Every officer on the Encapsulife team is either a parent or a grandparent of a child with Juvenile Diabetes or the spouse of a victim of Type II diabetes. Every officer has been highly supportive of other major efforts to cure or improve treatment for Diabetes including substantial professional and financial support for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) and The American Diabetes Association (ADA). Encapsulife is now seeking to add a senior executive to its management team who will bring substantial experience in guiding a development-stage company through Phase I FDA clinical trials.
Dr. Taylor Wang, PhD Encapsulife Founder, Chairman & CEO
Dr. Wang is one of America's and China's most highly regarded scientists and is the author or co-author of over two hundred publications in open journals and the holder of 28 U.S. patents. As Founder, Chairman and Chief Technical Officer of Encapsulife he provides overall strategic leadership for the company. In 2007 Dr. Wang was presented with the Distinguished Science and Technology Award by the Chinese Institute of Engineers of the United States of America.
During the 1985 NASA Shuttle Mission STS-51-B, Dr. Wang made formative observations in the micro gravity of outer space that have led to Encapsulife's successful research developments.
For the past 20 years, Dr. Wang has served as the Centennial Professor of Applied Physics, Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science, at Vanderbilt University. During this time, Dr. Wang also founded and directed the Center for Microgravity Research and Applications. Prior to his tenure at Vanderbilt University, Dr. Wang was a program manager and a group supervisor for more than 15 years at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), where he was responsible for annual oversight of a multi-million dollar budget, and management and leadership for more than 100 Ph.D. scientists and engineers.
Dr. Wang is the recipient of numerous awards for his research and industry leadership including:
- 2007 Distinguished Science and Technology Award, CIE USA
- 1998 Certification of Appreciation, World Vision
- 1997 Year 2002 Manufacturing Medallion Award, Univ. Of Texas
- 1996 Educational Award, Vanderbilt University Alumni League
- 1995 Outstanding Achievement Award, Organization Chinese-Americans
- 1987 Exceptional Scientific Achievement Medal, NASA
Thomas F. Gibson Encapsulife President
Mr. Gibson has nearly 30 years experience at very senior levels of business, national government and politics, and the media most recently as Managing Partner of Kirkwood/Gibson a business, communications, and international public affairs consulting company. As President of Encapsulife, he directs the transition of Encapsulife from a pure research company to a development and operating company with particular attention to finance, strategic alliances, internal and external communications, government relations and development of the company's brand identity.
Previously, Mr. Gibson was a senior executive for MCI Telecommunications reporting directly to the President & CEO, and managed successful programs related to developing Internet technologies and international expansion. Prior to MCI, Mr. Gibson was Senior Vice President for the Wexler Group a public affairs and strategic communications company in Washington. He was previously Special Assistant to President Ronald Reagan and Director of White House Public Affairs and Communications. Mr. Gibson was an editor on the Opinion staff of USA Today at its founding. He received a B.A degree cum laude from Princeton University and a M.P.A from Harvard.
Mr. Gibson's daughter had onset of Type I / Juvenile diabetes at age 4. Mr. Gibson worked as a volunteer to support the diabetic treatment programs at Washington D.C.'s Children's Hospital and was subsequently invited to join the Children's National Medial Center (CNMC) Foundation Board where he served for 5 years.
William E. Timmons Encapsulife EVP
Mr. Timmons is Chairman Emeritus of Timmons and Company, with responsibility for guiding corporate planning. From its formation until 1986, Mr. Timmons served as the company's president, recommending plans designed to achieve clients' goals in their relations with the federal government. Mr. Timmons chairs the personnel and compensation committee of Encapsulife.
Between 1969-1974, Mr. Timmons was Assistant to the President for Legislative Affairs to Presidents Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford, where he was responsible for the Administration's legislative programs and the principal advisor on Congressional relations. As a senior White House spokesman on Capitol Hill, he also coordinated strategy for department and agency legislative initiatives. Prior to his White House service, Mr. Timmons served 12 years in senior positions on Capitol Hill as Administrative Assistant to Representative Bill Brock (R-TN) and as an aide to Senator Alexander Wiley (R-WI). He served four years in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War period.
Mr. Timmons has held commissions from four Presidents and is a member of numerous professional, service, fraternal, and social organizations. He has attended every Republican National Convention since 1964, except for the New York event in 2004. He was Director of Congressional Relations for the Nixon-Agnew campaign in 1968; National Convention Manager for Richard Nixon in 1968 and 1972, for Gerald Ford in 1976, and for Ronald Reagan in 1980 and 1984; and National Political Director for Reagan-Bush in 1980. He also was Deputy Director of the Transition for President-elect Reagan in 1980, and a senior advisor to Vice President George Bush's campaign in 1988 and Senator Bob Dole's bid in 1996. In 2000, he was senior advisor to Governor Bush for the Republican Convention and was involved in the Bush-Cheney transition, managing the confirmation of Mitchell Daniels as Director of the Office of Management and Budget.
Mr. Timmons graduated from Georgetown University and studied for his master's degree at George Washington University. He was born in Chattanooga, Tennessee and has three children and nine grandchildren one of whom is a victim of juvenile diabetes.
John Seiver Encapsulife General Counsel
John Seiver is a partner at Davis Wright Tremaine, LLP, a Washington, D.C.-based communications law firm. Mr. Seiver has over 25 years of regulatory and litigation experience representing the interests of a variety of communications companies including mature and start up cable, Internet, and telecommunications providers. He has tried cases in state and federal trial courts and administrative agencies and briefed and argued in federal and state appeals courts and the U.S. Supreme Court.
Mr. Seiver has a diabetic son who has used injection and pump therapies and is a varsity athlete excelling in football and lacrosse.
Bud Evans Encapsulife CFO
L.J. Evans, Jr. is President and Chief Executive Officer of the SFI Financial Group; Vice Chairman of the Board of Altarum (formerly the Environmental Research Institute of Michigan); Board Member of EOTech, Inc. (an optics sighting company), Knowledge Vector, Inc. (a homeland security company), and e-Start Communications (a voice over IP company); Board Advisor to Triosyn Corp. (a biotech homeland security company) and former Board Advisor to ART, Inc. (an advanced materials company).
Mr. Evans was the Chairman of the White House Cabinet Council on Technology Commercialization, a former Member of the National Research Council Applications Board, and former Head of NASA Commercial Technology. He holds a B.A. in Economics from Colby College and a J.D. from Cornell University.
Mr. Evans has a teenage daughter who is a juvenile diabetic where onset occurred in infancy.