- Investment Banker with Janney Mongomery Scott
- Private Equity Operating Partner at Credit Suisse and Arsenal Capital
- Sr. VP Corp Dev, VP of R&D and Marketing at West Pharma
- CFO at Aisling Capital (VC)
- CFO at New Science Ventures
- CFO at numerous Hedge Funds
- Director, Blumberg Institute
- Director, Hepatitis B Foundation
- GM, Advanced Tissue
- SVP, Metabalon
- EVP, Orasure
- Exec Dir, ciba-geigy
Timothy M. Block, PhD is Co-founder and former President of the Hepatitis B Foundation, its research arm, the Baruch S. Blumberg Institute, and the Pennsylvania Biotechnology Center. Dr. Block’s most significant contributions to therapeutic drug and biomarker of disease screening and discovery include methods of DNA co-transfer to mammalian cells, and methods of discovery of antiviral drugs and biomarkers of liver cancer. He has received numerous honors, including an honorary Medical Degree from the Bulgarian National Academy, elected Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science and of the Glycobiology Institute of the University of Oxford. He holds 20 issued patents and 23 applications, has co-authored more than 240 scholarly papers, and was named a “Visionary in Hepatitis” by the World Hepatitis Alliance in 2017. In 2018 he was inducted as a Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors. He is also Adjunct Professor at Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine, and at University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.
Louis P. Kassa III is the President of The Pennsylvania Biotechnology Center, Baruch S. Blumberg Institute, and Hepatitis B Foundation. Prior to his appointment as President, Kassa was Chief Operating Officer of PABC since December 2014. Kassa oversees daily operations at the Pennsylvania Biotech Center, which is home to the Hepatitis B Foundation and its research entity, the Baruch S. Blumberg Institute. In 2017, Kassa was promoted to Executive Vice President/Chief Operating Officer. From 2015 to 2017, Kassa worked part-time as the Chief Executive Officer for Youth Services Agency, a non-profit social services agency. He previously served as State Director and Chief Operating Officer at VisionQuest National, Ltd. Kassa has over 20 years’ experience in senior management. Kassa received his undergraduate degree from Penn State University and received a Masters in Public Administration from Villanova University in December 2007.