Who We Are

Enalare Therapeutics Inc. is a privately owned clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company dedicated to developing novel therapies for patients suffering from acute respiratory conditions.  We have assembled a talented team with extensive pharmaceutical experience across all critical functions, focused on advancing our innovative products through development, regulatory review and launch.

Leadership Team

Herm Cukier

Herm Cukier

Executive Chairman, President, and CEO

  • CEO and Board Member of BioDelivery Sciences (NASDAQ: BDSI)
  • SVP of Allergan – leading several multi-billion dollar divisions
  • Chief Marketing Officer and Member Company Management Team – Organon Biosciences
  • Executive positions with top tier companies including Bayer, BMS, and Pfizer
  • MBA Columbia Business School
  • BSE University of Pennsylvania

Joseph Pergolizzi, M.D.

Chief Research and Development Officer, Board member, & Co-founder

  • Internationally recognized thought leader in areas of perioperative and pain medicines, drug development and regulatory affairs
  • Highly published in top tier journals
  • Frequent scientific advisor for public and private companies
  • Serial entrepreneur, started more than 20 companies
  • Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
  • Georgetown School of Medicine – residency

Daniel Motto

Chief Operating Officer

  • EVP of Hikma Pharmaceuticals leading US Injectable Division
  • SVP Allergan (Actavis) –  Head of Business Development, Portfolio & Business Intelligence, Global Generic Medicines
  • SVP Teva, Global Business Development
  • Executive positions with top tier companies including Johnson & Johnson and Novartis
  • MBA Johnson College of  Business, Cornell University
  • MS Engineering, Cornell

Board of Directors

Herm Cukier

Executive Chairman

  • CEO and Board Member of BioDelivery Sciences (NASDAQ: BDSI)
  • SVP of Allergan – leading several multi-billion dollar divisions
  • Chief Marketing Officer and Member Company Management Team – Organon Biosciences
  • Executive positions with top tier companies including Bayer, BMS, and Pfizer
  • MBA Columbia Business School
  • BSE University of Pennsylvania

Joseph Pergolizzi, M.D.

Director

  • Internationally recognized thought leader in areas of perioperative and pain medicines, drug development and regulatory affairs
  • Highly published in top tier journals
  • Frequent scientific advisor for public and private companies
  • Serial entrepreneur, started more than 20 companies
  • Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
  • Georgetown School of Medicine – residency

Gino Santini

Independent Director

Former member of Eli Lilly’s executive committee leading Corporate Strategy and Business Development. Prior roles over a career spanning nearly three decades included president of US operations, various leadership positions in international regions and president of the women’s health franchise.

  • Eli Lilly & Co
  • Board Member:
    • Horizon Therapeutics
    • Amag Pharma.
    • Intercept Pharma.
    • Collegium Pharma.

Bob Yedid

Independent Director

30 yrs of experience as a buy-side analyst, portfolio manager, private equity investor and investment banker. Currently focuses on providing CEOs and CFOs with strategic advice on key investor issues.  Former Board member of The Medicines Co. and Vaxart. MBA Stanford School of Business, BA Yale University.

  • LifeSci Advisors
  • Principal Capital
  • Warburg Pincus
  • Bear Stearns & Co (now JPM)

Joseph Petko

Independent Director

20 yrs experience in corporate finance and investment analysis.  Currently co-Chief Investment Officer for public equity investing, with a focus on small cap growth companies.  Prior experience in financial positions in the pharmaceutical industry.  MBA Lehigh University, BAA Wharton, University of Pennsylvania.

  • Ashford Capital Management
  • Merck & Co.

Mark Coleman

Independent Director

President of National Spine and Pain Centers, the nation’s largest MSO serving interventional pain management practices, and enterprise of over 1,000 employees. Dr. Coleman is also a highly sought after pharmaceutical and medical device company consultant and scientific advisor whose clients have included Abbott, Medtronic, and Collegium among many others.  He was an advisor early in the formation of Axsome Therapeutics (NASDAQ: AXSM) and has been a member of its board of directors since 2014.  He is a graduate of Wesleyan University and received his medical degree from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.  Dr. Coleman is also a Diplomat of the American Board of Anesthesiology.

Scientific Advisory Board

Albert Dahan M.D., Ph.D.

World renowned expert in areas of anesthesia and pain and advisor to top regulatory agencies. Founder and Head of Anesthesia & Pain Research Unit at Leiden University. Member of several editorial boards and has published 100s of articles in peer reviewed journals. Leiden University Medical Center, Professor of Anesthesiology

Alexander Kraus, Ph.D.

Accomplished international executive with over 20 years experience in the pharma industry. Former Head of Pharmaco-kinetics at Grünenthal GmbH and Vice President TRF Business at Grünenthal USA, Inc. Frequent presenter on abuse prevention of prescription drugs. Former Head Search & Evaluation at Aquestive Therapeutics.

David Battleman, M.D.

A seasoned healthcare executive with over 20 years of experience, spanning academia, industry and management consulting. Prior to establishing TrueNorth Lifesciences, David served as a senior principal in the pharma/ medical device consulting practice within IMS Health. MD, Weill Cornell Medical College, MBA Wharton School of Business, M.Sc. Harvard School of Public Health

Robert Raffa, Ph.D.

Co-founder

Internationally renowned scientist and key opinion leader in pain pathways and analgesics.  Over 30 years industry, academia and  government experience in engineering and pharmacology.  Former team co-leader for analgesics drug discovery at Johnson & Johnson.  Currently affiliated with University of Arizona College of Pharmacy and Temple School of Pharmacy

Eugene Vortsman, DO

Practicing emergency medicine specialist with experience treating substance abuse and COVID patients at the largest provider of healthcare in NY State, Northwell Health.  Serves as the Medicine Lead for both the Opiate Task Force and Sepsis Task Force.  Research experience at multiple institutions including Northwell Health, Cornell-Presbyterian Hospital, and University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey

TJ Gan, M.D.

Distinguished leader in anesthesiology working to define best-practice. Chairman of the Department of Anesthesiology at Stoney Brook Medicine and former faculty at the Duke Clinical Research Institute.  Founding President of the American Society of Enhanced Recovery (ASER) and dedicated to improving perioperative care through his role in establishing Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) programs.

Operations & Regulatory

Thomas Miller, Ph.D.

Vice President of Clinical Development

More than 20 years of experience in the development of biophysical and pharmacological interventions targeted primarily at critical care pulmonary function and attenuation of ventilator-induced lung injury. Has established and led clinical development globally for the introduction of disruptive medical technologies, including the creation of a new standard of care and playing a significant scientific role in the path to an IPO.  Prior roles with Vixiar Medical, Vapotherm and Nemours.

Frank Diana, Ph.D.

CMC & Formulation Development

More than 30 years experience with CMC (Chemistry, Manufacturing and Controls), Analytical and Pharmaceutical Development for early development through NDA/BLA submission as well as for marketed products.  Prior roles with Endo Pharmaceuticals, Johnson & Johnson and DuPont.

Alfred Schweikert, Ph.D., RAC.

SR. Vice President of Regulatory Affairs

Over 35 years experience in the pharmaceutical industry, with 25 years devoted to management of regulatory affairs. Extensive global regulatory and development experience with drugs, devices and biologics covering the full life-cycle of development to post  marketing.  Prior roles with Hoffman La Roche, Schering Plough, Johnson and Johnson, Baxter.

Marty Lutz

Co-founder