Board of Directors


Stephen L. Hoffman M.D., D.T.M.H., D.Sc. (hon), FASTMH, CAPT, MC, USN (RET)

Dr. Hoffman has over 25 years of experience building and managing large, successful research and development programs. From 1987-2001 he was Director of the Malaria Program at the Naval Medical Research Center where he built a focused professional team of over 100 individuals in the United States and overseas working on all aspects of malaria research, but especially vaccine development and genomics. In early 2001 Dr. Hoffman retired from the Navy and joined Celera Genomics as Senior Vice President of Biologics to create a program to utilize genomics and proteomics to produce new biopharmaceuticals. He established this program, organized the effort that successfully sequenced the genome of the mosquito responsible for most transmission of malaria in Africa, Anopheles gambiae, and left Celera in August 2002 to found Sanaria where he serves as the Chief Executive and Scientific Officer.


Michele Barry, MD, FACP

Dr. Barry is Professor of Medicine and Tropical Diseases at Stanford University. She is the Director of the Center for Global Health Innovation and is Senior Associate Dean for Global Health at the School of Medicine. She is also a Senior Fellow at Stanford’s Freeman Spogli Institute and the Woods Institute for Environmental Studies. She is the 2010 recipient of the Ben Kean Medal given every three years by the ASTMH for excellence in teaching clinical tropical medicine and has over 180 publications in areas of scholarly interest which include clinical tropical and travel medicine, emerging infectious diseases, ethical aspects of conducting research overseas, disruptive technology for global health and the impact of multinationals on health.



Daniel J. Carucci, MD, MSc, phd

Dr. Carucci is the President of Global Health Consulting, Inc. providing consulting services to for-profit and non-profit organizations, international NGOs, multilateral and service organizations who are working toward improving the impact of global health investments. The organization provides strategic and technical assistance in global health to major international private sector corporations focused on increasing demand for quality health products and services, improving integration of health services across sectors, leveraging corporate capabilities applied to global health, and supporting large-scale global health programs.


CAPT Judith E. Epstein, MC, USN

Judith E. Epstein, MD, is the Department Head of the Naval Medical Research Center (NMRC) Clinical Trials Center, a division of the Translational Research Office (TReO), located on the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (WRNMMC) campus. She has spent the last 14 years working as a physician- scientist in the U.S. Military Malaria Vaccine Program, Naval Medical Research Center. After over a decade as a professional ballet dancer, CAPT Epstein returned to school and received her B.S from Columbia University (1985) and her M.D. from Harvard Medical School (1990).

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Alexander D. Hoffman, JD

Mr. Hoffman is the Executive Director of SIGHTM, Chief Legal Officer at Sanaria Inc. and General Counsel at Protein Potential, LLC. At each he is responsible for corporate legal matters, business development, insurance, and information technology.  He has negotiated the hundreds of contracts, research agreements, collaborations, and other types of partnerships that have taken the PfSPZ Vaccine from a concept to a reality and continues to ensure that these partnerships and collaborations remain strong. He sits on the Board of the Akumaning-Brewu Foundation.