Board of Directors

Lance M. White, Business Co-Founder and Board Member. Lance White is a successful entrepreneur who acquired, through a leveraged buyout in the mid-1980s, a company providing sanitation services to the food processing industry, and then developed it into one of the flagship companies in the industry. Eventually employing 1,700+ across the U.S., the company was sold in 2013. Over the last several decades, Lance has also been involved in a significant number of start-ups and small-business acquisitions—he remains an investor in, board member of, and/or advisor to many of these. A life-long advocate of education, Lance is currently on the board of five non-profits, including Miami University's highly rated Entrepreneurship Program. He was educated at Kenyon College, Miami University (BS Finance), and Harvard University (MBA).

Gary Atkinson, Business Co-Founder and Board Member. Gary Atkinson has more than 25 years of financial leadership in life science companies, most recently as the Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer of Lpath, Inc., a publicly-traded life sciences company. Prior to joining Lpath, he served as the Chief Financial Officer for three private life science companies. In addition, Mr. Atkinson was the Vice President of Finance at Ionis Pharmaceuticals (formerly Isis), a publicly-traded pharmaceutical research and development company. Mr. Atkinson began his career with Ernst & Young, where he earned his CPA designation. He is a graduate of Brigham Young University. Mr. Atkinson is currently the Chairman of the Board for California Coast Credit Union, a financial institution with assets in excess of $2.4 billion; Mr. Atkinson has served as a member of the Board of Directors of California Coast and its predecessor entities since 1984. He is also a founding director of the Cal Coast Cares Foundation.

Scott R. Pancoast, Company Founder, CEO, and Board Member. See bio in Management section above.