Mark O. Henry, MBA, CPA | TREASURER, CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER
Mark Henry is the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of Bach Pharma, and has been a member of the Board of Directors at Bach since inception. Mark also served as CEO of Bach for over 13 years until June 2016, during which time he co-invented several patents, and has patent applications pending.
Mark started his accounting career with Peat, Marwick, Mitchell & Co. (KPMG) in the international department. Mark served as a Vice President of State Street Bank in Boston where he headed up the shareholder accounting department for many of the major mutual funds. Mark has been a commercial pilot for thirty five years and is the current holder of two USA National Aeronautical Association and two world speed records. In 1985 Mark was the recipient of the first St Augustine Award ever bestowed by Merrimack College OSA.
Mark joined Bach in 2001 after 27 years as Treasurer for CFI, Inc. Mark has developed several successful businesses, including a large regional CPA firm, a computer service bureau and two businesses in the aircraft industry. Mark received his Master’s degree in Business Administration at Suffolk University. As an undergraduate at Merrimack College, he was awarded the Accounting Society Achievement Award, and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree. Mark served two terms on the Board of Trustees at Merrimack College and at Lawrence General Hospital.
Christopher G. LaFarge | CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER
A serial entrepreneur who founded IIC, which developed Micro-Rig, an autonomous robot for oil & gas wells, and MedicalMetrix, a medical device company which developed ProstaMetric, a prostrate volume measurement device.
Christopher is a graduate of Harvard College, and Yale School of Management (MBA).
Steven L. Stroup, MD | CHIEF MEDICAL OFFICER, CO-CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS, DIRECTOR OF US MEDICAL RESEARCH
Dr. Steven L. Stroup, a founder of Bach Pharma, currently serves as Chief Medical Officer, in addition to his duties as Co-Chairman of the Board of Directors. He is involved in all ongoing studies relating to the Company's research and development.
Dr. Stroup works very closely with Bach Pharma's Executive Officers, Directors and Co-Chairman Dr. Norman Spencer, as the company pursues its intensified focus on bringing Bach's drug platform through to an Investigational New Drug (IND) for the therapeutic treatment of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), which is also known as Lou Gehrig's disease. Dr. Stroup provides medical oversight, expertise and leadership in the implementation of Bach Pharma's clinical trial programs and collaborations with strategic business, academic and government partners.
A self-employed physician, Dr. Stroup was a founder and past board member of Protherics Limited (formerly Therapeutic Antibodies Inc.), and a past board member of BSD Medical Inc. Additionally, Dr. Stroup is a past member of the Board of Governors of the Hospital Corporation of America, and a past Chairman and Director of the Nashville-Davidson County Unit of the American Cancer Society. He recently retired as the Director of Radiation Oncology at Sarah Cannon Cancer Center in Nashville.
Dr. Stroup received his MD at the University of Illinois and completed his residency in Radiation Oncology at Duke University Center, where he was Chief Resident, as well as a fellow of the National Institutes of Health and the American Cancer Society. He served as Director, Division of Radiation Oncology at Vanderbilt University from 1974-1981. Dr. Stroup also holds a degree in Marketing and Management from Southern Illinois University.
No stranger to military life, Dr. Stroup previously served as Major in the United States Air Force, at Keesler Medical Center. Dr. Stroup reported "We are very proud of our results on the Department of Defense study on Gulf War Illness (GWI), and plan on completing studies with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs." In addition to ALS, GWI and other neuroimmunodegenerative diseases, Dr. Stroup continues to maintain interests in research in oncology, chemotherapy, radiation and closed head trauma.
Barbara A. Stima, BA | VICE PRESIDENT, ADMINISTRATION, DIRECTOR
Barbara A. Stima, Vice President of Bach Pharma, Inc., is responsible for the administration of the Corporate Offices in North Andover, Massachusetts, including maintenance of computer systems, research databases, and financial information and reporting. Barbara has over ten years of administration experience in the health care field. She has assisted writing and editing the Company’s scientific documentation for communications, research, translation and grant purposes for over a decade, and has attended numerous scientific and foundation conferences and meetings for the Company. Barbara previously worked as a researcher in the Mutual Funds Transfer Agent Division of State Street Bank in Boston, MA. Barbara was one of the founders and President of CFI, Inc., a service bureau and system development company for various financial applications including payroll and accounting, as well as many municipal services. Barbara completed her Bachelor of Arts, with a major in French, at the University of Massachusetts in Boston, MA.