in the healthcare field. He was a co-founder and Vice President of Caremark, Inc., a home infusion therapy company that was later acquired by Baxter International. He was also a co-founder and director of Pyxis Corporation that was later acquired by Cardinal Health, Inc. Mr. Allen received a B.S. (cum laude) from Yale University and an M.B.A. from Stanford University Graduate School of Business where he served on the faculty as a Lecturer in Strategic Management for thirteen years.